About the Court

The Court of Appeal for Ontario is the highest level of court in Ontario and hears appeals from the Superior Court of Justice and the Ontario Court of Justice. The Chief Justice of Ontario, the Associate Chief Justice of Ontario, and approximately 30 other judges sit on the Court of Appeal. All Read more

Judicial Appointments

Justice Sally A. Gomery and Justice Jonathan Dawe Appointed to the Court of Appeal for Ontario.

(November 6, 2023)


Court of Appeal Travels to Windsor, Meets with Local Judges and Bar, Celebrates Reopening of Windsor Law School

(November 6, 2023)


Opening of the Courts 2023

Remarks of the Honourable J. Michael Tulloch, Chief Justice of Ontario

(September 28, 2023)


Opening of the Courts of Ontario Ceremony 2023

The Opening of the Courts of Ontario Ceremony for 2023 will be held on Thursday, September 28, 2023 in Courtroom 6-1 at 361 University Avenue at 3:30pm. Remarks will be delivered by Chief Justice Michael Tulloch, Chief Justice Geoffrey Morawetz, and Chief Justice Sharon Nicklas. The ceremony can be watched live at https://youtube.com/live/J-rkUNnlWZg.

(September 19, 2023)


Inmate Notices of Appeal

The Court of Appeal for Ontario has amended its General Practice Direction Regarding All Proceedings in the Court of Appeal to clarify the requirements relating to inmate notices of appeal. For more information, see paras. 33-37 of the General Practice Direction.

(July 13, 2023)


Judicial Appointment

Justice Patrick J. Monahan Appointed to the Court of Appeal for Ontario.

(May 15, 2023)


Public Attendance at Court Hearings

The Court of Appeal for Ontario will be lifting courtroom capacity limits effective May 23, 2023. As of that date, members of the public and the media may attend hearings in person at Osgoode Hall.

The Court is making the change as part of amendments released today to its renamed General Practice Direction Regarding All Proceedings in the Court of Appeal. The General Practice Direction is the new name for what was previously the Consolidated Practice Direction Regarding Proceedings in the Court of Appeal During the COVID-19 Pandemic. The General Practice Direction applies in all proceedings in the Court of Appeal. The Practice Direction Concerning Civil Appeals at the Court of Appeal for Ontario and the Practice Direction Concerning Criminal Appeals at the Court of Appeal for Ontario also continue to apply except to the extent that they are varied by or inconsistent with the General Practice Direction.

The full list of amendments to the General Practice Direction can be found at Appendix A of the Practice Direction.

(May 10, 2023)


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