General Contact Information for the Court of Appeal

Main office line for assistance: 416-327-5020 or Toll Free: 1-855-718-1756

Address:

Court of Appeal for Ontario
130 Queen Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5H 2N5


General Information

Please review these resources for general information about the Court.

Getting Legal Assistance
How to Proceed in the Court
Filing Information
Rules of Civil Procedure & Forms
Rules of the Court of Appeal in Appeals under the Provincial Offences Act
Ontario Court of Appeal Criminal Appeal Rules
Practice Directions and Guidelines

The Court of Appeal for Ontario is a court independent and separate from the Superior Court of Justice and the Ontario Court of Justice, which are the two trial courts in this province. As a result, staff of the Court of Appeal cannot provide information about practices or procedures in the trial courts, nor provide information regarding the status of litigation in those courts. For information about proceedings in other courts, you must contact the trial court directly. A link to court contacts for trial courts is provided on the Ministry of the Attorney General website.


Information about the Superior Court of Justice or the Ontario Court of Justice

If you need information about the Superior Court of Justice (including the Small Claims Court or the Divisional Court) or about the Ontario Court of Justice, you must contact those courts directly. The Court of Appeal for Ontario is separate from the Superior Court of Justice and the Ontario Court of Justice. Court of Appeal staff cannot provide information about these courts or cases before these courts. Contact information for these courts can be found here: https://www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/english/courts/Court_Addresses/.


Administration Information about the Court of Appeal

Contact 416-327-5020 or toll free at 1-855-718-1756 for questions regarding the administrative and procedural operations of the Court of Appeal; the Court’s Intake Office and Records Office; requests regarding the status of your appeal; access to filed materials; and questions regarding filing materials. Please note however, no member of the staff of the Court of Appeal may provide legal advice. Before contacting the Court you should review the resources set out in the links listed above under General Information.

Sandra Theroulde is the Deputy Registrar and Manager of Court Administration. You may contact her with questions regarding the administrative and procedural operations of the Court, and the Court’s Intake and Records Office. Sandra also deals with notices of dismissals, motions to dismiss for delay and appointments to settle orders. You may contact Sandra with questions that cannot be answered by the staff at the Court’s general number which is 416-327-5020. You may reach Sandra by telephone at 416-327-6017 or by fax at 416-327-5032. 

Warren Robertson is the Deputy Registrar and Manager of Judicial Support. You may contact him regarding judicial support matters and staff, including court registrars and judicial secretaries. You may reach Warren by telephone at 416-327-5742 or by fax at 416-327-5032.

Daniel Marentic is the Registrar and Manager of Court Operations and the Site Accessibility Information Coordinator. Inquiries that are not administrative, procedural or relating to judicial support can be forwarded to him through the Court’s general number at 416-327-5020.


Contacting Judges

It is not appropriate to directly contact a judge of the Court of Appeal. Any out-of-court communication concerning a case before the Court of Appeal must be in accordance with s. 4 of the Court’s Practice Direction Concerning Civil Appeals at the Court of Appeal for Ontario and s. 4 of the Court’s Criminal Practice Direction Concerning Civil Appeals at the Court of Appeal for Ontario.


Executive Legal Officer

Shannon Chace is the Executive Legal Officer for the Court of Appeal. You may direct inquiries regarding complex procedural matters arising out of an appeal before the Court that are not addressed by a statute, rule or practice direction to her at COA.executivelegalofficer@ontario.ca.

The Court’s Practice Directions designate the Executive Legal Officer as the contact person for: scheduling motions to intervene in appeals; requests for the assignment of an appeal management judge; requests to convene a five-judge panel to reconsider a prior precedential decision of the Court of Appeal; and requests to receive post-hearing submissions.

Ms. Chace also acts as the Secretary for the Civil Rules Committee, which develops rules for procedures to be followed in civil proceedings in the Superior Court of Justice and the Court of Appeal for Ontario. Suggestions for improvements to the Rules of Civil Procedure may be directed to her.

Please note that if you have questions about filing materials with the Court of Appeal, you should contact the main office or the Deputy Registrar at the telephone numbers set out above.

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