Notice: suspension of in-person hearings and processes at Milton Courthouse (October 15, 2020)

The Superior Court of Justice (SCJ) and Ontario Court of Justice (OCJ) have suspended all in-person court hearings and processes at the Milton courthouse. Information regarding the re-scheduling of in-person criminal, youth, intake court, family and civil court proceedings will be provided as soon as possible.

Mould has been found and remediated in the Milton courthouse in the past. The Ministry of the Attorney General has recently informed the Courts of a new discovery of mould in the Milton courthouse. While air quality tests undertaken by experts suggest the air quality is safe, the SCJ and OCJ are concerned about the recurring discovery of mould in this building. Accordingly, both Courts have suspended in-person court hearings and processes at the Milton courthouse pending the completion of a comprehensive, independent health and safety investigation of the entire courthouse, which will include the remediation of any hazards identified.

Chief Justice Geoffrey Morawetz
Superior Court of Justice
Chief Justice Lise Maisonneuve,
Ontario Court of Justice