- Media Contacts
- Protocol Regarding the Use of Electronic Communication Devices in Court Proceedings
- Policy Regarding Access to Digital Audio Recordings
- Joint Courts' List of Designated Media for Access to Digital Court Recordings
- Court Services Division Policies and Procedures on Public Access to Court Files, Documents and Exhibits
- Directives, Guides, a Glossary and more
National Day for Truth and Reconciliation – September 30, 2021 – Court Closure
The Ontario Court of Justice will be closed on Thursday September 30, 2021 in recognition of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Only Weekend and Statutory Holiday (bail) courts will operate on that date. If you have a criminal court appearance on September 30, 2021 do not attend court. Your matter will be presumptively adjourned to another court date. The court will adjourn your matter without you being present, using a court order called a “bench warrant with discretion”. For more information see
Public Statement by Ontario’s three Chief Justices regarding September 30th, National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
Ontario Court of Justice Notice, National Day for Truth and Reconciliation – September 30, 2021 (Court Closure)
September 30, 2021 – Criminal Case Adjournment Dates
Message re COVID-19 (Updated August 3, 2021)
The Ontario Court of Justice has continued to provide meaningful access to justice during the COVID-19 pandemic while making the health and safety of all court users a top priority. For more information see
Chief Justice Lise Maisonneuve’s Message re COVID-19 (updated August 3, 2021).
COVID-19 Notices and Information (Ontario Court of Justice notices, directives and policies in response to COVID-19)
Welcome by the Chief Justice
Daily, our judges and justices of the peace deliver independent, impartial and timely justice to the thousands of people who come before the Ontario Court of Justice in more than 200 locations across the province. This year, the Ontario Court of Justice, the busiest in Canada, will deal with approximately 500,000 adult and youth criminal charges, hear millions of provincial offence matters such as traffic tickets, and serve more than 20,000 families.
To deliver the highest level of service to the people of Ontario, we are committed to making our Court open, accessible and responsive to their needs.
Our website provides a collection of guides, tools and information we hope will be helpful to litigants, students, teachers, members of the media, legal professionals, academics and the public.
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