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COVID-19 – Criminal Case Adjournment Dates – Out-of-Custody Accused: March 16, 2020 to October 9, 2020 (Updated September 17, 2020)

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Overview

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, criminal case management appearances for out-of-custody accused persons have been adjourned, in the accused person’s absence, starting March 16, 2020.  For more information, see s. 4.3a, Automatic Adjournment of Criminal Court Appearances Involving Accused Persons not in Custody of the COVID-19: Notice to Counsel and the Public re: Criminal Matters in the Ontario Court of Justice.  Between March 16, 2020 and August 7, 2020, cases were adjourned for approximately 10 weeks.  Between August 24, 2020 and October 9. 2020 cases have been, or are being, adjourned for approximately five weeks.

In August, the Court began implementing virtual criminal case management courts, which allow counsel and accused persons to attend for criminal case management appearances by videoconference or audioconference (telephone). Virtual criminal case management Courts have been implemented in most court locations other than satellite courts. For a list of virtual case management courts as of September 21, 2020 see  Scheduling and Conducting of Virtual Criminal Case Management Appearances

If you have a criminal case management matter scheduled in a location that has a virtual criminal case management court listed above, you can and should appear by audioconference (telephone) or videoconference for your case.

The automatic adjournment of case management appearances for out-of-custody accused persons, in the absence of the accused, has continued at court locations until a virtual criminal case management court was implemented at that particular location.

The Court also recognizes that there may be accused persons who are unable to attend case management court by audioconference or videoconference. Until further notice, if an accused person does not attend for their criminal case management appearance in a virtual criminal case management court, their matter will be adjourned to a date five (5) weeks from the scheduled appearance date, with a “bench warrant with discretion” returnable on the next date.  Note that the presiding judicial official may adjourn a matter to a different date where satisfied that it is in the interest of justice to do so.

Set out below are the adjournment dates from March 16, 2020 to October 9, 2020 for accused persons who were subject to an “automatic adjournment” or who were unable to attend for a virtual criminal case management appearance.

NOTE: These dates are subject to change further due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check back on this website before your next court date, in case that date changes.

If you are unsure about the date of your next court appearance, whether you are required to attend court on that date, or whether you should be attending in person or by remote technology, please contact your lawyer. If you do not have a lawyer, please contact the courthouse by email or telephone.

If your matter is not a criminal matter, your adjournment dates will be different.

Adjournment dates in regular criminal case management courts

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, beginning March 16, 2020 criminal case management appearances for out-of-custody accused persons are being adjourned, in the accused person’s absence, to another date.  See the Overview above for more information.

Most larger courts hold case management court on a consistent weekday schedule; in those courts, cases are being adjourned to a date 5 or 10 weeks from the original date.  Unless your appearance is in one of the courts identified as a special criminal case management court in the section below, your criminal case management appearance has been, or will be, adjourned to the date set out in red in the chart below, List of Adjournment dates in regular criminal case management court

Special criminal case management court adjournment dates

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, beginning March 16, 2020 criminal case management appearances for out-of-custody accused persons are being adjourned, in the accused person’s absence, to another date.  See the Overview above for more information.

Because the courts listed below do not always hold case management court on a consistent weekday schedule, cases are being adjourned to a case management date approximately 5 to 10 weeks from the original date, in accordance with location-specific schedules.

Central East Region

Barrie, Bracebridge, Bradford, Collingwood, Huntsville, Lindsay, Midland, Northumberland, Orillia

Central West Region

Fort Erie

East Region

Alexandria, Killaloe, Morrisburg, Ottawa, Renfrew

Northeast Region

Attawapiskat, Blind River, Chapleau, Cochrane, Elliot Lake, Espanola, Fort Albany, Gogama, Gore Bay, Hearst, Hornepayne, Kapuskasing, Kashechewan, Mattawa, Moosonee, Parry Sound, Peawanuck, Smooth Rock Falls, Sturgeon Falls, Sundridge, Wawa, Wikwemikong

Northwest Region

Dryden Satellite Courts: Big Trout Lake, Ignace, Kasabonika, Lac Seul, Pickle Lake, Mishkeegogamang, Red Lake, Wapekeka, Weagamow

Fort Frances Satellite Courts: Atikokan, Rainy River

Kenora Satellite Courts: Bearskin Lake, Deer Lake, Fort Severn, Muskrat Dam, North Spirit Lake, Pikangikum, Poplar Hill, Sachigo Lake, Sandy Lake, Wunnumin Lake

Thunder Bay Satellite Courts: Armstrong, Fort Hope , Geraldton, Lansdowne House, Longlac, Manitouwadge, Marathon, Nipigon, Ogoki Post, Summer Beaver, Webequie

Toronto Region

Old City Hall’s L court (Child Abuse / Domestic Early resolution)

West Region

Exeter, Leamington, Walpole Island First Nation

List of Adjournment dates in regular criminal case management courts

In courts that hold criminal case management court on a consistent weekday schedule, cases will be adjourned approximately 5 or 10 weeks from their original date, to the date set out in red below.

*Some dates have been adjourned more than once, as they were originally adjourned to a date between May and early October.

If your matter is scheduled for Your matter is adjourned to …
Initial adjournment date Next court date
Monday March 16 Monday May 25 and
Monday August 10**
Monday October 19**
Tuesday March 17 Tuesday May 26 and
Tuesday August 4
Tuesday October 13
Wednesday March 18 Wednesday May 27 and Wednesday August 5 Wednesday October 14
Thursday March 19 Thursday May 28 and
Thursday August 6
Thursday October 15
Friday March 20 Friday May 29 and
Friday August 7
Friday October 16
Monday March 23 Monday June 1 and
Monday August 10
Monday October 19
Tuesday March 24 Tuesday June 2 and
Tuesday August 11
Tuesday October 20
Wednesday March 25 Wednesday June 3 and
Wednesday August 12
Wednesday October 21
Thursday March 26 Thursday June 4 and
Thursday August 13
Thursday October 22
Friday March 27 Friday June 5 and
Friday August 14
Friday October 23
Monday March 30 Monday June 8 and
Monday August 17
Monday October 26
Monday March 31 Tuesday June 9 and
Tuesday August 18
Tuesday October 27
Wednesday April 1 Wednesday June 10 and
Wednesday August 19
Wednesday October 28
Thursday April 2 Thursday June 11 and
Thursday August 20
Thursday October 29
Friday April 3 Friday June 12 and
Friday August 21
Friday October 30
Monday April 6 Monday June 15 and
Monday August 24
Monday September 28
Tuesday April 7 Tuesday June 16 and
Tuesday August 25
Tuesday September 29
Wednesday April 8 Wednesday June 17 and
Wednesday August 26
Wednesday September 30
Thursday April 9 Thursday June 18 and
Thursday August 27
Thursday October 1
Tuesday April 14 Tuesday June 23 and
Tuesday September 1
Tuesday October 6
Wednesday April 15 Wednesday June 24 and
Wednesday September 2
Wednesday October 7
Thursday April 16 Thursday June 25 and
Thursday September 3
Thursday October 8
Friday April 17 Friday June 26 and
Friday September 4
Friday October 9
Monday April 20 Monday June 29 and Monday September 14** Monday October 19
Tuesday April 21 Tuesday June 30 and Tuesday September 8 Tuesday October 13
Wednesday April 22 Monday June 22 and Wednesday September 9 Wednesday October 14
Thursday April 23 Thursday July 2 and Thursday September 10 Thursday October 15
Friday April 24 Friday July 3 and Friday September 11 Friday October 16
Monday April 27 Monday July 6 and Monday September 14 Monday October 19
Tuesday April 28 Tuesday July 7 and Tuesday September 15 Tuesday October 20
Wednesday April 29 Wednesday July 8 and Wednesday September 16 Wednesday October 21
Thursday April 30 Thursday July 9 and Thursday September 17 Thursday October 22
Friday May 1 Friday July 10 and Friday September 18 Friday October 23
Monday May 4 Monday July 13 and Monday September 21 Monday October 26
Tuesday May 5 Tuesday July 14 and Tuesday September 22 Tuesday October 27
Wednesday May 6 Wednesday July 15 and Wednesday September 23 Wednesday October 28
Thursday May 7 Thursday July 16 and Thursday September 24 Thursday October 29
Friday May 8 Friday July 17 and Friday September 25 Friday October 30
Monday May 11 Monday July 20 and
Monday September 28
Monday November 2
Tuesday May 12 Tuesday July 21 and
Tuesday September 29
Tuesday November 3
Wednesday May 13 Wednesday July 22 and
Wednesday September 30
Wednesday November 4
Thursday May 14 Thursday July 23 and
Thursday October 1
Thursday November 5
Friday May 15 Friday July 24 and
Friday October 2
Friday November 6
Tuesday May 19 Tuesday July 28 and
Tuesday October 6
Tuesday November 10
Wednesday May 20 Wednesday July 29 and
Wednesday October 7
Wednesday November 18**
Thursday May 21 Thursday July 30 and Thursday October 8 Thursday November 12
Friday May 22 Friday July 31 and
Friday October 9
Friday November 13
Monday May 25 Monday August 10 Monday October 19
Tuesday May 26 Tuesday August 4 Tuesday October 13
Wednesday May 27 Wednesday August 5 Wednesday October 14
Thursday May 28 Thursday August 6 Thursday October 15
Friday May 29 Friday August 7 Friday October 16
Monday June 1 Monday August 10 Monday October 19
Tuesday June 2 Tuesday August 11 Tuesday October 20
Wednesday June 3 Wednesday August 12 Wednesday October 21
Thursday June 4 Thursday August 13 Thursday October 22
Friday June 5 Friday August 14 Friday October 23
Monday June 8 Monday August 17 Monday October 26
Tuesday June 9 Tuesday August 18 Tuesday October 27
Wednesday June 10 Wednesday August 19 Wednesday October 28
Thursday June 11 Thursday August 20 Thursday October 29
Friday June 12 Friday August 21 Friday October 30
Monday June 15 Monday August 24 and
Monday September 28
Monday November 2
Tuesday June 16 Tuesday August 25 and
Tuesday September 29
Tuesday October 3
Wednesday June 17 Wednesday August 26 and
Wednesday September 30
Wednesday November 4
Thursday June 18 Thursday August 27 and
Thursday October 1
Thursday November 5
Friday June 19 Friday August 28 and
Friday October 2
Friday November 6
Monday June 22 Monday August 31 and
Monday October 5
Monday November 9
Tuesday June 23 Tuesday September 1 and
Tuesday October 6
Tuesday November 10
Wednesday June 24 Wednesday September 2 and Wednesday October 7 Wednesday November 18**
Thursday June 25 Thursday September 3 and
Thursday October 8
Thursday November 12
Friday June 26 Friday September 4 and
Friday October 9
Friday November 13
Monday June 29 Monday September 14** Monday October 19
Tuesday June 30 Tuesday September 8 Tuesday October 13
Thursday July 2 Thursday September 10 Thursday October 15
Friday July 3 Friday September 11 Friday October 16
Monday July 6 Monday September 14 Monday October 19
Tuesday July 7 Tuesday September 15 Tuesday October 20
Wednesday July 8 Wednesday September 16 Wednesday October 21
Thursday July 9 Thursday September 17 Thursday October 22
Friday July 10 Friday September 18 Friday October 23
Monday July 13 Monday September 21 Monday October 26
Tuesday July 14 Tuesday September 22 Tuesday October 27
Wednesday July 15 Wednesday September 23 Wednesday October 28
Thursday July 16 Thursday September 24 Thursday October 29
Friday July 17 Friday September 25 Friday October 30
Monday July 20 Monday September 28 Monday November 2
Tuesday July 21 Tuesday September 29 Tuesday October 3
Wednesday July 22 Wednesday September 30 Wednesday November 4
Thursday July 23 Thursday October 1 Thursday November 5
Friday July 24 Friday October 2 Friday November 6
Monday  July 27 Monday October 5 Monday November 9
Tuesday July 28 Tuesday October 6 Tuesday November 10
Wednesday July 29 Wednesday October 7 Wednesday November 18**
Thursday July 30 Thursday October 8 Thursday November 12
Friday July 31 Friday October 9 Friday November 13
Tuesday August 4 Tuesday October 13
Wednesday August 5 Wednesday October 14
Thursday August 6 Thursday October 15
Friday August 7 Friday October 16
Monday August 10 Monday October 19
Tuesday August 11 Tuesday October 20
Wednesday August 12 Wednesday October 21
Thursday August 13 Thursday October 22
Friday August 14 Friday October 23
Monday August 17 Monday October 26
Tuesday August 18 Tuesday October 27
Wednesday August 19 Wednesday October 28
Thursday August 20 Thursday October 29
Friday August 21 Friday October 30
Monday August 24 Monday September 28
Tuesday August 25 Tuesday September 29
Wednesday August 26 Wednesday September 30
Thursday August 27 Thursday October 1
Friday August 28 Friday October 2
Monday August 31 Monday October 5
Tuesday September 1 Tuesday October 6
Wednesday September 2 Wednesday October 7
Thursday September 3 Thursday October 8
Friday September 4 Friday October 9
Tuesday September 8 Tuesday October 13
Wednesday September 9 Wednesday October 14
Thursday September 10 Thursday October 15
Friday September 11 Friday October 16
Monday September 14 Monday October 19
Tuesday September 15 Tuesday October 20
Wednesday September 16 Wednesday October 21
Thursday September 17 Thursday October 22
Friday September 18 Friday October 23
Monday September 21 Monday October 26
Tuesday September 22 Tuesday October 27
Wednesday September 23 Wednesday October 28
Thursday September 24 Thursday October 29
Friday September 25 Friday October 30
Monday September 28 Monday November 2
Tuesday September 29 Tuesday November 3
Wednesday September 30 Wednesday November 4
Thursday October 1 Thursday November 5
Friday October 2 Friday November 6
Monday October 5 Monday November 9
Tuesday October 6 Tuesday November 10
Wednesday October 7 Wednesday November 18**
Thursday October 8 Thursday November 12
Friday October 9 Friday November 13

** These adjournment dates are different because August 3, September7, October 12 and November 11 are statutory holidays.