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COVID-19 – Criminal Case Adjournment Dates – Out-of-Custody Accused: March 16, 2020 to November 6, 2020 (Updated October 9, 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 November 6, 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 currently operating 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, 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.

Note that many dates have been adjourned more than once, as they were originally adjourned to a date between May and early November.  Those intervening adjournment dates are not listed in the chart below.
Virtual case management courts:  The Ontario Court of Justice has implemented virtual criminal case management courts, which allow counsel and accused persons to attend for criminal case management appearances by videoconference or audioconference (telephone), in almost all base court locations across Ontario. For more information, including a current list of virtual case management courts 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, you can and should appear by audioconference (telephone) or videoconference for your case.  If you are unable attend, your matter will be adjourned, in your absence, to the date in the third column below.

March 2020 April 2020 May 2020 June 2020
July 2020 August 2020 September 2020 October 2020
November 2020

March 2020

Originally Scheduled Court Date Next court date
(in
Virtual Case Management Court)
If you do not attend, your matter will be adjourned again to
Monday March 16 Monday October 19** Monday November 23
Tuesday March 17 Tuesday October 13 Tuesday November 17
Wednesday March 18 Wednesday October 14 Wednesday November 18
Thursday March 19 Thursday October 15 Thursday November 19
Friday March 20 Friday October 16 Friday November 20
Monday March 23 Monday October 19 Monday November 23
Tuesday March 24 Tuesday October 20 Tuesday November 24
Wednesday March 25 Wednesday October 21 Wednesday November 25
Thursday March 26 Thursday October 22 Thursday November 26
Friday March 27 Friday October 23 Friday November 27
Monday March 30 Monday October 26 Monday November 30
Monday March 31 Tuesday October 27 Tuesday December 1

April 2020

Original Scheduled Court Date Next court date
(in
Virtual Case Management Court)
If you do not attend, your matter will be adjourned again to
Wednesday April 1 Wednesday October 28 Wednesday December 2
Thursday April 2 Thursday October 29 Thursday December 3
Friday April 3 Friday October 30 Friday December 4
Monday April 6 Monday November Monday December 7
Tuesday April 7 Tuesday November 3 or Tuesday December 8
Wednesday April 8 Wednesday November 4 Wednesday December 9
Thursday April 9 Thursday November 5 Thursday December 10
Tuesday April 14 Tuesday October 6 Tuesday November 10
Wednesday April 15 Wednesday October 7 Wednesday November 18**
Thursday April 16 Thursday October 8 Thursday November 12
Friday April 17 Friday October 9 Friday November 13
Monday April 20 Monday October 19** Monday November 23
Tuesday April 21 Tuesday October 13 Tuesday November 17
Wednesday April 22 Wednesday October 14 Wednesday November 18
Thursday April 23 Thursday October 15 Thursday November 19
Friday April 24 Friday October 16 Friday November 20
Monday April 27 Monday October 19 Monday November 23
Tuesday April 28 Tuesday October 20 Tuesday November 24
Wednesday April 29 Wednesday October 21 Wednesday November 25
Thursday April 30 Thursday October 22 Thursday November 26

May 2020

Original Scheduled Court Date Next court date
(in
Virtual Case Management Court)
If you do not attend, your matter will be adjourned again to
Friday May 1 Friday October 23 Friday November 27
Monday May 4 Monday October 26 Monday November 30
Tuesday May 5 Tuesday October 27 Tuesday December 1
Wednesday May 6 Wednesday October 28 Wednesday December 2
Thursday May 7 Thursday October 29 Thursday December 3
Friday May 8 Friday October 30 Friday December 4
Monday May 11 Monday November 2 Monday December 7
Tuesday May 12 Tuesday November 3 Tuesday December 8
Wednesday May 13 Wednesday November 4 Wednesday December 9
Thursday May 14 Thursday November 5 Thursday December 10
Friday May 15 Friday November 6 Friday December 11
Tuesday May 19 Tuesday October 6 Tuesday November 10
Wednesday May 20 Wednesday October 7 Wednesday November 18**
Thursday May 21 Thursday October 8 Thursday November 12
Friday May 22 Friday October 9 Friday November 13
Monday May 25 Monday October 19 Monday November 23
Tuesday May 26 Tuesday October 13 Tuesday November 17
Wednesday May 27 Wednesday October 14 Wednesday November 18
Thursday May 28 Thursday October 15 Thursday November 19
Friday May 29 Friday October 16 Friday November 20

June 2020

Original Scheduled Court Date Next court date
(in
Virtual Case Management Court)
If you do not attend, your matter will be adjourned again to
Monday June 1 Monday October 19 Monday November 23
Tuesday June 2 Tuesday October 20 Tuesday November 24
Wednesday June 3 Wednesday October 21 Wednesday November 25
Thursday June 4 Thursday October 22 Thursday November 26
Friday June 5 Friday October 23 Friday November 27
Monday June 8 Monday October 26 Monday November 30
Tuesday June 9 Tuesday October 27 Tuesday December 1
Wednesday June 10 Wednesday October 28 Wednesday December 2
Thursday June 11 Thursday October 29 Thursday December 3
Friday June 12 Friday October 30 Friday December 4
Monday June 15 Monday November 2 Monday December 7
Tuesday June 16 Tuesday November 3 Tuesday December 8
Wednesday June 17 Wednesday November 4 Wednesday 9
Thursday June 18 Thursday November 5 Thursday December 10
Friday June 19 Friday November 6 Friday December 11
Monday June 22 Monday October 5 Monday November 9
Tuesday June 23 Tuesday October 6 Tuesday November 10
Wednesday June 24 Wednesday October 7 Wednesday November 18**
Thursday June 25 Thursday October 8 Thursday November 12
Friday June 26 Friday October 9 Friday November 13
Monday June 29 Monday October 19** Monday November 23
Tuesday June 30 Tuesday October 13 Tuesday November 17

July 2020

Original Scheduled Court Date Next court date
(in
Virtual Case Management Court)
If you do not attend, your matter will be adjourned again to
Thursday July 2 Thursday October 15 Thursday November 19
Friday July 3 Friday October 16 Friday November 20
Monday July 6 Monday October 19 Monday November 23
Tuesday July 7 Tuesday October 20 Tuesday November 24
Wednesday July 8 Wednesday October 21 Wednesday November 25
Thursday July 9 Thursday October 22 Thursday November 26
Friday July 10 Friday October 23 Friday November 27
Monday July 13 Monday October 26 Monday November 30
Tuesday July 14 Tuesday October 27 Tuesday December 1
Wednesday July 15 Wednesday October 28 Wednesday December 2
Thursday July 16 Thursday October 29 Thursday December 3
Friday July 17 Friday October 30 Friday December 4
Monday July 20 Monday November 2 Monday December 7
Tuesday July 21 Tuesday November 3 Tuesday December 8
Wednesday July 22 Wednesday November 4 Wednesday December 9
Thursday July 23 Thursday November 5 Thursday December 10
Friday July 24 Friday November 6 Friday December 11
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

August 2020

Original Scheduled Court Date Next court date
(in
Virtual Case Management Court)
If you do not attend, your matter will be adjourned again to
Tuesday August 4 Tuesday October 13 Tuesday November 17
Wednesday August 5 Wednesday October 14 Wednesday November 18
Thursday August 6 Thursday October 15 Thursday November 19
Friday August 7 Friday October 16 Friday November 20
Monday August 10 Monday October 19 Monday November 23
Tuesday August 11 Tuesday October 20 Tuesday November 24
Wednesday August 12 Wednesday October 21 Wednesday November 25
Thursday August 13 Thursday October 22 Thursday November 26
Friday August 14 Friday October 23 Friday November 27
Monday August 17 Monday October 26 Monday November 30
Tuesday August 18 Tuesday October 27 Tuesday December 1
Wednesday August 19 Wednesday October 28 or Wednesday December 2
Thursday August 20 Thursday October 29 Thursday December 3
Friday August 21 Friday October 30 Friday December 4
Monday August 24 Monday November 2 Monday December 7
Tuesday August 25 Tuesday November 3 Tuesday December 8
Wednesday August 26 Wednesday November 4 Wednesday December 9
Thursday August 27 Thursday November 5 Thursday December 10
Friday August 28 Friday November 6 Friday December 11
Monday August 31 Monday October 5 Monday November 9

September 2020

Original Scheduled Court Date Next court date
(in
Virtual Case Management Court)
If you do not attend, your matter will be adjourned again to
Tuesday September 1 Tuesday October 6 Tuesday November 10
Wednesday September 2 Wednesday October 7 Wednesday November 18
Thursday September 3 Thursday October 8 Thursday November 12
Friday September 4 Friday October 9 Friday November 13
Tuesday September 8 Tuesday October 13 Tuesday November 17
Wednesday September 9 Wednesday October 14 Wednesday November 18
Thursday September 10 Thursday October 15 Thursday November 19
Friday September 11 Friday October 16 Friday November 20
Monday September 14 Monday October 19 Monday November 23
Tuesday September 15 Tuesday October 20 Tuesday November 24
Wednesday September 16 Wednesday October 21 Wednesday November 25
Thursday September 17 Thursday October 22 Thursday November 26
Friday September 18 Friday October 23 Friday November 27
Monday September 21 Monday October 26 Monday November 30
Tuesday September 22 Tuesday October 27 Tuesday December 1
Wednesday September 23 Wednesday October 28 Wednesday December 2
Thursday September 24 Thursday October 29 Thursday December 3
Friday September 25 Friday October 30 Friday December 4
Monday September 28 Monday November 2 Monday December 7
Tuesday September 29 Tuesday November 3 Tuesday December 8
Wednesday September 30 Wednesday November 4 Wednesday December 9

October 2020

Original Scheduled Court Date Next court date
(in
Virtual Case Management Court)
If you do not attend, your matter will be adjourned again to
Thursday October 1 Thursday November 5 Thursday December 10
Friday October 2 Friday November 6 Friday December 11
Monday October 5 Monday October 5 Monday November 9
Tuesday October 6 Tuesday October 6 Tuesday November 10
Wednesday October 7 Wednesday October 7 Wednesday November 18**
Thursday October 8 Thursday October 8 Thursday November 12
Friday October 9 Friday October 9 Friday November 13
Tuesday October 13 Tuesday October 13 Tuesday November 17
Wednesday October 14 Wednesday October 14 Wednesday November 18
Thursday October 15 Thursday October 15 Thursday November 19
Friday October 16 Friday October 16 Friday November 20
Monday October 19 Monday October 19 Monday November 23
Tuesday October 20 Tuesday October 20 Tuesday November 24
Wednesday October 21 Wednesday October 21 Wednesday November 25
Thursday October 22 Thursday October 22 Thursday November 26
Friday October 23 Friday October 23 Friday November 27
Monday October 26 Monday October 26 Monday November 30
Tuesday October 27 Tuesday October 27 Tuesday December 1
Wednesday October 28 Wednesday October 28 Wednesday December 2
Thursday October 29 Thursday October 29 Thursday December 3
Friday October 30 Friday October 30 Friday December 4

November 2020

Original Scheduled Court Date Next court date
(in
Virtual Case Management Court)
If you do not attend, your matter will be adjourned again to
Monday November 2 Monday November 2 Monday December 7
Tuesday November 3 Tuesday November 3 Tuesday December 8
Wednesday November 4 Wednesday November 4 Wednesday December 9
Thursday November 5 Thursday November 5 Thursday December 10
Friday November 6 Friday November 6 Friday December 11

 

** These adjournment dates are different because August 3, September 7, October 12 and November 11 are statutory holidays.