For all urgent matters emailed to trial coordinators pursuant to the Chief Justice’s Notices to the Profession dated March 15, 2020, please be advised that emails received at or after 4:30 pm will be addressed the following business day. This administrative measure is necessary to manage the high volume of emails sent to trial coordinators in each area of the Superior Court’s work: civil, family, criminal and Divisional Court.
There have been reports of fraudsters pretending to call from Superior Court of Justice locations, displaying Superior Court phone numbers on their caller ID. They seek to obtain your personal information, such as your Social Insurance Number (SIN), and threaten arrest.
The Superior Court of Justice will never contact you asking for your SIN or threaten arrest over the phone. If you receive a phone call claiming to be from the Superior Court of Justice and seeking your SIN or other personal information, it might be a scam. If you think it is, you may wish to visit Consumer Protection Ontario’s website at https://www.ontario.ca/page/report-scam-or-fraud.
Starting on March 1, 2020, Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act (Canada) proceedings originating in the following areas must be filed at the Superior Court of Justice in Hamilton instead of in Toronto: Hamilton, Norfolk, Haldimand, Brant, and Niagara. Cases originating in these areas and filed in Toronto prior to March 1, 2020 will continue to be heard by Registrars in Bankruptcy in Toronto, unless the court orders otherwise in specific cases.
For more information, please see:
- section G of Part IV (Civil Proceedings) of the Consolidated Practice Direction for the Central South Region; and
- section H of Part I (Applications and Motions) of the Consolidated Practice Direction for Civil Actions, Applications, Motions and Procedural Matters in the Toronto Region.
Parties and counsel in Divisional Court proceedings are not required to file entire copies of the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in Canada (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration) v Vavilov, 2019 SCC 65. They must still file all pages of the decision on which they intend to rely.