CHIEF JUSTICE COURT ORDER – SUSPENDING RESIDENTIAL EVICTIONS

AMENDMENT NOTICE: Paragraph 2 of this order was amended by a July 6, 2020 order of Chief Justice Morawetz.


SUPERIOR COURT OF JUSTICE

CHIEF JUSTICE GEOFFREY B. MORAWETZ |         THURSDAY, THE 19th DAY OF MARCH 2020

B E T W E E N :

ATTORNEY GENERAL FOR ONTARIO

Applicant

– and –

PERSONS UNKNOWN

Respondents

APPLICATION UNDER Rule 14.05(3)(h) of the Rules of Civil Procedure

ORDER

     THIS APPLICATION made by the Attorney General for Ontario for an order suspending the execution of all writs of possession to evict residents from their homes during the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and ancillary relief, made without notice, was read this day at Osgoode Hall, Toronto.

ON READING the notice of application and the affidavit of Vaia Pappas, affirmed March 18, 2020,

  1. THIS COURT grants leave to bring this application ex parte without service of the notice of application on parties to residential eviction orders.
  2. THIS COURT ORDERS that the eviction of residents from their homes, pursuant to eviction orders issued by the Landlord and Tenant Board or writs of possession, are suspended until the end of the calendar month in which the state of emergency declared pursuant to section 7.0.1(1) of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. E.9, is terminated, unless the court orders otherwise upon leave being granted to a party by the court pursuant to the court’s procedures for urgent motions
  3. THIS COURT ORDERS that this order be served on the public by posting a notice of it on the websites of the Ministry of the Attorney General and the Superior Court of Justice.

 

Geoffrey B. Morawetz
Chief Justice
Superior Court of Justice