Measures by the Ontario Courts to control the spread of COVID-19
As of Monday, March 16, anyone with a Provincial Offences Act, family or criminal court appearance scheduled in the Ontario Court of Justice does not need to attend court, unless the matter is an in-custody or urgent criminal matter or an urgent family matter.
Effective March 16, all sittings of the Ontario Small Claims Court are suspended until further notice.
The Superior Court of Justice is suspending all regular operations, effective March 17 and until further notice.
Effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020, except as provided below, the Court of Appeal will suspend all scheduled appeals for a period of 3 weeks (until April 3, 2020).
During this period, urgent appeals will be heard based on either the written materials or remotely.
Parties on non-urgent appeals that were scheduled between March 17 and April 3, 2020 can request that their appeal be heard in writing.