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ALERT: Most courts are open for in-person proceedings. Strict health and safety protocols are being implemented. Learn more and take the COVID-19 courthouse screening before going to a courthouse.

Important: Where possible, consider online filing of your civil claimssmall claims, or family law matters.  You can also file by email at the Superior Court of Justice or the Ontario Court of Justice.

ALERT: Residential eviction orders are no longer suspended. The Landlord Tenant Board is now issuing eviction orders and reviewing other urgent matters. Learn more:

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October 20, 2020
Ontario Protects Workers, Volunteers and Organizations Who Make Honest Efforts to Follow COVID-19 Public Health Guidelines and Laws

TORONTO — The Ontario government is introducing the Supporting Ontario's Recovery Act, 2020, that if passed, will provide liability protection for workers, volunteers and organizations that make an honest effort to follow public health guidelines and laws relating to exposure to COVID-19. At the same time, it will maintain the right of Ontarians to take legal action against those who willfully, or with gross negligence, endanger others.

October 9, 2020
New Justices Appointed to the Ontario Court of Justice

Attorney General Doug Downey announced the appointment of five new justices to the Ontario Court of Justice, effective October 22, 2020.

September 24, 2020
Ontario Introduces Legislation to Simplify Justice System for Families and Protect Children

TORONTO — The Ontario government has introduced legislation to make it easier, faster and more affordable for individuals and families to resolve family legal matters. The Moving Ontario Family Law Forward Act, 2020, if passed, will help simplify an outdated and complex family law system by modernizing language, simplifying appeal routes and improving the online child support service.


Applications for divorce under the federal Civil Marriage Act
On an interim basis, Civil Marriage Act divorce applications for non-residents married in Ontario will be accepted at any family counter of the Superior Court of Justice. Learn more.