Courts & LTB Hearings Postponed

Today, Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, and Doug Downey, Attorney General, announced all Tribunals Ontario in-person proceedings, including at the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal, Landlord and Tenant Board and Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, are postponed and will be rescheduled at a later date.

Where feasible, alternative hearing options such as written and telephone hearings will be considered. Front-line counter services will be closed until further notice. Ontarians can still file family, civil or small claims online.

The province also announced several additional court proceedings will be postponed:

  • All sittings of the Small Claims Court in Ontario are suspended until further notice.
  • The Ontario Court of Justice has established procedures to reduce the number of people who attend court in-person for criminal and family matters. All non-urgent matters have been adjourned.
  • All Provincial Offences Act matters scheduled up to and including April 3, 2020 will be adjourned and rescheduled to a later date. Tickets, fines or other court business may be handled online.
  • The Court of Appeal has suspended all scheduled appeals until April 3, 2020. During this period, urgent appeals will be heard based on either the written materials or remotely.
If you still have questions about how this impacts you, your community and your tenants, Visit Ontario's website to learn more about how the province continues to protect Ontarians from COVID-19.

You can also contact ONPHA to learn more at