TORONTO, Sept. 10, 2012 /CNW/ - The Opening of Courts for Ontario will be celebrated on September 12, 2012.
Each year the Court of Appeal for Ontario, the Superior Court of Justice and the Ontario Court of Justice come together to mark the beginning of the court term at a special joint sitting of the three courts.
A schedule of the day's events is set out below.
|10:00 a.m.|| Distribution of the remarks prepared by the Chief Justice of Ontario, the Chief
Justice of the Superior Court of Justice and the Chief Justice of the Ontario
Court of Justice
|Location: Osgoode Hall, Judges' Reception, 130 Queen St. W., Toronto|
| Copies of the remarks of each of the three Chief Justices (The Honourable W.K.
Winkler, Chief Justice of Ontario; The Honourable Heather J. Smith, Chief Justice of
the Superior Court of Justice; and The Honourable Annemarie E. Bonkalo, Chief
Justice of the Ontario Court of Justice) will be available to members of the media.
|10:00 a.m.||Special Divine Interfaith Service|
|Location: Church of the Holy Trinity, 10 Trinity Square, Toronto|
|3:30 p.m.|| Special Sitting of the Courts to mark the Official Opening of the Courts of
Ontario for 2012
|Location: Courtroom 6-1, Court House, 361 University Avenue, Toronto|
| Special sitting of the Courts of Ontario at which the Chief Justices will deliver their
| The Lieutenant Governor of Ontario (The Honourable David C. Onley), the Attorney
General of Ontario (John Gerretsen), a representative of the Minister of Justice and
Attorney General of Canada (Elaine Krivel, Q.C., General Counsel, Business,
Regulatory and Extradition Law Division of Department of Justice Canada), and the
Treasurer of the Law Society of Upper Canada (Thomas G. Conway) will address the
| Members of the media are permitted to use cameras during the Court ceremony as
long as they are not obtrusive. As cameras are generally not permitted in a
courtroom, any photographs or film taken during this event are authorized solely for
the purpose of reporting on this event.
SOURCE: Court of Appeal for Ontario
For further information:
contact Charlene Attardo at (416) 327-2922.