TORONTO, Sept. 20, 2013 /CNW/ - The Opening of the Courts for Ontario will be celebrated on Tuesday, September 24, 2013.
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 2013|
|Location: Courtroom 6-1, Court House, 361 University Avenue, Toronto|
|The Chief Justice of Ontario, the Chief Justice of the Superior Court of Justice, and the Chief Justice of the Ontario Court of Justice will each deliver remarks at a special sitting of Ontario's three Courts.|
|The Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, The Attorney General of Ontario, a representative of the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, and the Treasurer of the Law Society of Upper Canada will also each address the Court.|
|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:
Charlene Attardo at (416) 327-2922.