Opening of the courts of Ontario for 2015

TORONTO, Sept. 23, 2015 The Opening of the Courts for Ontario will be celebrated on Thursday, September 24, 2015. 

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.

This special sitting of the three courts will be in Courtroom 6-1 of the Court House, 361 University Avenue, Toronto at 3:30 p.m.

The Honourable George R. Strathy, Chief Justice of Ontario; The Honourable Heather J. Smith, Chief Justice of the Superior Court of Justice; and The Honourable Lise Maisonneuve, Chief Justice of the Ontario Court of Justice, will deliver public remarks at the joint sitting of the three courts. Copies of these remarks will be available for the media at 10:00 am on September 24, 2015 at Judges' Reception, Osgoode Hall, 130 Queen St. W., Toronto.

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: please contact Charlene Attardo at (416) 327-2922.


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