Civil Court Amalgamation - Jan 2019 Update
This project includes new space and additional renovations at 330 University Avenue to accommodate most civil operations from 393 University Avenue.
15 new courtrooms; 4 new conference settlement rooms and 2 new motion rooms
9 new accessible public washrooms
Relocation of Toronto Police Service and Court Services Division staff
Additional security features, including x-ray machines, magnetometers, card readers and cameras
Renovation to the TLA lawyers lounge
Additional secure file storage
Please note: Existing courtrooms will remain
Timelines: Construction will be completed in two phases from 2018 to 2019. The move to 330 University Avenue will be aligned with the family court move to 361 University Avenue.
Family Court Amalgamation - Jan 2019 Update
Focuses on the relocation of family court operations from 393 University Avenue to 361 University Avenue.
7 new family courtrooms and ancillary space
Reconfiguration of existing courtroom 1-1, including new audio and video technology
New Family Law Information Centre (FLIC) office, family trial coordination office, family filing office
New combined courtroom 6-3 / 6-4 with new technology
Relocation of Court Services Division (CSD), Toronto Police Service and provincial Crown attorney staff
Additional secure file storage
Timelines: Phase 1 complete, Phase 2 in progress. The move to 361 University Avenue will be aligned with the civil court move to 330 University Avenue.
Construction at the 330 University Avenue, 9th Floor, June - December 2018
The TLA Lawyers Lounge on the 9th floor is now closed until the end of the year and the Men's and Women's robing rooms have been relocated across the elevator lobby into smaller premises.
They remain secured with keypad locks. Due to the reduced size of the robing rooms, only long-term lockers were accommodated and daily use lockers are not available in the temporary space. This work is part of the ongoing SCJ Amalgamation project expected to continue into 2019.
Construction at the 361 University Court House, 3rd Floor, February - May 2018
Access to TLA offices and the Court House Library has re-opened on the 3rd Floor as of Friday, June 8, 2018.
Of course, TLA members may also access the Rotunda directly at ground level using their TLA Membership Card. If you do not know about this convenient shortcut ask us. It will take minutes off your travel time into the building, and since there will be more construction over the next year, you may find this route handy.
Construction in the building is just part of a multi-phase process of SCJ Amalgamation as the Family Court will be moved to 361 University Ave. and Civil Courts to 330 University Ave. As well, a new criminal court house is being built on Amoury Street. For details see the press release from Infrastructure Ontario.
Members using Consulting Rooms at 361
As part of the SCJ Amalgamation, various renovations will be taking place in the building to accommodate the changes and update the building. Renovation work will include the consulting rooms and in preparation, various construction company staff will need to enter the consulting rooms, to look at condition of the floor, HVAC system, electrical and whatever is above the ceiling tiles.
- They may enter your consulting room, but will ALWAYS be accompanied by a commissionaire.
- They will not touch any of your papers, unless they are on a windowsill, which also houses the air for the HVAC.
- They usually do the inspections after 5 pm and/or on weekends.
- If anything more than an inspection is to take place in your room, we will let you know.
Rooms 409A and 409B– will not be available after mid-May, 2018
The reminder of the rooms will be relocated in December, 2018.
All of the TLA consulting rooms will be moved to their final location in August, 2019
Infrastructure Ontario issues press release re New Courthouse
A media release has been issued by Infrastructure Ontario (IO).
The new courthouse will bring together many of Toronto’s Ontario Court of Justice criminal courts operating across the city, and will include a multiple accused, high security courtroom, drug treatment courts, Indigenous persons courts, and youth and mental health courts. The new courthouse will also include the first learning centre in an Ontario courthouse, providing the opportunity for the public, justice workers, and students to learn about Indigenous history and issues related to the justice system in Ontario, including truth and reconciliation and Indigenous legal traditions.