Are you in need of Process Servers in Toronto, Ontario?
We also attend the various Toronto court houses for any issuing, or filing needs that you may have as well. This includes The Ontario Court of Appeal, Divisional Court, Family Court or Small Claims Court. We can also do research for you into court files, and order up documents from Cooksville storage that you may need pertaining to a file.
The Toronto office is managed by Bill Freedman who is one of our most senior servers having completed over 8000 files. Previously, Bill worked for over 25 years as a Special Constable, Provincial Offences Officer and Investigator throughout Ontario. Experienced and professional Bill stands ready to handle any of your needs in the Toronto area.
Please note that we have several offices in the Greater Toronto area if in doubt please use the search engine feature on our website. Documents may get issued by one office and then transferred to another office for service, this is done to keep your bills to a minimum and allow a local server in the area to effect service much quicker and efficiently for you. If you need any clarification please call our head office at any time.
If you are a lawyer from outside of Toronto and not used to the complexities which at times can be overwhelming in Toronto, not to worry we can help. Our biggest piece of advice we can give to anyone is to make sure your paperwork is as correct as possible before sending it to us. If the courts find problems with it, we will let you know so you can correct it and re-submit it.
Here are some tips and tricks when dealing with the Toronto Courts:
Toronto Civil court:
March 1, 2023
All Toronto area courts continue to work on reduced hours of 9 – 11 a.m. and 2 – 4 p.m.
No timetable has been provided on when this may change.
We are not allowed to be in the area in between or after these times even for copying or prep.
Online issuing and filing of documents has become more prevalent and requested by the court office. We have a Justice Services portal account and can file documents for you in Civil, Small claims and Family courts.
Currently 2019 files are difficult to retrieve as they have not been assigned a file location at the storage facility yet. Prior years can generally be ordered in within 1-2 weeks. 2020 and after files are mostly on-site if still active.
March 1, 2020
The court moved from 393 University Avenue to 330 University Avenue in mid January and the new location is an unmitigated disaster. It is 1/10th the size of the previous location and the time to complete any filing or file search has been multiplied exponentially.
While the process for orders and judgments hasn’t changed other than the extra wait time to file there has also been a notable increase in time for the signed originals to come back completed. What used to be 2-4 weeks is now 6-8 weeks and counting.
The new location is also very uncivilized for the people attending there. There are exactly 6 chairs in the cramped waiting area by the counters. At the old location there was seating for approximately 80 in addition to a cafeteria, variety store and more seating in the expansive lobby. The new building has none of this and we are forced to wait outside regardless of weather in the morning before the court opens.
Affidavits of service must be originals with signature, no emails, copies etc. Service by fax must have transmission page attached, Service by email must have confirmation of receipt/acceptance email attached, Service by courier must have delivery confirmation attached. Same day filings are virtually impossible at this court now.
Please note that at times we can get a different clerk that may or may not follow the above and or refuse/take files that others might have so it can be a toss up at times as to what gets accepted and what does not.
We will of course do our best as we have always have and will keep this section updated as things change.
Appeals and Divisional Courts:
Same as above for affidavits. There are various colour requirements and combinations for the front and back covers of documents being filed in these courts, clients should ensure they check the website for rules on what they need for their filings. https://www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/english/
Factums to be filed must be accompanied by an electronic copy on a data stick or (and this is preferred) they must email an electronic copy to the court ahead of time at COA.Efirstname.lastname@example.org with the file number in the subject line.
Toronto Small Claims:
Any service on a lawyer or paralegal must be accepted in writing on a copy of the document and attached to the affidavit of service. Does not matter if they are lawyer of record anymore.
Court location and requirements can vary depending on the nature of the matter, rules and information can be found at https://www.ontario.ca/page/family-law-services
Please send all files for service, issuing or filing to us at:
Canadian Process Serving Inc.
157 Adelaide Street West
Toronto, Ontario, M5H 4E7
You may also email us at:email@example.comEmail:
Monday: 8:30am to 6:30pm
Tuesday: 8:30am to 6:30pm
Wednesday: 8:30am to 6:30pm
Thursday: 8:30am to 6:30pm
Friday: 8:30am to 6:30pm
Saturday: 11am to 5pm