Important Notice

Please send your applications, supporting documentation and case-related submissions to hrto.registrar@ontario.ca. If you submit by mail or courier, you will experience processing delays.

You no longer have to file paper copies when a file size exceeds 10MB. If the electronic materials exceed 10MB, please separate the documents and send them in multiple emails.

Written Confidentiality Agreements for participation in mediations are no longer required in advance of the scheduled event.

March 26, 2020
On March 20, 2020, the Government of Ontario issued an Emergency Order (O.Reg. 73/20) under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act.

The order suspends limitation periods and procedural time periods relevant to tribunal proceedings. The suspension is retroactive to March 16, 2020.

If current and / or new parties are not able to meet a timeline, Tribunals Ontario will allow them to do so at a later date. For example, if parties are not able to meet the timeline for submitting an application to a tribunal, they will be able to submit it at a later date.

Tribunals Ontario is continuing to deliver service across the province. Most tribunals are continuing to have hearings, mediations, and case conferences by teleconference or in writing, while some tribunals are rescheduling matters to later dates.

If you are not able to proceed with a matter, please contact the tribunal to reschedule. If you are not able to attend a proceeding by teleconference or in writing, the tribunal will be able to reschedule the matter to another date.

COVID-19 Policy – Postponing Hearings
Effective today, Tribunals Ontario is implementing a new policy to postpone in-person hearings and reschedule to a later date. Where feasible, alternative hearing options such as written and telephone hearings will be considered to minimize disruption to hearings across the organization. In addition, all front-line counter services will be closed as of March 16 until further notice. For more information, please see the news release.

Contact the HRTO


Please email applications, supporting documentation and case-related submissions to hrto.registrar@ontario.ca. If you submit by mail or courier you will experience processing delays.

Telephone Contact Hours
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday

Inquire about your case:
Telephone: 416-326-1312
Toll-free: 1-866-598-0322
TTY: Call the Bell Relay Service at 1-800-855-0511
Fax: 416-326-2199
Toll-free: 1-866-355-6099
Email: hrto.registrar@ontario.ca
Important Notice:
Effective March 13, 2020, all front-line counter services are closed to the public until further notice. If you submit by mail or courier, you will experience processing delays. Please contact the office by phone or email only.
Mailing Address: Registrar
Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario
655 Bay Street, 14th Floor
Toronto, Ontario M7A 2A3