The LTB is making changes to the way it schedules hearings in Scarborough (in the Toronto East office) and in Whitby. Currently hearings are scheduled in half day hearing block at these locations. Starting in October 2016, cases will be scheduled in full day hearing blocks. This is how hearing blocks are scheduled in many other hearing locations in the province.
The change will create greater flexibility to accommodate parties who want to use mediation and tenant duty counsel services while still allowing enough time for matters to be heard if mediation is unsuccessful.
Full day hearing blocks help ensure that all scheduled cases are heard on the day, and not adjourned due to lack of time. Our goal is timely dispute resolution for the parties and we will be monitoring the new process to make sure it meets that goal.