On Tuesday, October 1, the Social Benefits Tribunal (SBT) will begin holding its Toronto hearings at the new Tribunals Ontario Mediation and Hearing Centre at 15 Grosvenor St, Toronto. SBT hearings will no longer be held at 655 Bay St.
The new centre offers an improved experience for the public with an information desk, natural light in many hearing rooms and equipment for teleconference and videoconference hearings. Other features include public Wi-Fi, a hearing room ventilated for smudging, barrier-free washrooms and hallways, and slip-resistant stairs.
The Tribunals Ontario Mediation and Hearing Centre opened its doors to the public for the first time on Monday, July 29, 2019. The Landlord and Tenant Board Toronto South office, the Licence Appeal Tribunal, Fire Safety Commission, Animal Care Review Board, Ontario Civilian Police Commission and the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board are already holding mediations and hearings at 15 Grosvenor St.