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Remote court proceedings

All Provincial Offences Act (POA)  trial matters are being scheduled for remote hearings (virtual court), do not attend the court office for your trial.

A notice of your court date will be sent to you by mail to the address on file with the court. The notice will contain instructions on how to attend court remotely. If your address changes, it is your responsibility to update the court office with your new address. You can email your new address to court.admin@mississauga.ca

If you receive a Part III Summons for a traffic or by-law offence, your court appearance is done by remote hearing (virtual court), do not attend the court office for your Part III summons.

Due to the COVID pandemic, some court proceedings for Provincial Offences Act matters are being held remotely by telephone or video conference.

The Ontario Court of Justice introduced these measures to ensure that members of the public and the media continue to have appropriate access to court proceedings.

Guides

Before you attend remote court proceedings, review the Ontario Court of Justice’s Remote Court Appearances Guide for Participants.

If you are representing yourself in court, refer to the Ontario Court of Justice’s Guide for Self-Represented Parties.

Zoom virtual court links

To attend a remote hearing for:

  • First appearances (if you recently received a summons)
  • Cases previously adjourned
  • Cases where you received a Notice to Parties Regarding Video Court Appearance

Confirm your hearing details and courtroom by hearing date:

Courtroom Phone number Meeting room number Passcode Meeting link
M1 +1 647 375 2971
+1 647 374 4685
+1 647 375 2970
620 3940 4665 199283 https://mississauga-ca.zoom.us/j/62039404665
M2 +1 647 375 2971
+1 647 374 4685
+1 647 375 2970
684 1421 6761 798355 https://mississauga-ca.zoom.us/j/68414216761
M3 +1 647 375 2971
+1 647 374 4685
+1 647 375 2970
696 1075 9761 563870 https://mississauga-ca.zoom.us/j/69610759761
M4 +1 647 375 2971
+1 647 374 4685
+1 647 375 2970
643 9452 0821 185384 https://mississauga-ca.zoom.us/j/64394520821
Courtroom Phone number Meeting room number Passcode Meeting link
M1 +1 647 375 2971
+1 647 374 4685
+1 647 375 2970
625 2837 8515 023008 https://mississauga-ca.zoom.us/j/62528378515
M2 +1 647 375 2971
+1 647 374 4685
+1 647 375 2970
673 9902 6302 486100 https://mississauga-ca.zoom.us/j/67399026302
M3 +1 647 375 2971
+1 647 374 4685
+1 647 375 2970
689 5190 5754 655700 https://mississauga-ca.zoom.us/j/68951905754
M4 +1 647 375 2971
+1 647 374 4685
+1 647 375 2970
648 0063 7713 978335 https://mississauga-ca.zoom.us/j/64800637713
Courtroom Phone number Meeting room number Passcode Meeting link
M1 +1 647 375 2971
+1 647 374 4685
+1 647 375 2970
686 1735 8402 469536 https://mississauga-ca.zoom.us/j/68617358402
M2 +1 647 375 2971
+1 647 374 4685
+1 647 375 2970
643 8364 7116 020456 https://mississauga-ca.zoom.us/j/64383647116
M3 +1 647 375 2971
+1 647 374 4685
+1 647 375 2970
630 7069 6888 549117 https://mississauga-ca.zoom.us/j/63070696888
M4 +1 647 375 2971
+1 647 374 4685
+1 647 375 2970
643 6162 3877 123075 https://mississauga-ca.zoom.us/j/64361623877
Courtroom Phone number Meeting room number Passcode Meeting link
M1 +1 647 375 2971
+1 647 374 4685
+1 647 375 2970
616 8361 3823 571425 https://mississauga-ca.zoom.us/j/61683613823
M2 +1 647 375 2971
+1 647 374 4685
+1 647 375 2970
620 9419 9590 928467 https://mississauga-ca.zoom.us/j/62094199590
M3 +1 647 375 2971
+1 647 374 4685
+1 647 375 2970
618 8972 3563 826093 https://mississauga-ca.zoom.us/j/61889723563
M4 +1 647 375 2971
+1 647 374 4685
+1 647 375 2970
693 8456 5730 466437 https://mississauga-ca.zoom.us/j/69384565730
Courtroom Phone number Meeting room number Passcode Meeting link
M1 +1 647 375 2971
+1 647 374 4685
+1 647 375 2970
666 0272 1807 928663 https://mississauga-ca.zoom.us/j/66602721807
M2 +1 647 375 2971
+1 647 374 4685
+1 647 375 2970
684 8243 8894 575421 https://mississauga-ca.zoom.us/j/68482438894
M3 +1 647 375 2971
+1 647 374 4685
+1 647 375 2970
661 7620 0205 636545 https://mississauga-ca.zoom.us/j/66176200205
M4 +1 647 375 2971
+1 647 374 4685
+1 647 375 2970
611 6526 2632 290137 https://mississauga-ca.zoom.us/j/61165262632
Courtroom Phone number Meeting room number Passcode Meeting link
M1 +1 647 375 2971
+1 647 374 4685
+1 647 375 2970
626 5971 3201 103808 https://mississauga-ca.zoom.us/j/62659713201
M2 +1 647 375 2971
+1 647 374 4685
+1 647 375 2970
633 4883 6706 950484 https://mississauga-ca.zoom.us/j/63348836706
M3 +1 647 375 2971
+1 647 374 4685
+1 647 375 2970
664 0294 8651 466711 https://mississauga-ca.zoom.us/j/66402948651
M4 +1 647 375 2971
+1 647 374 4685
+1 647 375 2970
662 1298 7580 334260 https://mississauga-ca.zoom.us/j/66212987580

Participating in remote court

When you’re attending virtual court proceedings, you must conduct yourself the same was as if you were physically in the courtroom.

The same expectations and requirements for conduct and professional behaviour apply.

Before joining the proceedings

  • Join the proceedings from a quiet and private space. Make sure any background distractions from your surroundings can’t be seen or heard.
  • Join the proceedings from a well-lit space. Avoid the use of filters or backgrounds. This helps ensure your identity during the proceedings.
  • The device you use to join the proceedings should be either fully charged or plugged into an external power source
  • Sign into the virtual courtroom on Zoom five minutes before your court matter
  • Use your legal first and last name when signing in
  • Make sure that you’re connected to the internet or a WiFi hotspot. Otherwise, you won’t be able to use Zoom. If you lose connectivity, try to rejoin immediately. If you’re unable to rejoin, call 905-615-4500.
  • You must be dressed appropriately for court
  • No food, beverages, gum chewing or smoking is permitted. You may have water during your court proceedings.
  • If possible, use a headset with a microphone to make sure you can be heard clearly
  • Close all other applications so you’re not distracted during the proceedings
  • Cell phones must be muted
  • Disrupting court proceedings or failing to remain on mute may result in individuals being removed from the call
  • There may be other matters are set for the same timeframe. There may be a waiting period before your matter is addressed.

During court proceedings

  • You must remain on mute for the duration of your attendance unless you are called upon to speak on the record
  • Make sure your camera is on before you speak. It is mandatory that you participate by video. Your scheduled virtual court matter cannot be completed by audio only.
  • State your name for the record before speaking in court
  • Don’t carry conversations while court is in session
  • If you have technical difficulties during the proceedings, use the “virtual hand” on Zoom. Press *9 if joining by telephone.
  • It’s an offence to record, photograph, screenshot or live stream court matters without pre-authorization

Instructions for Zoom meetings

You can download and install Zoom onto your device, or join a Zoom meeting through your web browser.

You can download and install the Zoom desktop client onto your device.

If you’re using an Apple device, follow these instructions on how to install Zoom on Mac.

Use the link provided to you, or:

  • Go to the Zoom website
  • Click “Join a meeting” at the top right of the page. You don’t have to sign into Zoom to join a meeting.

Enter the meeting ID and your legal first and last name. Then click “join”.

You can unselect the following boxes:

  • “Remember my name for future meetings”
  • “Do not connect to audio”
  • “Turn off my video”

Once you join the meeting, you’ll automatically be placed in the waiting room until the host admits you into the virtual courtroom. You can keep your camera off while in the waiting room.

Viewing options

There are two viewing options for Zoom meetings: gallery or speaker view.

  • Gallery view displays everyone in equally sized screens that adjust in size based on the number of participants
  • Speaker view displays the individual who is speaking in a large screen. Other participants are shown in smaller screens above the person speaking. The system automatically changes to display the person who is speaking.

Change the view

To change the view, click the “Gallery view/speaker view” button in the upper-right section of the screen. This will only change your view, it will not affect the other participants.

Control bar

The control bar is located at the bottom of the screen. The control bar disappears when not in use. Move your mouse or touch the screen (if using a touchscreen device) to make it reappear.

Mute

The “mute” button mutes or unmutes your microphone. Keep your microphone on mute when you’re not speaking.

Start/stop video

The “start/stop video” button turns your camera on and off. If your camera is off, a red line will appear through the camera icon. Click on the camera icon to turn your camera on.