In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Provincial Government has made an Order suspending limitation periods and procedural timelines in Ontario. A copy of the Order can be found here.
The suspension is retroactive to March 16, 2020. This means that all limitation periods and procedural timelines – including those applicable to Courts and the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal – were “frozen” on that date. For example, deadlines to commence, serve, and defend claims have stopped running. The suspension will last until Ontario declares an end to the emergency.