What you need to know about Toronto’s University Ave. Courthouse

Got called in for jury duty?  Here’s what you need to know about Toronto’s 361 University Ave. courthouse.

Located near Queen and University Ave. It is home to the Criminal – Superior Court of Justice.  It is close to the Osgoode Subway station as well as City Hall and Eaton Centre.  15min walk from Union Station

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Jury Duty

If you are called to jury duty at this location you can expect the following:

  • long lines up to get into the courthouse in the morning – everyone must pass through airport style security – this can take 15minutes to 45 minutes.

The courthouse has a large room for potential jurors to wait in. This waiting room has:

  • Free wifi access
  • Cafe which service ok coffee and ok snacks (cookies, muffins)
  • Storage lockers with keys
  • Seating area, desks
  • Power outlets

Arrive early to get the best seating or a power outlet for your electronic devices.

During lunch breaks there are numerous food options outside the court house. In front of Toronto City Hall are a series of food trucks. Eaton Centre has a food court. Starbucks is at Queen and University, Tim Hortons, Freshii is at Dundas and University along with other sandwich shops.  Dundas West between University and Bay has various chinese, japanese and middle eastern options.  Expect 45 min – 1 hr for lunch breaks around 11:30am or 12 noon


Other jury duty hacks:

  • Bring reading material or your tablet, laptop etc.
  • Sit close to power outlets so you are able to charge your electronic devices
  • Bring water, food, snacks, etc.  There is also a small canteen where you can purchase snacks
  • Bring headphones if you want to listen to your own music
  • Download movies/shows, etc to your device for entertainment
  • Wear clothes that are comfortable to sit in for long periods of tine

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