Ontario. Ministry of the Attorney General. Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee

Record #: MET0853
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2024
Last Full Update: 07 Apr 2022


Description (Service) Manages financial and/or personal affairs of persons who are mentally incapable where no one else is able to do so
  • makes medical treatment decisions for persons who are mentally incapable where no one else is able to do so
  • investigates allegations of serious harm against vulnerable adults
  • administers certain estates of persons who die without a will and without any family in Ontario
  • deals forfeited personal property not located in, on or under forfeited land
  • as the Accountant of the Superior Court of Justice retains all money, mortgages and securities paid into, or lodged with, the Court on behalf of minors and litigants
  • protects the public interest in charitable property
  • invests perpetual care funds of some cemeteries
  • free power of attorney kits -- contact local office or visit website
  • brochures available online

Service Details

Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm
Areas Served Ontario
Boundaries Ontario
Eligibility Open to all

Residency Requirements: Ontario
Application Not applicable
Languages English; French

Address and Location

Located In Community Toronto
Address & Map
Atrium on Bay, 595 Bay St
Suite 800
Toronto, ON
Canada M5G 2M6
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Intersection Bay St and Dundas St W
Physical Access Wheelchair accessible automatic main entrance ; Easy access to elevator ; Elevator with braille and voice/tone features ; Wheelchair accessible washroom, assistance needed with door ; Designated parking in underground lot and automatic entrance

Contact Information

Office Phone 416-314-2800
Toll Free Phone 1-800-366-0335
TTY Phone 416-314-2687
Fax 416-314-2619
Website www.ontario.ca/page/office-public-guardian-and-trustee
Mailing Address Atrium on Bay, 595 Bay St 
Suite 800 
Toronto, ON 
Canada M5G 2M6

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