Ontario. Ministry of the Attorney General

Family Justice Matters, Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee

Office Phone 416-314-2800
Fax 416-326-1366
TTY Phone 416-314-2687
Toll Free Phone 1-800-366-0335
Address/Location Info
Address Atrium on Bay
595 Bay Street, 8th Floor
Toronto, ON
Canada M5G 2M6
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Located In Community Toronto Central
Accessibility Partially Accessible ; Wheelchair Accessible
Description/Eligibility/Service Details
Description Responsible for protecting mentally incapable people, protecting the public's interest in charities, searching for heirs, investing perpetual care funds, and dealing with dissolved corporations.  
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
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30am-5pm
Areas Served Ontario
Eligibility open to all
Languages English ; French
Contact Information
Social Media Flickr Flickr: www.flickr.com/photos/ontmag
Twitter Twitter: twitter.com/ontmag
Website Website: www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/english/family/pgt/
E-Mail attorneygeneral@ontario.ca
Website www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/english/family/pgt/
Other Info
Alternate Name OPGT
Service Level (30) Provincial Government
Subjects Adult protective services ; Charitable status ; Child protective services ; Estate administration ; Legal guardians ; Legal representatives ; Probate courts ; Protective services ; Public trustees ; Wills
Service Categories Adult Protective Services ; Post Mortem Estate Administration

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