Ontario Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services

Office of the Chief Coroner, Regional Supervising Coroner's Office, Central West Region

Record Details
Social Media Website Website: www.mcscs.jus.gov.on.ca/english/DeathInvestigations/office_coroner/coroner.html
Social Media Website
Description & Services
Description Coroner's office * provides guidance and reports under the Coroners Act to family members of the deceased for coroner investigated deaths only * conducts inquests * responsible for completion of Cremation Certificates and Certificates for Shipment of Bodies outside of Ontario * organ donation for transplants now handled by Ontario Ministry of Health & Long Term Care (Trillium Gift of Life Network) * for more information about the Trillium Gift of Life Network Act, call 416-351-7328 * 1-800-263-2833 * contact the Registrar General's Office, Thunder Bay for Death Certificates 
* administers donations of bodies for medical education and research * supervises and educates investigating coroner and pathologists in Ontario  
* reports include public safety recommendations
Hours Office Mon-Fri 8am-4pm
Regional and Investigating Coroners on call Mon-Sun 24hrs
Areas Served Halton Region ; Peel Region ; Simcoe ; Halton Region; Peel Region; Simcoe County; Wellington County; Wellington
Eligibility Coroners in Ontario must be a physician, licensed with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. 
Residency Requirements: Central Region
Application Recruitment opportunities for coroners are posted annually (generally in late fall) on the government web site.
Fees Service - Fee charged to Family via Funeral Homes for Cremation Certificates & shipment certificates. ; Publications ; No charge for coroner's investigation reports to family or their authorized representative. Service-fee charged to family via Funeral Homes for cremation certificates and shipment certificates.
Languages English ; French
Contact Information
Address & Map
Forensic Services and Coroners Complex
25 Morton Shulman Avenue, 2nd Floor
Toronto, ON M3M 0B1
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Site Location Downsview
Intersection Keele St and Wilson Ave
Transit Information TTC via Keele Street bus or Wilson Avenue bus; GO Transit bus
Accessibility Fully Accessible ; Designated parking at entrance ; Wheelchair accessible automatic main entrance ; Easy access to elevator ; Elevator with braille and voice/tone features ; Barrier-free washroom including door and stall
Office Phone 416-314-4000
Fax 416-314-4030
After Hours Phone To contact the Coroner on Call call Coroners Dispatch -- 1-855-299-4100 or 416-314-4100
E-Mail occ.inquiries@ontario.ca
Website www.mcscs.jus.gov.on.ca/english/pub_safety/office_coroner/about_coroner.html
Primary Contact Dirk Huyer, Chief Coroner
Primary Executive Dr Dirk Huyer, Chief Coroner for Ontario
Alternate Executive Dr Reuvan Jhirad, Deputy Chief Coroner
Other Details
Funding Provincial
Service Level (30) Provincial Government
Subjects Coroners ; Death ; Funerals ; Organ donations

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