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Ontario. Ministry of the Solicitor General

Site: Toronto - Dundas St

Service: Ontario Parole Board

Alternate Name OCR
Former Name Ontario. Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services (2019)
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Toronto Downtown
Address & Map
20 Dundas St W, Suite 530
Toronto, ON M5G 2C2
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Intersection Yonge St and Dundas St W
Mailing Address Box 250 
77 Wellesley St W 
Toronto, ON M7A 1N3
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Parking Pay parking lot
Description and Services
Description (Service) Responsible for decision making processes regarding the release of offenders from incarceration, other than by normal expiration of sentence * authorized to consider, for parole or unescorted temporary absences of 72 hours or longer, adult offenders who are serving sentences of less than two years in provincial institutions * conditions for release and parole or temporary absence may be revoked for non-compliance with these conditions 
Receives and manages demands from the public to observe parole hearings 
Victims of crime may submit information for consideration by the Board in making its decisions. This may be done in writing, by phone, or in person at the parole hearing
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm
Areas Served Ontario
Eligibility Inmates serving sentences of 6 months or more are automatically considered for parole unless the inmate waives, in writing, the right to a hearing.  
Inmates serving sentences of less than 6 months may apply, in writing, for parole consideration.  
Inmates may be released on parole after having served 1/3 of the total sentence.  
Inmates may apply for early consideration where compelling/exceptional circumstances exist. 
Observers of a parole hearing must be 18 years and older with a completed security clearance.
Application Review of the Board’s decision: offender may request by writing to the Chair. The Chair or designate may uphold the original decision or order a new hearing. 
Complaint against the Board or its hearing processes: may be investigated by the Ombudsman or the Ontario Human Rights Commission at the offender's request. 
To become an observer at a parole hearing: bring the form, available online, to the local Regional Office of the Board a minimum of ten working days prior to the hearing. 
Information and support for victims: call the Ontario Victim Support Line toll free at 1-888-579-2888.
Languages English ; French
Fees None
Service Categories Parole Related Crime Victim Services
Contact Information
Office Phone 416-327-6500
Toll Free Phone 1-844-242-0608
TTY Phone 416-916-0162 * 1-844-650-2819
Fax 416-325-4485
Other Details
Funding Provincial
Resources Website
Accreditation No * Operates under the Corrections and Conditional Release Act and the Ministry of Correctional Services Act

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