The term”Small Claims Court” has existed under various names in Ontario since colonial times, and it is a branch of the Superior Court of Justice. These Courts are designed to settle small civil disputes in which one party sues another party for some form of private relief and parties can represent themselves. Procedures are simple and informal compared to the Superior Court.
For smaller civil disputes, legal proceedings are typically carried out in small claims court. A branch of the Superior Court of Justice, they deal with civil disputes and proceedings of a monetary value of up to $35,000 CAD