Rule 3 – Time


3.01 If these rules or an order of the court prescribe a period of time for the taking of a step in a proceeding, the time shall be counted by excluding the first day and including the last day of the period; if the last day of the period of time falls on a holiday, the period ends on the next day that is not a holiday.  O. Reg. 258/98, r. 3.01.

Powers of Court

3.02 (1) The court may lengthen or shorten any time prescribed by these rules or an order, on such terms as are just.  O. Reg. 258/98, r. 3.02 (1).


(2) A time prescribed by these rules for serving or filing a document may be lengthened or shortened by filing the consent of the parties.  O. Reg. 258/98, r. 3.02 (2); O. Reg. 461/01, s. 3.