An inquest is a public hearing conducted by a coroner before a jury of five community members. Inquests are held to inform the public about the circumstances of a death.

You can find press releases and information regarding inquests officially issued on the Ontario Newsroom

For more information, please contact: OCC.inquiries@ontario.ca

Schedule of inquests

This schedule is current as of September 21, 2023

DeceasedDate of inquestLocation of inquestPresiding coronerDetails/news release

Ryan, Gladys Helen

Ryan, William Thomas

September 18video conferenceMurray SegalWhile the couple was in hospital, Helen, 76, was shot by her 70-year-old husband, Tom, who was subsequently shot by officers of the Cobourg Police Service. Both died in hospital on October 27, 2017. An inquest into Mr. Ryan’s death is mandatory under the Coroners Act. The Chief Coroner has directed a combined inquest be held regarding both Helen and Tom. News Release
Vander Wal, WadeSeptember 18video conferenceDr. John CarlisleMr. Vander Wal, 44, died in hospital on December 3, 2019, after being shot by an Ontario Provincial Police officer in Exeter. News Release
Gratton, TeresaSeptember 18video conferenceDr. David Eden

Ms. Gratton, 50, died in hospital on October 30, 2017, after transfer from the Vanier Centre for Women in Milton. News Release

Shaw, OzamaSeptember 26video conferenceBonnie Goldberg

Mr. Shaw, 15, died in hospital on August 26, 2017, after being shot by a Peel Regional Police officer in Mississauga. News Release

Gerarts, JohnOctober 3video conferenceDr. David CreeryMr. Gerarts, 57, died in hospital on November 26, 2017, after collapsing while handcuffed under the custody of a Toronto police officer. News Release
Jefferson, MarkOctober 16video conferenceDr. John CarlisleMr. Jefferson, 48, died on November 12, 2019, after being shot by an Ontario Provincial Police officer in Enterprise. News Release
Kyereh, DouglasOctober 30video conferenceDr. Mary Beth BourneMr. Kyereh, 35, died in hospital on June 13, 2016, after being arrested and remanded to the Toronto South Detention Centre on June 11, 2016. News Release
Brown, Keirato be determinedto be determinedto be determinedFour-year-old Keira Brown (also known as Keira Kagan) was discovered deceased on February 9, 2020, at the bottom of a cliff in Rattlesnake Point Conservation Area in Milton. News Release
Elliott, Jaysonpostponedvideo conferenceSelwyn PietersMr. Elliott, 50, died on May 11, 2021, while in custody at the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre. News Release
Baker, Terrypostponedvideo conferenceDr. David EdenMs. Baker, 30, died in hospital on July 6, 2016, after being transferred from the Grand Valley Institution for Women. News Release
Yatim, Sammypostponedvideo conferenceDr. David CameronMr. Yatim, 18, died in hospital on July 27, 2013, after being shot during an altercation with Toronto police officers. News Release