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CDS COVID-19 Updates

CDS Window Closure

March 18, 2020

In light of the states of emergency declared by several Canadian provincial jurisdictions in response to COVID-19, be advised that CDS’s window services in Toronto, Montreal, Calgary, and Vancouver will be closed, effective Thursday March 19th at 5:00 p.m, local time, in each location. The window services will remain closed until further notice.

The following services will not be offered during the period in which the windows will be closed.

  • Deposits (Regular and Instant)
  • Withdrawals (Regular and Rush)
  • Physical transfers via CDS
  • Courier services where envelopes are dropped off at CDS

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The Canadian Depository for Securities

CDS is a valued partner to securities market participants, providing reliable, cost-effective depository, clearing, regulatory & information services.

For the vast majority of securities traded in Canada, CDS is there. In 1970, that meant providing clearing, depository and settlement services for approximately 6,000 exchange trades per day. Today, processing volumes exceed 1.6 million exchange trades daily. We have built our business on a foundation of reliability and assume responsibility for the custody of securities valued at over $4 trillion.

Our track record of reliability and performance has earned world-wide recognition. With continuous network availability, zero days of disruption and an exemplary operational reliability rating, we ensure our customers' access to one of the most reliable systems in the world.

As business evolves, CDS responds to the changing needs and opportunities of its participants and the market. CDS is dedicated to maintaining the trust of its customers.