There is a general misconception that when a couple separates, the children must automatically stay with their mother. But in Ontario, the mother and father are equally entitled to custody of the child. If a parent wants to move a child, this step will require a sole custody order, the consent of the other parent or a court order permitting the move.
In this video discusses who is entitled to custody of the child, defacto custody, and mistake parents, often fathers, make regarding custody and the establishment of a status quo. This video also examines the difference between custody and access.