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By-law Frequently Asked Questions

What by-laws does the registry include?

The registry includes information on all by-laws that the amalgamated City of Toronto has passed. It also includes information about many of the by-laws that the former municipalities passed.

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How do I get a copy of a City By-law?

If you want a copy of a by-law passed by the City of Toronto since 1998, you can view or print them through the City's website at: http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/bylaws/lawlists.htm

You can also access the new City of Toronto by-laws directly from the By-law Status Registry. Just look for the link near the top of your search results page.

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I'm looking for a by-law passed by one of the former municipalities. How can I get a copy of this old by-law?

You can get a copy of a former municipality's by-law from the City of Toronto Archives at 255 Spadina Road. Archives staff will charge a photocopying fee of 53 cents for each impression. Contact the Toronto Archives at 416 392-5431 for more information.

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I need a certified copy of a by-law. Can I get it on line?

The by-law information on the City's Web site is provided for reference purposes. If you need a certified copy of a by-law, please contact the by-law team. Certification charges will apply.

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I've searched the Registry, but I can't find the information I'm looking for. Where can I get help?

The by-law team in the City Clerk's Office is happy to answer your questions about the by-law status registry. Contact the team:

  • Angela Machado, By-law Support at 416-392-1638
  • Gina Ang, Supervisor, Municipal Codes & By-laws at 416-392-6665
  • Tony Masucci, By-law Support (Archives) at 416-392-5431

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