Since a municipality is responsible for providing public services such as sidewalks, water mains, sewers, etc., the proceedings of municipal councils can reveal the services available at a given time, and thus the lifestyle of an area's residents.
Proceedings can also give clues to events or issues of neighbourhood importance. Council proceedings include council minutes, reports to council, and bylaws.
Proceedings for all former municipalities are available in hard copy. To find them, search for your former municipality in our database. A complete list of our government records is also available on our website. Please feel free to ask Reference Desk staff for assistance.
Council proceedings for the current City of Toronto are available on the city's website
A bylaw search function and some bylaws, including those for former municipalities, are available on the City of Toronto's online Bylaw Status Register.
More infomation about using the Council proceedings can be found