311 Toronto is the public information and referral service for the City of Toronto. Our friendly staff will help you with information about Toronto's municipal services.
Phone within Toronto city limits: 311
Phone outside city limits: 416-392-CITY (2489)
TTY customers: 416-338-0TTY (0889)
Toronto Animal Services
Pet lost & found, adoption and dog bites
Toronto Animal Services operates five Animal Centres and is responsible for sheltering animals that are lost or surrendered by owners or animals that are available for adoption to new homes.
What to do if a dog bites.
TTC - public transit
The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) is the quick, convenient and safe way to get around Toronto. The subway system is linked with buses and streetcars for one fare, provided it's a one-way trip with no stopovers.
Schools in Toronto:
There are four publicly funded school boards that serve Toronto.
Toronto District School Board
Toronto Catholic District School Board
Conseil scolaire de district catholique Centre-Sud
Conseil scolaire de district du Centre-Sud-Ouest
For other schools and educational services in Toronto, use your favourite search engine and search for "schools in Toronto".
Toronto Public Library:
The Toronto Public Library's 99 branches have books, CDs, DVDs and more in many languages. Highspeed internet access is available free
across the system as are programmes for all ages, including storytimes for children from birth onwards. Check "For Grownups" in Kids' Space for more information.
211 Toronto - Find Help Information Services
Dial 211 in the 416 and 647 area codes for information and referrals to community, social, health and government services.
Children's aid societies
These four provincially mandated child protection agencies serve
Toronto and work to protect children from neglect and physical, sexual
and emotional abuse:
Children's Aid Society of Toronto
Catholic Children's Aid Society
Jewish Family and Child Service
Native Child and Family Services of Toronto
Housing Connections (social housing)
Housing Connections assists moderate to low-income families looking for
affordable housing in Toronto.
Ontario Early Years
If you have a question about your child's development, or want to know how to get information or services for children up to the age of six, visit Ontario Early Years.
Things to do /
Places to see
View our Toronto links page for attractions and arts and culture links.