Torontonians elect representatives to three levels of government:
Toronto's municipal government has 44 elected councillors (representing approx. 55,000 people each) who along with the mayor make up Toronto City Council. Toronto elects a new local government every four years.
The 1998 restructuring of Toronto's municipal government has been one of the most ambitious undertakings in North America. Seven large municipalities were combined, municipal and provincial responsibilities revamped, and property tax reformed. Only the governments of Canada, British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario and Quebec govern larger populations than the City of Toronto.