Lobbyist Registry Online Search

You can search the Lobbyist Registry by date, by lobbyist name, by subject matter and by public office holders being lobbied.

Access to a Walk-in Kiosk is available to the public by appointment for the purpose of completing a registration.

Lobbyist Registry Advisors are also available Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm by telephone at 416-338-5858 or by email at lobbyistregistrar@toronto.ca for information or assistance.

Search results are by subject matter registration

You can search the Registry for a variety of information, but all searches will show results by subject matter registration number. This means you’ll only be able to see information that’s related to an approved subject matter registration.

For example, if someone completed a lobbyist registration but doesn’t have an approved subject matter registration, that person will not appear in any search results.

For each subject matter registration your search returns, you’ll be able to see the registration number, the lobbyist, the subject matter, the current status of the registration, the public office holders lobbied, the dates of communications and the methods of communications used to lobby. Click on the subject matter registration number to open the registration.

Once you find the registration(s) you would like to view select details under the column titled subject matter number

Search Box search

The “Search box” area allows you to search similar to google using for a key word or phrase.

A keyword search will return all subject matter registrations that contain at least one word entered, no matter where the information appears.

When looking for exact phrases, put the phrase in quotation marks.

Advance search

You may also use advance search, this will allow you to narrow your search. Ensure all the limitations are set to what you need

Use multiple keywords to refine your searches. Combine search terms to limit your searches. For example – Enter Planning under Subject Matter and a date range under Active/Closed any time During to get all the Planning registrations approved/closed within the chosen time frame.

Use the Advanced Search to narrow down your results of Public Office Holder Names and Public Office Holder Communications.

Tab Search

You can also search based on the tabs. Certain tabs like lobbyist and beneficiary can be further narrowed alphabetically.

Export Search

You can also export your search results to a CSV. file (Excel) by selecting Export to CSV.