The City of Toronto wants to hear from you. We welcome feedback on your experience, our processes, decisions, services and staff. We use feedback from you to monitor and improve our services for the benefits of all our customers and the public.
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If you have feedback regarding a City service, policy, program or staff member, you can make a complaint or compliment to the division or office responsible for that service.
To provide feedback to a division, please visit the Staff Directory, Divisions & Customer Service page to find the appropriate divisional complaints and compliments process.
If you have escalated your complaint through the divisional process up to the appropriate Deputy City Manager and are not satisfied with the resolution, you can send your complaint including all documentation to the City Manager’s Office.
If you have completed the City’s internal complaints process (Steps 1 & 2) and are unsatisfied with the resolution, please contact Ombudsman Toronto. Ombudsman Toronto is the office of last resort for concerns about City services and administrative unfairness.
A complaint is an expression of dissatisfaction related to a City of Toronto program, service, or staff member, where a customer believes that the City or its staff has not provided a service experience to the customer’s satisfaction at the point of service delivery and a response or resolution is explicitly or implicitly expected.
For the purpose of this policy, a Complaint can be about one or more of the following categories:
A customer complaint is distinct from,
Some complaints are exempt from these Guidelines, including,
Once you have submitted your complaint to a division, you can expect an acknowledgement of receipt within 2 business days. If an informal resolution isn’t possible, the complaint will be logged for formal investigation, according to the Division’s complaints policy. Each Division has its own complaints procedure and standards. Please refer to the appropriate divisional procedure for more information.
Providing negative feedback or making a complaint will not affect your services. We welcome feedback from the public. We will attempt to resolve all complaints but cannot guarantee all complainants will be satisfied with the resolution.
You can expect:
We commit to:
The complaints process must:
Complaints will be dealt with in a confidential manner according to the Municipal Freedom of the Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA). Information will be collected, used and disclosed in accordance with the Act.