Being informed is a great first step to participating in decision making. There are many opportunities for you to find out what is happening in Toronto and many different tools to help with that.
City Council and committee meetings take place at City Hall and the civic centres. You are always welcome to attend and no tickets are required. If you cannot be there in person, you can stream meetings online or watch them on television. Visit toronto.ca/council to find out more information or when the next meeting is scheduled.
You can find Council and committee meeting agendas, decisions, background reports and correspondence from the public on the City Council website at toronto.ca/council. You can also use the website to search for agenda items that affect your neighbourhood or issues you are interested in.
The City is required to give notice to the public on a wide range of matters including planning, development and heritage activity, fees and budgets, property sales and other subjects. The City gives notice through the newspaper, mail, or personal service, depending on legislation it also gives information through the new online Public Notice portal.
Subscribing to City Council and committee email updates is a great way to stay informed. You can also subscribe to receive email updates about other important topics you’re interested in such as news and information, road closures and community involvement.
The City of Toronto Archives keeps records that document the history of Toronto such as City Council bylaws, aerial maps, photographs, neighbourhood plans, assessment rolls and architectural drawings. Education programs for school and community groups are also available upon request.