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Public policy: key government resources

A guide to governmental and grey literature sources for public policy research prepared by Sam-chin Li, University of Toronto Libraries.


City of Toronto


Municipality of Metropolitan Toronto Act (R.S.O.1990 c. M62) : The City of Toronto's power came from the Municipal Act until 2006

City of Toronto Act (2006) (e-Laws) establishes the City and its governance

City of Toronto Act 1997 (no.1) (S.O. 1997, c. 2)

  • the act that amalgamated 7 municipal governments (East York, York, Scarborough, Etobitcoke, North York, City of Toronto and Metro Toronto) into the Toronto "megacity"
  • Even though these municipalities no longer exist, some of their by-laws are still in force
  • Their legacies live on in the existence on Council of Community Councils

City of Toronto Act 1997 (no.2) (S.O. 1997, c.26) laid out the amalgamated city's powers


City of Toronto Archives

Minutes of the Council of the Municipality of Metropolitan Toronto (includes by-law) (1953 - 1992)

Minutes of proceedings of the council of the corporation of the City of Toronto

  • 1905, 1911-12, 1914, 1916-18, 1920-22, 1925-27, 1929 -1977


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