What's in this guide
Welcome to York University's Finding Toronto Bylaws research guide. This guide identifies where you can access current and historic bylaws for the following municipalities:
- Amalgamated City of Toronto (1998-present)
- Former Metropolitan Toronto
- Former City of Toronto
- Former City of North York
- Former Municipalities
The Amalgamated City of Toronto has published a Municipal Code of general application bylaws. The former Metropolitan Toronto, and, with the exception of the City of Etobicoke, the former municipalities did not codify or consolidate their bylaws. In most cases, the bylaws are published as an appendix to the council minutes. To locate a bylaw, you must know the year it was passed and either the number or subject of the bylaw.
If the bylaws are required for legal purposes, always contact the appropriate City Clerk’s Office.