City Clerk's Office
We strive to profile the City of Toronto in a politically sensitive and positive manner on a local, national and international level.
Protocol Services is responsible for use of the following City of Toronto official symbols:
Protocol Services manages the following services:
- Flag-raisings and half-mastings
- Donations of official gifts
- Delegations and study tours
- Key to the City honours
- Freedom of the City honours
- Proclamations: Information and proclamations | Request a Proclamation
- Celebratory scrolls: Information | Request a Scroll
- Letters of greeting: Information | Request a Letter of Greeting from the Mayor
We also organize and/or support internal awards and ceremonies that are City-wide in scope. For more information, please contact Protocol Services.
On May 30 Mayor John Tory and Councillor Michael Thompson were joined by other Members of Council and City staff for a presentation and reception for the Toronto Consular Corps at City Hall to celebrate thriving business in Toronto. A video was shown that showcased Toronto as a Canadian economic powerhouse and as one of the most competitive and liveable cities in the world.
The Consular Corps is composed of approximately 106 full time and honourary Consul Generals representing countries from around the world whose mission is to build strong trade relationships and friendships between Toronto and their countries.
The City honours the past:
- Every Remembrance Day on November 11, we acknowledge the courage and sacrifice of those who served their country.
- Each June 6, the City of Toronto honours the Canadian men and women who took part in the Allied forces' invasion of Normandy, France on June 6, 1944.
- Communities across Toronto have a long tradition of honouring the soldiers who fought for our freedom. Each of the former cities, as well as some earlier villages, often had their own memorial or cenotaph.
- Starting in fall 2008, a number of street signs across Toronto were unveiled that pay tribute to fallen soldiers from Toronto.
The City provides up to 100 pins to organizations that are participating in exchanges, national or international events, tournaments or representing the City of Toronto. The request must be made in writing to Protocol Services and is limited to one request per organization.