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 manages the following services:
We issue or manage, on behalf of the Mayor and Toronto City Council:
- Proclamations: Information and past proclamations | Request a Proclamation
- Celebratory scrolls: Information | Request a Scroll
- Letters of greeting: Information | Request a Letter of Greeting from the Mayor
- Invitations to the Mayor for public events
- Key to the City honours
We also organize internal awards, ceremonial events, conferences, seminars and other major events.
The Toronto Book Award was established by Toronto City Council in 1974 to honour authors of books of literary or artistic merit that are evocative of Toronto.
Kamal AL-Solaylee is the winner of the 2013 awards for Intolerable: A Memoir of Extremes. The announcement was made October 9 at an awards ceremony held at the Toronto Reference Library.
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 individuals or 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.