City Clerk's Office

Our Services

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:

We also organize internal awards, ceremonial events, conferences, seminars and other major events.

Major events

Toronto Book Awards

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. 

Toronto Remembers the Wars

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.

Lapel Pins

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City of Toronto lapel pins

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.