The City of Toronto values the role that the media play in communicating information about City services, programs and initiatives to the public. The City is committed to developing and maintaining professional working relationships with all media to promote public awareness and understanding of Council decisions, City policies, issues facing the City, services, programs and new and emerging initiatives.
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On July 4 the community celebrated the lighting of the Bloor Viaduct and the Torch Relay with a surprise performance by a Juno Award-winning band!
Toronto is the proud Host City for the 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games. The Games are just a few short days away. Find important information on how to get around the city during the Games and learn more about how residents and visitors can share in the excitement through the Host City Showcase Program as well as other celebrations and events across the city.
Toronto City Council appointed the new City Manager and Deputy City Manager at its meeting on May 5 and 6.
The City is committed to transparency and accountability, and provides staff with expertise to speak to an array of issues during regular business hours. Media should clearly identify what they require assistance with, their contact information and deadline, at the time they request information. Link to Media Contacts
The City Hall Press Gallery Accreditation Policy & Procedure took effect July 31, 2012, following Council approval and applies to journalists who work at City Hall in offices leased by their media outlets. Accredited City Hall journalists receive an identification badge to facilitate access within the building. Older City identification badges are no longer active.
Download the policy, procedure and application form and read these carefully before submitting a completed application. The form is fillable for most fields, but a copy must be printed and submitted to the Strategic Communications Division with original signatures.
Applications from new City Hall Press Gallery members are accepted on an ongoing basis and reviewed monthly. There are no changes to access procedures for other members of the media who cover City Hall news, meetings and events.