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Understanding Your City

Do you want to learn more about how decisions are made at the City of Toronto? Are you looking for facts and figures on Toronto, or are you interested in learning about how to make a deputation to members of City Council? Follow the links below to find a range of resources that will help you understand and get involved with your city.

Learn how the City works

  • Your Guide to the City of Toronto
    The City of Toronto had produced a series of guides that provide introductory information on how decisions are made, the roles of Councillors and the Mayor, elections, and more.
  • Local Government - Your Guide to Getting Involved
    This booklet provides a simple guide to how local government works and how you can get involved by being informed, having your say and even serving your city. Learn more. 
  • City Budget
    Read background reports, fact sheets, learn about the process, and find out how you can get involved in the City of Toronto Budget.
  • Council Briefing Book
    When a City Council is elected, staff prepare briefing material for Councillors including information on the programs, policies, and issues Councillors need to know about. This briefing material is an excellent resource for anyone interested in learning about the range of things Council must consider.
  • School Programs
    City of Toronto school programs provide fun and interactive opportunities for students of all ages to learn about their city, its politics and its past, while gaining knowledge that complements curriculum topics including civics, social studies, history, geography and literature.

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City of Toronto facts, figures and information

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How to get involved

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This booklet provides a simple guide to how local government works and how you can get involved by being informed, having your say and even serving your city. Learn more.

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Toronto Civics 101

Learn about a civic literacy program organized by the City of Toronto in 2009.

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Get involved with your city and stay current by following the City's official Twitter, Facebook and YouTube accounts, RSS news feeds, blogs, and other official social media sites.