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Legal Services

Legal Services is made up of more than 120 practicing lawyers, more than 15 law clerks, 10 conveyancing staff, and more than 50 prosecutions staff.

As the City's in-house law firm, Legal Services provides expertise in the following areas: Municipal Law, Litigation, Real Estate Law, Employment & Labour, Planning and Administrative Tribunal Law, Transit Expansion, and Prosecution. It provides legal advice to City Divisions, Agencies, Boards, and Commissions to safeguard the legal interests of the City.


Message from the City Solicitor

The City of Toronto’s Legal Services Division is both an important part of municipal government in Toronto and a rewarding place to work.  As legal advisors to the City government we provide a wide variety of services and are involved in many significant City projects.  We work with all City divisions and various City agencies daily.   We also advise City Council and its committees.  Legal Services staff have extensive knowledge and expertise to offer in a wide variety of practice areas including:  litigation, land use planning, prosecutions, municipal, employment law, and real estate.  The work is interesting, varied and challenging.  I encourage you to apply for an articling position with the City of Toronto.

Wendy Walberg