Torontonians elect representatives to three levels of government:
- The House of Commons in Ottawa has 23 Members of Parliament (MPs) representing Toronto.
- The Legislative Assembly in Toronto - Ontario's capital has 21 Members of Ontario's Provincial Parliament (MPPs).
- Toronto's Municipal government has 44 elected councillors who along with the mayor make up Toronto's City Council.
Government decision making is done through a series of committees that are part of City Council, and through agencies and corporations. Members of the public can get involved with many of the City's agencies, and can submit comments during the decision-making process.
- Council and Committee structure
- Have your say: submit comments or request to speak
- Learning guide: City Council and its Committees
- Learning guide: Decision-Making
- Toronto elections
In 1998 Toronto's municipal government restructured. Seven large municipalities were combined, municipal and provincial responsibilities revamped, and property tax reformed.