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Legal Services

Legal Services is made up of more than 130 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.

New parking violation dispute process

Starting August 28, 2017, the City of Toronto will introduce an easier, more convenient process for disputing parking violations. Disputes will be handled by the City instead of through the court, providing you with faster resolutions and a more efficient process. Learn more:

Portrait of City Solicitor Wendy Walberg

City Solicitor

Wendy Walberg was appointed City Solicitor on February 15, 2017. Ms Walberg graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1989 and was called to the Ontario Bar in 1991.  She was granted an LLM in Administrative Law in 2012 and is certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a specialist in Municipal Law (local government).

The City Solicitor is the head of the Legal Services Division which provides comprehensive legal services to City of Toronto Council, City Divisions and City agencies.  Lawyers in the division provide advice about many city services and operations but do not provide advice to members of the public.   Legal Services Division offices are at Metro Hall, 55 John Street, Toronto ON M5V 3C6.