The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act establishes a right of access to municipal government information and a restriction on the collection of personal information and its disclosure. Some access may be limited by specific exemptions.

The Act does not interfere with the present open disclosure practice of the City and cannot be used to access information already available to the public.

Requests must be made in writing and submitted with the appropriate fee to the City Clerk's office. The City Clerk is the Freedom of Information and Privacy Coordinator.

Freedom of Information Request Form


A requester has the right to appeal any decision made by the City about access to records or personal information. Appeals are filed with the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario who is an officer of the Ontario legislature and is independent of the government or any institution. Appeals can be made to the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario by completing and mailing in the Appeal Form or online at