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Canadian Municipal Collection (Cities and Towns)

Each one of the thousands of municipalities across Canada prepares and distributes its own documents independently. There is no centralized agency that coordinates the distribution of municipal documents on a national or provincial basis. As a result, there is no easy way of acquiring a range of documents from different municipalities on a province-wide or national basis.1


The Canadian Municipal Collection (cities and towns) brings local Canadian government documents in one place by making them digitally accessible to the public and discoverable at the individual municipal level. Documents in this collection cover the out-of-copyright run from 1868; and cover the cities and towns of Ontario such as Kitchener, North York, Toronto, Hamilton, Kingsville, and Renfrew.


Documents from municipalities of the other Canadian provinces will be added to the project should funding is available.


Municipalities produce a wide variety of useful documents. Included in this collection are urban planning documents such as official plans, transportation plans, housing strategies and land use plans which have played an important role in the development of the Canadian cities and towns over the last few decades. A surprising number of current urban issues and themes such as housing, poverty and homelessness can be found in this historical collection in the form of studies and reports. Statistical data on population, housing, employment, crime, traffic, and use of social services which is usually hard to be located on municipal level is presented here. Other information includes council minutes, reports, bylaws, audit and financial reports of various local governments in Canada. Large scale local maps such as land use and zoning maps which accompany all kinds of planning documents are full of detailed information which cannot be found elsewhere.


This collection will be an invaluable source of information on municipal policies, functions, priorities, spending and development projects. It also provides an evolving look of cities, and clearly delineate the diverse subject areas under municipal jurisdiction.2 These documents are important primary sources for the study of the political, social, and economic life of Canadian cities and towns.


For further information on municipal government information in Canada, visit the Canadian Government Research Guide under Municipal Resources: https://guides.library.utoronto.ca/c.php?g=702478&p=4995052


About Us:


We are a group of professionals and graduate students at University of Toronto Libraries (UTL) and Internet Archive Canada (IAC) committed to providing public access to information.


Sam-chin Li is a reference and government information librarian at UTL. Andrea Mills and Alex White are archivists at IAC. Amal Hussien is the graduate student library assistants at UTL who has contributed many hours to this project.


1 Judy Curry, "Establishing and Maintaining a Local Government Documents Collection," Government Information in Canada. Vol. 1, No. 4.3. https://library2.usask.ca/gic/v1n4/curry/curry.html

2 ibid


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Discover Toronto’s social and economic past through the Municipal Handbook. It covers a wealth of historical data and facts of the City of Toronto from 1905 to 1968. Apart from information about the administration of the city such as members, meeting details of the city Council, committees, boards and commissions, it also contains the city budget, election returns, population statistics, license fees, public holidays and other handy facts about Toronto. Read the blog (...
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