Regulation - Minister

Codes of Conduct - Prescribed Subject Matters

Regulation Number(s):
City of Toronto Act, 2006
Bill or Act:
City of Toronto Act, 2006
Summary of Proposal:
The Minister of Municipal Affairs is proposing to make a regulation under the City of Toronto Act, 2006 to prescribe subject matters required to be included in the City's codes of conduct.

On March 1, 2019, the date named by proclamation, the Modernizing Ontario's Municipal Legislation Act, 2017 will provide the Minister of Municipal Affairs with regulation-making authority to prescribe one or more subject matters required to be included in codes of conduct.

As background, it is generally up to the City to determine the contents of its codes of conduct. This would include determining how to address prescribed subject matters described below.

The proposed regulation would prescribe the following subject matters that the City would be required to include in the codes of conduct for members of City council and of its certain local boards:

-Gifts, benefits and hospitality.
-Respectful conduct, including conduct toward officers and employees of the City or the local board, as the case may be.
-Confidential information.
-Use of property of the City or of the local board, as the case may be.

In addition to these proposed prescribed subject matters, the City may also wish to consider other matters to include in its codes of conduct.

The regulation would come into force on March 1, 2019.

The Ministry of Municipal Affairs welcomes feedback on the proposed regulation amendments and encourages anyone interested to provide comments on the proposal. Comments may be submitted until January 9, 2018 by e-mail at, municipalreview@ontario.ca, or by mail using the address listed below.
Further Information:
Proposal Number:
17-MMA016
Posting Date:
November 10, 2017
Comments Due Date:
January 9, 2018
Contact Address:
Ministry of Municipal Affairs
Local Government Policy Branch
777 Bay Street, 13th Floor
Toronto, ON M5G 2E5