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City of Toronto By-law Status Registry

The By-law Status Registry tracks the status and history details of by-laws dating back to 1834. The City of Toronto and former municipalities that now make up the current City have passed more than 200,000 by-laws that are still in force today.

You can use the By-law Status Registry to look-up the status of by-laws, view the amendment history and other enactment details.



This registry contains by-law status information for:

  • City of Toronto By-laws from 1998 to the present (current to 2017-0481)

By-laws from the former municipalities:
  • Toronto by-laws From 1834 to 1997 (complete collection)
  • East York by-laws From 1967 to 1997
  • Etobicoke by-laws From 1857 to 1997 (complete collection)
  • North York by-laws From 1922 to 1997 (complete collection)
  • Scarborough by-laws From 1850 to 1997 (complete collection)
  • York by-laws From 1850 to 1920
  • Metropolitan Toronto by-laws From 1953 to 1997 (complete collection)

The Registry is updated as City Council passes new by-laws.