Freedom of Information

The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA) came into force on January 1, 1991.

This Act applies to all municipalities, local agencies, boards and commissions, including school boards, public utilities, transit and police commissions, fire departments and conservation authorities. MFIPPA determines what information is made available to the public and how it is made available.

The two main purposes of MFIPPA are:

  • To provide the right of access to information held by institutions, subject to limited and specific exemptions.
  • To protect the privacy of individuals with respect to their personal information held by government institution.

You may request access to general records or personal information (information about yourself), or request a correction to personal information.

How to Request Access to Information

You may submit your application in one of two ways.

1. Complete the Online Application Form.

2. Download a PDF Copy of the Application Form and submit by mail or email to the following coordinates:

Information and Privacy Officer
Toronto and Region Conservation Authority
5 Shoreham Drive
Downsview, ON M3N 1S4
FOI@trca.on.ca

Paying for Your Request

A $5.00 application fee is required for all requests. You must submit your request before making payment.

Payment may be completed by any of the following options:

  • Cash, in person
  • Cheque payable to Toronto Region and Conservation
  • Online by Credit card. SUBMIT PAYMENT NOW.

If you are requesting information about yourself, your request is considered a “personal information request.” All other requests for information, whether about a person other than yourself, or about a government program or activity, are considered “general information requests.” Additional fees may apply to requests for general information:

Fee Charges for Requests for General Information
Application Fee $5.00 to be paid when submitting a request.
The application fee is mandatory and not subject to waiver.
Search Time $7.50 per 15 minutes required to search and retrieve records.
This does not include time to review files.
Record Preparation $7.50 per 15 minutes required to prepare records for release.
Preparation may include scanning or severing records.
Photocopies $0.20 per page
DVDs/CDs $10.00 for each DVD/CD

You may be asked to pay 50 percent of the estimated cost of the search and preparation prior to the work being done. The full amount is due at the time records are disclosed.

Questions?

For information about TRCA’s policies and procedures regarding information and privacy contact Angelica Dancel, Analyst, Corporate Records, at 416.661.6600 x 5757.