Access to Information
Informal Access to Information
Important: Before making an MFIPPA request for records, please contact the Toronto Police Services Board to see if the information you are seeking may be provided free of charge and without filing an MFIPPA request.
Freedom of Information Legislation
MFIPPAestablishes a general legal right of access to records using these principles:
- any records held by a government institution should, in general, be available to the public
- any exemptions from the right of access to such records should be limited and specific
- any decisions relating to access to such records can be reviewed by the independent Information and Privacy Commissioner/Ontariohttps://www.ipc.on.ca/
- any person may make a request for records held by a government institution covered by MFIPPA
Requests for information held by the Toronto Police Services Board are made to the Executive Director. Information held by the Board typically includes agendas and minutes of Board meetings and those of its committees, correspondence, agreements, as well as various other materials under the day-to-day care and control of the Board. Decisions regarding the disclosure of Board records are made exclusively by the Board and by those who have been delegated the authority by the Board to make such decisions.
Requests for information under the day-to-day care and control of the Toronto Police Service are made independently through a separate process administered by the Access and Privacy Section of the Toronto Police Service at this link.
In cases of a request that may involve records under the care and control of both the Board and the Toronto Police Service, or where there is uncertainty as to who holds the records, representatives of both the Board and the Service will jointly assess the request to provide a response.
MFIPPA requests for records under the care and control of the Toronto Police Services Board may be submitted in person or by mail. To make a request, download and complete the applicable application form by clicking on this link and attach the non-waivable application fee of $5.00 in the form of a cheque or money order made payable to the Toronto Police Service.* If the request is for personal information, proper identification must be provided prior to the release of the records. Identification is not required for general requests that do not involve the personal information of a person.
Requests may be submitted Monday to Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, to the Duty Desk on the main floor of Toronto Police Headquarters, 40 College Street. The request form must be in a sealed envelope and clearly addressed to the Executive Director, Toronto Police Services Board.
Requests must be addressed to:
Toronto Police Services Board
40 College Street
*Additional fees may apply