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Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act

 

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 using the Information and Privacy Request form- 92Kpdf.

Completed form should be sent to:

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

A $5.00 application fee is required for all requests, payment may be paid by:

  • Cash, in person
  • Cheque payable to Toronto Region and Conservation Authority
  • Credit card at https://shop.trca.on.ca

Summary of fees

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".

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 (letter or legal)
$10.00 per oversized plan or map
DVDs/CDs: $10.00 for each DVD/CD

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.
Photocopies: $0.20 per page (letter or legal)
$10.00 per oversized plan or map
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.

For information about TRCA's policies and procedures regarding information and privacy contact Angelica Dancel, Technologist I, Records at 416.661.6600 ext. 5757.