Legal Services Department
If you have suffered a loss for which you believe the City may be responsible, you can file a claim against the City.
This page informs on the department's role in the working structure of the organization, positioned to best serve our community.
The Legal Services Department provides legal services to the Corporation, including City Council, staff and certain boards and agencies.
The functions of the department include the following:
Legal services or advice is not provided to the public. If you are looking for a lawyer, for a nominal charge, you can contact the Law Society’s Lawyer Referral Service at 1-900-565-4577 and they will put you in touch with a lawyer who practices law in the area of your concern for a ½ hour free consultation. If you require Legal Aid, please call (705) 737-3400. If your question concerns a Landlord or Tenant matter, please call 1-888-332-3234.
The Legal and Real Estate Services Branch is divided into the following sections:
Acts as legal advisor to City Council, the Corporation, its boards and agencies. The Branch also advocates for the City on matters that include planning, the environment, land development and real estate. This is done primarily by in-house staff, but also through the use of private law firms in certain circumstances.
The Legal Services Branch is headed by the Director and presently includes a two Solicitors, Junior Solicitor and two Law Clerks.
Provides the following: real property acquisition and disposal, expropriation, market valuation of land, real property asset management.
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