London, we want to hear from you.
We want you to get involved and help shape the future of the Forest City. The City of London has made public engagement a priority in its strategic plan because we see you as a partner with access to information that will help Council make decisions about our future.
There are many ways you can get involved. We’ll show you how to look up events of interest, how you register to speak at committees, and where to find key pieces of information.
This page will help you learn how your municipal government works so you can tap into the opportunities to get involved. It also connects you to some of the major city-building projects where public feedback is actively sought.
Londoners want to be informed, connected and engaged. Now you can easily find information and have your say on range of City initiatives.
Don't Miss a Beat at City Hall
In our calendar you can find upcoming Public Participation Meetings, Committee and Council meetings and City events. It is updated as events are added, so please check it frequently.
Looking to Stay Connected with City Hall?
We constantly reach out to the public with information about upcoming events and opportunities. Do you want to pitch in on a community clean up day? Adopt a Park? Are you looking for ways to team up and improve your neighbourhood? Then sign up for the Our City e-newsletter , our social media accounts on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, and check out our website often for updates. At times we will also post online surveys to gather your feedback. Check the City calendar for upcoming events. The calendar also contains event dates for significant city-building conversations. A list of some current initiatives is at the bottom of this page so you can get involved.
If your event interests lie with attending the likes of Doors Open, or a cultural festival, please check out the calendars with Tourism London, and the London Arts Council and London Heritage Council.
Understand Your City
Do you want to learn more about how decisions are made at the City of London?
The City of London's Administrative Structure
Links to information on the structure of City Council and its Committees. Opportunities to serve on committees are identified here. We also have Civics 101 videos that will help you understand how to tap into the knowledge available at City Hall.
City Council and Committee Meetings
You will find agendas, minutes, reports and supporting reference documents to City Council meetings as well as Council’s Standing Committees here.
Can’t make it to the meeting? While a Council meeting is taking place, a live video stream is available so Londoners can keep up to date at home and on their mobile device. Many committee meetings are also live streamed.
Have Your Say at City Meetings
If you want to make your views known about a matter being considered by a committee of Council you can request to speak or submit comments.
Request to Speak
In order to be given delegation status (request to speak) at a Standing Committee meeting you must make a request in writing to the City Clerk’s Office stating the purpose of your request. If it falls within the jurisdiction of the City of London we will place the request on the next available agenda for the appropriate Standing Committee. The Standing Committee will then make a recommendation to Municipal Council as to whether or not they wish to receive the delegation at a future meeting of the Standing Committee.
If the request is approved by Council the delegation would then be placed on a future agenda of the Standing Committee.
Londoners can also speak at a Public Participation Meeting before a Standing Committee. If a Public Participation Meeting is scheduled the public can register to speak prior to the agenda deadline and be listed on the agenda as a delegation, together with a written submission if they have one. Otherwise the public can just attend the meeting and the Chair of the Standing Committee will recognize them to speak after any individuals who have registered to speak by the agenda deadline.
Your material should be submitted to the City Clerk's staff listed on the relevant committee page beforehand to ensure that it is appropriate.
You can submit your comments in writing by mail, fax or email.
You can find the mailing address, fax number and email address on the appropriate Council or committee page.
The deadline to submit comments is the Monday the week before the meeting at 9 a.m.
When sending comments that are intended for consideration by a committee or Council, please clearly indicate the following details:
- That you are submitting comments for distribution to a committee or to Council
- The name of the item and the item number
- The name of the Committee and the date of the meeting
- That we have your permission to place your comments on the public agenda and our website
City Initiatives We are Looking for Public Feedback on:
Here are some major city-building projects that will affect our entire city in one facet or another. Smaller scale projects are listed on our Environmental Assessments page, and information meetings, as well as committee and council meetings are listed on the City calendar.