​​​​When Can the City Use Your Personal Information?

In general, the City may only use your personal information if:

  • You have consented to its use;
  • It is used for the reason for which it was collected (as stated in the notice of collection); and,
  • The City has taken reasonable steps to ensure that it is accurate and up to date.

When Can the City Disclose Your Personal Information?

The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA) establishes that the City may only disclose your personal information in the following circumstances:

  • You have consented to the disclosure;
  • For the purpose for which the personal information was obtained or compiled or for a consistent purpose;
  • Where the disclosure is necessary and proper in the discharge of the City’s functions;
  • For the purpose of complying with legislation;
  • For law enforcement purposes;
  • In compelling circumstances affecting the health or safety of an individual;
  • In compassionate circumstances, to facilitate contact with the next of kin or a friend of an individual who is injured, ill or deceased;
  • To the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario; and,
  • To the Government of Canada in order to facilitate the auditing of shared cost programs.