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April 27, 2009
Scheduled temporary shutdown of online Lobbyist Registry
The Office of the Lobbyist Registrar will temporarily close the public online Lobbyist Registry on Monday, May 4 to improve the system, making it easier to use and more accurate. The online Lobbyist Registry will re-open by Tuesday, May 5. Access to the online home page of the Office of the Lobbyist Registrar will remain open.

Among the changes, the search function will be expanded so that you can search by entering words or phrases, or listing the lobbyists, clients, businesses or organizations that are in the Registry. Currently, you can only search by the name of the lobbyist. Other improvements will help registrants better manage their registrations.

During the closure period, registered lobbyists may continue to lobby on subject matters that have been previously registered. Lobbying on Monday, May 4 the day of the shutdown, must be reported within three business days - on or before Thursday, May 7. Lobbying that is required to be reported on the day of the shutdown must be reported on Tuesday, May 5.

Lobbyists who wish to register a subject matter or as a lobbyist or, or who need information during the shutdown, should contact a Lobbyist Advisor at the Office of the Lobbyist Registrar by telephone (416-338-5858) or by e-mail at

Toronto is Canada’s largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. In the past three years, Toronto has won numerous awards for quality, innovation and efficiency in delivering public services. Toronto’s government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

Media contact:
Linda Gehrke, Lobbyist Registrar, 416-338-5858



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