Office of the Legislative Assembly

The Speaker, Hon Dave Levac

As the Chief Presiding Officer, the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly is responsible for both policy and operations of the Legislative Precinct which includes the Legislative Building, its surrounding grounds and the 1st, 2nd and 3rd floors of the Whitney Block. The Speaker also chairs the Board of Internal Economy which reviews and approves operating policy for the Office of the Assembly, governs the Assembly's financial affairs, including the review of the estimates.

Clerk of the Legislative Assembly

The Clerk is the chief permanent officer of the Legislative Assembly, with the rank and status of a Deputy Minister. As the principal procedural adviser and senior officer of the House, the Clerk's responsibilities include advising the Speaker and Members of the Legislature on questions of procedure and interpretation of the rules and practices of the House. The Clerk is also responsible for the overall direction and administration of the Legislative Assembly and is Secretary of the Board of Internal Economy.

The Clerk is Secretary of the Ontario Branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, with responsibility for coordinating the activities of the branch and the Legislature with other Parliaments, and Secretary of the Ontario section of the Assemblée parlementaire de la Francophonie.

The office maintains the public disclosure statements of Members of the Legislative Assembly and the Executive Council for examination by Members and the public.

The Clerk's Office supports the activities of the Clerk of the Legislative Assembly.

Clerk: Deborah Deller

General Inquiry: 416-325-7340

Fax: 416-325-7344

Address: Legislative Bldg, Rm 104
111 Wellesley St W
Toronto ON M7A 1A2

 

Administrative Services Division

The Administrative Services Division provides administrative services to Members and staff in the areas of Financial Services, Human Resources and Purchasing & Operations.

The Executive Director is a senior officer of the Office of the Assembly, with responsibility for the overall administration, planning and direction of the Administrative Services Division which includes three branches: Financial Services; Human Resources; and Purchasing & Operations. The Executive Director oversees the provision of all Members' salaries and expenses and all appropriations to the parties; administers the preparation, review and implementation of the estimates of the Office of the Assembly; makes policy decisions in the Financial Services, Human Resources and Purchasing & Operations areas.

Financial Services

Financial Services provides support to Members of the Legislative Assembly, Assembly Offices, Commissions and the parties with a variety of financial services including payment processing, accounts receivable invoicing and collections, financial analysis, development, communication and advice on financial policies and procedures. It is also responsible for: coordinating the annual estimates process for all the offices that are under the jurisdiction of the BOIE; providing internal financial reports to Members and other offices; external financial reporting including Members' Expenses & Public Accounts-both tabled annually in the House; coordinating the annual financial audit for the Office of the Assembly; providing information and support to other offices re: Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and the Accountability for Expenses Act - Cabinet Ministers and Opposition Leaders, and coordinating the Assembly's Insurance & Corporate Credit Card Programs.

General Inquiry: 416-325-9489

Fax: 416-325-9521

Address: Whitney Block, Rm 2630
99 Wellesley St W
Toronto ON M7A 1A6

Human Resources

Human Resources offers services to the office of the Assembly staff and Commissions reporting to the Legislature, in the areas of: staffing; learning and development; payroll; staff relations and counselling; policy development and establishment of classification; compensation and benefits for offices of the Assembly. Benefits and payroll administration is also provided for MPPs and their staff, as well as staff of all parties.

Employment Opportunities

General Inquiry: 416-325-3540

Fax: 416-325-3573

Fax: 416-325-1537 - Payroll

Address: Whitney Block, Rm 2420
99 Wellesley St W
Toronto ON M7A 1A2

Purchasing and Operations

Purchasing and Operations provides centralized purchasing, contract administration, mail handling, receiving, and asset management activities for the Legislative Assembly. This office also manages the Members' furniture and equipment entitlements for both Queen's Park and constituency offices through a central budget. All telecommunications requirements for both Legislative Precinct offices and constituency offices across Ontario are coordinated through this office.

General Inquiry: 416-325-9489

Fax: 416-325-7236

Address: Whitney Block, Rm 2630
99 Wellesley St W
Toronto ON M7A 1A6

 

Information and Technology Services Division

This division supports the technological delivery of Assembly information and services, provides reference and research services and access to the Assembly's print and electronic resources, and manages the Assembly's heritage and documentation. The division consists of the Executive Director's Office, the Portfolio Management Office, Information Services, Legislative Library and Research Services, and Technology Services.

Information Services

The Information Services branch focuses on the documentation, publication, capture, and purchase of information from internal and external sources and makes that information available to Members, staff and the general public through the Assembly's Internet and intranet sites and internal information databases and sources.

Web Publishing: 416-325-7703

Web Publishing email: web@ola.org

Address: Whitney Block, Rm 3330
99 Wellesley St W
Toronto ON M7A 1A2

Legislative Library and Research Services

The Legislative Library and Research Services branch provides confidential, non-partisan research and analysis, reference, circulation, news and access services to MPPs and their staff, legislative committees, and staff of the Legislative Assembly. Basic reference support is provided to the Legislative Press Gallery. Direct service to others is limited to materials not available elsewhere. The branch also publishes research papers and other information products geared to the interests of MPPs on the division’s intranet site.

General Inquiry: 416-325-3900

Administration: 416-325-3675

TTY: 416-325-3919

Address: Legislative Bldg North Wing, 3rd Floor
111 Wellesley St W
Toronto ON M7A 1A2

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Technology Services

The Technology Services branch has the responsibility for developing, maintaining and securing the Assembly's technology infrastructure by providing a full range of information technology services and support.

General Inquiry: 416-325-7000

Fax: 416-325-3799

Address: Whitney Block, Rm 2330
99 Wellesley St W
Toronto ON M7A 1A2

 

Legislative Services Division

The Legislative Services Division oversees the branches which are essential to the House and Committee proceedings. The division is responsible for Hansard Reporting and Interpretation Services, Broadcast and Recording Service, Parliamentary Protocol & Public Relations, Procedural Services Branch and the Table Research Office.

General Inquiry: 416-325-3502

Fax:416-325-5848

Address: Whitney Block, Rm 1640
99 Wellesley St W
Toronto ON M7A 1A2

Broadcast and Recording Service

The Broadcast and Recording Service operates the Ontario Legislative Television Satellite Network (ONT.PARL.), the audio recording of House and Committee proceedings for transcription by Hansard, and the "in- house" closed circuit television system. All House proceedings are real-time captioned for the hearing impaired.

General Inquiry: 416-325-7900

Fax: 416-325-7916

Address: Legislative Bldg, Rm 453
111 Wellesley St W
Toronto ON M7A 1A2

Hansard Reporting and Interpretation Services

Hansard Reporting and Interpretation Services provides substantially verbatim transcripts of the sittings of the Legislature of Ontario and its committees, publishes an official report (Hansard) and offers French and English interpretation services. Index information on Hansard for the current and past sessions of the Legislature is available. Hansard is distributed to each Member of the Provincial Parliament (MPP), the Legislative Library, public libraries, and various offices throughout the Assembly. Draft and Final Hansards are available electronically within Queen's Park on the Legislative Assembly Intranet. Hansard reports, for both the proceedings in the Ontario Legislature and its committees, are also available on the Internet.

General Inquiry: 416-325-7400

Request for Transcripts: 416-325-7401

Interpretation: 416-325-3962

Index and Reference: 416-325-7410

Fax: 416-325-3967

Address: Legislative Bldg West Wing, Rm 500
111 Wellesley St W
Toronto ON M7A 1A2

Parliamentary Protocol and Public Relations Branch

Parliamentary Protocol and Public Relations Branch provides a wide range of services to the Members of Provincial Parliament, staff of the Legislative Assembly and visitors to the Legislative Building. The following provides an overview of services offered by the branch: Tours and educational programs (bilingual); public inquiry service and tourist information; Exhibit programs for the Legislative Building; Legislative Gift Shop featuring Ontario products (Visa, Mastercard and debit accepted); Parliamentary Protocol (coordination of parliamentary associations/visiting dignitaries, parliamentary events and conferences); Messenger Service for the Legislative Precinct; Legislative Page Program for Grade 7 and 8 students; Legislative Student Usher Program for university students; and coordination of Special Events.

General Inquiry: 416-325-7500

TTY: 416-325-9426

Fax: 416-325-7489

Address: Legislative Bldg, Rm 191
111 Wellesley St W
Toronto ON M7A 1A2

French Language Services

The French Language Services coordinator provides guidance and assistance relating to the effective delivery of activities and services in French for the Legislative Assembly.

General Inquiry: 416-325-7513

Fax: 416-325-7489

Address: Legislative Bldg, Rm 193
111 Wellesley St W
Toronto ON M7A 1A2

Procedural Services Branch

Committees

An important feature of the Legislative Assembly is the committee system. Composed of Members drawn from each political party, committees are created to study specific areas of jurisdiction or appointed on an ad hoc basis to inquire into specific issues. The Committees Section provides procedural and administrative support to standing and select committees, and offers advice and assistance on the drafting of motions relating to committee business. The branch will answer questions about parliamentary procedure in committees, matters referred to and being considered in committees, and dates and times of committee meetings. Callers will be referred to the offices of committees for more detailed information on committee matters.

House Documents

The House Documents Section coordinates daily publication of the Orders and Notices paper and the Votes and Proceedings. These documents are the official record of the activities of the Legislature. In addition to the Journals, the official permanent record of the Legislative Assembly's proceedings, the section compiles and distributes a final Status of Business Report for each Session, consisting of information on legislation, Estimates, committee orders of reference, petitions, Sessional Papers and resolutions considered by the House. All current Sessional documents tabled in the House are retained in the section and are available for public inspection. The section will also answer questions on the status of legislation (bills) from current and previous Sessions of the Legislature.

General Inquiry: 416-325-3500 - Collect Calls Accepted

TTY: 416-325-3538

Fax: 416-325-3505

Address: Whitney Block, Rm 1405
99 Wellesley St W
Toronto ON M7A 1A2

Table Research Office

The Table Research Office provides procedural research and analysis services to the Speaker, the Clerk of the House and MPPs.

General Inquiry: 416-325-3502

Fax: 416-325-5848

Address: Whitney Block, Rm 1640
99 Wellesley St W
Toronto ON M7A 1A2

 

Sergeant-at-Ams and Precinct Properties Division

The Sergeant-at-Arms and Precinct Properties Division is responsible for security and building management within the Legislative Precinct.

The Sergeant-at-Arms is responsible for security in the House and the Legislative Precinct. The Office of the Sergeant-at-Arms provides advice and responds to security issues to the Members of Provincial Parliament and the Legislative Assembly. The Sergeant-at-Arms provides ceremonial services on behalf of the Ontario Legislative Assembly.

General Inquiry: 416-325-7445

Fax: 416-325-7154

Address: Legislative Bldg North Wing, Rm 411
111 Wellesley St W
Toronto ON M7A 1A2

Legislative Security Service

The Legislative Security Service provides a full range of in-house security services to the Legislative Precinct under the direction of the Sergeant-at-Arms. The Legislative Precinct represents the Main Legislative Building, its grounds, and the Whitney Block.

General Inquiry: 416-325-9950

Address: Legislative Bldg, Rm B-7
111 Wellesley St W
Toronto ON M7A 1A2

Precinct Properties Branch

The Precinct Properties Branch is responsible for building operations and maintenance for the Main Legislative Building and the first three floors of the

Whitney Block. The branch provides general building services which include interior design and repair services. It is also responsible for heritage conservation and a long-term program to upgrade the Legislative Building. Plans include compliance with life and fire safety and accessibility standards.

General Inquiry: 416-325-3599

Call Centre: 416-325-7540

Fax: 416-325-3593

Address: Whitney Block, Rm 2540
99 Wellesley St W
Toronto ON M7A 1A2

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