Ontario: Annual Statutes

About This Collection

This is a collection of statutes of the Province of Ontario, from colonial times to 1999 inclusive, as officially published in the annual or sessional statute volumes for the year(s) when the legislation was passed. The collection includes both new and amending statutes (source law) as originally enacted by the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, and the statutes are not consolidated.

The original statutes were published by the Queen’s Printer for Ontario annually or at the end of legislative sessions and constitute the official record of legislation as passed and enacted by the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. The printed volumes presented here were assembled from the collections of the Osgoode Hall Law School Library at York University and of the Bora Laskin Law Library at the University of Toronto and were digitized by the Internet Archive at the Internet Archive Canada facility located in the Robarts Library at the University of Toronto. Funding for the project was provided by the Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) as part of its Ontario Digitization Initiative (ODI). The digitized volumes of statutes were edited into their component parts, and metatdata was collected and assembled by librarians and staff at the Osgoode Hall Law School Library with assistance from colleagues at the Great Library of the Law Society of Upper Canada.

This collection of the annual (sessional) statutes of the Province of Ontario has been produced and is made available as a public service. It is a product of our commitment to making quality legal information available to the public free of charge, and of our belief that access to legal information is an integral part of access to justice.

For current consolidations of all Ontario statutes, and for statutes passed after 1999, please consult the official Ontario e-Laws site or the Consolidated Statutes and Regulations of Ontario collection on CanLII.