Each year, the City of Toronto approves a City Budget, a financial plan for how it earns money and spends it on local services. It's funded by municipal revenues and by other levels of government, primarily the Province.
The decisions made during the City of Toronto's budget process determine the kind of city we have. In a series of backgrounders, we're bringing you the facts on key issues Toronto is facing today and what City Council could do in the 2021 municipal budget to make a difference. We've got you covered on:
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The budget process kicks off on January 14, 2021, and concludes with the final Council vote on February 18–19. Here are ways to stay in touch with what's happening, and participate, throughout the process:
- Visit this page for more City Budget Matters 101 backgrounders in the coming weeks!
- Follow our City Budget Watch blog.
- Participate in our People's Budget Platform.
Attend one of our budget town halls to learn about the budget and affordable housing, childcare, equity, transit, seniors, disability, youth, environment, and more.
- Watch Council and Budget Committee meetings (see meeting dates here).
- Make a deputation (a five-minute speech) to the Budget Committee.
- Send written comments to the Budget Committee (email firstname.lastname@example.org or mail Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., 10th floor, West Tower, Toronto, ON M5H 2N2).
- Write a letter to your local City Councillor.