About City Budget Watch
Social Planning Toronto's City Budget Watch is back for the 2019 City of Toronto budget process! We'll be bringing you up-to-date reports and analysis on each step of the City budget process from launch date on Monday, January 28, to final votes at City Council on March 7. We'll let you know how you can learn more, get involved, and have your say on the 2019 budget.
The City Budget Watch Blog is authored by Beth Wilson. Beth is our lead on policy and research at Social Planning Toronto, starting at our organization in 2002. She has a Master of Social Work (MSW), Policy, Organization and Community.
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Most recent blog entries
2020 City Budget: How Did Your City Councillor Vote?
On February 19, Toronto City Council passed the 2020 City budget. Members of Council voted on a series of motions, making final changes to the budget. How did your City Councillor vote? Find out in this final post of the 2020 budget season.
2020 City Budget: The Public Calls for Action on Transit, Affordable Housing, Child Care, and the Climate Crisis
Every year, members of the public have an opportunity to weigh in the City’s annual budget – sharing their priorities, concerns, and ideas for change with members of the Budget Committee. This year’s budget deputations took place at City Hall and the Civic Centres in Etobicoke, North York, and Scarborough on January 20 and 21. In total, 177 individuals took part in the 2020 City budget deputations, including 91 at City Hall, 21 in Etobicoke, 35 in Scarborough, and 30 in North York. Several more made written submissions to the committee.