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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2020 City Budget: All the events, new research, and the latest coverage
On Friday, January 10, the City of Toronto launched its 2020 staff-recommended budget. It's the first step towards a final budget vote on February 19. At the moment, we're knee-deep in City budget documents, combing through all of the details to better understand this year's budget and what it means for communities across this city - the good, the bad, and the ugly. In the days and weeks to come, we'll share our analysis and insights with you.
In this first City Budget Watch post of 2020, learn more about our pre-budget report, "Toronto After a Decade of Austerity: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly". Check your calendar because there are lots of budget forums, town halls, and trainings coming up - as well as opportunities to speak to Budget Committee members at public deputations! While you're at it, read the latest media coverage on the City budget.