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Advocacy for a Better Budget

SPT and many partner organizations are hard at work on the 2021 City budget. Each year, we work with communities to increase understanding of the City budget, engage residents to support civic engagement, and advocate for a better budget to improve life in Toronto.

Some other groups to connect with:

Join us in advocating for a better budget to build a better city!


Key Budget Dates Remaining

  • February 11: The Mayor’s Executive Committee meets to review the budget; the Mayor and Councillors on the Executive Committee may also move and vote on motions to make changes to the budget; final decisions rest with Council at its February 18-19 meeting
  • February 18-19: Toronto City Council meets to review and vote on the final 2021 tax-supported budget; this final vote is, in fact, a series of votes on individual motions to make various changes to the budget; in past budget votes, Council has moved motions to increase funding for particular programs and services and reversed recommendations for service cuts; it all depends on how a majority of Council members vote on each motion

You can watch these meetings live or check out video recordings after the meetings on Council’s YouTube channel. All meetings start at 9:30 a.m.


City of Toronto Budget Resources

Check out the City of Toronto budget webpage. All City of Toronto budget notes, briefing notes, presentations, and related budget documents are posted on its webpage and will be updated regularly through the budget process. www.toronto.ca/budget


Get Involved! Budget Events Listing

We're keeping a list of all community-organized budget town halls, webinars and trainings, City Councillor budget town halls, and City of Toronto budget deputation sessions. Check out the budget events list for opportunities to learn more, get involved, and have your say! Want to add a budget event to the list? Email [email protected]    

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