As we head into the final stretch of the 2024 City of Toronto budget process, with the final Council vote set for February 14, now’s the time to take action for a better City budget!
Community Organizations and Grassroots Groups: Join Us in Calling on Toronto City Council to Fund Our City!
Social Planning Toronto has drafted a letter calling on Toronto City Council to support crucial community services and investments in the proposed 2024 City Budget going to Council on February 14. We are reaching out to community-based organizations and grassroots groups to sign on to the letter. On February 14, the signed letter will be both emailed to Council members and presented at the Fund Our City Budget Rally outside of Toronto City Hall.
The Mayor’s budget offers significant new investments to move the city in the right direction, but the budget hasn’t passed yet. City Council may choose to reduce the proposed property tax increase, providing less funding for these important services, or it may redirect funding away from shelters and other critical services. They need to hear from community-based organizations and groups that this budget must pass!
Please sign on to the letter and join us at City Hall on February 14 for the Fund Our City Budget Rally at 9 AM!
Read the joint letter and sign on here. Deadline to sign on: February 13 at noon.
Residents, Tell City Council to Fix What’s Broken!
Sign on to Progress Toronto’s petition calling on City Council to start investing in communities to pass the City budget.
City Council will vote on the 2024 City budget on February 14. For the first time in over a decade, the proposed budget includes significant investments in essential services that millions across our city depend on, including affordable housing, shelters, transit, and more.
But some City Councillors want to cut services and impose austerity. Use Progress Toronto’s petition to tell the Mayor and your local Councillor to protect services by voting yes to the budget.
Show Your Love for Toronto at the Fund Our City Budget Rally on February 14 at City Hall!
Join us at the Toronto Budget Rally on Wednesday, February 14, from 9-10 AM at Nathan Phillips Square in front of City Hall to send a strong message to City Council to fund a better city. Bring signs! Hot chocolate provided! Council meets on the 14th for final budget votes.
Rally sponsors include: Toronto and York Region Labour Council, Toronto Community Benefits Network, YWCA Toronto, TTCriders, Social Planning Toronto, TNG Community Services, Progress Toronto, CUPE Local 79, ACORN, and Toronto Environmental Alliance.
After the rally, join us inside City Hall in Council Chambers for the Council meeting.
Join Progress Toronto’s City Council Watch Party: Budget Edition on February 14
Progress Toronto is hosting its all-day City Council Watch Party: Budget Edition, taking place at City Hall and on Zoom on Wednesday, February 14. While participants watch City Council live together, Progress Toronto staff will break down the budget and explain what is happening during the meeting. Staff will be providing helpful info throughout the day, and can answer questions about process, timing, motions, and more! Register here.
Join the 19th Annual Strawberry Ceremony
During the lunch break, head over to the 19th annual Strawberry Ceremony for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, Trans and Two-Spirit people (MMIWGT2S) in front of Toronto Police Headquarters, 40 College Street (just west of Yonge), taking place from 12:30-1:30 PM.
Petition for 24/7 Warming Centres!
Open Warming Centres 24/7, petition launched by Cathy Crowe, calls on the Mayor to direct warming centres to open and stay open 24/7.