Tax-Supported 2012-2021 Capital Budget & Plan
- Where does the money come from?
- Where does the money go?
- How will the City manage its capital debt in 2012?
- What is the City's plan for State of Good Repair (SOGR) projects and funding?
- What's included in the 2012-2021 Capital Budget and Plan?
- Detailed Corporate Report on the Tax-Supported 2012-2021 Capital Budget and Plan
The 2012-2021 Capital Budget and Plan is a strategy for funding current and future year investments in infrastructure such as transit, roads, buildings and parks.
Each year, the City of Toronto introduces a current year capital budget and a plan for developing infrastructure in the city for the next ten years. The ten-year capital plan commits funding for projects underway and others in development.
The City of Toronto's 2012 Tax and Rate-Supported Capital Budget and Plan totals $23.586 billion. The Tax-Supported Programs comprise 63% or $14.836 billion with the remaining attributable to the Rate-Supported Programs (Toronto Water, Solid Waste Management Services, and Toronto Parking Authority) in the amount of $8.750 billion.
As well as an annual operating budget, the City prepares a 10-year Capital Budget and Plan. This capital plan, based on debt affordability, includes estimates of capital expenditures (capital projects) to keep the City's current assets in a state of good repair and to improve, expand, acquire and/or construct new capital assets required to meet service demands and support service growth.
The City's Capital Budget pays for building and maintaining roads, TTC buses and subways and major equipment and building major facilities. Major projects are funded through property taxes, money from other levels of government, development fees and by borrowing.
- Debt and Capital from Current contributions (CFC) are the primary financing sources for the 2012 – 2021Capital Budget and Plan totalling $7.050 billion or 48% of the total funding of $14.836 billion.
- The City maximizes all non-debt financing sources first to minimize debt funding; these include Federal/Provincial Transfers, Program-specific reserve funds and capital contribution from the operating budget (Capital from Current).
- Debt funding totals $4.099 billion or 28% of the financing over the City’s Capital Plan period, as noted in the chart below.
2012-2021 Capital Budget and Plan by Funding Source - $14.836 Billion
Where does the money come from?
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Capital from Current (CFC), $2,951, 20%
Debt, $4,099, 28%
Prov Grants & Subsidy, $2,308, 16%
Federal Grants & Subsidy, $2,081, 14%
Development Charges, $462, 3%
Reserves & Reserve Funds, $1,842, 12%
Other, $1,093, 7%
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The City's $14.836 billion Capital Budget and Plan focuses on transportation and transit, public safety, emergency services, improving customer service and investing in public spaces for the next ten years. The Toronto Transit Commission and Spadina Subway Extension make up 54% of the City's 10-year Capital Budget and Plan.
2012-2021 Capital Budget and Plan Expenditures - $14.836 Billion
Where does the money go?
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Spadina Subway, $1,814 million, 12%
Transportation, $2,160 million, 14%
Parks, Forestry & Recreation, $761 million, 5%
Facilities and Real Estate, $534 million, 4%
Toronto Police Service, $496 million, 3%
Fleet Services, $433 million, 3%
Union Station, $411 million, 3%
Information & Technology, $434 million, 3%
Toronto Public Library, $222 million, 1%
LTCHC, $138 million, 1%
Waterfront, $235 million, 2%
Other Programs, $1,014 million, 7%
TTC, $6,184 million, 42%
Capital projects included in the 2012 – 2021 Capital Budget and Plan are prioritized into five categories as shown in the chart below. The 2012 Capital Budget and Plan focuses on maintaining and rehabilitating existing infrastructure to deliver services to the citizens of Toronto.
Capital expenditures to maintain and renew the City’s infrastructure total $9.908 billion, representing 67% of the 2012 – 2021 Capital Budget and Plan's spending allocation and with the addition of Health and Safety and Legislated projects grows to approximately 72% of the total budget , as outlined below. The strategy of continuous investment in City infrastructure reduces the growth in the City’s state of good repair backlog.
2012-2021 Capital Budget and Plan of $14.836 Billion by Expenditure Category
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State of Good Repair, $9,808 million, 67%
Service Improvement, $1,350 million, 9%
Growth Related, $2,865 million, 19%
Health and Safety, $230 million, 2%
Legislated, $230 million, 2%
How will the City manage its capital debt in 2012
Financing for the City's 10-Year Capital Budget and Plan is derived from various funding sources, both external and City-own sources with debt funding being the funding source of last resort. It is the City's goal to maximize all funding from external sources, including:
- other orders of government
- maximize the use of development charges and reserve funds
- set and stick to prescribed debt targets
- explore partnership funding arrangements
- limit the use of debt to fund long-term capital improvements
- not introduce major new initiatives that impact City debt
More information is available in the 2012-2021 Tax-Supported Capital Budget and Plan Corporate Report
What is the City's plan for State of Good Repair (SOGR) projects and funding?
Managing the accumulated SOGR backlog is a key capital policy objective and priority. The City's expansive infrastructure is aging which places a huge burden on limited financial resources to ensure that capital assets are kept in a state of good repair. For example, 70% of the road network is over 30 years old; 50% of the water network is over 50 years old; and, 68% of all City assets are in excess of 30 years old. Neglecting to maintain the infrastructure on a timely basis invariably leads to higher rehabilitation, restoration and replacement costs to taxpayers in the future. Neglecting to maintain the infrastructure on a timely basis invariably leads to higher rehabilitation, restoration and replacement costs to taxpayers in the future.
For the 2012- 2021 Capital Budget and Plan, the City will focus spending on SOGR projects, as the backlog of these projects is expected to increase steadily over this time period and stabilize by 2021. Each division identified its respective SOGR projects in the Capital Analyst Notes which can be found on http://www.toronto.ca/budget2012/analystnotes_capital.htm.
Listed below are key projects to be delivered by the 2012 – 2021 Capital Budget and Plan. These projects contribute toward fulfilling the City's priorities and on ensuring that the assets used to deliver services to the public are maintained. The projects highlighted below indicate major deliverables / outcomes, delivery date and the 2012 – 2021 cash flow funding.
- Maintain 1,000 km of roads, 50 km of expressways, 600 km of sidewalks and 150 bridges and structures in a safe and hazard-free state (2012 – 2021 $1.477 billion).
- Design and redevelop the Six Points Interchange to simplify the road network, create a more attractive and safe environment for pedestrians and cyclists and improve access to the Kipling Subway Station (2015 – 2018 $40.548 million).
- Complete up to 100 km of off-street bicycle paths, 80 km of critical on-street connections and 8,000 new bicycle parking spaces throughout the City (2012 – 2021 $87.209 million).
- Purchase 354 of 420 new subway cars (59 of 70 train sets) to replace aging subway cars and increase capacity by 9% (2012 – 2015 $303.604 million).
- Acquire 213 new buses to improve service by 2016 (2012 – 2016 $194.597 million).
- Purchase 189 low-floor, accessible light rail vehicles to replace the existing streetcar fleet (2012 – 2018 $783.951 million).
- Make progress on the Easier Access Program to ensure that the TTC is fully accessible by 2025 (2012 – 2021 $266.051 million).
- Continue installation of state-of-the-art signalling systems on the Yonge-University-Spadina line to increase train capacity by allowing trains to run more frequently and closer together (2012 – 2021 $287.660 million).
- Continue to revitalize Union Station with improvements to its transportation and retail spaces (2012 – 2021 $411.322 million).
- Continue to construct Union Station's Second Platform (2012 – 2015 $48.023 million).
- Replace the radio communication system shared by the Toronto Police Service, Fire Services and Emergency Medical Services by 2014 (2012 – 2014 $69.122 million).
- Replace firefighters' bunker suits (2015 – 2020 $8.2 million), breathing apparatus (2012 – 2013 $5.824 million), and portable radios (2017 $5.000 million).
- Complete construction of the new Fire Station D to improve emergency response times in Scarborough (2012 – 2013 $4.806 million).
- Complete construction of the Chaplin Fire Station to ensure emergency response times are supported while properly accommodating staff and vehicles (2012 – 2013 $4.634 million).
- Construct new Fire Station B to improve emergency response times in Downsview (2012 –2014 $9.885 million).
- Construct new Fire Station A to improve emergency response times near Highway 27 and Rexdale Blvd. (2014 – 2016 $7.242 million).
- Install an electronic card-access security system in 45 EMS locations to enhance security (2012 – 2013 $1.682 million).
- Construct a new facility for EMS District 4 – Service District Centre at a site adjacent to the District 3 site which will improve operational efficiencies (2012 – 2014 $5.000 million).
- Replace EMS defibrillators (2015 – 2017 $7.000 million) and portable radios (2016 $1.000 million).
- Construct a new facility for EMS District 5 – Service District Centre which will allow EMS to consolidate Special Operations Units under one building (2018 – 2021 $7.200 million).
- Complete replacement of Police Service's 14 Division (2012 $8.910 million).
- Renovate Police Service's property and evidence facility at 330 Progress Ave. (2012 – 2013 $9.729 million).
- Relocate and replace Police Service's 54 Division (2014 – 2016 $36.446 million).
- Relocate and replace Police Service's 41 Division (2015 – 2018 $39.079 million).
- Relocate and replace Police Service's 13 Division (2017 – 2020 $39.079 million).
- Renovate Police Service's 32, 52, 55 and 22 Divisions (2018 – 2021 $24.557 million).
- Maintain valley and waterfront from damage due to high intensity and localized storms (2012 – 2021 $76.938 million).
Quality of life of all its citizens:
- Maintain 10 long term care homes to meet Ministry of Health and Long Term Care compliance requirements regarding safety (2012 – 2021 $72.469 million).
- Redevelop the 337 bed Kipling Acres Long Term Care Home based on revised Provincial standards and requirements (2012 – 2015 $78.500 million).
- Complete alarm upgrades to long term care homes as part of the Long Term Care Act upgrades (2012 $0.500 million).
- Continue the redevelopment of parkland such as June Callwood Park (2012 – 2013 $2.350 million), Canada Arsenal (Marie Curtis) Park (2012 $2.000 million), Grange Park (2012 – 2013 $4.949 million), and dogs off-lease area improvements (2012 – 2016 $3.000 million).
- Continue construction of the new Visitor Centre at Fort York (2012 $23.325 million).
- Construct various community centres, including York Community Centre (2012 – 2013 $22.500 million) and Regent Park Community Centre (2012 – 2013 $17.300 million).
- Continue the replacement of the Regent Park Aquatic Centre (2012 $4.100 million).
- Continue the expansion of the Leaside Memorial Gardens Arena (2012 – 2013 $12.100 million).
- Maintain in a state of good repair the harbourfront, marine service and seawall (2012 $4.800 million) and special facility building structures (2012 $3.150 million).
- Continue the construction phase of the Toronto Reference Library Revitalization Project to address structural, mechanical, and electrical requirements, and improve interior layouts to allow for additional programming and studying spaces (2012 – 2015 $16.860 million).
- Continue planning work and start construction on two new library branches:
- Fort York / Bathurst Library Project to establish a new library for the Railway Lands area scheduled to be open by 2015 (2012 – 2014 $8.310 million); and,
- Scarborough Library Project to begin construction of a new library for the Scarborough Civic Centre area to address the significant increase in service demand due to recent residential development (2012 – 2015 $8.067 million).
- Complete the Self Service Circulation Project at 18 libraries (2012 $1.971 million) that will result in operational efficiencies and savings of $0.217 million; the Malvern Library Youth Centre Project (2012 $0.700 million) that will provide additional programming space for youth programs in an under-served community; and, the Brentwood Library Renovation and Expansion Project to open by the summer of 2012 (2012 $2.435 million).
- Upgrade the Squirrels' Nest Day Care Centre (2012 $0.375 million).
- Continue the construction of the Nelson Mandela Public School renovation as part of the Regent Park Revitalization Project (2012 $0.503 million).
Access to City staff and services:
- Complete the 311 Toronto integration with Parks, Forestry and Recreation registration; develop a common scheduler for City programs; and, improve divisional updates and on-line information for public access (2012 – 2016 $7.962 million).
- Continue the development of the Case Management Phase 2 Project that will improve administration efficiency through the development of the City Services Card and the Employment Opportunities System, while ensuring a smooth migration to the new Provincial Social Services Solution Moderation Project (SSSMP) (2013 $2.300 million).
- Upgrade system hardware and replace equipment for the Provincial Offences Act (POA) Court Case Management System (2012 – 2014 $0.822 million).
- Complete the Public Health Surveillance and Management System Project that will implement a new Provincial infectious disease surveillance and management system (2012 $0.398 million).
- Complete the Open Data Project to promote transparent and open government in the City of Toronto (2012 – $0.150 million).
- Complete the Municipal Licensing and Standards (ML&S) Case Management System Project to enhance the capacity to investigate and resolve all ML&S enforcement inquiries (2012 – $0.402 million).
- Continue the Toronto Building eService Project to realize the eCity vision of providing City services anywhere, any time to residents, developers, and business community (2012 – 2021 $6.646 million).
- Continue the Integrated Telecom Infrastructure Project to implement advanced communication methodologies, protocols, and transmission technologies for delivery of voice and data communications and multimedia sessions (2012 – 2014 $9.314 million).
- Begin the Central Property Database/One Address Repository Project to develop a central property database that will be utilized to link and integrate all property based information systems, databases and other repositories across all City divisions. (2012 – 2015 $2.200 million).
- Complete the purchase of a Mobile Dental Clinic which is100% Provincially funded as part of the Healthy Smiles Ontario (HSO) Dental Program for children and youth in Toronto (2012 $0.450 million).
- Continue HF/HL Systems Integration Project that will develop and integrate several different systems into the Toronto Community Health Information System (TCHIS) framework including the Provincial Integrated Services for Children Information System (ISCIS) (2012 – 2013 $4.485 million).
- Continue the Web ReBrand Project that will redesign the Toronto Public Health website and implement content management software to automate web postings (2012 – 2015 $2.517 million).
- Continue the next phase of the Children Services Information System (CSIS) III Information Technology (IT) system upgrade for Children's Services (2012 – 2014 $3.550 million).
Investment in public space:
- Revitalize Nathan Phillips Square with modifications to meet functional requirements for hosting a greater number and variety of public activities and special events (2012 – 2013 $19.977 million).
- Redevelopment of St. Lawrence Market North which will result in a multi-purpose, multi-storey facility containing a public market at grade and compatible ancillary uses on a mezzanine overlooking the market hall, three levels of POA traffic courts above grade, and three levels of parking below grade (2012 – 2016 $60.636 million).
- Continue development of the West Don Lands and East Bayfront Precincts and Queens Quay Revitalization (2012 – 2016 $137.477 million).
- Develop various waterfront sites including Port Union, Sherbourne and Don River Park (2012 – 2016 $5.148 million).
- Construct Fort York Pedestrian / Cycling Bridge (2013 $17.942 million).
- Improve Business Improvement Areas (BIA) streetscapes (2012 – 2013 $3.524 million).
- Continue restoration of Casa Loma (2012 – 2013 $1.519 million).
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