City services impact your life every day.

Each time you visit a park or recreation centre, borrow a book from the library, have your garbage or recycling picked up, drink clean water from the tap, ride the TTC, or have emergency services rush to your aid you are using a City of Toronto service.

The City’s many services keep our homes and neighbourhoods safe and vibrant, encourage business growth and investments, and make Toronto welcoming for people from around the world.

The budget is about setting our collective goals and building a great city – together.

Budget Committee

January 28 – Budget Launch

February 4 and 6 – City Program and Agency Presentations

February 7 and 11 – Budget Subcommittee Meetings (Public Deputations)

February 13 – Wrap-up

February 20 – Final Wrap-up

Executive Committee – Budget

March 4 – Staff Presentation

City Council – Budget

March 7 – Staff Presentation and Final Budget

Two meetings will be held for deputations on the 2019 budget. A deputation is a short five-minute speech where you can share your comments directly with Budget Committee members. Several members of the Budget Committee will be at the public deputation meetings and will report back to committee after the deputations are complete.

Individuals may only make one presentation at any of the budget subcommittee meetings. To register to speak, call 416-392-4666 or email buc@toronto.ca.

Thursday, February 7

Scarborough Civic Centre, 150 Borough Dr.

  • 3 to 5 p.m.; and
  • 6 p.m.

Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.

  • 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and
  • 6 p.m.

Monday, February 11

Etobicoke Civic Centre, 399 The West Mall

  • 3 to 5 p.m.; and
  • 6 p.m.

North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.

  • 3 to 5 p.m.; and
  • 6 p.m.

How long is a deputation?

The usual public deputation speaking time is five minutes. However, when the list of speakers is long, the committee can choose to reduce the speaking time. Prepare speaking notes for approximately three minutes. Try to make all the points you want to make in the time that’s allotted.

Will Councillors ask me questions?

Councillors may ask questions following a deputation.

City Council and Committee meetings take place at City Hall and the Civic Centres.

You are welcome to attend. If you cannot be there in person, you can stream meetings online or watch them on television.

Visit toronto.ca/council to find out more information or when the next meeting is scheduled.