The budget is a financial plan that describes how much money the City will raise and spend. It determines the level of service provided to Toronto residents and guides decisions on what City infrastructure will be built and repaired.
Each year, City staff put forward a preliminary budget and then the Mayor and City Council − with input from Toronto residents and businesses − make decisions about the City’s services, programs and infrastructure and approve the final budget.
The budget is about setting goals and building a great city – together. We need your feedback on the proposed 2021 budget!
|Launch||November 6, 2020||January 14, 2021|
|Committee Review||November 23, 2020||January 20-22, 2021|
|Public Presentation||November 23, 2020||January 25-26, 2021|
|Wrap-Up||N/A||January 28, 2021|
|Budget Committee Final Wrap-Up||N/A||February 4, 2021|
|December 10, 2020||February 11, 2021|
|December 16, 2020||February 18-19, 2021|
A deputation is a short five-minute speech where you can share your comments directly with Budget Committee members.
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.
Councillors may ask questions following a deputation.
Monday, January 25, 2021 and Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Register to speak at firstname.lastname@example.org or 416-392-4666. Indicate your choice of date. Please register to speak by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, January 22, 2021.
Individuals may only make one presentation. Registered public speakers will be provided with instructions to connect to the web conference meeting.
The meeting will be streamed live online at youtube.com/TorontoCityCouncilLive.
If you do not want to make a live deputation, you can submit a written deputation to the Budget Committee by email to email@example.com, or by mail to Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., 10th floor, West Tower, Toronto, ON M5H 2N2.
You can also send a letter or email to your local City Councillor. For information on how to contact your City Councillor, call 311 or visit toronto.ca/council.