From November 1 to 30, you are invited to join Mayor Olivia Chow, Councillor Shelley Carroll (Don Valley North), Chair of the Budget Committee, Members of Council and other Torontonians to share your ideas about the City’s 2024 Budget and Toronto’s at virtual and in-person consultations and through an online survey and tool.

Learn the City’s budget basics, including key budget terms and how the budget is approved.

See below to join the online conversation, attend a virtual or in-person meeting or host your own discussion.

Participate online by November 30.

Our online tool will collect your ideas and let you view other participants’ ideas. To maintain a safe and welcoming environment for all participants, please do not submit ideas that contain the following content:

  • Personal information about any individuals such as their names, addresses, contact information, or personal identities
  • Offensive language including profanity or comments that are considered defamatory to a person’s character
  • Content that can be considered a personal attack on an individual
  • Content that are discriminatory of people’s gender, race, religion, culture, sexual preference, appearance, or background
  • Spam or links to any advertising, illicit or otherwise illegal material
  • Feedback unrelated to the 2024 budget, the Mayor’s New Deal or the questions in the survey

The tool automatically reviews submissions before they are visible to participants and flags those that contain rude or hurtful language, individuals’ names, and duplicate thoughts shared by the same participant. You can also report any ideas that contain such information. Submissions that fail to follow this guidance may be removed.

Attend a meeting in person or online to:

  • Meet the Budget Committee Chair, other Members of Council and senior City staff
  • Ask questions and learn about this year’s budget process and financial challenges
  • Share your ideas and hear the ideas of other Torontonians in small breakout discussions 
  • Contribute to and hear the latest updates from the online discussions

We encourage you to register to receive reminders and notifications of any meeting changes. There are two time slots for each meeting and participants can choose their desired time during registration.

Date Time Location Registration
Monday, November 20 7 to 8:30 p.m.


8:30 to 10 p.m.

Scarborough Civic Centre
150 Borough Dr.
Tuesday, November 21 7 to 8:30 p.m.


8:30 to 10 p.m.

Etobicoke Olympium
590 Rathburn Rd.
Thursday, November 23 Noon to 1:30 p.m.


1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Virtual meeting Register
Saturday, November 25 Noon to 1:30 p.m.


1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Toronto Reference Library
789 Yonge St.
Monday, November 27 7 to 8:30 p.m.


8:30 to 10 p.m.

North York Memorial Hall
5110 Yonge St.
Tuesday, November 28 7 to 8:30 p.m.


8:30 to 10 p.m.

Virtual meeting Register
Wednesday, November 29 7 to 8:30 p.m.


8:30 to 10 p.m.

Rexdale Hub
21 Panorama Crt.
Thursday, November 30 7 to 8:30 p.m.


8:30 to 10 p.m.

Virtual meeting Register

Mayor Chow and Toronto City Council will use the feedback to help inform decision-making at the City and to support discussions with the Province of Ontario and the Government of Canada to secure sustainable financing for Toronto. The results will be presented to the Budget Committee when the 2024 Budget launches on Wednesday, January 10, 2024, and will ultimately accompany the Budget Committee’s recommendations to Mayor Chow for the Mayor’s budget, which will be released by Thursday, February 1, 2024.

Learn more about the City’s budget.

Community groups and organizations are encouraged to promote the budget consultation and raise these questions at any meeting they may be hosting.  The resources below can help you host the discussion and submit your feedback to the City:

The questions the City is asking online and at meetings are:  

  1. What service do you think is most important for the City to invest in and why?
  2. What service should the City decrease funding to and why?
  3. Do you agree that the Government of Ontario and the Government of Canada should step up and pay their fair share of funding for municipal services and programs?
  4. What actions would you take with your neighbours to get a New Deal and achieve long-term stability and sustainability of Toronto’s finances?

Please encourage everyone to submit their feedback online so they can join the conversation with other Torontonians.

When the November consultations conclude, Toronto residents will have additional opportunities to engage in the 2024 Budget process online and in person: write to members of the Budget Committee, local Councillor and Members of Council; attend local Councillor’s Budget Townhall; and speak to members of the Budget Committee January 22 and 23, 2024. 

Learn more and participate in the City’s budget process.

  • November 1 to 30, 2023: Provide your feedback online and/or at one of the virtual or in-person consultations.
  • January 10 to 26, 2024: The City’s Budget Committee will hear a staff presentation as well as the results of the consultations, input from residents and businesses, and will make recommendations to Mayor Chow for the Mayor’s budget.
  • By February 1, 2024: the Mayor will present the budget to City Council, and Council will consider the Mayor’s budget within 30 days.
  • February 14, 2024: City Council will consider the 2024 Budget.

Toronto faces unprecedented financial challenges. The 2024 Budget will be difficult to balance, but without facing this challenge now, future years are going to be even tougher.

In September 2023, City Council approved Toronto’s Updated Long-Term Financial Plan to respond immediately to the city’s financial constraints and to request urgent financial support from the Government of Canada and the Province of Ontario.

Mayor Chow is currently working to secure agreements, funding and long-term financial sustainability for Toronto with the Federal and Provincial governments.

Mayor Chow and City Council will use the feedback from the November consultations with the public to help inform decision-making at the City, and also to support discussions with the Province of Ontario and the Government of Canada to secure a new deal for Toronto.

Who Does What: Intergovernmental Relations and Funding

The City, federal and provincial governments work together but have different responsibilities.  

Municipal: City of Toronto

The City is responsible for water treatment, parks, libraries, waste collection, public transit, land use planning, traffic signals, police, paramedics, fire services, sewers, homeless shelters, childcare, recreation centres and more. Powers are defined by the City of Toronto Act, 2006. 

Provincial: Government of Ontario

The Government of Ontario is responsible for health, education, driver and vehicle licensing, energy, human rights, natural resources, environment, social services and more. Powers are defined by the Constitution Act, 1867. 

Federal: Government of Canada

The Government of Canada is responsible for national defence and Canadian Armed Forces, postal service, banking, employment, citizenship and immigration, census, foreign affairs and international trade, agriculture and more. Powers are defined by the Constitution Act, 1867. 

If you want to stay involved and informed on a New Deal for Toronto or have additional thoughts on the 2024 budget, email Mayor Olivia Chow and Budget Committee Chair Shelley Carroll at

Share your feedback at Budget Committee meetings in January 2024.