City Council approved a 2019 tax and rate combined operating budget of $13.47 billion and a 10-year capital budget and plan of $40.67 billion at its March 7 meeting. Details are available in the City’s news release.

Budget notes, briefing notes, and presentations are available at Toronto City Council and Committees Meetings, Agendas and Minutes.

If you are looking for information about a service (such as Police Services, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, or Toronto Water), visit the Budget Notes, Reports & Presentations page.

To learn more about how the City government works, visit Introduction to Toronto’s Government.

The Budget Committee’s mandate includes, but is not limited to, coordinating the preparation of the capital and operating estimates while the annual capital and operating budgets are being developed, making recommendations on the capital and operating budgets, and reviewing other matters that may have a significant impact on a future budget, upon request from the Executive Committee.

Schedule

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

Presentations and Reports

January 28 – Budget Launch agenda

Presentation by the City Manager on Preliminary Tax and Rate Supported 2019 Operating Budget and 2019-2028 Capital Budget and Plan

February 4 and 6 – City Program and Agency Presentations agenda.

Report and Appendices A and B from the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer and the Acting General Manager, Toronto Water on 2019 Water and Wastewater Consumption Rates and Service Fees

Notice of Public Meeting – 2019 Rate Supported Budgets – 2019 Water and Wastewater Consumption Rates and Service Fees

Notice of Public Meeting – 2019 Rate Supported Budgets – Appendix A – Toronto Water and Recommended 2019 Water and Wastewater Consumption Rates and Service Fees

Notice of Public Meeting – 2019 Rate Supported Budgets – Appendix B – Toronto Water and Recommended 2019 Water and Wastewater Consumption Rates and Service Fees

Report from the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services and the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer on 2019 Rate Supported Budgets – Solid Waste Management Services and Recommended 2019 Solid Waste Rates and Fees

Report from the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services and the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer on 2019 Rate Supported Budgets – Solid Waste Management Services and Recommended 2019 Solid Waste Rates and Fees – Notice of Pending Report 

Public Notice – 2019 Rate Supported Budgets – Solid Waste Management Services and Recommended 2019 Solid Waste Rates and Fees

Public Notice – Appendix A – 2019 Rate Supported Budgets – Solid Waste Management Services and Recommended 2019 Solid Waste Rates and Fees

Presentation from the Toronto Police Service, Toronto Police Services Board and Parking Tag Enforcement and Operations on Staff Recommended 2019 Operating Budget and 2019 -2028 Capital Budget and Plan

Presentation from the Deputy City Manager, Community and Social Services on Staff Recommended 2019 Operating Budget and 2019 -2028 Capital Budget and Plan

Presentation from the Deputy City Manager, Infrastructure and Development Services on Staff Recommended 2019 Operating Budget and 2019 -2028 Capital Budget and Plan

Public Notice – Toronto Parking Authority – 2019 Recommended Operating Budget, 2019 – 2028 Recommended Capital Budget and Plan

Letter from the Board of Directors of the Toronto Parking Authority on Bike Share Program Financial Considerations

Report and Appendices 1 to 3 from the Acting President, Toronto Parking Authority on Bike Share Program Financial Considerations

Notice of Public Meeting – 2019 Proposed Changes to User Fees

Report from the Auditor General on Auditor General’s Office 2019 Operating Budget

Report from the Integrity Commissioner on Office of the Integrity Commissioner – 2019 Operating Budget

Report from the Lobbyist Registrar on Office of the Lobbyist Registrar – 2019 Operating Budget Request and 2019-2028 Capital Budget and Plan

Report from the Ombudsman on Ombudsman Toronto 2019 Operating Budget Recommendation and 2019-2028 Capital Budget and Plan

Letter from City Council on Development Charges for the Leslie Nymark Toronto Community Housing Corporation Redevelopment

Letter from City Council on Vision Zero Road Safety Plan – Implementation of Community Safety Zones

Letter from City Council on Implementation of Additional Road Safety Measures and Accelerating the Vision Zero Road Safety Plan

Letter from the Chair of CreateTO on CreateTO 2019 Budget Request

Report from the Chief Financial Officer, CreateTO on CreateTO 2019 Budget Request

Report from the City Manager on Toronto’s Participatory Budgeting Pilot Evaluation

Letter from Board of Health on Toronto Public Health 2019-2028 Capital Budget and Plan Request

Report from the Medical Officer of Health on Toronto Public Health 2019-2028 Capital Budget and Plan Request

Presentation from the Medical Officer of Health on Toronto Public Health 2019 Requested Operating Budget and 2019-2028 Requested Capital Budget and Plan 

Letter from the Chair, Board of Health on Toronto Public Health 2019 Operating Budget Request

Report from the Medical Officer of Health on Toronto Public Health 2019 Operating Budget Request

Presentation from the Medical Officer of Health on Toronto Public Health 2019 Requested Operating Budget and 2019-2028 Requested Capital Budget and Plan

Letter from the Head of Commission Services, Toronto Transit Commission on Toronto Transit Commission 15-Year Capital Investment Plan and 2019-2028 Capital Budget and Plan

Letter from the Head of Commission Services, Toronto Transit Commission on 2019 Toronto Transit Commission and Wheel-Trans Operating Budgets

Letter and Attachments from the Toronto Polices Services on Toronto Police Services Board – 2019 Operating Budget Request

Letter and Attachments from the Toronto Polices Services Board on Toronto Police Service – 2019 Operating Budget Request

Letter and Attachments from the Toronto Police Services Board on Toronto Police Service – Parking Enforcement Unit – 2019 Operating Budget Request

Letter and Attachments from the Toronto Police Services Board on Toronto Police Service – 2019-2028 Capital Program Request

Report from the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture on Investments in Culture

Report from the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture on Strengthening Toronto’s Ability to Attract and Host Major Events Through the Toronto Significant Events Investment Program

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

February 13 – Wrap-up agenda

Wrap-Up Notes to Budget Committee – 2019 Staff Recommended Operating Budget – Rate Supported Programs and Agencies

Wrap-Up Notes to Budget Committee – 2019-2028 Budget Committee Recommended Capital Budget and Plan – Rate Supported Programs

Wrap-Up Notes to Budget Committee – 2019 Staff Recommended Operating Budget – Tax Supported Programs and Agencies

Wrap-Up Notes for the Budget Committee – 2019-2028 Staff Recommended Capital Budget and Plan – Tax Supported Programs and Agencies

Letter from Paul Scrivener, Toronto Industry Network

Multiple Communications from 768 individuals with the subject line “Provide free menstrual products in city shelters”

Letter from Lenka Holubec, ProtectNatureTO

February 20 – Final Wrap-up agenda

Wrap-Up Notes to Budget Committee – 2019-2028 Staff Recommended Capital Budget and Plan – Rate Supported Programs

Wrap-Up Notes to Budget Committee – 2019 Staff Recommended Operating Budget – Rate Supported Programs and Agencies

Wrap-Up Notes to Budget Committee – 2019-2028 Staff Recommended Capital Budget and Plan – Tax Supported Programs and Agencies

Wrap-Up Notes to Budget Committee – 2019 Staff Recommended Operating Budget – Tax Supported Programs and Agencies

Report and Attachments 1 and 2 from the City Clerk on Rates of Remuneration for Public Members of City Tribunals

The Executive Committee makes recommendations on Council’s strategic policy and priorities, governance policy and structure, financial planning and budgeting, fiscal policy including revenue and tax policies, intergovernmental and international relations, Council and its operations, and human resources and labour relations.

Presentations and Reports

March 4 – agenda

Presentation from the City Manager and Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer on Staff Recommended Tax and Rate Supported 2019 Operating Budget and 2019-2028 Capital Budget and Plan

Letter from the Budget Committee on 2019 Rate Supported Budgets – 2019 Water and Wastewater Consumption Rates and Service Fees

Letter from the Budget Committee on 2019 Rate Supported Budgets – Solid Waste Management Services and Recommended 2019 Solid Waste Rates and Fees

Letter from the Budget Committee on 2019 Rate Supported Budgets – Toronto Parking Authority

Letter from the Budget Committee on Additional City of Toronto Reporting Requirement as a Result of Ontario Regulation 286/09, Budget Matters – Expenses

Report from the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer on Budget Committee Recommended Tax Supported 2019 Operating Budget and 2019-2028 Capital Budget and Plan

Report from the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer on 2019 Property Tax Rates and Related Matters

Report from the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture on Impact of the 2018 Creative Co-Location Facilities Property Tax Subclass and 2019 Implementation

Letter from the Budget Committee on 2019 Rate Supported Budgets – 2019 Water and Wastewater Consumption Rates and Service Fees

Letter from the Budget Committee on 2019 Rate Supported Budgets – Solid Waste Management Services and Recommended 2019 Solid Waste Rates and Fees

Letter from the Budget Committee on 2019 Rate Supported Budgets – Toronto Parking Authority

Letter from the Budget Committee on 2019 Capital and Operating Budgets

Letter from the Audit Committee on Auditor General’s Office 2019 Operating Budget

Letter from the Budget Committee on Additional City of Toronto Reporting Requirement as a Result of Ontario Regulation 286/09, Budget Matters – Expenses

Letter from the Board of Directors of TO Live on Replacement of Signage at the Sony Centre and Toronto Centre for the Arts

Wrap-Up Notes to Executive Committee – 2019 Budget Committee Recommended Operating Budget – Rate Supported Programs and Agencies

Wrap-Up Notes to Executive Committee – 2019 Budget Committee Recommended Operating Budget – Tax Supported Programs and Agencies

Wrap-Up Notes to Executive Committee – 2019-2028 Budget Committee Recommended Capital Budget and Plan – Rate Supported Programs

Wrap-Up Notes for the Executive Committee – 2019-2028 Budget Committee Recommended Capital Budget and Plan – Tax Supported Programs and Agencies

Toronto City Council is the main governing and legislative body of the City of Toronto. Council is composed of the Mayor and 25 Councillors. Toronto City Council has direct responsibility for the City’s services. Council also indirectly oversees other major services (such as police, transit, public health, libraries, public housing) through the appointment of Council members to the boards of directors of the City Council’s agencies and corporations.

Presentations and Reports

March 7 – Staff Presentation and Final Budget agenda

Presentation from the City Manager on Staff Recommended Tax and Rate Supported 2019 Operating Budget and 2019-2028 Capital Budget and Plan

Report from the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer on Budget Committee Recommended Tax Supported 2019 Operating Budget and 2019-2028 Capital Budget and Plan

Report from the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer on 2019 Property Tax Rates and Related Matters

Letter from the Budget Committee on 2019 Rate Supported Budgets – 2019 Water and Wastewater Consumption Rates and Service Fees

Letter from the Budget Committee on 2019 Rate Supported Budgets – Solid Waste Management Services and Recommended 2019 Solid Waste Rates and Fees

Letter from the Budget Committee on 2019 Rate Supported Budgets – Toronto Parking Authority

Letter from the Budget Committee on Additional City of Toronto Reporting Requirement as a Result of Ontario Regulation 286/09, Budget Matters – Expenses

Report from the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture on Impact of the 2018 Creative Co-Location Facilities Property Tax Subclass and 2019 Implementation

Letter from the Budget Committee on 2019 Capital and Operating Budgets

Letter from the Audit Committee on Auditor General’s Office 2019 Operating Budget

Letter from the Board of Directors of TO Live on Replacement of Signage at the Sony Centre and Toronto Centre for the Arts

Supplementary report from the Director, Real Estate Services and the City Clerk on Updated Councillor Constituency Office Market Rents

Supplementary report from the General Manager, Toronto Water on 2019 Operating and Capital Budget Briefing Note Potential Financial Impact of Briefing Notes 29, 30, 39

Wrap-Up Notes to City Council 2019 Executive Committee Recommended Operating Budget – Rate Supported

Wrap-Up Notes to City Council 2019 Executive Committee Recommended Operating Budget – Tax Supported

Wrap-Up Notes to City Council 2019 – 2028 Executive Committee Recommended Capital Budget and Plan Rate Supported

Wrap-Up Notes to City Council 2019 – 2028 Executive Committee Recommended Capital Budget and Plan Tax Supported

311 Toronto Budget Analyst Notes

Accountability Officers Budget Analyst Notes

Affordable Housing Office Budget Analyst Notes

Arena Boards of Management Budget Analyst Notes

Association of Community Centres Budget Analyst Notes

Children’s Services Budget Analyst Notes

City Clerk’s Office Budget Analyst Notes

City Council Budget Analyst Notes

City Manager’s Office Budget Analyst Notes

City Planning Budget Analyst Notes

Civic Theatres Toronto Budget Analyst Notes

Court Services Budget Analyst Notes

CreateTO Budget Analyst Notes

Economic Development & Culture Budget Analyst Notes

Engineering & Construction Services Budget Analyst Notes

Exhibition Place Budget Analyst Notes

Facilities, Real Estate, Environment & Energy Budget Analyst Notes

Financial Services Budget Analyst Notes

Fire Services Budget Analyst Notes

Fleet Services Budget Analyst Notes

Heritage Toronto Budget Analyst Notes 

Information & Technology Budget Analyst Notes

Legal Services Budget Analyst Notes

Long Term Care Homes & Services Budget Analyst Notes

Municipal Licensing & Standards Budget Analyst Notes

Office of the Mayor Budget Analyst Notes

Office of the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer Budget Analyst Notes

Office of the Controller Budget Analyst Notes 

Parking Tags Enforcement & Operations Budget Analyst Notes

Parks, Forestry & Recreation Budget Analyst Notes

Policy Planning, Finance & Administration Budget Analyst Notes

Shelter, Support & Housing Administration Budget Analyst Notes

Social Development, Finance & Administration Budget Analyst Notes

Solid Waste Management Services Budget Analyst Notes

Toronto and Region Conservation Authority Budget Analyst Notes

Toronto Atmospheric Fund Budget Analyst Notes

Toronto Building Budget Analyst Notes

Toronto Employment & Social Services Budget Analyst Notes

Toronto Paramedic Services Budget Analyst Notes

Toronto Parking Authority Budget Analyst Notes

Toronto Police Service Budget Analyst Notes

Toronto Police Services Board Budget Analyst Notes

Toronto Public Health Budget Analyst Notes

Toronto Public Library Budget Analyst Notes

Toronto Transit Commission Budget Analyst Notes

Toronto Water Budget Analyst Notes

Toronto Zoo Budget Analyst Notes

Transportation Services Budget Analyst Notes

Waterfront Revitalization Initiative Budget Analyst Notes

Yonge-Dundas Square Budget Analyst Notes

All budget briefing notes and related appendices will be listed here numerically. Staff reports and related appendices are listed under the budget or Council Meeting where they are being discussed.

February 4 and 6

Briefing Note 1 – 2019 Operating Budget – Changes to Existing User Fees and New User Fees in the 2019 Staff Recommended Operating Budget

Briefing Note 2 – 2019 Operating Budget – Contributions to and Withdrawals from Reserves/Reserve Funds

Briefing Note 3 – 2019 Operating Budget – New / Enhanced Service Requests not included in the 2019 Staff Recommended Operating Budget

Briefing Note 4 – 2019 Operating Budget – Equity Impacts of Changes in the 2019 Operating Budget

Briefing Note 5 – 2019 Operating Budget – Toronto Youth Equity Strategy Implementation Status

Briefing Note 6 – 2019 Operating Budget – Toronto Poverty Reduction Strategy

Briefing Note 7 – 2019 Operating Budget – Refugee claimant flows to Toronto and associated pressures on the shelter system

Briefing Note 8 – 2019 Capital Budget – Basement Flooding Protection Program – Program Status Update

Briefing Note 9 – 2019 Capital Budget – Basement Flooding Protection Program – Project List – 2019 to 2023

Briefing Note 10 – 2019 Operating Budget – TransformTO Update

February 13

Briefing Note 11 – 2019 Operating Budget – Toronto Parking Authority – Changes to Service and Rent Expenditures

Briefing Note 12 – 2019 Operating Budget – King Street Transit Pilot – Parking Discounts

Briefing Note 13 – 2019 Capital Budget – State of Good Repair (SOGR) Backlog

Briefing Note 14 – 2019 Capital Budget – Economic Development and Culture’s Building Condition Audits

Briefing Note 15 – 2019 Operating Budget – Economic Development and Culture Division’s 2019 Staff Recommended Operating Budget

Briefing Note 16 – 2019 Operating Budget – 24-Hour Drop-in Centres – Outcome of Discussions with the Province to Resource Operations

Briefing Note 17 – 2019 Operating Budget – National Housing Strategy – Funding Requests and Commitments

Briefing Note 18 – 2019 Operating Budget – Neighbourhood Information Post – Budget Impacts and Opportunities to Expand Rent Bank and Trusteeship Programs 

Briefing Note 19 – 2019 Operating Budget – Supportive Housing units scheduled to be built in Toronto

Briefing Note 20 – 2019 Operating Budget – Tenant Defence Fund – Cost for Additional Staff

Briefing Note 21 – 2019 Operating Budget – Provision of menstrual hygiene product dispensers in shelters, 24-hour respite sites and community centres

Briefing Note 22 – 2019 Capital Budget – Regent Park – Update on Status and Costs of Funding Phases 4 and 5 and Social Development and Community Safety Plans

Briefing Note 23 – 2019 Operating Budget – Implementation of Additional Supportive Youth Spaces, Toronto Public Library and Parks Forestry and Recreation

Briefing Note 24 – 2019 Operating Budget – Immediate Steps to Reduce Gun Violence – Unfunded Actions

Briefing Note 25 – 2019 Operating Budget – Policy, Planning, Finance and Administration – Service Levels

Briefing Note 26 – 2019 Operating Budget – Toronto Building – Service Levels

Briefing Note 27 – 2019 Operating Budget – Toronto Building – Indexation of Indirect Support Costs

Briefing Note 28 – 2019 Operating Budget – Toronto Building – Service and Rent Expenditures

Briefing Note 29 – 2019 Operating Budget – Industrial Waste Surcharge Agreement Fee Review

Briefing Note 30 – 2019 Operating Budget – Water Rate Structuring

Briefing Note 31 – 2019 Capital Budget – Capital Plan for Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Delivery Program – Facilities Management

Briefing Note 32 – 2019 Capital Budget – The South St Lawrence Market Lower Level Redevelopment

Briefing Note 33 – 2019 Operating Budget – Facilities, Real Estate, Environment and Energy Service Level Targets Under Development

Briefing Note 34 – 2019 Operating Budget – Corporate Security 2019 Operating Budget and 2019-2028 Capital Budget and Plan Changes

Briefing Note 35 – 2019 Operating Budget – TransformTO Implementation Status

Briefing Note 36 – 2019 Operating Budget – 2022 Projected Election Costs

February 20

Revised Briefing Note 13 – 2019 Capital Budget – State of Good Repair Backlog

Revised Briefing Note 17 – 2019 Operating Budget – National Housing Strategy – Funding Requests and Commitments

Briefing Note 37 – 2019 Operating Budget – Additional Information on Shelters and 24-hour Respite Sites

Briefing Note 38 – 2019 Capital Budget – Toronto Community Housing Corporation State of Good Repair Spending

Briefing Note 39 – 2019 Operating Budget – Industrial Waste Surcharge Program – Feasibility of Phased In Surcharge Parameter Fee Increases

Briefing Note 40 – 2019 Operating Budget – Proposed Resolution to Augment City of Toronto Operating Levy Funding of Toronto and Region Conservation Authority

Briefing Note 41 – 2019 Operating Budget – Toronto Police Service – Planned Hires for 2019

Briefing Note 42 – 2019 Operating Budget – Cost and Funding of Additional Toronto Public Library Sunday Hours Added in the Period 2015-2018

Briefing Note 43 – 2019 Operating Budget – Cost and Funding of Additional Toronto Public Library Youth Hubs Added in the Period 2015-2018

Briefing Note 44 – 2019 Operating Budget – Proposed Toronto Transit Commission Variable Lane Occupancy Fee

Briefing Note 45 – 2019 Operating Budget – Toronto Transit Commission Subsidy Period 2016-2019

Briefing Note 46 – 2019 Capital Budget – Unmet Capital Needs

Briefing Note 47 – 2019 Capital Budget – 10 Year Historical State of Good Repair Spending

Briefing Note 48 – 2019 Operating Budget – 2019 Community Environment Days 

Briefing Note 49 – 2019 Operating Budget – Greater Toronto Area Transit Fare Comparison

Briefing Note 50 – 2019 Operating Budget – Recent Improvements to Capacity on the Transit Network