Toronto City Council will be considering recommendations to pass by-laws to amend the City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 441, Fees and Charges, so as to adopt the changes to existing user fees and the new user fees that are proposed in the 2018 Preliminary Operating Budget. The 2018 Preliminary Operating Budget will be considered by City Council on February 12 and 13, 2018.

The changes to existing user fees and new user fees that are proposed in the 2018 Preliminary Operating Budget are noted in the Preliminary Operating Budgets, attached as background documents to Item BU39.1 – 2018 Capital and Operating Budgets.

A consolidated appendix of all proposed changes and new user fees will be attached to this notice as soon as possible.

To obtain additional information or to ask questions about a proposed user fee change, please contact the staff person identified in the Preliminary Operating Budget notes.

The Budget Committee has established two subcommittees to hear public deputations on the 2018 Capital and Operating Budgets. The Budget Subcommittee for City Hall, Scarborough Civic Centre and East York Civic Centre Consultation and the Budget Subcommittee for Etobicoke, North York and York Civic Centres Consultation will receive presentations from any person, or their counsel, agent or solicitor, who wishes to speak to the matter at one of the following meetings:

Scarborough Civic Centre, Council Chamber, 150 Borough Drive
January 8, 2018
Session 1 – 3 p.m.
Session 2 – 6 p.m.

Etobicoke Civic Centre, Council Chamber, 399 The West Mall
January 8, 2018
Session 1 – 3 p.m.
Session 2 – 6 p.m.

North York Civic Centre, Council Chamber, 5100 Yonge Street
January 9, 2018
Session 1 – 3 p.m.
Session 2 – 6 p.m.

York Civic Centre, Council Chamber, 2700 Eglinton Avenue West
January 9, 2018
Session 1 – 3 p.m.
Session 2 – 6 p.m.

East York Civic Centre, Council Chamber, 850 Coxwell Avenue
January 10, 2018
Session 1 – 3 p.m.
Session 2 – 6 p.m.

City Hall, Committee Room 1, 100 Queen Street West
January 10, 2018
Session 1 – 9:30 a.m.
Session 2 – 6 p.m.

To make a presentation at one of the Budget Subcommittee meetings on January 8, 9, and 10, 2018, please email buc@toronto.ca or call 416-392-4666 no later than 12:00 p.m., January 5, 2018.

Written comments may be submitted to the Budget Committee, by email buc@toronto.ca, by fax 416-392-1879 or by mail addressed to:

Budget Committee
Toronto City Hall
100 Queen Street West, 10th Floor, West Tower
Toronto, ON
M5H 2N2

Any comments received after the Committee meetings will be processed to Council.

The Budget Committee will make its final recommendations on January 23, 2018, which will be forwarded for consideration by the Executive Committee at its special meeting on February 6, 2018 and to City Council at its special meeting on February 12 and 13, 2018.

While the 2018 Preliminary Operating Budget sets out the recommended fees, the appropriate Committee may change these recommendations and Toronto City Council may adopt rates that differ from the recommendations, including fees that are higher or lower than the fees being proposed, and may adopt new fees not contemplated in the 2018 Preliminary Operating Budget.

Further information:
If this matter is postponed at the Committee meeting or Council meeting or considered at a subsequent Committee meeting, no additional notice will be provided other than the information on the subsequent Committee or Council agenda. Please contact the above noted City official or the Program Contact noted on the list of fees if you require notice in these cases.

Notice to people writing or making presentations to the Budget Committee: The City of Toronto Act, 2006 and the City of Toronto Municipal Code authorize the City of Toronto to collect any personal information in your communication or presentation to City Council or its committees.

The City collects this information to enable it to make informed decisions on the relevant issue(s). If you are submitting letters, faxes, e-mails, presentations or other communications to the City, you should be aware that your name and the fact that you communicated with the City will become part of the public record and will appear on the City’s website. The City will also make your communication and any personal information in it – such as your postal address, telephone number or e-mail address – available to the public.

The City videotapes committee and community council meetings. If you make a presentation to a committee or community council, the City will be videotaping you and City staff may make the video tapes available to the public.

If you want to learn more about why and how the City collects your information, write to the City Clerk’s Office, City Hall, 100 Queen Street West, Toronto ON M5H 2N2 or by calling 416-392-4666.

Dated at the City of Toronto this December 1, 2017.

 

Ulli S. Watkiss
City Clerk