News Release
January 15, 2024

In a continued effort to engage residents and gather feedback on the staff prepared 2024 Budget, the City of Toronto will host a series of telephone town halls from Tuesday, January 16 to Thursday, January 18.

The series of telephone town halls is scheduled for three consecutive evenings:

  • Tuesday, January 16, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, January 17, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, January 18, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

To participate, Toronto residents and businesses can call 1-833-490-0778 toll-free at the time of the telephone town hall.

Mayor Olivia Chow and Budget Committee Chair Shelley Carroll (Don Valley North) will be joined by senior City staff to provide participants with information about the staff prepared 2024 Budget and an opportunity to share their feedback.

Additional engagement opportunities

Toronto residents and businesses will have an opportunity to speak to members of the Budget Committee on Monday, January 22 and Tuesday, January 23, at locations across the City.

Information about how to register to speak is available on the City’s Get Involved in the Budget webpage.

Feedback about the staff prepared 2024 Budget can also be shared with Members of Council. Contact information is available from 311 or 416-338-0TTY (0889) and on the City’s Members of Council webpage.

More information about the staff prepared 2024 Budget is available on the City’s 2024 Budget webpage.

A Backgrounder on the 2024 Budget process is available on the City’s News Releases & Other Resources webpage.


“I am committed to hearing from Torontonians and I encourage everyone to participate in the budget process. The telephone town halls build on the public engagement sessions from last fall and are part of my commitment to opening up City Hall, ensuring that Torontonians have a direct and meaningful way to contribute to building a safe, caring and affordable city where everyone belongs.”
– Mayor Olivia Chow

“As Budget Chair, it is my job to listen to the voices of residents and businesses across Toronto as we work together to shape our city’s future. There are more opportunities to engage in the budget process now than ever before. The upcoming Budget Telephone Town Halls are new this year and reflect our commitment to transparency and inclusivity in every aspect of this process. I invite Torontonians to take part, share their insights, and actively participate in creating a budget that reflects our community’s needs and priorities.”
– Councillor Shelley Carroll (Don Valley North), Budget Committee Chair

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