Toronto Budget 2017
Information on the 2017 Toronto City Operating Budget recommendations, links, public hearings and calls to action are all here.
Arts Funding Budget - City Staff Recommending $0 Increase in 2017
The 2017 City Staff recommended operating budget was released on December 6 and is published here: Toronto 2017 Budget.
City staff are recommending $0 increase to arts funding despite Council's approved plan to increase funding by $2 million in 2017, finally meeting its $25 per capita commitment.
There is still time and opportunity to ensure that City Council upholds its commitment. At 0.02% of the City's $10.5 billion operating budget, the $2 million increase is easily justified.
- January 5, 9, 10: Public Deputations before Budget Committee
- January 24: Budget Committee final scheduled meeting on 2017 Capital and Operating Budgets. Budget Committee sends its recommended budget to Executive Committee.
- February 7: Executive Committee meets and sends its recommended budget to City Council.
- February 15-17: City Council deliberates and approves 2017 Capital and Operating Budgets.