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.

Why Arts Funding is Important: click here for Key Messages.

Key Dates:

  • 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.

Call to Action: to find out how you can get involved, click here.