Thank you to everyone who participated in the consultation. Thank you for your ideas and suggestions, and for your commitment to your city and its future.


The City of Toronto Consultation on Long-Term Financial Plan

To have the city we want, Toronto needs a financial plan to ensure the City of Toronto runs well, spends public money wisely and delivers the programs and services residents need and want over the long term. That’s why we consulted Torontonians on how the city can manage expenses, raise revenue, and make the most of our assets in order to build the city we want, and keep Toronto great.

Final Report Coming Soon

The findings from the public consultation process will provide input and advice for Council and the City Manager as we develop the City’s Long-Term Financial Plan and help give Toronto the roadmap it needs to achieve our aspirations and goals.

About the Consultation

City Council has adopted economic, social, and environmental strategies that can lead Toronto forward. A Long-Term Financial Plan with well-articulated aspirations, clear priorities, multi-year spending and revenue targets, and effective planning processes can help Council realize that vision.

The City of Toronto’s Long-Term Financial Plan will guide our financial decision-making over the long term, and put Toronto on a path to financial sustainability. This consultation challenged us all to ask what kind of city we want and what we need to include in our long-term plan to fund that vision.

Public Consultations

Phase Two – Completed Spring 2017
Governance

April 22, 2017: Interactive workshops, debates, presentations and idea generation at City Hall - webcast and captured for later viewing. Following an open house and presentation by the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer, participants spent the afternoon discussing and sharing input and advice on the long-term financial plan with other residents, community organizations and subject matter experts from the City of Toronto.

Webcast recordings

Photos

April 22 to May 14, 2017: online survey to gather public input on long-term financial planning tools and governance, decision-making and implementation processes, and how to balance our priorities and our financial books.

Downloadable Materials for Phase Two

The following materials were available to support community-led conversations about investing in Toronto’s future and the City’s Long-Term Financial Plan:


Phase One – Completed Fall 2016
Expenditures, Revenues, and Assets

November 9-20, 2016: online survey to gather public input on what the City should consider as it makes decisions about long-term financial sustainability. Residents were encouraged to share their thoughts on the City’s current financial health and the guiding principles behind the City’s long-term financial decisions.

November Survey Results

December 5-23, 2016: online survey to gather public input from residents of Toronto on long-term financial options and strategies related to expenditure, revenue and assets. Residents were encouraged to provide input and advice on the long-term financial planning needed to ensure the City of Toronto runs well, spends public money wisely and delivers the programs and services residents need and want over the long term.

December 5, 6, 7, and 8, 2016: in-person public meetings and online webcasts were held in Etobicoke, North York, Scarborough and downtown Toronto. Following an open house and presentation by the City Manager, residents discussed and shared input and advice on the long-term financial plan with fellow residents, table facilitators, and subject matter experts from the City of Toronto.

City Manager's Presentation (webcast recording)
December Survey and Meeting Results
Phase One Open Data Tables

Downloadable Materials for Phase One

The following materials were available to support community-led conversations about investing in Toronto’s future and the City’s Long-Term Financial Plan:

This Phase 1 kit was available in French, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Tamil, Tagalog, Italian, Portuguese, Farsi, Russian and Urdu.

Download Translated Phase 1 Consultation Kit

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