Phase Two – Spring 2017 Consultations


Online survey to gather public input on how the City should balance both its books and long-term priorities to bring us all closer to the city we want.
Focus: Governance
Survey: Open from April 22 - May 14

Public Consultation Meeting Held

Webcast recordings


Event date: Saturday, April 22, 2017 Event time:
Event location:

Toronto City Hall

Event Address: 100 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario
Open House: 12:30 p.m.
Consultation Sessions: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Workshops, presentations, and discussions on:

Maturing our government – Making better use of the tools and governance we have, and getting the tools and governance we need
Relating long-term decision-making to long-term plans, long-term finances, and implementation
Helping you give better input, and helping Council make better decisions, with information and data
Supporting public participation in long-term planning and decision-making
Balancing our priorities with our books


Open House

 to  p.m.
Open House
In the heart of City government, learn about the issues and speak with City staff.


 to  p.m.
Official welcome with presentation
City officials to present on the Long-Term Financial Plan consultation, and overview of the afternoon's sessions.

Drop-in on the following workshops and discussions

 to  p.m.
How decisions are made
  • What processes, strategies or timing of decisions would improve the City's long-term and financial planning?
  • How can we better use the governance structures, processes and powers we already have?
  • What governance structures, processes and powers are missing? What would improve the City's long-term decision-making?
Financial and other decision-making information
  • What information and data would help you give better input to the City?
  • What information and data would help Council make better decisions?
Public engagement
  • How can the City support your participation in long-term planning and decision-making that has a financial impact?
Balancing priorities
  • How can the City balance both its priorities and its books?
Your Best Idea
  • Come and pitch us one thing the City could do to improve how it makes decisions and ensures it has the financial plan to implement them.

Closing panel

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Closing panel
A panel discussion with senior City executives, followed by questions from the audience.

Directions to City Hall

For Location, Accessibility, Hours, Public Transit, Map see website.

Parking at City Hall

Underground paid parking lot operated by Toronto Parking Authority - (entrances on Bay and Queen).


Phase One – Fall 2016 Consultations – 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