All the analysis, context, and fact-checks you need to understand Toronto's budget, and what it means for you.
It’s time for the annual city budget! This year, like last, we expect the City Manager to deliver a budget that isn’t balanced, saying that the tough decisions to close the gaps will have to be made by council.
At the same time, we’ll have a sub-inflationary residential property tax increase, which will create additional pressure on the budget.
And then there’s the $33 billion in unfunded but approved capital budget projects, and assorted unfunded operating budget services.
There’s lots to sort out, and we’ll help you do just that.
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