If you have an opinion on what Toronto’s priorities should be, now is your time to voice it.
City Council will be meeting on March 10th and 11th to debate Toronto’s 2015 Capital and Operating Budget. The City Budget is the financial blueprint that funds City activities including community centre programming, paving roads, fixing sewers, and much more.
I am inviting you to take an active role in shaping Toronto’s budget by attending a town-hallmeeting I will be hosting on Tuesday, February 24 at 7 pm, at York Woods Library Theatre, 1785 Finch Avenue West.
Toronto Financial Planning staff will be present to describe the Mayor’s budget, listen to your views, and help answer your questions. We will also have plenty of City information on different and exciting local projects, including the subway extension through our community.
Your opinion matters and you can make a difference. In 2011, programs and facilities in our very own community were at risk of closure based on the direction of the budget. At the town-hallI hosted in 2011, a packed audience joined the fight to help me stop this from happening.
You comprehensive summary of Toronto’s 2015 Budget can be found at: http://www1.toronto.ca/City%20Of%20Toronto/Strategic%20Communications/City%20Budget/2015/PDFs/Budget%20Basics/A1500371_BudgetAtAGlance_Final.pdf
It is important that I hear from you directly so if you cannot make it on February 26, make sure to send me an e-mail at [email protected], or call me at 416-338-5335, and let me know what you think the City’s priorities should be.
Staff from the following departments will be present at the event:
- Financial Planning
- Parks and Recreation
- Toronto Police - 31 Division
- Solid Waste
- Employment and Social Services
- Toronto Community Housing Corporation
- Housing Connections
- Children's Services
- Black Creek Community Health Centre
- Dufferin Finch BIA
- PAN AM