Building a Better Budget Process in Toronto

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Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

Tuesday, December 19, 20174:00PM - 5:30PMCanadiana Gallery
14 Queen’s Park Crescent West
Room CG-160
Toronto, ON M5S 3K9
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The City of Toronto’s 2018 municipal budget cycle is in full swing. Council’s Budget Committee has begun debating $12 billion worth of city spending based on a seemingly endless supply of financial reports compiled by staff. Making sense of the numbers is remarkably difficult, even for the closest City Hall watcher.

To lift the veil, the Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance (IMFG) and the U of T School of Public Policy and Governance (SPPG) are convening a panel that will shed light on how the annual process works and how it might be improved.
How are budget decisions actually made? Who’s accountable? Is there meaningful opportunity for community input? What needs to change?


Jamila Allidina
(416) 946-3688


Shelley Carroll
Toronto City Councillor for Ward 33 and former Budget Chair

Benjamin Dachis
Associate Director, Research, C.D. Howe Institute

Joe Pennachetti
IMFG Senior Fellow and former Toronto City Manager

Riley Peterson
Budget Lead, Toronto Youth Cabinet

Gabriel Eidelman
Assistant Professor, School of Public Policy & Governance, and co-founder of the University of Toronto City Hall Task Force

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