This year as part of our Toronto Centre Budget Town Hall, my office has partnered with Ethelo, a Canadian organization that created a survey and participatory budget tool where you can experiment with your own tax dollars and design your own municipal budget. You will be provided with the average property tax amount and will be able to vote to increase or decrease funding to a number of City services.
As you allocate funding across the different services, you will see your own priorities reflected through your unique budget. With a helpful auto-balance tool, you will be able to weigh the importance of your chosen City services and balance your budget. Every municipality is required by Provincial law to balance its budget. This might mean that you have to make sacrifices and compromises or increase City revenues. Launching today, and running until February 19, 2021, you will have time to explore the platform as well as submit your ideal budget.