Building Whitby's 2023 Budget

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The Town has launched its community engagement to help build Whitby’s 2023 Budget. The goal: to provide multiple opportunities for you to share your budget priorities and inform each budget milestone.

What Town of Whitby services are most important to you? Which would you prioritize if you were building Whitby’s 2023 Budget? We want to know!

Get Involved

Between now and Friday, July 22, you're invited to share your budget priorities with us through our Citizen Budget Tool – a virtual budget simulator that shows the financial impacts of each participants’ choices in real time.

Share Your Budget Priorities

Stay tuned for additional opportunities to get involved and share your thoughts.

Next Steps

Feedback collected will help to inform the development of Whitby's proposed 2023 Budget being brought forward for Council approval early next year.

Have a question or comment on the 2022 Town Budget?

How the Budget Process Works

Each year, the Town undergoes a robust process to create an annual budget that delivers the services and programs residents and businesses rely on each day.

Check out the below videos to learn more about how your tax dollars are spent and how municipal budget decisions are made:

For more information on how Whitby uses Development Charges (DCs) to help manage the cost of growth, visit the Development Charge Background Study page on Connect Whitby.

Out of all the taxes you pay the government in a year, municipal taxes make up only 9% of the total amount. Of that 9%, the Town receives 3% from overall taxes to operate and plan for services and infrastructure that you use every day.

Municipal Property Tax Chart

To help manage these year-over-year costs, expenses in the municipal budget are broken down into two categories: operating and capital budget.

Operating Budget:

This accounts for the cost of operating day-to-day services in the Town including:

  • Fire and Emergency services
  • Town Facilities (e.g. Iroquois Park Sports Centre, Whitby Public Library, Port Whitby Marina, Brooklin Community Centre and Library and Town Hall).
  • Recreation programs
  • Road maintenance
  • Waste Collection
  • Debt payments and transfers to reserves

Capital Budget:

The capital budget consists of larger investments that help us prepare for our community’s future growth. Examples of capital expenses may include:

  • Infrastructure development, building and construction projects (e.g. building new roads, sidewalks multi-use paths, bike lanes and bridges)
  • Park and greenspace improvements
  • Fleet expansion and maintenance (e.g. purchasing new fire trucks and snow plows)

Have a question about the Town’s budget? Email budget@whitby.ca.

The Town has launched its community engagement to help build Whitby’s 2023 Budget. The goal: to provide multiple opportunities for you to share your budget priorities and inform each budget milestone.

What Town of Whitby services are most important to you? Which would you prioritize if you were building Whitby’s 2023 Budget? We want to know!

Get Involved

Between now and Friday, July 22, you're invited to share your budget priorities with us through our Citizen Budget Tool – a virtual budget simulator that shows the financial impacts of each participants’ choices in real time.

Share Your Budget Priorities

Stay tuned for additional opportunities to get involved and share your thoughts.

Next Steps

Feedback collected will help to inform the development of Whitby's proposed 2023 Budget being brought forward for Council approval early next year.

Have a question or comment on the 2022 Town Budget?

How the Budget Process Works

Each year, the Town undergoes a robust process to create an annual budget that delivers the services and programs residents and businesses rely on each day.

Check out the below videos to learn more about how your tax dollars are spent and how municipal budget decisions are made:

For more information on how Whitby uses Development Charges (DCs) to help manage the cost of growth, visit the Development Charge Background Study page on Connect Whitby.

Out of all the taxes you pay the government in a year, municipal taxes make up only 9% of the total amount. Of that 9%, the Town receives 3% from overall taxes to operate and plan for services and infrastructure that you use every day.

Municipal Property Tax Chart

To help manage these year-over-year costs, expenses in the municipal budget are broken down into two categories: operating and capital budget.

Operating Budget:

This accounts for the cost of operating day-to-day services in the Town including:

  • Fire and Emergency services
  • Town Facilities (e.g. Iroquois Park Sports Centre, Whitby Public Library, Port Whitby Marina, Brooklin Community Centre and Library and Town Hall).
  • Recreation programs
  • Road maintenance
  • Waste Collection
  • Debt payments and transfers to reserves

Capital Budget:

The capital budget consists of larger investments that help us prepare for our community’s future growth. Examples of capital expenses may include:

  • Infrastructure development, building and construction projects (e.g. building new roads, sidewalks multi-use paths, bike lanes and bridges)
  • Park and greenspace improvements
  • Fleet expansion and maintenance (e.g. purchasing new fire trucks and snow plows)

Have a question about the Town’s budget? Email budget@whitby.ca.

Page published: 19 Sep 2022, 09:38 AM