Building Whitby's 2022 Budget

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The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact every single person who lives, works or does business in our community. That's why it's so important, especially during these unprecedented times, that we hear from you as part of our budget process - to listen and learn more about the programs and services that matter most to you.

What programs, services and infrastructure investments would you prioritize? How would you balance the diverse needs, wants and expectations of your community?

Other Ways to Get Involved

There are many ways to share your budget priorities and help inform the 2022 Budget planning process. Here's how:

Subscribe to receive email updates (submit your email in the STAY INFORMED box) and be sent notifications directly to your mailbox to stay up-to-date with details on how to get involved and share your budget priorities.


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 COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact every single person who lives, works or does business in our community. That's why it's so important, especially during these unprecedented times, that we hear from you as part of our budget process - to listen and learn more about the programs and services that matter most to you.

What programs, services and infrastructure investments would you prioritize? How would you balance the diverse needs, wants and expectations of your community?

Other Ways to Get Involved

There are many ways to share your budget priorities and help inform the 2022 Budget planning process. Here's how:

Subscribe to receive email updates (submit your email in the STAY INFORMED box) and be sent notifications directly to your mailbox to stay up-to-date with details on how to get involved and share your budget priorities.


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.

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