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Proposed Changes to User Fees - Toronto City Council will be considering recommendations to pass by-laws to amend the City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 441, Fees and Charges, so as to adopt the changes to existing user fees and the new user fees that are proposed in the 2020 Staff Recommended Budget.

The 2020 Staff Recommended Budget will be considered by City Council on February 19, 2020.

Decision Body

City Council


The changes to existing user fees and new user fees that are proposed in the 2020 Staff Recommended Budget are noted in the Staff Recommended Budgets, attached as background documents to Item BU14.2 - 2020 Capital and Operating Budgets.

The consolidated changes to existing user fees and new user fees that that are proposed in the 2020 Staff Recommended Operating Budget are also listed in Appendices A to D, which are available by visiting the City's website

To obtain additional information or to ask questions about a recommended user fee change, please contact the staff person identified in the Staff Recommended Budget notes.

The Budget Committee will hear public deputation from any person, or their counsel, agent or solicitor, who wishes to speak to the matter at one of the following meetings:

City Hall, Committee Room 1, 100 Queen Street West

January 20, 2020

Session 1 - 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Session 2 - 6 p.m. onwards

Scarborough Civic Centre, Council Chamber, 150 Borough Drive

January 20, 2020

Session 1 - 3 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Session 2 - 6 p.m. onwards

Etobicoke Civic Centre, Council Chamber, 399 The West Mall

January 21, 2020

Session 1 - 3 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Session 2 - 6 p.m. onwards

North York Civic Centre, Council Chamber, 5100 Yonge Street

January 21, 2020

Session 1 - 3 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Session 2 - 6 p.m. onwards

To make a presentation at one of the Budget Subcommittee meetings on January 20 or 21, 2020, please email or call 416-392-4666 no later than 12:00 p.m. on January 17, 2020.  Presentations will be limited to 5 minutes per person, unless the Committee decides otherwise.

Written comments may be submitted to the Budget Committee, by email, by fax 416-392-1879 or by mail addressed to:

Budget Committee

Toronto City Hall

100 Queen Street West, 10th Floor, West Tower

Toronto, ON

M5H 2N2

Any comments received after the Committee meetings will be processed to Council.

The Budget Committee will make its final recommendations on February 4, 2020 which will be forwarded for consideration by the Executive Committee at its special meeting on February 13, 2020 and to City Council at its special meeting on February 19, 2020.

While the 2020 Staff Recommended Budget sets out the recommended fees, the appropriate Committee may change these recommendations and Toronto City Council may adopt rates that differ from the recommendations, including fees that are higher or lower than the fees being recommended, and may adopt new fees not contemplated in the 2020 Staff Recommended Budget.

Further information:

If this matter is postponed at the Committee meeting or Council meeting or considered at a subsequent Committee meeting, no additional notice will be provided other than the information on the subsequent Committee or Council agenda.  Please contact the above noted City official or the Program Contact noted on the list of fees if you require notice in these cases.

Notice to people writing or making presentations to the Budget Committee

The City of Toronto Act, 2006 and the City of Toronto Municipal Code authorize the City of Toronto to collect any personal information in your communication or presentation to City Council or its committees. The City collects this information to enable it to make informed decisions on the relevant issue(s). If you are submitting letters, faxes, e-mails, presentations or other communications to the City, you should be aware that your name and the fact that you communicated with the City will become part of the public record and will appear on the City’s website. The City will also make your communication and any personal information in it - such as your postal address, telephone number or e-mail address - available to the public, unless you expressly request the City to remove it.

Many Committee, Board, and Advisory Body meetings are broadcast live over the internet for the public to view. If you speak at the meeting you will appear in the video broadcast. Video broadcasts are archived and continue to be publicly available.

If you want to learn more about why and how the City collects your information, write to the City Clerk's Office, City Hall, 100 Queen Street West, Toronto ON M5H 2N2 or by calling 416-392-4666.

Closed Meeting Requirements: If the Committee wants to meet in closed session (privately), a Committee member must make a motion to do so and give the reason why the Committee has to meet privately (City of Toronto Act,

For More Information Contact

Budget Committee
Phone: 416-392-4666
Fax: 416-392-1879

Toronto City Hall, 10th Floor, West Tower
100 Queen Street West
Toronto, Ontario
M5H 2N2

Signed By

Ulli S. Watkiss, City Clerk


January 10, 2020

Additional Information

Background Information

Proposed Changes to User Fees - 2020 Staff Recommended Budget - View


Toronto Municipal Code, Chapter 441 Fees and Charges

2020.BU14.1 - 2020 Property Tax Rates and Related Matters

2020.BU14.2 - 2020 Capital and Operating Budgets

2020.BU14.3 - Additional City of Toronto Reporting Requirement as a Result of Ontario Regulation 286/09, Budget Matters - Expenses


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