The City Manager provides guidance and advice to Council and the City administration on city-wide issues, co-ordinating the work of City divisions and evaluating how well the City provides services. Learn more.
As Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, Toronto is an incredibly diverse and vibrant city with about 2.8 million people and more than 100 languages spoken. Our diversity provides a unique economic advantage for building a prosperous City, and our talented workforce of 35,000 employees reflects the diversity of our population.
The Federation of Canadian Municipalities represents the interests of municipalities on policy and program matters that fall within federal jurisdiction. Members include Canada's largest cities, small urban and rural communities, and 21 provincial and territorial municipal associations. The City of Toronto is a long-standing member of FCM and is its largest member.
The City budget is a financial plan that describes the money the City will raise and spend within a year.
Every year City staff put forward a recommended budget and then the Mayor and City Council, with input from Toronto residents and businesses, make choices about the City's services and programs.
In 2002, Toronto City Council approved its Strategic Plan. The strategic plan is Council's leadership document for the City of Toronto. The City's Strategic Plan explains what we want to achieve for Toronto and how City government can contribute to this vision. In 2012, the City Manager led the development of new Strategic Actions to replace the original 19 directions set in 2002 that have been completed.
In 2011, the City of Toronto launched a Service Review Program. In consultation with the public, the program reviewed all of the City's services. The Service Review Program included a Core Service Review that examined which services the City should deliver; Service Efficiency Studies that examined service levels and how to ensure the most efficient and cost effective delivery of City services; and an examination of all current user fees to determine the extent to which they are fair and cover the full cost of providing the service. Learn more.
Election Services is accepting nominations for the 2014 municipal election until September 12, 2014. If you are interested in being a candidate for mayor, city councillor or school board trustee, visit the Becoming a Candidate section of the website for key information.
The City of Toronto's e-newsletter City Update focuses on the latest services, innovations and accomplishments in Canada’s largest city and sixth largest government. This e-newsletter is for the public, stakeholders, media, City Council and staff. The May 2014 edition is available online now.