The Town of Aurora relies on property tax dollars to provide the services, facilities, programs and infrastructure that contribute to your quality of life. As a member of the community, it’s important that you feel informed about the Town of Aurora budget, and that you have an opportunity to share your input.

Engage with us!

As we prepare for the 2022 capital and operating budget review, we want to know your budget priorities and what programs and services are important to you. Take this opportunity to express your thoughts on what matters to you. Feedback is being accepted in the following ways:

  • Attend the Pre-Budget Consultation Meeting- Share your thoughts and ideas about the budget with staff and Council by delegating at the Pre-Budget Meeting on June 1 at 6:15 p.m. For more details visit: aurora.ca/publicparticipation. If you would like to present as a delegate during the Pre-Budget Consultation, please submit an Electronic Delegation Request Form by Tuesday, June 1 at 9 a.m.
  • Take the Survey- Take the short budget survey now through to June 30 at engageaurora.ca/budget2022. All completed surveys will automatically be entered into a draw for a $250 giftcard. Winner will be announced in early July.
  • Leave a Comment- Share thoughts, ideas and feedback at: engageaurora.ca/budget2022
  • Send us an Email- Feedback is always welcome by email at: OurTownBudget@aurora.ca.

About the Budget

In 2019, Council approved its very first multi-year budget covering three years, 2020, 2021 and 2022. However, it is required by law to undertake a final review and approval of each coming year’s budget to ensure its continued alignment with the Town’s priorities.

The Town’s priorities align with those of Council, as well as its approved Strategic Plan, all of which are heavily influenced by the Town’s businesses and residents.

Overall the Town strives to ensure that every approved budget:

  • Allows for the continued delivery of the Town’s programs and services that residents have come to expect
  • Achieves all defined service levels
  • Invests in the long term sustainability of the Town’s essential infrastructure
  • Supports the Town’s strategic plan objectives

Budget Meeting Schedule

Budget Consultation
Special Budget Consultation Meeting (COMPLETE)

Date: 

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Time: 

6:15 p.m.

Where: 

Virtual Meeting

Agenda: 

The budget committee will accept suggestions as to on how the Town could increase non-tax revenues and/or save money on its delivery of existing processes and services. The budget committee will also ask community groups, organizations or individuals seeking funding or services in-kind from the Town to make a presentation of any requests of this nature to the committee for its consideration for inclusion in the Town’s upcoming 2022 budget reaffirmation and capital budget.

Delegating & Submitting Comments: 

Residents who would like to present to Council must submit an Electronic Delegation Request Form by Tuesday, June 1 at 9 a.m.

Individuals and organizations are also invited to submit their ideas and concerns in writing to: OurTownBudget@aurora.ca. Deadline for receipt of submissions is Friday, May 28.

Online Consultation

As the Town prepares for its 2022 capital and operating budget review, we are asking residents about their budget priorities and what programs and services are important. Take our survey and share your thoughts now at: engageaurora.ca/budget2022

2022 Budget Committee Calendar
Introduction to 2022 proposed budget to regular Council 

Date: 

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Time: 

7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Where: 

Council Chambers

Agenda: 

The Treasurer will kick off the Budget Committee’s review of the Town’s proposed
2022 budget including the proposed re-affirmation of the operating budget for 2022 and the 10-year capital plan.

Budget material will be distributed to Council members for their review at this
meeting.

Operating Budget Review

Date: 

Monday, November 8, 2021

Time: 

6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Where: 

Virtual Meeting

Agenda: 

The Treasurer will kick off the Budget Committee’s review of the Town’s proposed
2022 operating budget.

This review will focus on the changes to the approved multi-year budget. The review will include the corporate-wide impacts along with a review of the budget changes by department.

Operating Budget Review

Date: 

Monday, November 15, 2021

Time: 

6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Where: 

Virtual Meeting

Agenda: 

The Budget Committee will continue its review of the proposed 2022 operating
budget.

Central York Fire Services, Aurora Public Library, Aurora Historical Society Board, Aurora Sports Hall of Fame and the Aurora Business Improvement Area (BIA) will reaffirm their funding requirements and provide update presentations to the Committee.

Operating/Capital Budget Review

Date: 

Saturday, November 20, 2021

Time: 

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: 

Virtual Meeting

Agenda: 

The Town’s operating budget review will conclude with a presentation by the Aurora Cultural Centre Board to the Budget Committee.

The Treasurer will then kick off the Budget Committee’s review of the Town’s proposed 2022 capital budget and 10-year plan.

Budget Committee will then start its detailed review of the proposed budgets for repair & replacement, growth & new and studies & other capital
projects.

Budget Review
Date: 

Monday, November 22, 2021

Time: 

6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Where: 

Virtual Meeting

Agenda: 

The Budget Committee will continue its review of the proposed budget, if required.

Budget Review
Date: 

Monday, November 29, 2021

Time: 

6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Where: 

Virtual Meeting

Agenda: 

The Budget Committee will continue its review of the proposed budget, if required.

Council – 2022 Operating and Capital Budget Approval

Date: 

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Time: 

7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Where: 

Council Chambers

Agenda: 

The final 2022 operating and capital budget will be brought to Council for its final
approval.