2019 Municipal Budget - Your Budget, Your Say

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Each year, the Town of Georgina passes a budget to determine how funds will be spent. Council discusses the draft budget and listens to resident input during a series of meetings. Residents are also encouraged to send their questions or comments to budget@georgina.ca.


Once again this year, the Town is asking how your tax dollars should be spent.

Take our survey and provide your feedback. The survey closes at midnight on Nov. 18. 

Budget chats

Attend one of the Budget Chats to learn more about the budget with Treasurer Rob Wheater:

  • Nov. 1 – 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Keswick Library, 90 Wexford Dr., Keswick
  • Nov. 3 – 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Pefferlaw Library, 76 Pete’s Lane, Pefferlaw
  • Nov. 7 – 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Civic Centre, 26557 Civic Centre Rd., Keswick
  • Nov. 10 – 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Sutton Library, 5279 Black River Rd., Sutton
  • Nov. 18 - 1 p.m. to 2 pm., Pefferlaw Library, 76 Pete's Lane, Pefferlaw 

Public meeting dates

Dec. 12 – 9 a.m. – Draft budget to Council

Jan. 9, 2019 – 9 a.m. – Community organization grants budget deliberations at Council

Jan. 29, 2019 – 9 a.m. – Draft budget deliberations at Council

Jan. 30, 2019 – 9 a.m. – Draft budget deliberations at Council

Feb. 13, 2019 – 9 a.m. – Final budget adoption

Where do your tax dollars go?

Here are some highlights of how tax dollars are put to use:

  • collecting waste, maintaining streetlights, and clearing roads in the winter
  • offering recreation programs, such as swimming, sports and fitness
  • providing fire services to keep residents safe
  • building and repairing Town infrastructure (roads, parks, buildings)
  • providing library books, resources and programs

Previous Municipal Budgets

PDF icon 2018 Municipal Budget
2017 Municipal Budget
2016 Municipal Budget
2015 Budget Breakdown Brochure
2015 Municipal Budget
2014 Municipal Budget
2013 Municpal Budget
2012 Municipal Budget
2011 Municipal Budget
2010 Municipal Budget
2009 Municipal Budget

Federal Gas Tax Funding


Q and As

What makes up the budget?

A municipality’s budget is made up of two parts:

Operating – spent on running Town facilities, programs and services

Capital – spent on building and repairing Town infrastructure, including roads, pipes and buildings

What funds the budget?

To fund the operating and capital budgets in Georgina, annual revenues are generated. The main sources of revenue are property taxes, user fees and development charges.

Property taxes

Your property tax bill is divided between the Town of Georgina, York Region and the Province of Ontario for education. Georgina uses its portion of your taxes to pay for Town programs and services.

User fees and service charges

These are paid by residents and businesses when accessing certain services, such as recreation programs and permits.

Development charges

These are paid by developers and are used to help fund capital projects such as roads, pipes and recreation centres.

What do my taxes pay for?

In 2018, the Town of Georgina spent $76.2 million on delivering property tax supported programs and services, and maintaining Town infrastructure.

Where do my taxes go?

Your property taxes are used to fund programs and services at the Town, regional and provincial level.

Town Services:

  • Animal services 
  • Fire and rescue services
  • Georgina Public Library
  • Licences and permits
  • Infrastructure replacement
  • Maintenance of Town facilities
  • Municipal law enforcement and by-laws
  • Office support and administration
  • Parks, sports field and beaches maintenance
  • Recreation and culture services
  • Roads services
  • Snow removal on local roads and sidewalks
  • Town planning and development
  • Waste collection

Regional Services:

  • Maintenance of main/major roads, sewers and bridges
  • Public health services
  • Regional planning and growth management
  • Regional waste disposal
  • Snow removal on regional roads
  • Social assistance
  • Social housing
  • Traffic planning on regional roads
  • York Regional Police         
  • York Region Transit and Viva services

Province of Ontario:

  • Education