Your City Budget

The City of Brantford recognizes that municipal budget decisions have a profound impact on the daily lives of residents. From garbage collection, to public transit, to the safety of our neighbourhoods, budgets sit at the heart of residents’ quality of life and the community’s future development. 

Your say on the City’s 2021 budget

Meaningful and effective public engagement improves the quality of decisions made, facilitates citizen understanding of issues and government processes, fosters respect for the views of others, and increases support, understanding and ownership of decisions made. 

To help inform the City’s 2021 Operating budget and ensure that the community has their say, the City is pleased to announce the forthcoming launch of “Let’s Talk Brantford” on January 13, 2021 – a new online engagement platform featuring new opportunities for the public to provide their feedback on the 2021 City Budget process. Stay tuned for more details on how you can get involved coming soon.

2021 Proposed City Budget

2021 Capital Budget Development Process

Members of the public wishing to address the Estimates Committee about the 2021 capital budget will be welcomed virtually on Wednesday, January  6th, 2021 @ 6:00 p.m.  Those wishing to address the Estimates Committee virtually must register as a delegation no later than 9:00 a.m. on the meeting date.

Please click this link to register to Join via Zoom. Those seeking to register to speak over the phone must call 519-759-4150 ext. 5358, if there is no answer, ensure you leave a voicemail. A member of Staff will reach out to you. To provide written comments, please email

The Estimates Committee is scheduled to meet regarding the capital budget on the following dates. All meetings will be virtual beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Estimates Committee Meetings
Date & TimeMeeting Information
Wednesday, January 6, 2021
6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Capital Overview
Treasurer Presentation
Departmental Presentations/Project Review:
• CAO (Economic Development/Sanderson)
• Corporate Services
• Community Development

Monday, January 11, 2021
6:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Departmental Presentations/Project Review:
• Library
• John Noble Home
• Fire
• Police
• Community Services & Social Development

Wednesday, January 13, 2021
6:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Departmental Presentations/Project Review:
• Public Works

Monday, January 18, 2021
6:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Additional Date if Required

Tuesday, January 26, 2021
6:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Approval of Capital Budget at Council Meeting

Prior Years Budget