2024 Business Plan & Budget

The annual Business Plan & Budget outlines how the City plans to allocate resources to deliver the programs and services residents and businesses rely on every day. 

The City is required by provincial law to balance its operating and capital budgets each year. Simply put, the money raised must balance the money spent. Learn about balancing the budget.

Did you know?  Barrie taxes are in the lower end of other major southern Ontario municipalities. See how Barrie taxes compare to other municipalities

Following several amendments to the proposed 2024 Business Plan and Budget, Council has approved the City’s portion of the 2024 Budget. City Council froze spending on the City’s Operating Budget for the second year, while continuing the contribution of 2% for the Infrastructure Investment Funding levy. The funding is used to replace and renew roads, stormwater infrastructure and buildings.

2024 Budget Highlights

Read the Full Media Release

Proposed Budget

2024 Budget Key Dates

All meetings streamed live on the City's YouTube channel.
Sept. 22, 2023Public consultation opened at buildingbarrie.ca/2024budget.
Oct. 20, 2023Online surveys closed.
5pm Nov. 22, 2023

Finance & Responsible Governance Committee reviewed the City Services portion of budget and 2024 Capital Plan.

Watch the Nov. 22 Meeting

7pm Nov. 29, 2023

General Committee considered City Services portion of budget and 2024 Capital Plan.

Watch the Nov. 29 Meeting

7pm Dec. 6, 2023

City Council approved City Services portion of budget and 2024 Capital Plan.

Watch the Dec. 6 Meeting

7pm Jan. 17, 2024

Services partners (Simcoe County, Police Services Board and Library Board) presented their budgets to City Council

Watch the Jan. 17 Meeting

Jan. 24, 2024

General Committee considered Service Partner budgets.

Watch the Jan. 24 Meeting

Jan. 31, 2024

City Council approved Service Partner budgets.

Watch the Jan. 31 Meeting