Centre For Local Research into Public Space (CELOS)

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Citizen-Z Cavan Young's 2004 film about the zamboni crisis





Budget Notebooks

2009 Budget Summary

see also 2009 Budget Release

posted December 2008

The City's 2009 operating budget...

(Source: City of Toronto)

2008 Capital Budget Overview

See also Playground Budget Issues , Capital Budget Media 2008

posted March 30, 2008

Wading Pool Capital Plan

E-mail from Mike Schreiner, manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, Capital Projects, September 17, 2007

On March 8 2007 City Council approved the Parks Forestry and Recreation Capital budget for 2008 and approved the Plan for 2009 to 2011 in principal.

In the approved Capital Budget an item for state of good repair was identified "Play sub-project #235" in the amount of $565,000 for the repair work identified for 4 waterplay locations. As well Council also approved a "plan" for the next four years in the amount of $500,000 annually to address our next 19 top priorities.

... including Parks and Recreation Capital budget stories, and The park levies story

City Operating Budget Details 2008

2008 Budget Notes

Deputation to the Budget Committee at City Hall February 5, 2008

I’m part of a neighbourhood group called CELOS, the “centre for local research into public space,” whose particular interest is in parks and community centres. Three weeks ago we first heard that in this budget the city is counting on over $5 million more in user fees from people who want to use programs at community centres.

So we studied the budget after it became available last Monday. Today I want to point to three main kinds of problems with this budget, that we hope our city councillors will probe into.

Budget Notes 2007 and 2008

Parks Forestry & Recreation


posted August 20, 2007

2007 Budget Math From the CELOS Research Group Both the City and Parks Forestry and Recreation have real problems, but look at management payroll for some answers.

Operating Budget

November 27, 2007

PFR Cost Containment questions.

posted February 12, 2008

PFR Outdoor rink ice maintenance cost increase.

posted February 11, 2008

2008 Budget Notes: Parks, Forestry and Recreation proposed operating budget -- excerpts from the Analyst Briefing Notes Read more >>

PFR Cost Notebook

This notebook includes a list of top earners for 2009 and a few notes on where some money goes that might be reviewed.

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