East Gwillimbury Council approved the 2024 Business Plan and Budget on December 5 with a tax levy increase of approximately $136 per year or $11.33 per month for the average household. Property taxes pay for municipal programs and services including roads, fire, recreation programs, events, parks, and snow clearing. View the media release for details on 2024 budget highlights.

The Business Plan and Budget are guided by the Town's Strategic Plan.

Strategic Plan TriangleMulti Year - Council develops the Strategic Plan to guide the direction of the corporation for the 2022-2026 term of Council. It provides overall direction to guide decisions, projects, and initiatives undertaken during the term.

Annually - Staff will integrate the strategic priorities into the Annual Business Plans and Budgets. This annual review will ensure that work plans remain in alignment with Council’s strategic priorities. 

Weekly/Daily - Departmental and individual work plans define the specific steps that staff will take to advance strategic objectives and measure progress while ensuring efficient and effective use of resources.

2024 Business Plan and Budget 

The 2024 Business Plan and Budget contains four main components. Components 1 through 3 represent the budget to support Town operations. These budgets are for the recurring expenditures or revenues that the Town can anticipate each year. These include items such as salaries and benefits, materials and supplies, and fees and charges. Component 4 contains the budget details for the one-time or project specific expenditures.

Component 1 - Tax Supported Budget

The Tax Supported budget represents the component of the Town operations that is primarily funded through property taxes. Although some of the services are offset by fees and charges, there is an element of taxation revenue required to support each of these departments.

Component 2 - Development and Fee Supported Budget 

The Development and Fee Supported budget represents the component of the Town Operations that is supported by fees for service (no tax support). There are five service areas that are included in this budget: Building, Planning, Development Engineering, Park Development, and Fill Operations. Each of these service areas has approved fees or charges that are intended to fully recover the cost of providing the service.

Component 3 - Water and Wastewater Budget 

The Water and Wastewater budget represents the component of the Town operations that are supported by fees for service (no tax support). The Town charges water and wastewater fees to property owners based on water used. The annual fees are intended to ensure that there is full cost recovery to the Town for providing safe drinking water and maintaining the water and sewer infrastructure.

Component 4 - Capital Program Budget

The capital budget primarily represents projects or initiatives that are one-time or time specific in nature. The budget may include projects such as the construction of new sidewalks, facilities or sport courts. This project also includes the Town's annual repair and replacement program for maintaining the Town's assets. Although the annual repair and replacement program is required each year, the individual projects and related amounts of funding will vary annually depending on the program requirements in that year. The annual repair and replacement program may include road resurfacing, sidewalk maintenance, or computer replacement.


Contains a glossary outlining operating expenditure and revenue categories used for budgeting purposes.

Supplemental Information

Additional information to support the budget including the status of open capital projects, draft ten year budget, proposed community initiatives budget, staffing changes and projected reserve balances.

Budget Deliberations and Upcoming Meetings 

Members of the public are invited to attend budget deliberations and meetings in-person at Council Chambers or virtually via the Town's YouTube Channel. All members of the public are welcome to provide input at meetings.

Watch budget deliberations live

Meeting Schedule 
StatusMeeting Reports and Presentations 
Complete  September 13 Council Workshop at 10 a.m. 
Preliminary overview of draft 2024 Business
Plan Priorities and Objectives
Note: This step has been moved to an earlier stage in the budget process for 2024. The public and Council will have the opportunity to review and provide feedback on the proposed priorities for the year, prior to the budget presentation. 
Complete  October 17
Preliminary overview of proposed 2024 Budget
Complete November 13 at 9 a.m.
2024 Business Plan and
Budget Deliberation 

November 15 at 9 a.m. 
2024 Business Plan and
Budget Deliberation 


November 22 at 9 a.m. 
2024 Business Plan and
Budget Deliberation 


December 5 at 2 p.m.
2024 Business Plan and Budget Adoption

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Where does my tax dollar go? 

The below infographic shows the breakdown (by department) of where your tax dollar goes. To learn more about the function of each department, please visit the Town Administration page. 

Loonie property tax dollar breakdown diagram *% based on 2023 Budget.

2023 Business Plan and Budget Image