“For creating local prosperity and inclusion using broadband and information technology to attract leading-edge businesses, build skills, generate economic growth, and improve the delivery of government services”
“Toronto has the largest information technology sector in Canada and the third largest in North America,” said Mayor Rob Ford. “Over 160,000 people are employed in the local Information technology sector and that figure is expected to grow by 35,000 over the next five years.”
Toronto leads all North American municipalities in large scale development, and the GTA (Greater Toronto Area) is projected to add another 3 million people by 2036
Consequently, congestion in Toronto is adversely affecting our:
Mayor Rob Ford officially launched the 2011 City budget today, with comments to the media and the Budget Committee.
“I’m here today to tell the Budget Committee and the people of Toronto that your City government can cut its costs and still deliver excellent service,” said Mayor Ford. “It’s time to listen to the taxpayers of Toronto and do what’s right with their hard-earned money.”
At the Budget Committee meeting this morning, City Manager Joe Pennachetti and Chief Financial Officer Cam Weldon will present the staff-proposed 2011 city budget to Budget Committee, led by Budget Chair Mike Del Grande, to begin the official Council review process.
Date: Friday, December 3
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Location: City Hall, 100 Queen St. West, Toronto, outside the main entrance to City Hall
Photo opportunity: Their Excellencies will be greeted by Mayor Rob Ford at the main doors of City Hall where they walk past a guard of honour including members of Toronto EMS, the Toronto Fire Service, the Toronto Police Service, the Toronto Transit Commission and City staff. They will walk through City Hall, up the west staircase, and into the Protocol Lounge to sign the official guest book and pose for a brief photo opportunity.