Understand Your City Budget & Stay Informed!


Members of Council and City staff aim to give Markham residents value for their tax dollars. Each year, the City passes a budget to determine how funds will be spent.

The budget supports city operations and over 40 services, including:

  • Fire and emergency services
  • Roads, bridges and sidewalks maintenance
  • Parks and sports fields maintenance
  • Waste and recycling collection
  • Water and wastewater services
  • Recreation and library services
  • Maintenance of City facilities
  • Infrastructure replacement
  • City planning and development
  • Arts and culture
  • Bylaw enforcements and licensing
  • Office support and administration

The Budget Committee and General Committee discuss the draft budget during a series of meetings. A proposed budget will be presented to Council for final decision on March 19, 2019. All meetings are open to the public.

Read 2019 Budget Announcement