There are two main components of the expenses outlined in the Budget: operating and capital.

The Operating Budget pays for all the day-to-day activities and needs of the corporation, including:

  • Salaries and wages
  • Waste and recycling collection
  • Winter maintenance
  • Utilities
  • Insurance
  • Reserve fund contributions

The Capital Budget pays for one-time projects that help us invest in building Markham's future:

  • New projects and the rehabilitation of city assets (funded by reserve funds)
  • Construction of new growth related assets and infrastructure (funded by development charges)
  • Water and wastewater infrastructure (funded by Water Budget)
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