Budget 2022

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Budget 2022 Council Report

This report provides a high-level summary and overview of the 2022 Tax and Rate Supported Operating and Capital Budgets, tabled at City Council on November 3, 2021. This report summarizes these budgets at the highest level, while the budget books for each Standing Committee provide detailed changes in each service area.

The 2022 Operating and Capital Budget adheres to Council’s direction of setting an overall municipal tax increase at 3%, and that the rate supported budget be set in accordance with the approved Long Range Financial Plan.

2022 Accrual Budget is to provide a reconciliation between the budget figures that we use in our financial statements versus the budget totals that appear in the budget book.

The 2022 adopted budget was approved by City Council on December 8, 2021.

Budget Report

2022 Budget Adopted Book

The 2022 adopted budget book is provided below:

2022 Budget Book

How does the City compare with other municipalities

Find out how the City budget affects your property taxes, and what your taxes pay for.

How the City of Ottawa compares

Taxation increases for major Canadian cities 2012 to 2022
City 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 Cumulative Total Compounded Total
Ottawa 2.39% 2.09% 1.91% 2.00% 2.00% 2.00% 2.00% 3.00% 3.00% 3.00% 3.00% 26.39% 22.33%
Toronto 2.50% 2.00% 2.23% 2.75% 1.30% 3.29% 2.91% 3.58% 2.00% 0.51% 2.90% 25.97% 24.94%
Edmonton 5.39% 3.30% 4.92% 5.70% 4.10% 3.10% 3.20% 2.60% 2.08% 0.00% 1.90% 34.69% 37.91%
Calgary 6.00% 5.50% 5.00%* 4.20% 6.10% 0.00% 3.80% 3.45% 1.50% -1.66% 3.61% 32.50% 41.49%
Vancouver 2.84% 2.00% 1.90% 2.40% 2.30% 3.90% 4.24% 4.50% 8.20% 5.00% 6.35% 43.63% 37.12%