The annual budget process includes community consultation at the beginning of the process before setting the guideline for the development of the draft budget, before the draft budget goes to Council for its deliberations, and before Council considers final approval of the draft budget.

What We Heard report

A What We Heard report provides an overview of the first phase of the 2021 Budget consultation on community priorities. See more information as well as future opportunities for engagement at

What We Heard report

 Complete results (spreadsheet) from the 2021 Budget survey
Community engagement opportunities
DateEngagement opportunity
February 25, 2020 Opening of survey on budget priorities
March 5, 2020 Budget Roadshow drop-in session, Clonsilla Fire Station 3, 839 Clonsilla Ave., 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
March 12, 2020 Budget Roadshow drop-in session, James Strath Public School multi-purpose room, 1175 Brealey Dr., 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
March 26, 2020 Cancelled - Budget Roadshow drop-in session, Peterborough Public Library multi-purpose room, 345 Aylmer St., 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
April 2, 2020 Cancelled - Budget Roadshow drop-in session, Peterborough Museum and Archives museum classroom, 300 Hunter St. E., 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
April 9, 2020 Cancelled - Budget Roadshow drop-in session, Riverview Park and Zoo meeting room, 1300 Water St., 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
April 16, 2020 Closing of survey on budget priorities
May 5, 2020 Re-opening of survey on budget priorities (extended due to cancellation of in-person sessions)
May 18, 2020 Closing of survey on budget priorities
June 24, 2020 City Council, Finance Committee meeting - Council to hear from public delegations on the draft 2021 Budget guideline
July 13, 2020 Finance Committee to consider recommending guidelines for the creation of the 2021 Budget, opportunity for public delegations during the meeting
July 27, 2020 City Council to consider approving a guideline for drafting the 2021 Budget
Nov. 2, 2020 Draft 2021 Budget documents presented to Finance Committee
Nov. 16, 2020 Public meeting for City Council to hear comments from the community on the draft 2021 Budget
Nov. 17, 2020 External agencies attend City Council's budget deliberations
Nov. 23-26, 2020 Finance Committee deliberations on the draft 2021 Budget
Dec. 14, 2020 City Council considers approval of the 2021 Budget

Online community engagement space

Visit our Connect Peterborough site to share comments online about the 2021 Budget and to find resources and information all in one convenient space. While you're there, see what other community engagement opportunities are currently active.

2021 Budget page on Connect Peterborough