Budgetpedia helps demystify city budgets, walks you through the budget-setting process and identifies ways in which you as a resident can have a more active voice in deciding how the city spends its money. We use simple, to-the-point charts and other interactive data visualizations to make budgets more accessible to all audiences at all levels of knowledge.

Visualize the Budget

On-demand data when you need it

Open data is a critical to increasing the transparency and accountability of local governments to its constituents. Budgetpedia's Data Stories provide helpful additional context designed to assist residents in making sense of the numbers.

Click on one of the buttons below to generate the chart.
  • City Revenues
  • City Expenses
  • Operating Surplus/Deficit

Check out our more of our Data Stories below.

Hover (or touch) data points to see actual amounts. Click the ☰ icon for chart download options.

Data Stories

Putting the numbers into context

Surpluses & Deficits

How they're calculated and what they mean for you.

Workforce Size & Salaries

How the city's 51,000 employees are remunerated.

Data Explorer

Granular-level data visualization

The Data Explorer is a visualization engine displaying on-demand budget data across various areas including transportation, social services, health and more. For advanced users in publicy policy, education and industry, Budgetpedia offers training on how to effectively use the Explorer to drive decision-making.

About Us

Budgetpedia's Mission, Vision and Values

Budgetpedia is a nonprofit organization borne out of CivicTechTO. The Budgetpedia team comprises civic action leaders, database and web developers with a common interest in leveraging open data to help inform residents regarding how budgets are set, and the impact that revenue and expense decisions have on the welfare of the people in the city.

To learn more about the team behind Budgetpedia and the methodology underpinning the data visualizations, click here

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