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1991 - 2007 Financial Trends and Analysis

We have a detailed analysis of Parks, Forestry and Recreation Trends 1991 - 2007, and charts of city wide spending trends from 1998 to 2008. PFR spending has been rising, particularly in the Recreation area. City spending has seen a higher proportion spend on staff over time.

posted October 16, 2007

Report on Toronto Parks and Recreation Operating Budget Trends 1991-2007

By Daniel Cayley, April 2007

(graphs adapted by Corey Chivers)


The purpose of this report is to explore the trends in expenditure, revenue, and staffing of the City of Toronto’s Parks and Recreation Department (now called Parks, Forestry and Recreation) for the years 1991 through 2007. This involves comparing the former boroughs of the city from 1991 to 1997 and the amalgamated City of Toronto from 1998 to 2006.

Parks Forestry and Recreation's Recreation Budget has risen faster than the Parks Budget.

posted March 04, 2009

Staffing costs have migrated to half budget in the first decade this century.

Expenditure by Object excluding Transfer Payments

See source spreadsheet.

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The Staffing Envelope:

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