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2023 Town Budget Approved by Council

Press Release - March 30, 2023
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The Town of The Blue Mountains would like to advise residents that Council approved the 2023 Town Budget on Monday, March 27, 2023, during the scheduled Council meeting. The approved budget includes the three-year operating budget, the five-year capital budget and the 2023 Fees and Charges.

The approved budget can be viewed by visiting:

The 2023 Budget includes a property tax rate increase of 2.55%, representing an increase of $53 on the Town’s portion of the tax bill for an average home in The Blue Mountains as set by MPAC at $555,840.

The approved budget includes an investment of $23.2 million to support key infrastructure projects throughout the Town, including:

  • Completion of the Thornbury West Road Reconstruction Phase 1B ($5.75M)
  • Peel Street North Reconstruction ($4.9M)
  • Road Maintenance Equipment Replacement ($1.7M)

Completing these projects will help ensure that the services delivered by the Town can continue to be delivered efficiently and effectively without service interruptions.

“Council approved the 2023 Budget with a focus on delivering the needed services that residents, businesses, and visitors rely on while keeping property taxes and user fees at a level that balances growth and community prosperity,” explained Mayor Andrea Matrosovs. “Thank you to everyone who participated and commented during the budget process.”

About the Town Budget

The development of the 2023 Town Budget began last year with the creation of the proposed budget, which served as a parting point for budget deliberations. The proposed budget was reviewed and deliberated by Council at a series of special budget meetings held in February 2023. On February 14, 2023, following review and direction from Council, the budget document was revised and the Updated 2023 Draft Budget was posted to the Town website. Following the release of the 2023 Draft Budget, the Town held a Public Meeting on March 7, 2023, at 9:30 a.m. to receive public feedback. Following the public meeting, a staff report was presented to Council outlining the public’s comments from the Public Meeting.

To learn more about the budget process, please visit

For more information, please contact:

Ruth Prince
Director of Finance
(519) 599-3131 ext. 228