Get to Know Your 2021 Toronto Police Service Budget

0% Increase As Reform and Modernization Continues

Your Budget In Action

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Mental Health Crisis Response

More Mobile Crisis Intervention Teams are being introduced throughout the city to improve response to people in a mental health crisis.

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Traffic Enforcement

Data-driven traffic enforcement aims to reduce speeding, impaired, aggressive and distracted driving.

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Communications Services

Behind every 9-1-1 call are dedicated Communications Operators ensuring help is on the way.



The Toronto Police Service’s 2021 Operating Budget request is $1,076.2M. Here is a detailed breakdown of the gross request of $1,229.5 million, excluding more than $151 million in revenue:

In response to requests for greater transparency on the Toronto Police Service budget, a detailed program by program, line-by-line breakdown of the 2021 Operating Budget is included below. Before accessing the financial information, you are encouraged to read the following supporting information that is accessible by clicking on the links:

View the list of each detailed line by line program file available for download here for the 2021 budget:

In addition to the above information, view historical (2017-2021) command by command financial summaries by major category of expenditure here:


A detailed list of expenditures and revenues by account for the Toronto Police Service’s 2021 Operating Budget Request. Some historical actuals are included for comparison. View our line-by-line below:

How to Engage in the Budget Process

There are several opportunities to engage in the budget process both at Toronto Police Services Board (TPSB) meetings, and during budget deliberations at the City of Toronto.
For TPSB meetings, watch for the public Agenda for more information. Some touchpoints for engagement on the 2021 budget:

  • TPSB Virtual Town Hall Meeting – July 9, 2020, July 10, 2020, July 15, 2020, July 16, 2020
  • Toronto Police Service Race-Based Data Collection Strategy online sessions – November 25, 2020, November 26, 2020, December 1, 2020, December 3, 2020
  • Special TPSB Board Meeting – Budget Approval – January 13, 2021
  • City of Toronto Budget Launch – January 14, 2021
  • Toronto Police Service’s Presentation to the City of Toronto Budget Committee – January 21, 2021
  • City of Toronto Budget Committee public presentations/deputations – January 25/26, 2021
  • City of Toronto Public Budget meetings – see City website for confirmed dates and other opportunities

Capital Budget

The preliminary 2021-2030 Capital Program Request is a list of all of our current and upcoming projects, along with reserve-funded expenditures. View our projects in these spreadsheets:

Past Budgets

Click to view the budget information for that year:

Budget 2021 News Release, Chief Ramer’s Comments

TORONTO, January 6, 2021 – The Toronto Police Service (Service) today released its operating budget request for 2021, holding the line at a 0% increase over last year’s budget, even as modernization efforts across the Service are quickly proceeding.

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Budget at a Glance

For budget highlights, check out our infographic(s):


City 2021 Budget Notes

2021 Budget Request - Presentation

Included in the below presentation are the requests for the Toronto Police Service Operating and Capital budgets, along with the Toronto Police Parking Enforcement Unit

Open Data

The Toronto Police Service posts a broad range of data for public viewing to assist in assessing trends and key indicators. Visit our Public Safety Data Portal to view our budget in a machine readable open dataset format.