St. Catharines getting set for 6th telephone town hall


St. Catharines will be hosting its 6th Telephone Town Hall on Tuesday October 22nd from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The City's Budget Standing Committee along with the Mayor and Councillor Mat Siscoe will answer questions about the 2020 draft operating budget. 

The city will call 30,000 households and ask residents to participate.  

Residents are randomly called but anyone who wants to register to participate or request to not be called should contact the city before October 21st. 

The City has also launched a new budget engagement tool on its online engagement platform, 

The EngageSTC budget tool is an opportunity to learn more about the budget, see how familiar residents are with the budget process, a forum for residents to share ideas, as well as a chance for residents to ask questions.

he page will be used as an ongoing opportunity for residents to learn more about the budget process and share their feedback as the budget evolves.

Visit for more about the Telephone Town Hall, Budget Talk Open Houses and other budget information.

City Council tabled the draft 2020 capital budget at its Sept. 23 meeting. 

The draft capital budget, four-year forecast and asset management status report will now be considered by Council at its Monday, Oct. 7 meeting.

The meeting, which begins at 6:30 p.m. at St. Catharines City Hall, will include a public meeting, to allow residents to share their feedback about the draft capital budget.
Residents can find the draft capital budget document online at

The City’s Budget Standing Committee meetings take place at City Hall and are open to the public. Residents can attend in person or stream the meetings online. Visit for more information.