Budget Talks

Thank you for participating in Budget Talks. Idea submission closed midnight on November 3, 2017. We’ll review all proposed projects in the coming weeks. Final ideas will be put to a public vote in January 2018 and we’ll spend up to $5 million to bring up to five projects to life.

How it works

  • Phase 1

    Idea submission

    Closed on November 3rd, 2017

    Thank you for submitting ideas to help make government services faster and easier to use. Idea submission closed midnight on November 3rd with 787 ideas and 697 comments. Browse proposed ideas in the 5 focus areas.

  • Phase 2

    Submission review

    In progress

    All ideas will be reviewed to ensure they meet the submission criteria, and are within the scope of the Ontario Government to deliver.

  • Phase 3

    Live events

    Workshops will be taking place on:

    Saturday, November 25: London
    Saturday, December 2: Ottawa
    Saturday, December 9: Sudbury
    Sunday, December 10: Toronto

    If you’re interested in attending a workshop, please log in or register to opt in to receive Budget Talks news.

  • Phase 4

    Public voting

    January 10 – 26, 2018

    Submissions that make it past the review and workshops phases will be posted online where you can vote for the ideas you would like to see implemented.

  • Phase 5


    We’ll announce which ideas received the most votes and will be implemented. You can follow our progress updates throughout the Budget year, using the Budget Talks tracker. opens in a new window

  • Phase 1

    Learn more about the 5 focus areas

    Each focus area has background information to help you better craft your submission. Read more below!

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Follow @ONgov opens in a new window to stay up to date on each phase from submission to final selection.