Trust and Confidence Report

City by the Numbers

Financial management at the City of Hamilton involves planning, directing, monitoring, organizing, and controlling financial resources in an efficient and effective manner.

Key financial objectives for the City of Hamilton include:

  • Maintain the City's ‘AA+’ credit rating
  • Grow the non-residential property assessment base and maintain competitive residential property taxes (compared to other Ontario municipalities)
  • Maintain competitive water, wastewater and stormwater residential rates (compared to other Ontario municipalities)
  • Management of debt
  • Management of discretionary reserves and obligatory reserve funds
  • Maintain infrastructure assets to Council-directed service levels
  • Management of liabilities

View the City’s budget and finance information to learn more about:

  • City Budgets (include City Boards and Agencies)
  • Development Charges
  • City Financials