In the region, on a per-person basis, Toronto spent the least on waste disposal, sewer systems and other environmental infrastructure.
Nineteen of the region's 26 municipalities spent more than 60 per cent of their budgets on employee compensation and contracted services.
The municipality's average per-capita debt increased from $196 to a projected $2,700.
On the spending side, Toronto topped the region at $4,010 per person.
Higher business tax rates may deter job-creators from setting up shop.