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Taxing Vacant Condos in Toronto

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Regular readers will recall that in September I wrote a post about taxing vacant homes in St Catharines in which I discussed a number of reasons why it wasn’t a good idea and wasn’t practical. I wrote that post in response to a local newspaper article which reported on suggestions made by a local councillor. This past Sunday (November 10th)… Read more »

Taxing Vacant Rental Homes

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The St Catharines Standard, my local newspaper, recently published an article (on August 16) reporting on a recent city council debate and vote about one councillor’s suggestion to apply a special tax on “vacant homes” in the city to encourage landlords to rent them out instead of letting them sit vacant, and to use the tax proceeds to support the… Read more »