Taxing Foreign Buyers of Real Estate in Toronto to Help Young First Time Torontonian Buying Families
Professor Emeritus of Economics
A relatively low unemployment rate, very low borrowing costs, and a strong regional economy kept the demand for ownership housing strong in the GTA, as the region’s population continued to grow in 2016. Average house prices in the GTA increased at a record level of over 20% compared to last year and there is no expectation that this escalation in prices is about to moderate.
TORONTO – Jim Karygiannis, City Councillor for Ward 39, Scarborough-Agincourt, is calling on Premier Kathleen Wynne and the provincial government to support levying an additional land transfer tax in the purchase and sale of homes to non-Canadian residents of up to five (5) percent of the value of the sale of the house. This comprises of foreign nationals that are not Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada
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WARD 39 MEET YOUR POLITICAL
Saturday January 21, 2016
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Toronto Transit Commission Board
1900 Yonge Street
Toronto Ontario M4S 1Z2
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January 10, 2017
Dear Mr. Byford,
I am writing to inform you and the board of the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) of my opposition to removing printed schedules from bus and streetcar routes in Toronto.
Toronto Sun January 7, 2017 Jenny Yuen
TORONTO – The cabbie complaints have been steady, but so have been the compliments.
The Toronto Taxi Alliance says about a quarter of the some 130 emails sent to its email account since it launched in August to address complaints about ride refusals have applauded taxi drivers.
I would like to take the opportunity to wish members of the Eastern Orthodox Christian Community a Merry Christmas.
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I am writing to you to inform local seniors organizations and other concerned stakeholders about a cut to the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) budget that will have direct impact on seniors’ living in our city. I hope to solicit feedback on this issue to ensure that seniors’ needs and interests are being protected.
CBC News January 2, 2017 Trevor Dunn,
Toronto’s marijuana dispensaries had a turbulent 2016, and there are no signs 2017 will be any different for the fledgling businesses and their many customers.
I wish to take this opportunity to extend my best wishes to members of the Canadian Jewish community on the occasion of Hanukkah.
Hanukkah, the Jewish ‘Festival of Rededication’, also known as the ‘Festival of Lights’, is an eight day celebration beginning on the 25th day of the Jewish month of Kislev.