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Councillor Jim Karygiannis (Ward 39, Scarborough-Agincourt) said his reaction to Tory’s road tolls was: “Are you crazy?”

Gardiner, DVP road tolls an ‘idea whose time has come,’ councillors say

But critics say Tory’s plan to have non-residents pay their ‘fair share’ doesn’t go far enough to address budget shortfall.

Toronto Star November 24,2016 Jennifer Pagliaro

Tolling the Gardiner Expressway and Don Valley Parkway is an idea “whose time has come,” those at city hall say.

Mayor John Tory is expected to endorse the idea of a $2 toll at a lunchtime speech at the Toronto Region Board of Trade on Thursday following the release of reports from city staff on tolls and other options to raise badly needed revenues.

Proposal to licence Toronto rooming houses will face stiff opposition

Staff report proposes city-wide regulating and licensing of rooming houses. The report is on next week’s executive committee agenda

Toronto Star October 20, 2016 Betsy Powell

Councillor Jim Karygiannis (Ward 39, Scarborough-Agincourt), said he favors regulation of roominghouses to “guarantee (an) absolute safe environment for the tenants.”
Councillor Jim Karygiannis (Ward 39, Scarborough-Agincourt), said he favors regulation of roominghouses to “guarantee (an) absolute safe environment for the tenants.” 

City staff is proposing a zoning and licensing regime for rooming houses across Toronto, a contentious move certain to face stiff opposition in the suburbs where many operate illegally.

Majority of Torontonians want special tax on foreign home buyers, poll shows

Scarborough Councillor Jim Karygiannis says city must ‘do something’ about hot real estate market

Most Torontonians want to charge foreign buyers of city real estate a special tax, according to a poll commissioned by Scarborough-Agincourt councillor (Ward 39) Jim Karygiannis.

The Mainstreet survey shows 52 per cent of 1,045 residents support a special tax, and that this support is fairly consistent across Toronto.

半數多市居民贊成開徵 海外買家稅空屋稅遏樓價

半數多市居民贊成開徵 海外買家稅空屋稅遏樓價

Ming Pao [2016.10.12] 發表 Alex Wu

【明報專訊】一項民意調查顯示﹐近半數受訪者支持向海外購房者徵稅。

支持向海外購房者徵稅的多市士嘉堡愛靜閣市議員詹嘉禮指出,將會在市議會內提出相關的動議,但他強調如果多市向海外購房者徵稅﹐國際留學生應排除在外。

加東-多倫多市議員呼籲市府引入類似卑詩省外國買家稅的法例

爲了控制地產市場價額,及防止炒樓哄抬房屋價格,卑詩省出台外國買家稅政策。多倫多市議員呼籲市府應該引入類似法例規範本國第二大地產投資熱市多倫多。隨著卑詩省政府今年夏天通過法案,對那些在當地買屋的國外買家額外徵收15%稅金,以緩解卑詩省特別是溫哥華高居不下的房價。