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NEWS: Small business tax break scheme not available to everyone (Nov. 2022)

November 22nd, 2022 · No Comments

No mechanism to force landlords to transmit the savings

Just some of the businesses who have been deemed ineligible for the small business property tax subclass.
NEILAND BRISSENDEN/GLEANER NEWS

By Carly Penrose


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EDITORIAL: A small business tax break in name only (Oct. 2022)

October 19th, 2022 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL: A small business tax break in name only (Oct. 2022)

In November of last year Mayor John Tory announced a new small business tax that was meant to reduce the property tax burden that small businesses must pay to the city. In theory, this meant an across the board decrease of 15 per cent for properties that met two criteria: lot size and value. It turns out however, that the methodology chosen by the city is so flawed that it appears that as many as 20 per cent of properties will not get the break even though they meet the requirements.

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FORUM (JANUARY 2017): Conserving past to enrich future

January 23rd, 2017 · Comments Off on FORUM (JANUARY 2017): Conserving past to enrich future

Protecting heritage doesn’t mean freezing areas in time

By Joe Cressy

As is often said, Rome wasn’t built in a day. In comparison, Toronto may be a relatively young city, but that doesn’t mean we have no history to speak of — far from it. Preserving our city’s heritage is critical. It tells us something about who we are, who we were, and how we got here.

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NEWS: What’s next for College Street?

October 28th, 2016 · Comments Off on NEWS: What’s next for College Street?

Visioning a future for Little Italy

PICTURE COURTESY DTAH: Astra Burka, who organized the discussion on the future of College Street from Bathurst to Shaw streets, lauded the Bloor Annex BIA (whose chair publishes this newspaper) for its plan to transform “a series of left-over parcels of land into a sequence of vibrant, dynamic, public green spaces”.

PICTURE COURTESY DTAH: Astra Burka, who organized the discussion on the future of College Street from Bathurst to Shaw streets, lauded the Bloor Annex BIA (whose chair publishes this newspaper) for its plan to transform “a series of left-over parcels of land into a sequence of vibrant, dynamic, public green spaces”.

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NEWS: Central Tech field renewal back on track

May 13th, 2016 · Comments Off on NEWS: Central Tech field renewal back on track

By Brian Burchell

Intensive construction work has resumed on the athletic field at Central Technical School and it appears that the new artificial turf, track, and seasonal dome will be completed on schedule.

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Construction halted at Central Tech

February 2nd, 2016 · 1 Comment

Student athletes launch online petition

By Marielle Torrefranca

In the latest of a saga of hurdles, construction of Central Technical School’s $7-million sports facility has been stopped until further notice, said Razor Management Inc. (RMI).

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