All the revenue tools analysis, context, and fact-checks you could want.
The last time council debated revenue tools, they voted against pretty much every one, and agreed to look at a potential Scarborough subway instead. It was pretty horrible.
So here we go again. This time the mayor backs road tolls, which will be the focus of the debate. Tolls alone are insufficient to pay for the City’s massive infrastructure funding gap, though. There’s also a proposed hotel tax, a request to the province to repeal the vacant commercial property tax rebate, and Denzil Minnan-Wong (Ward 34, Don Valley East) may argue that the City should try to raise more revenue by allowing more billboards. If passed, the latter might please city hall’s billboard lobbyists very much.
Follow along as we provide commentary and analysis to what should be an important meeting.
- The Torontoist Council Preview, December 2016
- The Torontoist Glossary of City Hall Terms
- How City Council Procedure Works
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