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Setting the record straight

Setting the record straight 7 May 2017

Setting the record straight

Housing supply and prices vs the Growth Plan and the Greenbelt Plan

A falsehood lies at the heart of the campaign that claims the Growth Plan and Greenbelt Plan have constrained the supply of land for and/or the supply of ground related housing - and that this is largely responsible for increased housing prices in the Greater Golden Horseshoe.  

Repetition of such claims in the absence of the real and complete facts has seemingly led to their acceptance - not only in individuals and the public - but also in the financial and real estate sectors, certain academic institutions and the federal government.  

The claims that the plans are constraining the supply of land and ground-related housing are ill-founded.

Burlington is younger than Oakville

Burlington is younger than Oakville 10 March 2017

Burlington is younger than Oakville

Courtesy of Burlington Historical Society

In 1873, the villages of Wellington Square and Port Nelson petitioned the government for incorporation as the village of Burlington. The foundation was laid for the development of today’s modern city

A close look at property taxes shows why Toronto is slow to raise rates

A close look at property taxes shows why Toronto is slow to raise rates 25 February 2017

A close look at property taxes shows why Toronto is slow to raise rates

Residents pay among the lowest rates in the GTA. But that is only one part of the story.

Property taxes are a great bargain in almost all area municipalities — considering what we get in return. And no matter how you look at it, the Toronto homeowner has it pretty good.
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