Tax rates + relief programs

Look up property tax rates, apply for tax appeal, deferral and rebate programs.

Find current tax rates, look up taxes on residential properties, and apply for tax appeal, deferral and rebate programs. 

Property taxes are calculated by multiplying your property’s value (assessed independently by the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation by the tax rate. The rate changes each year based on the value of all the properties and how much funding local governments need to provide services. 

Click here to download the 2021 tax rates (PDF).

Tax appeals, deferrals and rebates

If you disagree with your assessment or classification, you can file a request for reconsideration, and MPAC will review your assessment free of charge.  You also have the option to file an appeal with the Assessment Review Board (ARB).  For more information, visit aboutmyproperty.ca.  Deadlines for request for reconsideration are on your property assessment notice that you would receive from MPAC.

To be eligible for a rebate, a building or portion of a building must satisfy the conditions described in category 1 or category 2 of the application. The deadline for submitting applications is Feb., 28 of the year following the taxation year to which the application relates. 

Vacancy rebate application 

Seniors who receive the Guaranteed Income Supplement can apply for a property tax rebate. For those who qualify, please complete the application form. Please remember to include documentation references in Section 6.

  1. Applicants must be 65 years of age order by Dec., 31, 2020;
  2. Applicants must solely own this property as their principal residence.
  3. The application deadline is Aug., 31, 2021;
  4. Applicant must receive benefits for the Guaranteed Income Supplement provided under the Old Age Security Act (Canada);
  5. The application must provide a copy of the 2020 Old Age Security T4A (OAS) statement with the application;
  6. Requests must be made yearly. Successful applicants will be notified in September, prior to the due date;
  7. Approved applicants will receive a $400 credit, which the City will apply towards the September tax installment. The applicant can claim the total 2021 taxes as billed on the applicant’s income tax.

Complete the 2021 low-income senior property tax credit application.

People who receive support through the Ontario Disability Support Program can apply for a property tax deferral. Those who qualify must remember to include documentation referenced in Section 4.

  1. Applicant must solely own and occupy this property as their principal residence.
  2. Application deadline is Aug. 31, 2021.
  3. Applicant must be receiving ODSP benefits and must provide proof of the maximum monthly shelter allowance.
  4. Applications must be made yearly. Successful applicants will be notified in September, prior to the due date;
  5. Approved applicants will receive a $400 credit, which the City will apply towards the September tax installment. The applicant can claim the total 2021 taxes as billed on the applicants’ income tax.

Complete the 2021 ODSP tax credit application online form

A property owner may make an application under sections 357 and 358 of the Municipal Act for a refund of property taxes for the following reasons: 

  • Ceased to be liable to be taxed at the rate it is taxed
  • Became exempt.
  • Fire/Demolition 
  • Mobile unit removed. 

The property tax refund application can be made for a period during the year or the entire year. 

Complete the section 357/358 application here.

 

Assessment information - Municipal Property Assessment Corporation

The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) is responsible for assessing all properties in Ontario.  It operates under the authority of the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation Act.  Every municipality in Ontario is a member of the Corporation.  Its main responsibility is to calculate assessment values and classify properties according to their use.  These values are also provided to municipalities on an annual assessment roll.  The City and Province use these values when they calculate property taxes and education taxes. 

For questions concerning assessments and property valuation, please contact the MPAC office at 1-866-296-6722 or click here if you have questions about your property assessment on one of the links below.

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