Toronto’s average property tax levied vs the GTA’s

Late last year, I showed that Toronto’s average property tax isn’t significantly lower than the GTA’s. But a question still remained: what about the tax per capita in the GTA?

Rowan Caister and I collated the GTA municipalities’ publicly available financial data to produce this chart:

Tax per capita

As you can see, Toronto’s per capita property tax levied, at $1494.20, is higher than the GTA average, $1262.99. It’s not the highest (King Township, $1614.12), but it’s certainly not the lowest (Milton, $860.05).

I hope this puts to rest the mistaken belief that Toronto’s property taxes are too low.

UPDATE: Here’s a sorted version of the above chart. I also added a bar, in yellow, for the average GTA per capita property tax.
Tax per capita, sorted


4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Stephen Depooter on May 30, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    tax per capita? How about tax per household/property?


  2. Posted by Stephen Depooter on May 30, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    Hmm, I see that is there in your previous post.


  3. Very handy, guess there is a lot about ‘we all know about Toronto low tax’ information out there, that is not based on reality.


  4. […] 104-107). Even considering the perhaps more tangible concept of property taxes per capita (which Joe Drew and Rowan Caister did back in 2013) which puts Toronto above the GTA average doesn’t show anything resembling the […]


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