Comment 11655

By jason (registered) | Posted September 12, 2007 at 22:56:19

obviously I'm not being serious in suggesting we do area rating across the board. I'm using it as an example of how outrageous this situation is. I just checked on the city's tax website and found a few homes in Waterdown and Ancaster that are exactly twice the size of mine (I couldn't find any of similar size and with a similar sized lot so I looked for some that were exactly double). Their tax bill last year was roughly $3,000. Mine was over $2,000. Twice the lot, twice the assessment value, double garage....NOT paying double the tax. I realize this isn't scientific, but I suggest you do the'll never find a home in the suburbs assessed lower than the core. I don't feel the need to address these accusations of 'taking shots' etc.... any shots I took were directed towards the spineless councillors who represent your ridings.
Until someone can provide some cold, hard facts to prove otherwise, I'll continue to call them on the complete unfairness of this system. Dundas Forever signs and Free Flamborough is cute and nice.
But let's talk facts.
I'd happily put those signs on my front lawn downtown if I thought there was a shot at undoing this mess. I'd also have a pile more money in my pockets each year not having to subsidize places like the Meadowlands.

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