REALTORS® Encouraged by Mayor Ford’s Re-Affirmation of Commitment to Repeal Land Transfer Tax
December 15, 2011 -- REALTORS® are applauding Mayor Rob Ford for re-affirming his commitment to repeal the Toronto Land Transfer Tax beginning in 2012, as reported by CP24.
Public Support for Land Transfer Tax Repeal is Resilient, According to Poll
December 6, 2011 -- REALTORS® will be making a presentation on Wednesday December 7 to the City of Toronto’s Budget Committee, and will be providing City Council with results of a recent poll showing that, even after recent difficult debates on the future of City services, Torontonians continue to want fiscal reform at City Hall, including the repeal of the Toronto Land Transfer Tax and concessions from the City’s unions.
REALTORS® Remind City Council that LTT is Unpredictable Revenue Stream
October 14, 2011 -- In a letter to Mayor Ford and City Councillors, the Toronto Real Estate Board is reminding City Council that the Toronto Land Transfer Tax is an unpredictable revenue stream, and that the only fair solution to the City's financial challenges is a combination of responsible fiscal management and fair revenues, like property taxes and user fees.
TREB Follows-Up on City LTT Presentation
September 21, 2011 -- REALTORS® are following-up on their presentation to the City's Executive Committee, earlier this week, by providing additional information on why they believe that the Toronto Land Transfer Tax is not part of the solution to the City's financial challenges.
Toronto Land Transfer Tax Repeal / City Service Review
September 20, 2011 -- Presentation to City of Toronto Executive Committee
City Council Being Told to Target Waste, Not Home Buyers
September 19, 2011 -- With the City of Toronto's Executive Committee meeting today to consider options for getting the City's finances in order, REALTORS® are joining Torontonians in saying no to the status quo at City Hall.
Greater Toronto REALTORS® Say No to Status Quo at Toronto City Hall
September 7, 2011 -- With Toronto City Council expected to make important decisions on City services and finances soon, REALTORS® are calling on Council to move ahead with getting the City's finances in order and repealing the Toronto Land Transfer Tax.
Public Expecting Land Transfer Tax Repeal to Move Forward, Despite Budget Challenges
June 9, 2011 -- Greater Toronto REALTORS®, and the public, continue to look forward to the fulfillment of the election commitment, of Mayor Rob Ford and numerous City Councillors, to repeal the Toronto Land Transfer Tax.
REALTORS® Take Public's Pulse on GTA Issues, Including Toronto Land Transfer Tax
May 4, 2011 -- Greater Toronto REALTORS® have released the results of public opinion research on various municipal issues including satisfaction with Toronto Mayor Rob Ford and the direction of Toronto City Council, the Toronto Land Transfer Tax, the City of Toronto's budget, and GTA municipal services.
GTA REALTORS® View City Budget as Step Towards Repealing LTT
January 19, 2011 -- In a deputation to the City of Toronto's Budget Committee later today at the East York Civic Centre, the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) will tell City Councillors that REALTORS® are encouraged with the direction of the City's proposed 2011 Budget and believe that it is a significant step towards fulfilling Mayor Ford's strong commitment to repeal the Toronto Land Transfer Tax.
GTA REALTORS® host Ford and Smitherman at TREB AGM
October 19, 2010 -- Just four days before voters make their decision as to the city's new leadership, Greater Toronto REALTORS® will hear from mayoral candidates Rob Ford and George Smitherman at the Toronto Real Estate Board's Annual General Meeting.
TREB Hosts Toronto Mayoral Panel at REALTOR® QUEST
May 3, 2010 -- Amid recent polling results showing public support for the repeal of the Toronto Land Transfer Tax, Greater Toronto REALTORS® will hear from the leading candidates running to be the next Mayor of Toronto at the Toronto Real Estate Board’s annual REALTOR® QUEST conference May 5th at the Toronto Congress Centre.
Municipal Politicians to Discuss Taxes on Property in the GTA at Toronto Real Estate
May 5, 2009 -- A number of prominent municipal politicians, including Mississauga Mayor
Hazel McCallion, will take part in a panel discussion about municipal finances and taxes on property in
the Greater Toronto Area on May 6th at the Toronto Real Estate Board's annual REALTOR® Quest
conference and trade show at Toronto Congress Centre.
TREB - Torontonians Want Toronto Land Transfer Tax Repealed: Poll
TORONTO, March 30, 2009 -- With Toronto City Council scheduled to debate and vote on the City’s proposed 2009 Operating Budget tomorrow, public opinion poll results, released today, show that 65 per cent of Torontonians believe that the Toronto Land Transfer Tax should be repealed.
Torontonians Believe City of Toronto Not Being Run As Efficiently As Possible: Poll
TORONTO, March 23, 2009 -- With the City of Toronto’s Executive Committee scheduled to review the City’s proposed 2009 Operating Budget tomorrow, public opinion poll results, released today, show that 60 per cent of Torontonians, believe that the City of Toronto is not being run as efficiently as possible.
REALTORS® Ask City Budget Committee To Consider Impact of Land Transfer Tax
TORONTO, February 18, 2009 -- With a deputation
to the City of Toronto’s
Budget Committee today, Toronto’s REALTORS® are asking Council
to consider the impact of the Toronto Land Transfer Tax on the City’s
REALTORS® Call for a “Home Owners’ Budget” From
TORONTO, February 9, 2009 -- In
advance of the release of the City of Toronto’s recommended
2009 Operating Budget tomorrow, Toronto’s REALTORS® are
calling on the City to do its part for the economy by
making home owners and buyers a priority in the City’s
Land Transfer Tax Costs City’s Economy $170 million
TORONTO, December 10, 2008 -- Supported by a
study on the impact of the Toronto Land Transfer Tax, recently authored
by the C.D. Howe Institute and two University of Toronto Economics Professors,
Greater Toronto REALTORS® are
renewing calls for this tax to be rolled back.
Land Transfer Tax Immediately, REALTORS® Tell Councillors
TORONTO, March 25, 2008 -- With the Citys Executive Committee
reviewing the proposed 2008 Operating Budget today, the Toronto Real Estate Board
(TREB) is calling for City Councillors to immediately begin to fulfill their commitment
to rollback the Toronto Land Transfer Tax, while still keeping property tax increases
in check. REALTORS'® input was presented in a detailed written submission
to the Executive Committee.
Land Transfer Tax Takes Effect, REALTORS® Call On City to Give Homebuyers
TORONTO, February 4, 2008 - With the City of Torontos new
land transfer tax coming into effect last week, even as City Council considers
a property tax increase, Torontos REALTORS® are calling for City Council
to give homebuyers a break.
City Budget Can Send
Important Message to Homebuyers: Toronto REALTORS®
TORONTO, January 28, 2008 - In light of the upcoming implementation
of the City of Toronto Land Transfer Tax, Torontos REALTORS® believe
that City Council can send an important message to homebuyers by keeping property
taxes down in the Citys 2008 Operating Budget.
Disappointed that Public Opinion on Land Transfer Tax Ignored
TORONTO, October 24, 2007 -- Toronto's
REALTORS® are concerned about the potential impact of the City of Toronto's
recently approved second land transfer tax and disappointed that the public's
opinion of this tax was ignored.
City Council Land Transfer Tax Meeting - October 22
TORONTO, October 15, 2007 -- City Council is scheduled to debate
and vote on this tax on Monday October 22. The public has been voicing its
overwhelming opposition! It is very important that as many people as possible
attend this meeting to demonstrate to City Councillors that the public does
not want this tax. Strong public attendance can influence the vote!
REALTORS® Rally to Deliver Land Transfer Tax Message: No Compromise
TORONTO, October 18, 2007 -- Joined
by various Toronto City Councillors, hundreds of REALTORS® rallied together
today to signal their strong opposition to a second land transfer tax in any
shape or form. The event, part of the Toronto Real Estate Board’s Annual
General Meeting, featured a keynote address by Councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong,
followed by a panel of City Councillors who have fought against the proposed
land transfer tax, including Councillor Minnan-Wong, Councillor Mike Feldman,
Councillor Case Ootes, Councillor Mike Del Grande and Councillor Mike Thompson.
Opposed to Land Transfer Tax Despite Fair Taxes Campaign: Public Opinion
TORONTO, October 15, 2007 -- Even after months of the Fair
Taxes campaign by Mayor David Miller and City Councillors supporting new
taxes, a solid majority of Torontonians, 62 per cent, believe that a Toronto land
transfer tax is not a fair solution to the Citys financial difficulties.
This was among the key findings of a public opinion poll released today.
Land Transfer Tax is New Provincial Governments First Test on Municipal
Finances: Toronto REALTORS®
TORONTO, October 11, 2007 -- With yesterdays election of
a new provincial government, Torontos REALTORS® are echoing the publics
expectations for immediate and adequate provincial commitments to address City
of Toronto finance issues.
Torontonians Support REALTOR® Efforts Against Land Transfer Tax
TORONTO, September 19, 2007 -- With both the Citys Budget
Committee meeting and the provincial party leaders first debate being held
tomorrow, REALTORS®, who are also proud Torontonians, are encouraged that
a strong majority of their fellow Torontonians are opposed to a second land transfer
tax and are calling for fair options to deal with the Citys financial situation.
deserve thoughtful and fair approach to City’s financial challenges: Toronto
TORONTO, August 29, 2007 -- In response to recent City of Toronto
announcements regarding the City’s fiscal situation, Toronto’s REALTORS®
are calling on Mayor Miller, City Councillors and provincial politicians to consider
thoughtful and fair options preferred by Torontonians, instead of just new taxation
or cuts to core services.
Land Transfer Tax Decision is Opportunity for Sober Second Thought: Toronto REALTORS®
TORONTO, July 17, 2007 -- Torontos REALTORS® are encouraged
that City Council has decided not to rush into a decision to double land transfer
taxes, but are continuing to tell the Mayor and City Councillors that it is a
bad idea that should stop now.
City Council Land Transfer Tax Meeting – July 16
TORONTO, July 12, 2007 -- City Council is scheduled to
debate and vote on this tax on Monday July 16, 2007. The public has been
voicing its overwhelming opposition! It is very important that as many people
as possible attend this meeting to demonstrate to City Councillors that the public
does not want this tax. Strong public attendance can influence the vote!
public poll - Torontonians say new taxes should wait for next election
TORONTO, July 12, 2007 -- TREB and some of its coalition
partners released this public opinion poll on new city taxes today to keep the
pressure on. Our www.NoHomeBuyingTax.com has been extremely active and emails from you, your clients and the public to
the mayor and councillors are in the thousands and counting. Keep it up!
REALTORS® Tell City that 100% Land Transfer Tax Increase is Unfair
TORONTO, June 27, 2007 -- The Toronto Real Estate Board has
told the City of Toronto that its proposal to charge a second land transfer tax
treats home buyers unfairly. TREB's comments were made in a formal presentation
to the City's Executive Committee earlier this week.
Land Transfer Tax Reality Check: Everyone Pays
TORONTO, July 05, 2007-- The Toronto Real Estate Board believes
that the proposed Toronto land transfer tax, which is a 100% increase for home
buyers, is unfair, unprecedented, and unjustified.
Residents Tell Mayor and City Council to Shelve Toronto Home-Buying Tax
TORONTO, May 7, 2007-- With the City of Toronto beginning its
public consultations on potential new taxes, Toronto REALTORS® are hoping
that Mayor Miller and City Council will heed their advice: don't impose a home-buying
Raise Concerns Over Toronto Home-buying Tax
TORONTO, March 21, 2007-- In an open letter to Toronto Mayor
David Miller, the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) has raised concerns about a
possible home-buying tax in Toronto.
Toronto Real Estate Board Submission to City