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    OMB Reform

    It is assumptions like this that is ruining Toronto. Perhaps you and Dr. Shashi, the author of the original quote, should look at page 17 of this... Collaborating for Competitiveness - City ... PDF https://www.toronto.ca › 2017/08 › 8ea9... The residential tax base consumes more than it...
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    Premier Doug Ford's Ontario

    No pedantry here. Despite the quotation marks, you went on to provide a false definition of it's use in this context. Perhaps you work for the Provincial Finance Ministry. It would explain a lot.
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    Premier Doug Ford's Ontario

    No. That would be selling it at a discount. Selling it at a loss implicitly means that the revenue generated is less than the cost to produce it. We have been paying to have others consume our power at times. In no way can negative revenue be anything other than a net loss.
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    Toronto non-mall retail (Odds & Ends)

    Last time I checked MPAC has one job. How properties are taxed is beyond their scope. Regardless of which method, the overburden on commercial properties is a direct result of under taxing residential. And until that is addressed, changing the method will not materially change the outcome.
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    Toronto non-mall retail (Odds & Ends)

    Typically the MPAC values are close to what such properties would actually sell for. There is going to be a lot of media fed this message ( MPAC is the problem) yet few will actually look at whether this is correct. The problem is not in the MPAC valuations but rather the tax rates themselves...
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    Income Polarization in Toronto - The Three Cities study

    That sound like it came straight from the the Tea Party or the GOP. If service work is low paying due to a supply / demand imbalance, why would an increase in 'higher skilled' employees not reduce wages in those areas as supply increases? And the idea that there is nothing in our tax system...
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    Does end of USA embargo of Cuba = end of Redpath Sugar on Queens Quay?

    I doubt it will make any difference so long as ADM can keep paying off enough US politicians to keep tariffs in place that make it cheaper to sweeten with High Fructose Corn Syrup as opposed to cane sugar.
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    Baby, we got a bubble!?

    What a load of crap, Ian Young is an idiot.
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    Baby, we got a bubble!?

    The justifications used to argue that Toronto RE prices justified are no different than ones used elsewhere. From Dean Baker's book: Plunder and Blunder: The Rise and Fall of the Bubble Economy
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    2014 Municipal Election: Toronto Mayoral Race

    The reason they started paying the extra $325 per month after being there for nearly five years is the question. Were they concerned with the optics? It also does not negate the PoV that they took advantage of a lower cost rental accommodation. One that many needy families would (and should)...
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    2014 Municipal Election: Toronto Mayoral Race

    So market rent is not the average market price for something similar but rather what the Co-Op decide to arbitrarily label it. From the article that you linked to....... So what happened with Layton and Chow? Three months before the Toronto Star story broke in June 1990, they started paying an...
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    2014 Municipal Election: Toronto Mayoral Race

    Um..Yes. Why would Jack and Olivia, three months prior to the initial Toronto Star report, voluntarily started paying hundreds of dollars more per month in rent?
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    Baby, we got a bubble!?

    The cheif economist is the CAAMP hasn't had a good look at the Canadian housing market. So not only is he a shill, but a lazy shill.
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    Baby, we got a bubble!?

    In the last twelve months Toronto has lost more than 20,000 Jobs while the rest of the CMA has gained more than 77,000. http://www1.toronto.ca/static_files/economic_development_and_culture/docs/Economic%20indicators/economic_indicators.pdf
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    Baby, we got a bubble!?

    Without indexing for inflation these numbers are near meaningless. For example taking inflation into account, the 90's had a decrease of 25%. Regarding the justifications you are employing for current and future valuations, I suggest you start reading from page 67 in this book...
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    9000 Bathurst St "Thornhill" (2 X 17s)...Not ready for Projects and Construction!

    I agree, it looks more like opposition based on religious affiliations rather than planning ones. This type of development, especially when orientated to seniors, should be encouraged.
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    Roads: Gardiner Expressway

    You might want to look at actual data before making such assumptions. Here is a link showing AM peak flows on the Gardiner. As you can see there are many places where outbound traffic is higher than inbound.
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    TTC: Yonge North Subway Extension (Finch-Richmond Hill) (Funded/Planned)

    I have been looking at the data, that's where I have been. Toronto consist of more than downtown. My point still stands. Vaughan (and Mississauga) are both net importers of labour from Toronto. WRT downtown, perhaps you have mistaken the dead cat bounce for a real recovery. If you really...
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    TTC: Yonge North Subway Extension (Finch-Richmond Hill) (Funded/Planned)

    Do you even realize that in the last decade, Vaughan has been a net importer of labour from Toronto? The notion that all higher order transit should be geared towards funneling people downtown is at odds Toronto's reality.
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    Neptis' Review of Metrolinx's Big Move

    Hardly. TBM is based on projections that are already are overly optimistic. TBM relies on employment projections contained in the Toronto Regional Forecast and the Provincial Places to Grow. Already the city is 250,000 employment positions behind schedule. In its initial form, TBM would do...

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