Developers decry high commercial property taxes

Homeowners are paying an increasing proportion of property taxes in Vancouver and Toronto– but not in Montreal, where businesses are increasingly picking up the tab.

That’s the finding of a report to be released Monday by the Real Property Association of Canada, which represents large commercial real estate developers, including real estate investment trusts (REITs), banks and pension funds. The industry argues that business is shouldering too much of the property-tax burden, decreasing the ability of cities to attract companies and jobs.

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