As I reported a couple of weeks ago, the City of Toronto has invited input on the proposed new taxes authorized by the Province of Ontario under the City of Toronto Act:
Want to send comments?
Write: Revenue Tools
Toronto City Hall
100 Queen St. W., 5th floor, east tower
Toronto, ON M5H 2N2
Call: Access Toronto 416-338-0338. TTY 416-338-0889.
Comments will be accepted until June 1st, 2007.
I finally got around to submitting my comments. Here they are:
Subject: New Taxes in Toronto
Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Dear Mayor Miller et.al.,
As a small businessman living and operating in the City of Toronto, I would like to strongly object to any and all new taxes sanctioned by the City of Toronto act.
You’ve heard all the arguments by small business people before, so I’ll make it simple: I won’t leave my home in , so I’ll just have to eat any additional taxes you impose on property. But I have only two years remaining on my business lease here at , and I promise you, I will move my business North of Steeles in 2009 if any of these “revenue tools” are imposed.