On a cold, rainy day in early August, I drove from the northern suburbs of Toronto to downtown Toronto to get my car serviced.
A typical weekend, my average rent would be around $600.
My commute would take me up to 50 kilometres from my house, which would mean I’d spend about two hours each way on the road each day.
A car rental app would be the easiest way to find one.
In the days leading up to the holidays, my car rental costs would be high, but in the days of high car prices, it would be hard to find a rental that would be affordable for me.
But now, that may not be the case, as Toronto is planning to introduce a new rental car tax that could be applied to the annual rent of any new rental vehicle.
In addition to a flat $2.50 annual rental fee for new rental vehicles, the new tax will also apply to rental cars owned by owners that are on the market at the time of the tax’s application.
The new tax would apply to all vehicles owned by landlords that are under contract with a tenant.
If the landlord is not yet in the rental market, the tax would only apply to new rental cars.
That means if a rental car is on the rental list for someone who wants to rent it, the rental car will not be considered for the tax, but instead be subject to a more expensive annual fee.
This is the result of a new Ontario government policy that came into effect in 2018 that allows municipalities to impose a tax on rental cars, similar to the one that is currently in place for other types of vehicle rentals.
A rental car taxes have become increasingly popular over the last decade, and Toronto’s proposed new tax could be one of the most popular in the country.
The Toronto Renters Federation, an organization that represents renters and is responsible for a large portion of the annual rental income in the city, is opposed to the new rental tax, which is currently being assessed in Hamilton and the other municipalities that have passed their own rental tax.
They said that it would make the rental housing market worse.
“Renters are paying more, they’re not getting what they’re entitled to,” said Rob Gillett, president of the Toronto Renter Federation.
“It’s not fair, it’s not in keeping with the spirit of fair dealing, and it’s a very bad policy.”
In Ontario, there are no rental taxes on new vehicles, which means the only people paying a rental tax are the owners of those vehicles.
A new rental policy introduced in Hamilton in the fall of 2017 is designed to address the rental crisis, but it is already causing problems.
It’s unclear if the new Ontario tax would be applied equally to new and used vehicles.
In a statement, a spokesperson for the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing said that “there is no provision in the proposed new rental property tax to include vehicles that are not yet being used by the owner.”
“The proposed new property tax will not apply to vehicles that have been leased and are in the owner’s possession,” the spokesperson added.
The spokesperson also said that the tax “is intended to address rental affordability for low income renters, with a focus on the lower income renters.”
This means that people in the low-income category are exempt from the new provincial rental tax for the first two years of the new policy.
“The City of Toronto is also working with the province on a number of other changes to improve the rental affordability of low income households, including a new housing stock tax and the creation of a Housing Investment Fund,” the statement said.
Toronto Mayor John Tory has said that he wants to make Toronto the first major Canadian city to introduce its own rental vehicle tax, and that he would “love” to see the city pass a similar policy.
However, the Ontario government is currently considering changes to its new rental taxes, including an exemption for vehicles that were rented at least one year before the tax was introduced in the province.