Property Tax Comparisons to Other Municipalities

Each year, Niagara Region compares its tax rate to other similar municipalities in Ontario to ensure residents are sharing a similar tax burden.

On average, Niagara Residents pay slightly higher than average taxes for bungalows (valued at $230,000) and executive homes (valued at $409,000).

Commercial taxes are higher and industrial taxes are slightly lower than other municipalities.

Average Property Tax for Similar Property
Bungalow 2011 2012 2013  
Oshawa $3,857 $3,886 $3,991
Hamilton $3,588 $3,629 $3,702
Brampton $3,424 $3,450 $3,597
Oakville $3,298 $3,410 $3,471
Burlington $3,183 $3,266 $3,350
Caledon $3,141 $3,209 $3,290
Waterloo $3,043 $3,121 $3,182
Niagara Region $3,012 $3,094 $3,174

Executive Home 2011 2012 2013  
Waterloo $6,197 $6,260 $6,418
Oshawa $5,802 $5,783 $6,030
Oakville $5,517 $5,641 $5,926
Hamilton $5,722 $5,765 $5,874
Burlington $5,515 $5,554 $5,723
Niagara Region $5,395 $5,501 $5,599
Brampton $5,073 $5,131 $5,334
Caledon $4,542 $4,640 $4,682


Average Property Tax for Different Properties
Property Class Property Type Niagara All Areas +/-
Residential Bungalow $3,174 $3,013 5%
Executive $5,599 $5,745 -3%
 
Multi-Res Walk-up (unit) $1,542 $1,368 13%
Mid/High-rise (unit) $1,681 $1,637 3%
 
Commercial Office Buildings (sq. ft) $2.67 $2.93 -9%
Neighbourhood Shopping (sq. ft) $3.40 $3.36 1%
Hotels (unit) $1,743 $1,590 10%
Motels (unit) $1,027 $1,181 -13%
 
Industrial Industrial Vacant Land (acre) $2,427 $3,400 -29%
Residential Industrial (sq. ft) $1.64 $1.63 1%
Large Industrial (sq. ft) $1.08 $1.22 -12%

Municipal tax information provided by BMA Management Consulting Inc.


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