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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 2014 2015 2016 2017  
Oshawa $3,857 $3,886 $3,991 $4,013 $4,062 $4,123 $4,390
Hamilton $3,588 $3,629 $3,702 $3,747 $3,840 $3,898 $4,036
Brampton $3,424 $3,450 $3,597 $3,657 $3,781 $3,890 $4,053
Oakville $3,298 $3,410 $3,471 $3,512 $3,663 $3,754 $4,198
Burlington $3,183 $3,266 $3,350 $3,410 $3,491 $3,573 $3,711
Caledon $3,141 $3,209 $3,290 $3,365 $3,435 $3,507 $3,824
Waterloo $3,043 $3,121 $3,182 $3,214 $3,272 $3,345 $3,388
Niagara $3,012 $3,094 $3,174 $3,186 $3,226 $3,259 $3,384

Executive Home 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017  
Waterloo $6,197 $6,260 $6,418 $6,505 $6,571 $6,716 $6,829
Oshawa $5,802 $5,783 $6,030 $6,087 $6,140 $6,242 $6,421
Oakville $5,517 $5,641 $5,926 $6,055 $6,224 $6,411 $6,696
Hamilton $5,722 $5,765 $5,874 $5,995 $6,194 $6,333 $6,475
Burlington $5,515 $5,554 $5,723 $5,817 $5,949 $6,083 $6,416
Niagara $5,395 $5,501 $5,599 $5,651 $5,684 $5,731 $6,179
Brampton $5,073 $5,131 $5,334 $5,598 $5,776 $5,944 $6,531
Caledon $4,542 $4,640 $4,682 $4,718 $4,749 $4,803 $5,405


Average Property Tax for Different Properties
Property Class Property Type Niagara All Areas +/-
Residential Bungalow $3,384 $3,346 1%
Executive $6,179 $6,248 -1%
 
Multi-Res Walk-up (unit) $1,591 $1,410 13%
Mid / High-rise (unit) $1,936 $1,734 11.6%
 
Commercial Office Buildings (sq. ft) $2.77 $3.03 -1%
Neighbourhood Shopping (sq. ft) $3.6 $3.48 3.3%
Hotels (unit) $1,831 $1,617 13%
Motels (unit) $1,071 $1,226 -13%
 
Industrial Industrial Vacant Land (acre) $2,600 $3,584 -27.5%
Residential Industrial (sq. ft) $1.76 $1.70 3.7%
Large Industrial (sq. ft) $0.82 $1.11 -12%

Municipal tax information provided by BMA Management Consulting Inc.

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