My letter to the Mayor and the Milton Town Council

Zeeshan Hamid Blog Post, Opinion 2 Comments

I have blogged about Milton losing its charm because of seemingly unplanned expansion.  A big part of that is out-of-character buildings popping up where they do not belong.  I sent this letter to the town about that.  Lets see what they say: Dear Mayor and Councillors: I am a new Miltonian, writing to express my concern about Milton bylaws allowing …

HST on new homes may be a good sign for existing owners of expensive homes…

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If you’re an Ontarian then you likely already heard about the plans to harmonize the Provincial Sales Tax with GST (resulting in another acronym: HST). This means new homes costing more than $400,000 will be subjected to at least some sales tax (those costing > $500K will be subjected to full 13% tax, instead of 5% like today). On top …