Property Taxes In Sault Higher Than Sudbury and North Bay – Ring Committed to 4-Year Tax Freeze

News Release 

September 24, 2018

Property Taxes In Sault Higher Than Sudbury and North Bay 

Ring Committed to 4-Year Tax Freeze 

You may be surprised to know that residents in Sault Ste. Marie unfairly pay more property tax than in other cities. These are the facts the Mayor doesn’t want you to know.

If you compare the exact same MPAC assessed value of a home in Sudbury, North Bay and Sault Ste. Marie you will pay the most for that same home in the Sault.

For example, if you have a home in Sault Ste. Marie, property tax on a $100,000 MPAC assessment is $1,717. For the same property assessment, an individual living in North Bay paid $1,544 or (10.08% less) in property taxes, while a resident in Sudbury paid $1,482 or (13.69% less).

Taxes on a residential property assessed at $200,000 in Sault Ste. Marie are $3,434, while in North Bay they are $3,088 (10.08% less) and in Sudbury $2,964 (13.69% less)

Municipalities
$100,000 MPAC
Assessed Property                                            
    $200,000 MPAC
Assessed Property
Taxes on
$100,000
MPAC
Assessed Property
$ Difference from
Sault Ste.
Marie
% Difference from
Sault Ste.
Marie
Taxes on
$200,000
MPAC
Assessed Property
$ Difference from
Sault Ste.
Marie
% Difference from
Sault Ste.
Marie
Barrie $1,203 -$514 29.94% $2,406 -$1028 29.94%
Peterborough $1,420 -$297 17.30% $2,840 -$594 17.30%
Sudbury $1,482 -$235 13.69% $2,964 -$470 13.69%
North Bay $1,544 -$173 10.08% $3,088 -$346 10.08%
Sault Ste. Marie $1,717   $3,434

During the last election the Mayor said on October 16, 2014  “We know that residents of Sault Ste. Marie are paying more property tax than other Northerners, and it’s making life less affordable for homeowners in this city.” 

Again on October 16, 2014 when referring to the Provincial Government’s Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund (OMPF), the Mayor said, “Despite receiving more money per household than neighboring cities we are still paying more in property taxes. These are simply the facts and they should not be misrepresented. They should be acknowledged honestly and addressed.”

“What is unfortunate, is that after being elected the Mayor chose to increase property taxes a further 11 percent,” said Ring. 

“I have a strong plan to create jobs, lower taxes and improve the quality of life in our community, but to implement it, I need your support on October 22, 2018, added Ring.”