Toronto, November 10, 2016 – As Toronto City Council debates the future of the City’s long-term financial direction, a new IMFG Paper by noted Toronto historian Richard White, Financing the Golden Age: Municipal Finance in Toronto, 1950 to 1975, provides insights from the past.
Daily Commercial News published an article on a new report by U of T professor Matti Siemiatycki, which recommends the establishment of a Canadian Infrastructure Investment Agencey as “centre of excellence,” to provide evidence-based advice and evaluation for proposed infrastructure projects. The report, commissioned by Residential and Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario, is a follow-up to […]
“[A]n interesting read for academics, politicians and professionals in the field of municipal finance,” states Peter B. Boorsma in his review of Is Your City Healthy? Measuring Urban Fiscal Health in Public Finance and Management (ISSN 1523-9721) Volume 16, Number 3 (2016) [by subscription only; please visit the publisher’s website for more information.].
David J. Helpap reviewed Is Your City Healthy? Measuring Urban Fiscal Health in an article entitled “The Importance and Complexity of Assessing Urban Fiscal Health” for State and Local Government Review, calling it “an important contribution to existing and ongoing efforts to define, measure, and assess urban fiscal health.”
In a recent editorial entitled The housing and transit budget shell game, Alan Broadbent cites research presented by Enid Slack and Harry Kitchen to support his argument that “Canada’s large cities need to levy either sales or income taxes, like other cities around the world do.”
On a morning edition of the radio show, Detangled, co-hosts Vas Bednar and Allison Smith from CIUT 89.5 FM discussed IMFG’s latest paper on alternative revenue tools. Listen to the show here.
Murtaza Haider, co-author of the IMFG Paper, Can Tax Increment Financing Support Transportation Infrastructure Investment?, was interviewed by the Toronto Star in an article called, “Mayor John Tory’s campaign staff behind favourable SmartTrack report.”
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On June 27, IMFG released a report on potential alternative revenue sources for Canadian cities called, More Tax Sources for Canada’s Largest Cities: Why, What, and How? (No. 27).
IMFG’s Paper No. 27 was featured in a Metro News Toronto article called, “Toronto should rely more on new revenue tools, less on property taxes for money: experts.”