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Video | 2021

Property Taxes: Effective, But Regressive? A Review of the Evidence

Graduate Fellow Devin Bissky Dziadyk reviewed the decades of research on the property tax, and provide new estimates of the incidence of the tax in Canada. Most estimates suggest that the property tax is regressive. If so, what does the regressivity of the property tax imply for cities, and do we need to reform the property tax to make it fairer?
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Video | 2021

Local Implications of a National Housing Strategy: The Case of Toronto

In this video presentation, Graduate Fellow James Ankers examined the implications for Toronto of recent national re-engagement in housing policy. He analyzed major elements of the National Housing Strategy, assessing how it differs from previous housing policy efforts, and explored the new policy tools and approaches the federal government is using to engage local partners in the development and management of new housing stock.
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Video | 2021

The Role of Airports in Thriving City-Regions

In this webinar, Jean-Paul Addie examined what we can learn from city-regions from around the world and their relationship with the airports that act as economic hubs for their regions. His presentation was followed by a panel discussion including Lloyd A. McCoomb (former President and CEO of GTAA), Pamela Blais (Metropole Consultants) and Josh Neubauer (Urban Strategies). Moderated by Matti Siemiatycki, Interim Director of School of Cities.
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Video | 2021

Inclusionary Zoning: Best Practices and Lessons Learned for Toronto

Toronto’s Inclusionary Zoning (IZ) policy will go before City Council this year. The IZ tool has produced new affordable housing by compelling developers to set aside a portion of their new housing units as affordable housing in the US and the UK. In this video, we learn what lessons can help inform the implementation of IZ in Toronto.
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Video | 2021

Policy in Place: Models for Federal-Provincial-Municipal Collaboration

This webinar revisited Canada’s history of successful tri-level agreements between federal, provincial, and municipal governments on issues from homelessness to economic development. Working from his recent IMFG paper, Dr. Bradford showed how these agreements offer a model for a more collaborative form of policymaking that includes all orders of government.
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