Figure 9; 2018 Comparison of Municipal Taxes in Ontario - BMA 2018 Municipal Study
How Owen Sound Taxes
Compare with other Ontario Municipalities
One unintended impact of the abnormally high growth in the cost of delivering city services is that Owen Sound taxpayers are one of the highest taxed populations in Ontario as shown in figure 9. This graph uses data from the BMA 2018 Municipal Study which included 108 municipalities in Ontario. Of these Owen Sound ranks as 103 – pretty much leading the pack when it comes to high taxes. There are only five municipalities that are taxed higher. Four of them are in the far north Timmins, Espanola, Elliot Lake and Greenstone. These northern communities have unique challenges that Owen Sound doesn’t face.