City of Toronto issues 2023 final property tax bills

2023 May 26

The City of Toronto has started to issue 2023 final property tax bills, the second of two tax bills mailed to property owners each year.

The 2023 interim tax bill was mailed in January. New this year, residents can register for the City’s new electronic billing (eBilling) option and receive their property tax bill in electronic format.

Also new, the City is including a message in the final property tax bills encouraging residents and businesses to urge the Government of Canada to honour its funding commitment to Toronto. Toronto needs the federal government to provide promised support of $235 million for the City’s COVID-19 impacts for 2022, to match the Province’s commitment. The Government of Canada has not provided funding that was promised largely for pandemic transit and homelessness costs. More information can be found on the City’s website.

The City is reminding property owners that payment due dates for final tax bills under the three-instalment plan are July 4, August 1 and September 1.

For property owners enrolled in the Pre-Authorized Tax Payment program, the 2023 final tax due dates are:

  • Two-instalment plan: July 4
  • Six-instalment plan: July 4, August 1 and September 1
  • 11-instalment plan: July 17, August 15, September 15, October 16, November 15 and December 15

With the new paperless eBilling option, customers can register to receive email notifications of their property tax bills and can then view, print and download their digital property tax and utility bills through a secure website. Customers can enrol in eBilling services through the City’s Property Tax Lookup and Utility Account Lookup webpage or through MyToronto Pay. More information is available on the City’s website.

Property owners can make payments through MyToronto Pay; banks or financial institutions using online banking, telephone banking, at a teller or ATM; by enrolling in the Pre-authorized Tax Payment program; or by cheque.

MyToronto Pay is a digital payment platform that offers additional payment options, including:

  • Electronic funds transfer – transferred directly from a bank account with no fee
  • By credit card using Visa, MasterCard or American Express (a fee of 2.35 per cent of the total payment amount applies)
  • By debit card (a fee of 1.5 per cent of the total payment amount applies)

More information about this payment platform is available on the City’s website.

Payments must reach the City before the end of the day on the due date to avoid late fees and penalties. Property owners enrolled in pre-authorized payment plans and who have moved are reminded to update their account information with the City or their financial institution to avoid penalties and fees from payments being applied to the wrong property.

In-person counter services located at civic centres and Toronto City Hall are open. Locations and hours of operation are available on the City’s Inquiry & Payment Counters webpage.

Property owners can access their property tax account details by using the online Property Tax Lookup tool, by speaking to a customer service representative at the 311 Tax & Utility Inquiry Line, available Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with extended hours of 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on June 29, June 30 and July 4. Customers outside Toronto can call 416-392-CITY (2489), and TTY users can call 416-338-0TTY (0889).

A number of property tax, water and solid waste relief programs are available to lower-income property owners. More information is available on the City’s Property Tax, Water & Solid Waste Relief and Rebate Programs webpage.