In 2011, Toronto City Council approved a plan to exempt certain social housing buildings from municipal education and property taxes and redirect the tax savings to fund capital repairs to buildings. Most–but not all–Toronto Seniors Housing buildings are exempt from property tax. To find out if your building is exempt, please look at your rent receipt. You can request a rent receipt from the Tenant Support Centre at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 416-945-0800.
According to the Canada Revenue Agency, taxpayers who are claiming the Ontario Trillium benefit should not include the rent they paid for a principal residence that was not subject to property tax. The Ontario Trillium Benefit is a provincial program that is administered by the Canada Revenue Agency. Learn more.