Toronto city council votes to keep vacant home tax amid calls to scrap the program after ‘fiasco’

Toronto's Vacant Home Tax program will continue for another year despite calls for cancellation. City council voted to revamp the program after a flawed rollout led to many property owners receiving bills erroneously. Some councillors wanted to scrap the program entirely due to the problems it caused. Mayor Olivia Chow acknowledged the issues with the program but defended it, stating it aims to address housing affordability concerns.

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