For the average Toronto home — with an assessed value of $525,000 — the higher property tax alone will cost about $83 more a year. Add in garbage and water and it's nearly $250.
"It's hard to make ends meet, or just get ahead," says west-end homeowner and mom Zoe Traiforos.
And, hockey moms take note, that still doesn't include user fees such as those charged at the city's skating rinks. Click the video for the full story.