Nunziata promises to check for progress on vacant properties

It’s not much, but Frances Nunziata’s office has promised to look into the progress the city’s Municipal Licensing and Standards office has made in the past year towards a new policy for vacant and derelict buildings. A representative said, “We will follow up with Municipal Licensing and Standards on their progress investigating the proposed by-law.”

Nunziata’s office responded after Roy’s excoriation last week. The new regulations may be modelled on Winnipeg’s rules, which make it more expensive to have a vacant property. As Roy pointed out, Toronto gives property owners a tax break on vacant properties.

City staff were supposed to report back “as soon as possible” after March 29, 2012. It has been more than a year.

Author: Adam Norman

I am raising my two children in Weston.

2 thoughts on “Nunziata promises to check for progress on vacant properties”

  1. what about the empty lot beside John Street municipal parking – I’m sure there are rats in there!

  2. Doing something to get the empty properties in use would do a lot for the neighbourhood, and might help counteract the bad effects of the construction muck and dirt and delays that we’re experiencing, and encourage pedestrian activity and safety.

    If your article gets ms nunziata’s attention (and action) that would be great.

    And elections are on the horizon.

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