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Wellington North Considers Tax Change On Vacant Storefronts

Wellington North wants to encourage owners of vacant storefronts to fill them up.

In the past, owners of vacant commercial-industrial properties were eligible for a 30% tax reduction.

But Councillor Lisa Hern says the tax reduction only encourages the properties to remain vacant.

Council agrees that if property owners are not showing a real effort to rent out their commercial-industrial buildings, they can be denied the tax reduction.