TAXED OUT: Can Toronto’s Retail Main Streets Survive?
Intense, rapid development in Toronto has led to massive hikes in commercial property values and taxes. Independent businesses are feeling the crunch. Many have closed, and more are threatened by rising space costs. Presenting TAXED OUT, the first gallery exhibition of the Ryerson City Building Institute [link: www.citybuildinginstitute.ca], which through a curated collection of statistics, photography and other visuals illustrates the very real impact of tax policy on the main streets we love. Experience the exhibition from September 10 to December 14, 2018. #TAXEDOUT
For more information, see https://www.citybuildinginstitute.ca/portfolio/taxed-out
Photography by Vik Pahwa; exhibit design by Spacing.
The Ryerson City Building Institute thanks Urbanspace Property Group for supporting this project.
Launch event: Join Ryerson CBI for its launch event on September 12 at 6PM, and hear from a panel of experts working to affect positive change and protect Toronto small businesses.
Read more about TAXED OUT here in this exclusive story published by CBC and learn about how increasing tax hikes are affecting small businesses throughout Toronto.
Check out a summary of the TAXED OUT launch event in this article “Solutions Pending” published in Novae Res Ubris.
TAXED OUT was featured in a story on CanIndia.com. View the piece here.
Ryerson City Building Institute