According to a City of Brampton document, only 3,432 basement units out of a guesstimated 30,000 have been registered with the municipality since 1996.
Slow pace of legalizing secondary suites means Brampton loses revenue
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Slow pace of legalizing secondary suites means Brampton loses revenue


According to a City of Brampton document, only 3,432 basement units out of a guesstimated 30,000 have been registered with the municipality since 1996.

Only a third of those, about 1,070, have been registered since 2015, when the city introduced its new rules for basement apartments.

That means the city is collecting only a small fraction of the property tax and other revenues that it could be — and the rest of us are subsidizing noncompliant homeowners.



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