The Toronto Real Estate Board's Government Relations staff closely monitors residential and commercial real estate issues that affect Member REALTORS® and the public they serve. TREB also maintains communication with government officials, providing input into important decisions that have consequences for homeowners, renters and investors. Current initiatives focus on affordable home ownership, housing supply and demand, affordable housing, consumer protection and economic development.



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2014

Panel of Affordable Housing Experts to Attend National Housing Day Forum
Toronto REALTORS® Highlighting Need for Land Transfer Tax Relief during Municipal Election Campaign
Toronto REALTORS® Highlighting Need for Land Transfer Tax Relief during Municipal Election Campaign
New Poll Shows Majority of Torontonians Want Toronto Mayoral and Councillor Candidates to Support Land Transfer Tax Relief for Home Buyers
REALTORS® Look Forward to Joining Torontonians in Speaking Out against Home Buying Tax during Municipal Election Campaign
REALTORS® Tell City Council that Proposed 2014 Budget Reliance on Land Transfer Tax Poses Risks and Call for Relief for Home Buyers


2013

REALTORS® Call For Home Buying Tax Relief for Everyone as Toronto Budget Committee Begins to Wrap-Up Review of 2014 Budget 
REALTORS® Raise Concerns Over Potential Proposals to Make First Time Home Buyers Pay More Toronto Home Buying Tax 
New Poll Shows Increasing Public Support for Phasing-Out Toronto Land Transfer Tax
Toronto Real Estate Board Calls On City Executive Committee to Set LTT Phase-Out in Motion 
New Poll Shows Continued Strong Public Support For Eliminating Toronto Land Transfer Tax 
Toronto Real Estate Board Says Land Transfer Tax Should Be Scrapped, Not Capped 
Toronto Real Estate Board Looks Forward to Working with New City of Toronto Budget Chief on Phase-Out of Land Transfer Tax 


2012

New Poll Shows Mississauga And Other "905" Region Residents Strongly Opposed To Municipal Land Transfer Tax
Importance of Affordable Housing Solutions Recognized on National Housing Day 
Polls Show 49 Percent Approval Rating for Mayor Ford and Overwhelming Support for Land Transfer Tax Repeal 
New Massive Ward-by-Ward Poll Shows Support for Land Transfer Tax Repeal in 38 of 44 City of Toronto Wards 
New Campaign against Toronto Land Transfer Tax Launched in light of Concerning Poll Results
Land Transfer Tax Poll Results Released Ahead of Important Announcement by Toronto Real Estate Board 
Transit Should Not Be Funded with Land Transfer Tax: REALTORS® 


2011

REALTORS® Encouraged by Mayor Ford's Re-Affirmation of Commitment to Repeal Land Transfer Tax 
Public Support for Land Transfer Tax Repeal is Resilient, According to Poll 
GTA REALTORS® Working With Elected Representatives to Create Affordable Housing 
REALTORS® Remind City Council that LTT is Unpredictable Revenue Stream 
TREB Follows-Up on City LTT Presentation 
City Council Being Told to Target Waste, Not Home Buyers 
Public Expecting Land Transfer Tax Repeal to Move Forward, Despite Budget Challenges 
GTA REALTORS® Telling Provincial Politicians that Home Ownership Matters 
REALTORS® Take Public's Pulse on GTA Issues, Including Toronto Land Transfer Tax
GTA REALTORS® View City Budget as Step Towards Repealing LTT 


2010

Ontario REALTORS® Support Grow Ops Registry Bill 
GTA REALTORS® Host Ford and Smitherman at TREB AGM 
GTA REALTORS® Work to Eliminate Harmonized Sales Tax Misconceptions 
TREB Hosts Toronto Mayoral Panel at REALTOR® Quest 


2009

Municipal Politicians to Discuss Taxes in the GTA at Toronto Real Estate Board Conference
TREB - Torontonians Want Toronto Land Transfer Tax Repealed: Poll 
Torontonians Believe City of Toronto Not Being Run As Efficiently As Possible: Poll
REALTORS® Ask City Budget Committee To Consider Impact of Land Transfer Tax
REALTORS® Call for a "Home Owners' Budget" From City 


2008

Toronto Land Transfer Tax Costs City's Economy $170 million 
Take Action on Affordable Housing, GTA REALTORS® Tell City
Greater Toronto REALTORS® take in Conference and Tradeshow to benefit their clients
As Toronto Land Transfer Tax Takes Effect, REALTORS® Call On City to Give Home-buyers a Break
City Budget Can Send Important Message to Homebuyers: Toronto REALTORS®


2007

REALTORS® Disappointed that Public Opinion on Land Transfer Tax Ignored
Torontonians Opposed to Land Transfer Tax Despite "Fair Taxes" Campaign
Toronto Land Transfer Tax is New Provincial Government 's 1st Test on Municipal Finances 
Fellow Torontonians Support REALTOR® Efforts Against Land Transfer Tax 
Torontonians deserve thoughtful and fair approach to City's financial challenges 
Deferral of Land Transfer Tax Decision is Opportunity for Sober Second Though 
TREB public poll: Torontonians say new taxes should wait for next election
REALTORS® launch WWW.NOHOMEBUYINGTAX.COM
Toronto REALTORS® Tell City that 100% Land Transfer Tax Increase is Unfair 
Toronto REALTORS® Demonstrate Importance of Working Together 
Concerned Residents Tell Mayor and City Council to Shelve Toronto Home-Buying Tax 
REALTORS® Raise Concerns Over Toronto "Home-buying Tax" 


2006

REALTORS® Tell Province "Home-buying Tax" will Worsen Urban Sprawl, Hurt Economy 
Toronto REALTORS® Ready to Work with New Federal Government 
New Toronto Tax Could Mean More Gridlock and Pollution for GTA


2005

New Toronto Legislation Could Mean More Taxes on Housing and More Urban Sprawl


2004

REALTORS® and Home Builders Voice Concerns Over Greenbelt
Provincial Greenbelt Could Threaten GTA Housing Affordability
TREB Tells City, "Let's not bite the hand that feeds us"
TREB to City: Help Keep Real Estate Market Healthy -- development charges
TREB Tells City to Keep Property Taxes Down
TREB Tells City to Keep Property Taxes Down