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How Barrie Compares

Barrie taxes are very comparable to other municipalities. In fact, Barrie taxes are in the lower end of other major southern Ontario municipalities. Taxes paid for services provided by the City are comparable to other household expenses.

Other Municipalities

According to the 2016 BMA Municipal Study, average property taxes for a single family home (detached bungalow) in Barrie were $3,353. Here’s how that number compares to property taxes paid by a similar home in Ontario cities with populations over 100,000:

Municipality 2016 Property Taxes
Toronto (East) $ 2,728
Milton $ 2,982  
Chatham-Kent $ 3,039  
Greater Sudbury $ 3,053
Windsor  $ 3,092
Cambridge $ 3,171  
Kitchener $ 3,213  
London $ 3,254
Waterloo $ 3,345  
Barrie $ 3,353
Guelph $ 3,363
Kingston $ 3,406  
Toronto (West) $ 3,503  
Burlington $ 3,573  
Thunder Bay $ 3,606
St. Catharines  $ 3,618
Richmond Hill  $ 3,696
Oakville $ 3,754  
Brampton $ 3,890
Hamilton $ 3,898  
Ottawa $ 3,920  
Toronto (North) $ 4,017
Whitby $ 4,041  
Oshawa $ 4,123
Mississauga $ 4,277  
Vaughan $ 4,490
Toronto (South)  $ 4,903
Markham $ 5,305
Average $ 3,665
Residential Comparison: Detached Bungalow |  Municipalities with populations greater than 100,000 |  Source: 2016 BMA Municipal Study (page 291).

Other property categories for municipalities with populations greater than 100,000, and Barrie’s position:
• 2-Storey Home: 3rd lowest, ~$550 lower than the average (pg. 297)
• Senior Executive: 3rd lowest, ~$800 lower than the average (pg. 303)
• Multi-Residential Walk-ups: 2nd lowest, ~$450 lower than the average (pg. 311)
• Multi-Residential:th lowest, ~$450 lower than the average (pg. 316)

Other Household Expenses

See how your property taxes compare to other household expenses like natural gas, cable and hydro for the average household.

Description Annual Amount
Total Property Taxes*
(City, Service Partners, Education)
$ 3,273
Taxes paid for services provided by the City of Barrie $ 1,918
Natural Gas $ 1,200
Hydro $ 1,000
Cable and Internet $ 1,500
Gas for an average automobile driver $ 2,500
Car Insurance  $ 1,500
Home Insurance $ 800–1,000
Residential Comparison: Detached Bungalow |  Municipalities with Population greater than 100K |  Source: 2015 BMA Municipal Study (page 232)

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