Durham homeowners pay some of highest property taxes in GTA

Out of 33 communities in the Greater Toronto Area, Oshawa has the 32nd highest property taxes rate. Other Durham Region communities aren't far behind. Aaron Streck/ Global News

As something that may not surprise a number of homeowners, Durham Region has some of the highest property taxes in the GTA.

According to real estate listing site Zoocasa, those living in Oshawa pay the second-highest property taxes around Toronto.

That tax rate works out to just over 1.4 per cent — over $72,000, based on a $515,000 home.

Brock, Clarington, and Whitby are also in the top five in highest property taxes.

“People are saying, ‘Okay, I want to move to Durham because our prices are low, but at the same hand I don’t want to move to Oshawa because the taxes are too high,’ so then we have a community that is sitting stagnated because nobody wants to. So this is where I worry about what’s going to happen with our children,” said Tara Baylis of Our Neighbourhood Realty Inc.

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Orangeville has the highest property tax rate while Toronto has the lowest.

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