Toronto city council has passed a bylaw that will impose a $30 tax on motorcycle owners in the city. Car owners are hit twice as hard with a $60 tax.
The money is aimed for use on roads and transit, but other recent tax hikes in Toronto are aimed at covering the city’s $400-plus million deficit, so motorcycle owners should not be surprised if their 30 bucks doesn’t get shovelled into potholes.
On the other hand, the city hasn’t repealed its free-parking rule, so T.O. is still regarded as a motorcycle-friendly city.
The law comes into effect next fall.