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Torontonians granted grace period to pay utilities

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Shady Salah – Media in Toronto

Toronto Mayor, John Tory, unveiled a grace period for several city utilities during the coronavirus outbreak.

A 60-day grace period is in effect for City of Toronto property tax, water and solid waste utility bill payments for all residents and businesses, for bills dated as of March 16. As well, late payment penalties for residential and business properties will be waived for 60 days, starting the same day.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has turned people’s lives upside down overnight,” Tory said in a statement. “We know families are struggling to figure out how to make ends meet while also worrying about their health and the health of their loved ones. Toronto businesses and residents need to know that we understand these are extraordinary circumstances and we are here to support them.”

Tory said the grace period is intended to give relief to residents and businesses “as we all work to rebuild the economy.”

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