A big “thank you!” to a kind supporter named Stewart who surprised us by donating his $60 personal vehicle tax refund to TCAT. His donation was accompanied by a simple message: “I thought you folks could use the $60 more than I could. Maybe you’d like to ask others to do the same?”
In December, Toronto City Council approved the termination of its Personal Vehicle Tax effective January 1, 2011. Doing away with the tax is expected to cost the city about $64 million annually. Vehicle owners who pre-purchased will receive a refund for the 2011 year. Approximately 147,000 refund cheques will be mailed out over the next few weeks.
The contributions of our supporters is especially important in this political climate that does not fully recognize the important contribution that active transportation can make to the health and vitality of our cities. At TCAT we are committed to continuing to promote our vision of cities that are safe, convenient, and enjoyable communitie to walk and bike. Please consider joining Stewart and donate to TCAT today!