How much do the Senators pay in property taxes each year?


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And you thought your property tax bill was high…

Somebody was asking the other day in a local Facebook group how much the Senators pay in property tax is each year, and how much of that goes to Stittsville. So we asked the City of Ottawa, and they came back with these numbers, right down to the penny.

Last year, Canadian Tire Centre and the surrounding parking lots had a tax bill of almost $1.5-million.  All of the money goes into general city-wide revenue for the City of Ottawa. The arena is in Stittsville ward, but none of the money gets earmarked specifically for Stittsville projects.

The boundaries of ward six Stittsville conveniently wrap around the Canadian Tire Centre. (Screengrab/GeoOttawa)

That tax bill is just a bit more than the salaries for Mark Borowiecki and Jean-Gabriel Pageau. They each made $1.1-million USD this season, or just under $1.5-million in Canadian dollars.

Tax year Total Taxes Levied Municipal Taxes Education Taxes
2012  $1,650,023.13 $937,730.61 $712,292.52
2013 $1,621,027.23 $936,177.96 $684,849.27
2014 $1,570,701.22 $917,729.48 $652,971.74
2015 $1,523,795.70 $899,495.23 $624,300.47
2016 $1,491,107.26 $877,342.06 $613,765.20
Total Taxes $7,856,654.54 $4,568,475.34 $3,288,179.20

If you’re interested in a deep dive on how property value and tax amounts are assessed, here’s a staff report from 2010 that outlines some of the challenges involved.

By the way, we still haven’t heard any updates on what Senators Sports and Entertainment have planned for Canadian Tire Centre when the Sens move to Lebreton Flats.  Stay tuned…

(This post originally appeared on our sister site

OttawaStart Staff


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