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Old Posted Feb 21, 2017, 11:23 PM
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London wad a good idea, though I question if it needed to get as large as it did. By the late 80s a lot of new industrial development was locating along Highway 135 and around the 401, both of which were in Westminster Township (which became the Town of Westminster in 1988), and London was not seeing the tax benefits. At the same time residential development was expanding in Lambeth, which was part of Westminster.

Today the geographic area of London is about 80% of the area of Toronto, and still has a large rural area that has seen very high property taxes with no additional services. It's a case of rural taxpayers subsidizing sewers and public transit that they have no direct access to.
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