Information on Music Venue Property Tax Program

Attention live music venues in Ward 4: Applications are due end of day February 14 for the City’s “Creative Co-location Facilities Tax Subclass” program for 2022. This program provides up to 50% in property tax relief to eligible live music venues.

Qualifying venues must be able to prove that, pre-pandemic, they met these criteria:

  • present live music performances on average 3 times a week throughout the year
  • pay the musicians
  • provide infrastructure needed for live music
  • employ people whose jobs support the live music operations

The full eligibility criteria can be found here – under the Live Music Venues drop-down. If you have never applied to this program before, please email culturetaxclass@toronto.ca to indicate your interest in applying, then download and submit an application form (available via the link above) before end of day February 14, along with as much of the supporting documentation as you can supply. (City staff will follow up if anything’s missing.) Successful applicants from last year need only provide a brief attestation on the application form as well as the property owner’s signature.

Please note that although we recognize that many hospitality businesses are facing challenges, this opportunity is focused only on those that feature live music as a key part of their business model.