The Sale of Land by Public Tender was conducted on Thursday, November 28. Rejected tenders with deposit are now available for pick up from North York Civic Centre, Revenue Services Reception Desk. Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Please refer to the Tender Pick-up Requirements below before attending our office. Tenders not picked up will be returned by registered mail starting December 18.

 

Required Identification

  • Bring your government issued photo identification, one or more of the following:
    • Ontario Driver License (preferred, shows address)
    • Ontario Photo Card
    • Canadian Passport
    • Canadian Permanent Resident Card
    • If applicable:
      • Articles of Incorporation
      • Signed letter of authorization

Expired personal identification documents will not be accepted.

If your government issued identification does not include an address or the address listed on the submitted tender is not the same, additional verification will be required. May include one or more of the following:

    • Utility bill addressed to you, showing the mailing address (e.g. hydro, gas, property tax or utility bill)

The City of Toronto will not release any rejected tenders to third party representatives without documented authorization from the tenderer.

Examples of required identification/documentation to release a tender

Some samples of required documentation:

Name on tender form Deposit cheque/draft signed by Documents Required for Tender Release
Jane Sample Jane Sample
  • Government issued photo identification
  • Document to confirm address
1234567 Ontario Inc. 1234567 Ontario Inc.
  • Articles of Incorporation
  • Government issued photo identification
  • And/or, if multiple owners – a letter of authorization on company letterhead with all stakeholders signatures are required
  • Document to confirm address
1234 Ontario Inc. Jane Sample
  • Articles of Incorporation
  • Government issued photo identification
  • Document to confirm address
Jane Sample

John Sample

Joseph Sample

 

Jane Sample

John Sample

Joseph Sample

 

  • Government issued photo identification
  • If a single tenderer arrives for pick-up of tender, a letter of authorization signed by all parties will be required
  • Document to confirm address
  • If all tenderers are present for pick up, the identification of all individuals will be required. The address of one individual must match the tender document
Jane Sample Jane Sample

John Sample

Joseph Sample

  • Government issued photo identification.
  • If a single tenderer arrives for pick-up of tender, a letter of authorization signed by all parties will be required
  • Document to confirm address
  • If all tenderers are present for pick up, the identification of all individuals will be required. The address of one individual must match the tender document
Jane Sample

John Sample

Joseph Sample

Jane Sample
  • Government issued photo identification
  • If a single tenderer arrives for pick-up of tender, a letter of authorization signed by all parties will be required
  • Document to confirm address
  • If all tenderers are present for pick up, the identification of all individuals will be required. The address of one individual must match the tender document

In-Person Tender Pick Up:

Visit the North York Civic Centre

    • Revenue Service, Reception Desk
      5100 Yonge St., Lower Level.
      Monday to Friday
      8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Residential Properties

Address:  46 Carling Avenue
Highest Bid: $729,000
Minimum tender amount:  $97,055.89
Last returned Assessment Roll value:  775,000
Type: Vacant Residential

Address:  58 Laws Street
Highest Bid: $901,000
Minimum tender amount:  $119,587.21
Last returned Assessment Roll value:  932,000
Type: Vacant Residential

 

Address:  56 Netherly Drive
Highest Bid: $550,000
Minimum tender amount:  $92,421.39
Last returned Assessment Roll value:  457,000
Type: Vacant Residential

Vacant Land

Address:  1339 Danforth Road
Highest Bid: $600,000
Minimum tender amount:  $357,502.15
Last returned Assessment Roll value:  1,293,000
Type: Vacant Commercial Land, Subject to restrictive covenant registered as Instrument Number AT157577. Site formerly used as a gas station/auto repair shop. Environmental investigation is advised.

 

Commercial Properties

Address:  97 Rivalda Road – CANCELLED 
Minimum tender amount:  $876,350.66
Last returned Assessment Roll value:  2,461,000
Type: Occupied Commercial Property Subject to Federal Crown lien

 

Address:  127 Rivalda Road – CANCELLED 
Minimum tender amount:  $777,243.30
Last returned Assessment Roll value:  2,064,000
Type: Occupied Commercial Property Subject to Federal Crown lien

 

Public Notification

Advertisement of the Sale of Land by Public Tender was placed in:

  • Toronto Sun on October 30, November 6, 13 and 20, 2019
  • Ontario Gazette on November 9, 2019

Copies of the Sale of Land by Public Tender advertisement were available for pick up at the Revenue Services, Reception desk at the North York Civic Centre.

Tender packages for each property were available for in-person purchase only at:

North York Civic Centre
5100 Yonge St.
Revenue Services, Lower Level
Reception desk

A City of Toronto Tender package included:

    • tender instructions
    • a copy of the advertisement
    • Tender to Purchase form (pre-populated with property specific information)
    • return envelope

The package fee was $36.28

Or

The tenderer could obtain a copy of the Tender to Purchase form 2215e from the website of the Government of Ontario Central Forms Repository under the listing for the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing.

The properties up for sale by public tender were being sold in an “as is condition”. The City of Toronto made no representation regarding the title to or any other matters including environmental condition relating to the land.

Individuals that wished to submit a tender were not able to:

  • view or tour the property in advance
  • acquire internal or external images of the property from the City
  • conduct a pre-bid inspection

Responsibility for ascertaining these matters rested with the potential purchasers.

The lands do not include mobile homes or other moveable items situated on the land.

The City of Toronto had no obligation to provide vacant possession to the successful purchaser.

The City reserved the right to withdraw any property from the tax sale process at any time prior to the registration of the tax deed.

The City does not provide legal advice in respect of tax sales or any other matters.

All prospective purchasers were strongly advised to review the detailed requirements of the City of Toronto Act, 2006 and the Toronto Tax Sale Rules (Regulation 579/06) with a lawyer prior to submitting a tender.

A completed Tender to Purchase form from either the City of Toronto Tender Package or from the Government of Ontario Central Forms Repository 2215e along with a deposit of a minimum of 20 per cent of the tender amount was required by way of:

  • a certified cheque
  • bank draft
  • money order

Payable to:

Treasurer, City of Toronto

Note: a separate Tender to Purchase needed to be submitted for each property and had to be typewritten or legibly handwritten in ink.

Tenders were to be received no later than Thursday, November 28 at 3 p.m. local time. No late submissions were accepted.

Tenderers were advised to submit the completed Tender to Purchase form, along with the deposit in a sealed envelope addressed to the Treasurer, City of Toronto. Including a brief description of the land or it’s municipal address and indicate that it’s for the tax sale of that land.

Office hours are:

Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at:

Revenue Services, Lower Level
Reception Desk
North York Civic Centre
5100 Yonge Street
Toronto, Ontario, M2N 5V7

The sale is governed by the City of Toronto Act, 2006 and the Toronto Tax Sales Rules (Regulation 579/06).

On November 28 at 3:30 p.m., the City began to open and review submitted tenders. This process was open to the public.

Receipt of Tender

  • All received tenders were time stamped and were held unopened in a secure location.
    • Where two or more tenders were equal, the tender that was received the earliest was deemed the higher tender.

Withdrawal of Tender

  • To cancel a tender, a written request to withdrawal the tender, was to be received before November 28, 2019 at 3 p.m.

Opening of Tender

  • The City opened sealed tenders beginning at 3:30 p.m. November 28, 2019.

Rules

  • All tenders are opened and reviewed.
  • Tenders that do not meet the tender requirements are rejected.
  • Of the remaining tenders, the City shall reject all but the highest and second-highest tenders.
  • Rejected bids will be returned with the deposit to the tenderer. Returns will be processed no sooner than one week following the tax sale.
  • The City will notify the highest tenderer by ordinary mail, that they will be declared the successful purchaser provided:
    • The balance of the amount tendered plus accumulated taxes, relevant municipal and provincial land transfer tax, and applicable HST is received by the City within 14 days from the date the City mails the notification.
      • Failure to make payment in full by the designated time period results in the deposit being forfeited; the City will offer the parcel of land to the remaining highest tenderer for purchase, with the same time and payment requirements as outlined above.
      • The successful purchaser must retain a lawyer to complete the transaction of sale with the City.

For inquiries, call the Tax and Water Collection line at 416-395-0174.

For more information on the property tax collection process, go to Late Tax Bill Payments.