Toronto city council debates 2017 budget, approves 2% property tax increase

As Toronto city council gets set to vote on the 2017 budget, it approved a two per cent property tax increase as protests erupted outside in response to a lack of spending on social services such as affordable housing, transit and childcare.

Dozens gathered outside city hall to smash a giant piñata, a paper mâché version of the Gardiner Expressway, to protest what they said is wasteful spending.

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