A survey of property tax and utility charges in 24 major Canadian municipalities by the City of Edmonton (PDF) found that London homeowners paid the fourth-highest municipal property taxes as well as combined property taxes and utility charges in 2007, based on a sample of 25-30 year-old 1200 sq.ft. detached houses on 6000 sq.ft. lots (see chart below). Londoners also paid the sixth-highest total property taxes per capita in Canada when school levies are added — a disproportionate burden on residents whose median family income and property value are lower than the median for Ontario cities. While methodologies for calculating representative tax figures differ between studies to produce varying results, London property tax burdens consistently score near the top provincially as well as nationally in survey after survey (see here and here).