Temporary tax on short-term accommodations to help fund Vancouver FIFA World Cup 2026

The City of Vancouver will be the first to use a “new tool” to help cover the costs of hosting FIFA World Cup 2026 matches, according to the province. In the fall of 2022, the province said the city requested a temporary increase to the Municipal and Regional District Tax (MRDT) on “short-term accommodations” to … Read more

Vancouver mayor vows to ax controversial single-use cup fee by summer – BC

Vancouver Mayor Ken Sim says the city’s controversial single-use cup fee will be gone by this summer. Sim made the comments during his first ‘state of the city’ address to the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade on Tuesday. “Everyone here in Vancouver loves the environment, but we can make a distinction between things that are … Read more

Vancouver mayor vows to ax controversial single-use cup fee by summer – BC

Vancouver Mayor Ken Sim says the city’s controversial single-use cup fee will be gone by this summer. Sim made the comments during his first ‘state of the city’ address to the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade on Tuesday. “Everyone here in Vancouver loves the environment, but we can make a distinction between things that are … Read more

Vancouver mayor aims for city with ‘renewed swagger’ in first state of the city address – BC

Vancouver’s new mayor laid out a vision of a city with “a renewed swagger” and “a buzz about it” as he delivered his first state of the city address on Tuesday. “It is a new day in Vancouver, and that means it’s a great time to be in Vancouver and to seize opportunity, it’s a … Read more