October 2020
Expanding Industry Engagement this Fall
On October 1, MPAC hosted a virtual meeting of its Industry Advisory Group (IAG) to provide an update on our response to the pandemic, share insights on current market trends for key property sectors and hear from industry stakeholders about the pandemic’s impact on them.

During the meeting, our valuation experts provided attendees with an analysis of market activity leading up to and during the pandemic for the residential, farm, retail, multi-residential, hospitality and office property sectors. We also affirmed that while we don’t know when the next Assessment Update or valuation date will be, we continue our regular work to monitor the market, maintain an up-to-date property database, capture new assessments and support Requests for Reconsideration and Appeals.

This fall, we will form industry subcommittees to hear first-hand how sectors are being impacted by the pandemic to increase our understanding of various market sectors in this unprecedented time. We know the pandemic has not affected all sectors the same way, and some have been harder hit than others. Hearing from our industry stakeholders helps us gain a holistic picture of the broad impacts across different property sectors and across the province. If you would like to learn more about these subcommittees, send a note to industry@mpac.ca.
2020 PIER Campaign Deferred
Earlier this year, we postponed the launch of our 2020 Property Income and Expense Return (PIER) campaign in recognition of the significant challenges business owners and industries were facing in the early months of the pandemic – including time constraints and in some cases, the inability to provide the income and expense information we would be requesting. 

Given the ongoing challenges of the pandemic, we have deferred the campaign until the spring of 2021. We will continue to monitor market trends and consult with our industry stakeholders as part of our work to maintain current and accurate data.
Requests for Reconsideration
With the postponement of the 2020 Assessment Update by the provincial government, property assessments for the 2021 taxation year will continue to be based on fully phased-in January 1, 2016 valuations unless there has been a change to the property.​
Update on AboutMyProperty
We’ve made changes to AboutMyProperty, our online tool that allows property owners to review the information we have on file for their property, compare it to others in their area, and if they disagree with their assessment, file a Request for Reconsideration. These changes, which will launch in November, include:

  • simplifying the login and registration process while still optimizing security;
  • a new user interface for clear and simple navigation; and
  • enhancements to the online filing of a Request for Reconsideration (RfR), which is the fastest and easiest way to submit and track the progress of your RfR.

To access this information, property owners can visit mpac.ca and log in to AboutMyProperty using the Roll Number and Access Key that can be found on their Property Assessment Notice.

Users who already have an account on AboutMyProperty, can log in using their existing User ID and password and they will be prompted to re-register using their email address and a new secure 11-character password. While we’ve made changes to the login experience for AboutMyProperty, the information that users have saved to their account will remain unchanged.
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