As you are aware there are some municipalities currently who are looking at the potential of the implementation of the tax including the City of Toronto and the City of Mississauga in our membership area. Others outside the GTA are also reviewing this option.

The legislation has passed however it is not in full force and effect until the final regulations have been approved. These regulations will actually provide more detail on what municipalities would have to do to implement the tax and will give us a better sense of the impact on the hotel community and our destination sales and marketing initiatives that drive our business and grow municipal and provincial economies. GTHA has been very involved with our provincial association ORHMA and other industry organizations providing advice on the regulations to the government.