HST for Recreation Services

As announced in the 2009 Ontario Budget, the Provincial Sales Tax (PST) will be combined with the federal Goods and Services Tax (GST) to create a Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) for Ontario, effective July 1, 2010.The provincial portion of the HST will be eight per cent and the federal portion will be five per cent, for a combined HST rate of 13%.

  When does the HST come into effect?
  How will it affect my children’s programs?
  Which programs are affected by HST?
  How do I save 8%?
  How does it affect my current (swimming, skating, fitness, walking track,
  therapy pool) Membership?
  What if my current membership expires after April 30th?
  How are rentals (ice, sport field, rooms) affected by the HST?
  Are customer service hours extended to be able to make rental payments?
  Why do you have to pay in full by April 30, 2010?
  What happens on May 1st and after?