The City of Toronto wants your views on short-term rentals like Airbnb

Mar 23 2017, 4:21 pm

Everyone has an opinion about short-term rentals in the city.

And now, the City of Toronto wants your opinion as it considers regulations for short-term rentals.

According to the City, the term “short-term rental” typically describes rentals that occur over a period of less than 30 days.

Probably the most popular online platform for these type of rentals now is Airbnb, but there are other such as Homeaway and VRBO.

Members of the public (aka you) are invited to share their views at two in-person meetings, or online starting March 28.

The first consultation meeting will be held in the council chamber of North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St., from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 28.

The second consultation meeting will be held in Committee Room 2 at City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 12.

The City’s areas of discussion include quality of life (income/noise/safety), housing availability and affordability, economic development and tourism, and taxation.

Following the consultations, a staff report with recommendations is expected to go to the City’s Executive Committee for consideration in June.

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