The City of Toronto is considering regulations for short-term rental of accommodation in Toronto and is inviting members of the public to share their views at meetings on March 28 and April 12. Residents will also be able to fill out an online survey to provide their views on the proposed regulations.
The term “short-term rental” typically describes rentals that occur over a period of less than 30 days. Popular online platforms such as Airbnb, Homeaway and VRBO facilitate bookings and payments for short-term rentals.
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.
Key areas of discussion include quality of life (income/noise/safety), housing availability and affordability, economic development and tourism, and taxation.
Live streaming of the April 12 meeting’s proceedings will be available at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCch85CnI_WEYnicVpC22E0A.
A staff report with recommendations is expected to go to the City’s Executive Committee for consideration in June.
More information about the review is available at http://www.toronto.ca/mlshaveyoursay and the survey will be available on that web page starting March 28.