The City is reviewing short-term rentals in Toronto. What is a short-term rental?
The term "short-term rental" typically describes rentals that occur over a short period of time (e.g. less than 30 days). Popular online platforms, such as Airbnb, Flipkey, Homeaway, VRBO and Roomorama facilitate bookings and payments for short-term rentals. Short-term rentals may occur in houses, townhouses, second suites, condominiums and rental apartment buildings; and may be operated by both property owners and tenants.
Have your say on short-term rentals at public meetings or with an online survey.
The online survey will be launched on March 28, 2017.
Public Meeting #1
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
North Your Civic Centre, Council Chambers
5100 Yonge St, North York, ON M2N 5V7
Public Meeting #2
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
City Hall, Committee Room 2
100 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5H 2N2
Or online at http://www.toronto.ca/mlshaveyoursay
(the survey will be launched on March 28).
Can't attend the meetings? Participate online.
The April 12 public meeting will be livestreamed.
SEND YOUR COMMENTS TO CITY HALL:
Send us your comments or input directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Meetings are being held with key stakeholders during the week of April 3, 2017. If you would like more information about these meetings, contact Amy Buitenhuis at email@example.com.
About short-term rentals
There has been a rise in the number of people in Toronto and around the world renting property or rooms in their homes for short periods. This has been driven by online platforms that facilitate bookings and payments for short-term rentals. Platforms operating in Toronto include Airbnb, Flipkey, Homeaway, VRBO and Roomorama.
By the numbers* - Short-term rentals in Toronto booked through Airbnb:
- 16,000 listings were rented on Airbnb in 2016, and 97% of these rented a stay for a period of less than 30 days
- 24% of these listings were in houses, while 69% were in condominiums or apartment buildings
*Estimated numbers provided by Airbnb