July 25, 2017

Should Ottawa regulate Airbnb?

Ottawa - ON - Government Conference Centre
By Taxiarchos228 (Own work) [FAL], via Wikimedia Commons

Advocates for the hotel industry want municipalities to reign in the popular home-sharing platform, Airbnb First it was Uber.

Now Airbnb is increasingly finding itself in the crosshairs of cities where it operates.

The City of Toronto has just released proposals for regulating the popular home sharing platform.

Some say Ottawa should do the same.

The problem, say critics, isn’t the individual homeowners who occasionally rent out their homes when they are away. It’s the rise of “commercial” hosts who buy or rent multiple properties just to list them on Airbnb full-time.

“The big concern is the private operator, […]

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