Ontario just lifted the ban on short-term rentals and Airbnb
Ontario has given the greenlight for Airbnb and short-term rentals to start operating once more.
Two months after the Province put Airbnb on the non-essential list of businesses, Ford's government has announced that it's lifting the temporary ban on short-term rentals this Friday.
That includes a number of summer destinations like cabins, lodges, and cottages, said the Minister of Economic Development Victor Fedeli this afternoon in a Tweet.
NEW! Short term rentals including lodges, cabins, cottages, homes, condominiums and B&Bs will be allowed to resume operations in Ontario starting June 5 at 12:01 a.m. pic.twitter.com/wIRVGpMPNE— Victor Fedeli (@VictorFedeli) June 4, 2020
Many short-term rentals, which are defined as rentals that are 28 days or less, have been acting as emergency housing for those in need during since April 4.
The Province released a statement Thursday with safety guidelines for operators and anyone renting during the pandemic.
The news comes after Ontario reported its highest number of COVID-19 deaths in more than three weeks.
Short Term Rentals, like Airbnb. There are half a dozen in my condo building... There is a significant risk with visitors. I think it is irresponsible to allow for STRs in a hot zone Toronto/GTA at this time.— Adam (@Adam_Antz) June 4, 2020
It also comes a month after the Premier urged people not to flock from their downtown homes to cottage country during the pandemic.
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