Take the survey and join the conversation!
Short-term rentals refer to individuals renting out their residence, or part of their residence, for a short period of time (generally less than 30 days) through a variety of internet-based platforms such as Airbnb, HomeAway and VRBO (Vacation Rentals by Owner), in exchange for a fee. Currently, the presence of short-term rentals is low in Vaughan, and the City of does not specifically permit short-term rentals, as per Zoning By-law 1-88.
New technology enables individuals to advertise and rent a portion of or all their home to people interested in securing short-term rental accommodations. The City of Vaughan is exploring the emerging use of short-term rentals along with any issues, opportunities and best practices that come with it. A review of the current state, including input from citizens and stakeholders, as well as an understanding of the land-use planning and regulatory implications of this new wave of accommodations is also being undertaken. In doing this, residents and property owners are being asked to take a short survey on how they feel about short-term rentals in Vaughan.
The survey will be open until December 31. Citizens who call in to Access Vaughan at (905) 832-2281 from now until November 15 will be asked to answer a few select questions regarding short-term rentals. Comments and questions can also be emailed to ShortTermRentals@vaughan.ca.
Citizen input, along with review of regulatory and enforcement options will be an integral part of the project. All findings will be used to make recommendations to Council in 2019 on a preferred approach to dealing with short-term rentals.
Building Standards Department
905-832-2281, ext. 8343