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The Local Planning Appeal Tribunal concerning short-term rentals has concluded. The Local Planning Appeal Tribunal was reviewing regulations for Airbnb. The verdict has yet to be announced, but check the Friends of Kensington Market pages for updates. We will be posting information about the results and possible further action.

 
Image by Mike Constable

Image by Mike Constable

Airbnb in the News

  • It’s not an ‘affordability crisis,’ it’s a class conflict [Toronto Star]

  • New rules and guide would put a third of Airbnb listings out of business, and boost housing supply, tribunal told [Toronto Star]

  • Airbnbs threaten Toronto’s quality of life [Toronto Star Editorial by FOKM Board member Serena Purdy]

  • The economic costs and benefits of Airbnb: No reason for local policymakers to let Airbnb bypass tax or regulatory obligations [Economic Policy Institute]

  • Hearings to begin in landlords’ appeal over Toronto rules for Airbnb, other short-term rentals [Toronto Star]

  • Toronto Neighbourhood Wants to Get Rid of Ghost Hotels [BlogTO]

  • Airbnb "Ghost Hotels" Are The Reason Why So Many Smart Homes Are Unrentable In Toronto Now [Narcity]

  • Emptied Kensington apartments appear on Airbnb [Toronto Star]

  • New data shows just how many Airbnb listings were rented in Kensington Market last year [CBC]

  • Residents of Toronto’s Kensington Market concerned as Airbnb moves in [Globe and Mail]

Other Organizations

  • Friends of Kensington Market: http://www.fokm.ca

  • Fairbnb: https://fairbnb.coop/

    • Inside Airbnb: http://insideairbnb.com/get-the-data.html

  • Ontario Tenants Rights: http://www.ontariotenants.ca/index.phtml