Upcoming consultations and survey on short-term rentals (Airbnb)

March 17, 2017 at 6pm–9pm (Eastern Time)

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 Upcoming consultations and survey on short-term rentals (Airbnb)

Municipal Licensing and Standards and City Planning divisions are inviting residents to have their say about short-term rentals at upcoming consultations and/or via an online survey.

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.

 

Online survey

The survey will be launched on March 28 and will be found at: www.toronto.ca/mlshaveyoursay

 

Public meetings

Tuesday, March 28 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., North York Civic Centre, Council Chambers

Wednesday, April 12 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., City Hall, Committee Room 2 (meeting will be livestreamed)

 

A final report, with recommendations is expected at Executive Committee in June.

 

More info: Amy Buitenhuis, Senior Policy and Research Officer, 2-5129, Amy.Buitenhuis@toronto.ca

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Upcoming stakeholder and public consultations on Tow Truck Bylaw

Municipal Licensing and Standards is undertaking a review of the tow truck industry to address issues raised by the industry, stakeholders and the general public. The review includes an examination of towing and storage rates, charging and billing practices, towing practices and consumer protection related to the industry.

 

A stakeholder workshop for licensed tow truck drivers and operators is being held on Wednesday, March 22, Metro Hall, Rooms 308/309 from 1 to 3 p.m.

 

The public is invited to provide input into this review at a consultation being held on Thursday, March 23, Metro Hall, Rooms 308/309 from 1 to 3 p.m.

Staff expect to report to the Licensing and Standards Committee in June on the consultation findings.

 

The video broadcast, presentation and contact information for input will be available at www.toronto.ca/mlshaveyoursay following the meeting.

 

More info: Lorraine Chua, Senior Policy and Research Officer, 8-3594, lorraine.chua@toronto.ca

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Coyote Information Session to be held on April 10

Toronto residents who live near ravines and forests – typical coyote habitat – can expect an increase in coyote sightings during the winter. Coyotes are active day and night, but prefer to hunt at dusk and dawn.

 

To help to educate residents about coyotes, Animal Services is hosting an information session on Monday, April 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the East York Civic Centre, Council Chambers.

 

Guest speakers from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority and Coyote Watch Canada will cover the following topics:

 

 Coyote behaviour in the urban environment

 Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act

 Co-existing with coyotes in Toronto

 

Residents can access more information via toronto.ca/coyote or by calling 416-338-7297.

More info: Mary Lou Leiher, Toronto Animal Services, 8-6686, marylou.leiher@toronto.ca

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