Short-Term Rental: General Public Survey

The City of Oshawa is undertaking an industry and public stakeholder consultation to discuss licensing standards for short-term rentals (S.T.R.) and S.T.R. companies (e.g. Airbnb, VRBO, HomeAway, etc.) operating within the city. 

Please note: The City’s Zoning By-law was updated in May 2018, to provide clarity by allowing short-term rentals in areas that permit dwelling units.

Short-term rentals include properties that are rented out as temporary accommodations for consecutive periods of twenty-eight (28) days or less. The total number of days rented cannot exceed a combined total of 180 days in a calendar year.

This survey is intended to gather feedback from the general public.

Feedback will be received until 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 28, and considered in the development of regulatory licensing standards that will be presented to Corporate Services Committee.

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Which of the following best describes your current housing situation in Oshawa?
How familiar are you with short-term rentals and short-term rental companies (e.g. Airbnb, VRBO, HomeAway, etc.)?
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How often do you stay at short-term rentals?
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Do you currently live near a short-term rental?
While living near an short-term rental, how frequently have you experienced the following:
While living near an short-term rental, how frequently have you experienced the following: Never Rarely Sometimes Often Always
Excessive noise
Parking issues
Increased neighbourhood traffic
Vandalism and property damage
Public safety concerns
Property maintenance concerns