Short-term Rentals

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The Township of Lake of Bays is undertaking a review of short-term rentals (STRs). Beginning in August 2019, Township staff were directed by Council to investigate the short-term rental of residential properties with no on-site management. STRs are generally understood to refer to rental of a residence, or part of a residence, for short periods of time (a month or less).

A comprehensive community engagement process took place from January 14th to March 20th of 2020. The results from this public feedback showed significant support for the regulation of STRs. After being presented to Council in August 2020, Council directed staff to investigate options for STR regulation and to conduct additional public consultation. This will help determine the approach the Township should take to regulate short-term rentals.

We are looking for your input regarding the most appropriate regulations to implement for STRs in the Township through completion of the survey below. The survey will only take a few minutes to complete and will be available until November 9, 2020. Data collected through this survey will not be used for by-law enforcement purposes, and you may remain anonymous.

Prior to answering this survey, feel free to read the staff report “Short-Term Rentals – Regulation Options and Best Practice Review” dated August 19, 2020 and the Council Resolution #7(a)(i)/08/19/20 for more information.

The Township of Lake of Bays is undertaking a review of short-term rentals (STRs). Beginning in August 2019, Township staff were directed by Council to investigate the short-term rental of residential properties with no on-site management. STRs are generally understood to refer to rental of a residence, or part of a residence, for short periods of time (a month or less).

A comprehensive community engagement process took place from January 14th to March 20th of 2020. The results from this public feedback showed significant support for the regulation of STRs. After being presented to Council in August 2020, Council directed staff to investigate options for STR regulation and to conduct additional public consultation. This will help determine the approach the Township should take to regulate short-term rentals.

We are looking for your input regarding the most appropriate regulations to implement for STRs in the Township through completion of the survey below. The survey will only take a few minutes to complete and will be available until November 9, 2020. Data collected through this survey will not be used for by-law enforcement purposes, and you may remain anonymous.

Prior to answering this survey, feel free to read the staff report “Short-Term Rentals – Regulation Options and Best Practice Review” dated August 19, 2020 and the Council Resolution #7(a)(i)/08/19/20 for more information.

  • We are looking for your input regarding the most appropriate regulations for STRs in the Township through completion of this survey. The survey will only take a few minutes to complete and will be available until November 9, 2020. Data collected through this survey will not be used for by-law enforcement purposes, and you may remain anonymous.

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