Ontario Opening up Short-Term RentalsPublished on June 04, 2020
Short-Term Accommodations May Now be Rented in Mississauga-Lakeshore
MISSISSAUGA — Today, Rudy Cuzzetto, MPP for Mississauga-Lakeshore, is pleased to share the good news that short-term rentals including lodges, cabins, cottages, homes, condominiums and B&Bs will be allowed to resume operations in Ontario starting Friday, June 5 at 12:01 am.
“Temporarily restricting rentals of short-term accommodations was a very important step in containing the spread of COVID-19,” said Cuzzetto. “Equally, we recognize that — provided we take the proper health and safety precautions — the sharing economy, including short-term rentals, has great potential to promote economic recovery in Ontario.”
The sharing economy has significant potential to create jobs and drive growth, productivity and innovation. Research shows the benefits of the sharing economy include cost savings and greater choice for consumers as well as increased access to capital for small startups.
“Expanding the availability of short-term accommodations is an important part of Ontario’s reopening,” said Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade. “Many people rely on the rental of these properties to supplement their income, and we know owners of these properties want to ensure a safe experience for their guests.”
The government's responsible and measured approach to reopening allows business owners and service providers time to ensure workplaces are safe for staff, consumers and the general public. Operators must continue to follow occupational health and safety guidelines and follow the advice of public health officials.
“Ontario’s tourism industry contributes $36 billion to the economy and supports thousands of small businesses across the province,” said Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries. “Reopening short term accommodations will provide guests the opportunity to safely experience all that our province has to offer.”
Owners should consult health and safety guidelines related to the tourism and hospitality sector when considering how they can reopen their doors to guests. Operators and guests should continue to practice physical distancing, wear a face covering when physical distancing is a challenge, and wash hands frequently.
• Health and Safety Association Guidance Documents for Workplaces During the COVID-19 Outbreak
• The Workplace PPE Supplier Directory has an up-to-date list of Ontario companies and business associations that are ready to supply personal protective equipment.
• Learn more about A Framework for Reopening our Province.
• See how your organization can help fight COVID-19.
• Information and advice to help your business navigate the economy during COVID-19.
• Visit Ontario’s website to learn more about how the province continues to protect Ontarians from COVID-19.
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