The City of Ottawa is undergoing a Rental Accommodation Study. The study will include reviews of rental housing, short-term rental providers (such as Air BnBs and VRBO), student housing and shared accommodations.
Full details on the Rental Accommodation Study are available on the City of Ottawa website
Emergency and Protective Services is conducting a review of regulations governing private sector rental properties to address public health and safety, consumer protection, community nuisances and other areas of municipal concern.
The growing popularity of short-term rental services, such as Airbnb and VRBO, has created new opportunities and challenges for Ottawa and its residents. The City is currently considering the best way to manage this emerging industry. This component of the study will also consider possible changes to hotel/motel regulations.
The continuing growth of Ottawa’s post-secondary institutions is important for our economy, today and tomorrow. However, this growth is also creating housing challenges for students and communities alike.