Short-Term Accommodation

With the rise of the sharing economy and the increasing popularity of web-based person-to-person platforms, opportunities for short-term accommodations (STAs) such as Airbnb have grown rapidly in cities around the world, including Mississauga.

Web based platforms connect people with those who have a spare room, entire apartment, or house to rent on a short-term basis, usually less than 30 days.

There are a number of matters to be taken into consideration by municipalities thinking of regulating short-term accommodations. These include:

These matters are discussed further in the Information Report presented on January 16, 2017 on Short-Term Accommodation - Overview of Current Status and Regulatory Options (located in the "Project Documents" tab). The report provides an overview of the current state of short-term accommodations in Mississauga, an update on benchmarked municipalities, and presents several options for regulation.


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Next Steps

The results of the public consultation indicate that most residents support STAs but want them to be regulated. The Planning and Building Department will make recommendations on the options to regulate STAs to the Planning and Development Committee after collecting additional stakeholder feedback.

The Questionnaire has been reactivated until August 1st, 2017. Staff hope to report back to Planning and Development Committee later in 2017.

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Contact Us

For additional information please contact:

Caleigh McInnes
Planner, Development North
Development and Design Division
Planning and Building Department
City of Mississauga
905-615-3200 ext.5598