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 were discussed in the Information Reports presented on January 16, 2017 and May 29, 2017 on Short-Term Accommodation (located in the "Project Documents" tab). The reports provide an overview of the current state of short-term accommodations in Mississauga, an update on benchmarked municipalities and public feedback, and present options for regulation.



Next Steps

Our Questionnaire (Online Survey) closed on August 1, 2017. The Planning and Building Department will make recommendations on the options to regulate STAs to the Planning and Development Committee. Staff hope to report back to Planning and Development Committee later in 2017.

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