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City moves ahead with new rules for short-term rentals

Kingston City Council approved new regulations for short-term renters (STR) in December, including homeowners that use services like AirBnB or VRBO. “Essentially, City Council approved the passage of a short-term rental by-law and a licensing program,” said Dan Hazell, Supervisor of Licensing & Enforcement in the Building & Enforcement department

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North Frontenac Township responds as short-term rentals resume

The provincial government is reopening short-term rentals including lodges, cabins, cottages, homes, condominiums and bed-and-breakfasts (B&Bs) as of today, Friday Jun. 5, 2020. Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade Vic Fedeli made the announcement in a tweet on Thursday, June 4, 2020. The Township of North Frontenac, a

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How easy is it to find an Airbnb address?

With the upcoming by-law to license short-term stays, there’s been a lot of chatter about the topic online. Recently, the city even released a statement addressing some of the speculation about address-finding and explaining some of the rational behind the choice of a contract with a data-finding company. With both

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City addresses speculation about short-term rental data

The City of Kingston, which is currently in the process of creating a by-law to license and regulate short-term rentals, is responding to speculation and questions circulating about some of the data collection being proposed. The potential by-law is being addressed on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020 at the Administrative Policies

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Community Soapbox: Short-term rentals

For the past five years, my children and I have opened our home to short-term rental guests. Our endeavour started as a necessity, to supplement our struggling finances, and evolved into a means for my son to pay his way through college.  During this time, our guests have shared their

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