Want to rent out your home short-term? You need to register. Learn about the rules for short-term rentals and register online.

A short-term rental is all or part of a dwelling unit rented out for less than 28 consecutive days in exchange for payment. This includes bed and breakfasts (B&Bs) but excludes hotels and motels. It also excludes other accommodations where there is no payment.

A short-term rental company is any company facilitating or brokering short-term rental reservations online and receiving payment for this service (for example, Airbnb and Booking.com). All short-term rental companies are required to obtain a licence to operate in the City of Toronto.

Short-term rental operators are people renting their homes or rooms on a short-term basis, for a period of less than 28 consecutive days. These operators need to register with the City.

Residents can contact 311 to report issues related to short-term rentals, such as noise, waste and concerns that people are renting homes that are not their principal residence.

Short-Term Rental Companies

Licensing information for short-term rental companies, such as Airbnb or Expedia.

Short-Term Rental Operators

Registration information for people who want to short-term rent their home.

10 Things You Should Know About Short-Term Rentals

Information for residents and visitors staying at short-term rentals in Toronto.

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