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Airbnb hogging Toronto’s limited rental supply - CCPA

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Ephraim Vecina | 26 Sep 2016, 08:15 AM Agree 0
Sharing platform is also harming Toronto’s licensed hotels, the CCPA says in its latest report
  • Dave | 26 Sep 2016, 12:23 PM Agree 0
    I think you missed the point of CCPA's report. They are not so concerned about the vacancy rates as AirBnB is misrepresenting itself as a "home sharing" site when in fact most of their listings in the downtown core are not from individual homeowners but from companies that use their rental properties exclusively as AirBnB's. So these companies are actually hotel owners who circumvent the system so that they don't have to pay commercial property tax rates and hotel taxes, HST, etc.
  • Hal | 26 Sep 2016, 12:51 PM Agree 0
    That is what happens when governments tax too much and give too much regulation. People will naturally try to circumvent the system.
  • Guestbnb | 26 Oct 2016, 06:50 PM Agree 0
    Bad guests and scammers are indeed a problematic concern for legitimate hosts. That is why at we take guest screening seriously, be evaluating the guest's profile, social media, and asking their nature of the stay. Going as far as asking for valid government ID's prove to be helpful.
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