“Everyone is one real estate deal away from a living nightmare”

Short-Term Rentals (STRs) that are disruptive are not good neighbours. No one wants to
live next door to a disruptive neighbour. Disruptive Short-Term Rentals threaten the
personal safety and security of neighbours and municipal law enforcement staff and
devalue adjacent properties.  Noisy and belligerent renters disrupt the peaceful and
quiet enjoyment of residential neighbourhood life. This could happen to you.

According to the by laws of the Township of Oro-Medonte, STRs are prohibited in residential
neighbourhoods. STR operators are now attempting to overturn this law and enshrine
their right to commercialize residential neighborhoods. The Oro-Medonte Good
Neighbours Alliance is speaking up for Oro-Medonte homeowners and their residential
associations across the township. We have educated and advocated on behalf of
homeowners in front of the Ontario Land Tribunal, town council and in other public
forums. This website describes the ongoing problem of STRs, its history, the current
legal situation and how you can become involved, including by making a contribution to
help us represent you.

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Sept 18, 2022 Update on STRs and the Oct 24 Municipal Election

Below are two documents that provide the current information on STRs in Oro-Medonte and questions for candidates on the issue of STRs

  1. Update on STRs for Sept 18, 2022
  2. Questions for Candidates on STRs
 
September 1 Press Release
ONTARIO LAND TRIBUNAL (OLT) WRITTEN DECISION FINDS THAT SHORT-TERM RENTALS ARE A COMMERCIAL LAND USE IN ORO MEDONTE. 

Despite this finding, the decision allowed the appeal by short-term rental operators of the Township of Oro-Medonte’s By-law Amendment passed in 2020 which clarified the meaning of ‘commercial accommodation’. The Township has appealed the decision and on behalf of 13 local associations.  OMGNA will support the Township appeal.

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June 23rd Update
From The Township Defers Decision on Licencing; Read About OMGNA’s Position June 23, 2022

 The Township Defers Decision on Licencing; Read About OMGNA’s Position Township Defers Decision on Licencing; Read About OMGNA’s Position

You can see our submission to council on this matter by clicking here.