“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.

We strongly recommend that you read the items under “News and Events” on this page
to quickly learn about the latest developments. And of course, sign up for our free

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The April 2024 Newsletter: Life after the OLT decision


STRs from the Planner’s Perspective
  • Planning Consultant Informs Severn Resident That STRs are Not Allowed in Residential Neighborhood.
  • Read his letter here
Read the Letter of Support
  • Oro-Medonte community associations support the new Oro-Medonte Official Plan with respect to STRs and enforcement
  • Click here to read
November 2023 Newsletter
July 2023 Newsletter
 May 2023 Newsletter
Blue Mountains Ratepayer Association Documents The Failure of Licensing to Control Disruptive STR Operators (April 26 2023)

Read this insightful open letter from the Chair of the Short-term Accommodation
Committee of the Blue Mountain Ratepayers’ Association documenting the failed implementation of licensing in that township and the impact on residents as well as the operations and finances of the township.  Please click here to view a copy.

April 26 2023 OMGNA Comments on Oro Medonte  Staff Report on STR Enforcement

Written comments responding to a report tabled by township staff to the Township of Oro Medonte Council supports greater efforts to enforce its by-laws to remove illegal and disruptive STRs this Summer.  Please click here to view a copy.

January 4 2023 Update on STRs In Oro Medonte

We welcome the new year with an update, a thank you for the support to date and a request for your continued help as we work towards finally resolving the STR problem in our community. Please click here to view a copy.

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

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.

Click here for more details