STR operators are now attempting to overturn the Township’s robust Zoning By-law that prohibits STRs. We need to meet this challenge by participating in the upcoming Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT) proceedings that will hear the objections being brought by the STR operators. Despite the objections of the STR operators, Oro-Medonte Good Neighbours Alliance Inc. was granted “party status” on February 17, 2021. This means that we will be able to fully participate in the hearing, represent the voices of concerned residents, and support the Township in its efforts to have the Zoning By-law upheld.
It is the intent of Good Neighbours to ensure that evidence from those individuals who have experienced the damage first-hand is heard. As well, it is the intent of Good Neighbours to point to the many people who have signed the petition opposed to STRs and who have joined their voices behind their residents’ associations in objecting to the illegal use of residential property. We need your help to do this.
It is critical that there be a voice of the community and of individual residents present at the OLT proceedings to ensure that the significant problems created by disruptive STRs and the threat they create to the peaceful use and enjoyment of homes in residential neighbourhoods are fully heard by the Tribunal. Paying for legal representation and associated costs will be expensive, but it is a necessary cost of protecting our homes and our neighbourhoods, so please help us by contributing to this common cause. Click here to contribute.