Experience of other communities with STRs

Oro-Medonte is not the only community struggling with STRs.  In some instances, we have learned what could happen in Oro-Medonte if this problem escalates and the STR operators are successful in overturning the Township’s prohibition on STRs in residential neighbourhoods. Action is needed in order to support and ensure effective enforcement to stop disruptive STRs.   The common experience is that doing nothing means that the problems with disruptive STRs will grow and that the corrective action will become more difficult.  We have included a number of links to stories and videos from mainstream news sources to illustrate what has been happening.

We welcome any further information in this regard from you.  Please be sure to reference the source and date of any media.

The following are links to published news stories about serious incidents that have occurred at STRs as reported by a number of news organizations in Ontario:


Tragic incidents like these will inevitably occur in Oro-Medonte if effective enforcement steps are not taken by the Township to protect all residents.

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