Fairbnb Canada Challenges the Extractive Model of Online Home-Sharing Platforms

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Fairbnb Canada is a coalition of groups and organizations who organize to protect long-term rental housing stock from the predatory behaviour of companies like Airbnb. We were instrumental in the Toronto City Council’s passage of short-term rental rules in December of 2017. These new rules are based on platform accountability measures and a host permit system. They ensure everyday people are allowed to share their own home on short-term rental platforms, while commercial multi-listing hosts, who transfer much of Toronto’s housing stock into hotel use, are not. Though these rules have since been held up in a length appeals process with the Province, we are optimistic about their use as a framework for fairness moving forward.