Back in September, a wild house party on Merrill Ave. E. in the Upper Beaches neighborhood ended with police seizing firearms, a pellet gun, and cocaine, laying charges on 7 people. The house was being rented through Airbnb.
Though this is a more extreme case, it’s not an isolated incident. There are many cases where Airbnb causes irritants to those who live around it, like constant coming and goings, as well as noise. And while people are allowed to rent out their properties, short-term rentals are negatively transforming neighborhoods. There’s now, therefore, discussion to regulate Airbnb in Toronto, and Fairbnb Coalition wants to be a part of it.
Fairbnb Coalition spokesperson Thorben Wieditz, joined the show to discuss.
Should there be permits for Airbnb? Do you have any Airbnb horror stories?