Vacation Rental Units and Bed and Breakfasts

On August 18, 2021, the Ontario Land Tribunal approved Official Plan Amendment No. 127, which amends the Official Plan to add definitions and policies respecting Vacation Rental Units and Bed and Breakfasts and By-law No. 2018-92,  which implements regulations for Vacation Rental Units. The Order approving these documents can be found at the Ontario Land Tribunal Case PL180774 link. By-law No. 2018-91, which implements regulations for Bed and Breakfasts, was previously approved by an Order issued by the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal, dated November 5, 2019.

Zoning Regulations for Bed and Breakfast Establishments and Vacation Rental Units are now in effect.

A licensed Vacation Rental Unit, with up to 3 bedrooms, is permitted in existing dwellings or a dwelling unit, within the Tourist Commercial (TC), General Commercial(GC) and Central Business Commercial (CB) zones, subject to the regulations contained in By-law No. 2018-92.

A licensed Bed and Breakfast is permitted with an owner occupied detached dwelling (or dwelling unit of a duplex or semi-detached dwelling), where these dwellings are permitted in residential and commercial zones, subject to the regulations contained in By-law No. 2018-91.

Vacation Rental Units and Bed and Breakfasts are also subject to regulations in the parent Zoning By-laws (No. 79-200, By-law 395,1966 and 1538, 1958).

Operators of Vacation Rental Units and Bed and Breakfasts are to be in possession of an active license to operate.  Applications for Vacation Rental Units and Bed & Breakfasts can be found on the Business Licensing Page.

Please contact Planning, Building and Development if you wish to discuss zoning matters for these uses.