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Rental Accommodations Study

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The City of Ottawa is undergoing a Rental Accommodation Study. The study will include reviews of rental housing, short-term rental providers (such as Air BnBs and VRBO), student housing and shared accommodations. There are discussion papers on each, and the City is hosting a variety of public consultation sessions.

Full details on the Rental Accommodation Study are available on the City of Ottawa website:

Rental Housing

Emergency and Protective Services is conducting a review of regulations governing private sector rental properties to address public health and safety, consumer protection, community nuisances and other areas of municipal concern. 

Short-term Rental Providers

The growing popularity of short-term rental services, such as Airbnb and VRBO, has created new opportunities and challenges for Ottawa and its residents. The City is currently considering the best way to manage this emerging industry. This component of the study will also consider possible changes to hotel/motel regulations.

Student Housing and Shared Accommodations

The continuing growth of Ottawa’s post-secondary institutions is important for our economy, today and tomorrow. However, this growth is also creating housing challenges for students and communities alike.


There are 8 workshop consultation sessions planned across the City. Check the website for details on all the sessions. 

In Kitchissippi Ward, there will be a workshop consultation session on Rental Housing, at the Hintonburg Community Centre, June 4, 2019 from 6:30-8:30pm. Please e-mail to register for the session.

The City is also hosting a workshop consultation session for Short-term Rentals at Ottawa City Hall on June 10, 2019 from 6:30-8:30pm. Please e-mail to register for the session.

Posted May 27, 2019