Niagara Falls, Canada, will allow owner-occupied vacation rentals in residential areas. During a recent meeting, the City Council directed staff to report back on licensing changes to the bed-and-breakfast bylaw to permit owner-occupied rentals in neighborhoods. Although B&Bs are allowed in various residential and commercial zones within Niagara Falls, vacation rentals are currently only allowed in commercial zones. Despite that, the city estimates there are more than 1,000 unlicensed vacation-rental units in many in residential areas across the city. The issue has posed challenges for bylaw enforcement officers.
Toronto Star (Canada) (06/01/23) Ray Spiteri