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Thursday, June 4, 2020

Ontario Government To Lift Restrictions On Short-Term Rentals

Ontario | by Bayshore News Staff  

Short-term rental operations can resume as of June 5.

The Ontario government is lifting restrictions on short-term rentals.

A spokesperson for the Premier's Office says as of 12:01 a.m., Friday, short term rentals including lodges, cabins, cottages, homes, condominiums and bed and breakfasts can resume operations.

"As you know, many people rely on the rental of these properties to supplement their income, and owners should consult health and safety guidelines related to the tourism and hospitality sector when considering how they can reopen their doors to guests," a statement from the Premier's Office explains. "Operators and guests should continue to practice physical distancing, wear a face covering when physical distancing is a challenge, and wash hands frequently."

The Ford government has been gradually easing restrictions in place due to COVID-19. On May 19, Ontario entered Stage 1 of its re-opening plan, which included the re-opening of marinas, golf courses and allowing all retail stores with street entrances to resume in-person business.

The province also recently permitted some services to resume at provincial parks including backcountry camping and access to hiking trails.

A spokesperson for the Premier's Office says the government will continue to proceed cautiously and in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health.

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