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May 5, 2021

New Regulations for Short-Term Rentals

Last week, Council passed the long-awaited regulations for a new by-law that would establish a host permit system for local short-term rental hosts, and rules for short-term rental platforms, like – Airbnb, and property managers.  As per the housing crisis report published on April 9th by the FairBnb.ca Coalition, about 3,000 short-term rental listings are available in Ottawa. 52% of these short-term rentals are …

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April 29, 2021

Letter to Dr. Williams for the Vaccination of Essential Workers

Dear Dr. Williams, We are writing to you today to urge the Provincial Government to accelerate access to vaccines for all essential workers, in Ottawa. Specifically, we are seeking clarity about when people who cannot work from home will be able to book appointments through the provincial booking system as a priority. For months, we have been inundated with messages …

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April 15, 2021

Construction continues along Montreal Road

On Sunday, April 18, a vibrant and welcoming main street with a well-balanced transportation network is one step closer to being complete for our residents and businesses.  Construction crews will resume work on Montreal Road from last year to replace aging underground infrastructure. Work includes watermain replacement, redoing sections of the sewer and roadway, including concrete sidewalks, cycle tracks, the …

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