Despite COVID-19 restrictions, Airbnb, Vrbo listings abound in Toronto

April 27, 2020 by School of Cities Staff

In line with the need of the hour to physically-distance, governments in Ontario and Quebec were supposed to have restricted short term rentals during the pandemic. However, inpite of the directions issued by the authorities, listings for single occupants in shared spaces and spaces which allow over people to gather, are still active on various platforms such as Airbnb. 

'Despite COVID19 restrictions, Airbnb, vrbo listings abound in Ontario' is an investigative journalism piece by The Logic, which looks at this brash flouting of regulations in the face of urgency, with comments from Prof. Shauna Brail.