Well, that was short-lived. We started Airbnb-ing our condo at the beginning of August and to-date have 31 nights booked, through mid-Sept.
Yesterday we received notice that our condo board is proposing new rules to prevent short-term rentals (<90 days) under the Condominium Act. Those rules will go into effect Sep 21. Unfortunately, the only way to argue the rules is by requisitioning a meeting of owners and frankly, I'm just not the person to do that. Near as I can tell, we are the only people in our building Airbnb-ing so would expect little support anyway.
The ridiculous part is that now our condo will sit empty every single weekend --Thursday afternoon to Sunday night. My husband commutes to the city and works from there Mon-Thurs. It seems like such a waste. The other ridiculous part is that the *only* complaints we have ever received were about our long-term (1 year) tenant, a university student who tended to get loud with his friends. Our Airbnb guests have all been respectful of our condo and of our neighbours.
Anyway, I'm posting this as a general rant, but also on the off chance that anyone else from our building (311 Richmond St E) sees it and wants to talk about arguing the rules.
Thanks for listening ...