Tell us what you think about Short-term Rental Accommodations:

Richmond Hill is moving forward on exploring options to regulate short-term rental accommodations and the City is seeking YOUR input through an online survey. Please complete a short, online survey on if and how short-term accommodations should be zoned. The survey is available at and runs until November 18, 2020.

Currently, the City’s Official Plan and zoning by-laws do not specifically address short-term rental accommodations, nor are they regulated by a licensing regime. As concerns from residents about short-term rentals with respect to noise, parking and property standards have been received, the City is looking at options to address these concerns.

Affordable Housing Strategy – Virtual Open House – November 5, 2020

In developing a new strategy to address current and future housing needs in the community, the City will host an open house with respect to the City’s development of an Affordable Housing Strategy, which will include a conversation regarding “additional residential units”

The City, like many municipalities, understands there are challenges faced by those looking to purchase or rent a home in Richmond Hill. Geared towards middle-income households, the Affordable Housing Strategy will consider a variety of options to increase the supply of attainable housing in the private housing market. This could include regulation, permitting secondary suites (basement apartments), financial incentives for new construction and/or renovations, and more.

Recommendations from the Strategy will also inform future decisions related to the City’s Official Plan and Comprehensive Zoning By-law.


Please join us at a virtual public meeting on Thursday, November 5, 2020 from 7 to 9 p.m. to learn more and share your thoughts. Register for the meeting at

An online survey will also be available starting November 6 at

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