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Public Hearing on Short-term Rentals at HRM Council Chambers February 21st, 2023

Halifax Regional Council held a Public Hearing at City Hall on February 21, 2023.  It was widely attended and included supporters and opponents of the recommendations on short-term rentals contained in the HRM Staff Report of December 7, 2022.  Council approved the Motion to accept the recommendations.  However, implementation of the regulation was delayed until September 1, 2023.

Below you will find the links to:



Professor David Wachsmuth (who holds the Canada Research Chair in Urban Planning and Governance at McGill University) delivered his presentation on Short-term Rentals in Halifax at the Halifax Central Library on November 14th, 2019, to an appreciative standing-room-only crowd.  Thanks to all who came out! 


We now have a link to a video of the Presentation on YouTube.  The link for the video can be found here:





We also have links attached below to Professor Wachsmuth's Blog on the UPGo website  ( where he summarizes his Halifax Report and provides the full Report on the effect of short-term rentals in Halifax along with the accompanying slides.

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