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

Make your opinion heard regarding Short-term Rentals in HRM at an in-person public hearing that will be held by Halifax Regional Council on February 21st, 2023, beginning at 6;00 p.m.  The hearing will be at City Hall located at 1841 Argyle Street, Halifax, in the Council Chambers to receive input from the public regarding the regulation and registration of Short-term Rentals.

Below is the link to the HRM website that contains all of the information you will need if you would like to register to speak at the hearing including background information such as the Staff Report that was prepared for Council on this issue:

If you would prefer to submit your comments or suggestions in writing to Council the information on how to proceed can be found at:

Hope to see you there!

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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