Montreal borough votes to restrict Airbnb style rentals in downtown core

MONTREAL _ A Montreal borough is bringing in new rules aimed at limiting the number of short-term rentals in the city’s downtown core in the hopes of preventing conflicts between tourists and residents.

Councillors in the Ville-Marie borough adopted a new motion Tuesday evening to restrict private tourist rentals such as those offered on Airbnb.

The rules will limit new rentals to a 3.3-kilometre stretch surrounding one of the city’s busiest commercial streets and will prevent new...

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