Canadian Advisory Group

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Canadian-Specific Initiatives

CHPA members include corporate housing providers around the world.  As the voice of the corporate housing/executive suites industry in Canada, CHPA’s Canadian members offer educational, informational and networking opportunities to corporate housing providers across the country.

The Canadian members of CHPA provide companies with insight and resources to stay competitive in a continually evolving industry in Canada. Current initiatives focus on achieving the following strategic goals:

  • Membership Development – increasing the number of Canadian member companies in CHPA.
  • Member Engagement – facilitating educational and informational meetings across Canada.
  • Industry Awareness – increasing awareness of the industry in Canada and communicating to key target audiences.

To get more involved in Canadian-specific initiatives, please contact Terry Rodgers.

Find out more about the industry through these Canadian industry statistics.


Advocacy

As the industry continues to get increased attention, CHPA and members are working together to support pending regulations and legislation. Below are updates on current legislative initiatives across Canada. Is there an issue in your area that you would like to bring attention to? Email Terry Rodgers

*UPDATED November 13* Toronto – Member companies operating in the Toronto area have been diligently working the past few months to give corporate housing a voice as the city looks to regulate short-term housing. CHPA leaders and the Canadian Advisory Group took part in meetings with the city and provided documentation supporting and differentiating the industry. The city is holding three public committee meetings to further discuss short-term rentals and the proposed regulations. 

  •  Committee: Executive
     Topic: Hotel and short-term rental tax
     Date: Nov 29, 2017

The agendas of these meetings will become public one week in advance of the meeting date and will be posted on the meetings, agendas and minutes website. Once you have reviewed the agenda and the reports on short-term rentals, you may wish to make your opinion on the matters known to the committee in person or in writing. To provide input at Planning and Growth Management Committee, contact pgmc@toronto.ca. To provide input at Licensing and Standards Committee, contact lsc@toronto.ca. You can find more information about how to do this here

Proposed rules for short-term rentals in Toronto

The Executive Committee also provided directives to the Municipal Licensing & Standards (ML&S) and City Planning. 

  • Consult the public on proposed zoning bylaw amendments (attachment 1)  and licensing and registration framework (attachment 2). 
  • Report with final zoning amendments to a statutory meeting of Planning and Growth Management Committee in the fourth quarter of 2017.
  • Report with the licensing and registration requirements to the Licensing and Standards Committee in the fourth quarter of 2017.
  • Consult on and include for City Council consideration in the final report:

    • Recommendations for fines and all other available penalties, including provision for special fines, for all contraventions of the by-law, including but not limited to substantial fines for non-compliance by operators and companies who operate without a licence.
    • Recommendations for requiring proof of principal residency status to license a short-term rental unit. 

Vancouver – Led by Managing Director Terry Rodgers, CCHP, the Canadian Advisory Group commissioned legal research and sample bylaws from Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP. Eleni Kassaris, partner at Blake, presented this information and the legal issues for members via webinar, available in the member toolkit below.

Business Vancouver Article: Airbnb has likely removed almost 4,000 units from Vancouver’s home rental stock

Business Vancouver Article: Vancouver moves toward legalization of short-term rentals like Airbnb


For more resources, visit the CHPA Canadian Member Toolkit.



Canadian Advisory Group

Terry Rodgers, CCHP
Canadian Advisory Group Managing Director
President
HighStreet Accommodations, Ltd.

The Canadian Advisory Group leads initiatives on behalf of CHPA's Canadian members.  

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Paul Coleman 
Canadian Advisory Group 
Tern Financial Group

Andrew Emmans, CCHP
Canadian Advisory Group 
Corporate Housing Interiors Limited

Michelle White, CCHP
Canadian Advisory Group 
Today Living Group, Inc.