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What did COVID do to rental markets? Rents fell as owners switched from Airbnb

Analysis of online listings on common online platforms shows even modest reductions in Airbnb listings increased supply of longer-term rentals. The result was lower local rents.
Condos and apartment buildings are seen in downtown Vancouver, B.C., in February 2017. The coronavirus and the ensuing recession are delivering a one-two punch to condominium owners and dwellers. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

The condominium’s grim reapers: Coronavirus and recession

The condominium model has had lingering ailments since its birth, and the new grim reapers of coronavirus and financial strife could bring about its demise.
Rent strikers from Toronto’s Parkdale neighbourhood and fellow protesters gather outside Social Justices Tribunal Ontario in February, 2018. The group refused to pay rent after the landlord applied for an increase in rents. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Coronavirus pandemic is an opportunity to create affordable cities

It's time to reset Canada's housing policies to make cities more affordable and more socially just places to live.

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