Top 5: November 2019 

Toronto’s Short-Term Rental Rules Upheld By Ontario Tribunal

Following a lengthy legal process, the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) has ruled in favour of the City of Toronto’s Short-Term Rental Regulations. This is a significant and precedent-setting win for the hotel industry.


Susie Grynol, HAC President, delivered an address at the Association Hôtellerie Québec’s 2019 Congress, reporting on HAC’s progress on short-term rentals, its new labour program, membership, new member programs and the Association’s new bilingualism policy.

HAC’s Director of Government Relations, Alana Baker, delivered the opening keynote at the Tourism Industry Association of Prince Edward Island’s 2019 Annual Conference. Her presentation centered on short rental regulations and the possibilities for PEI.

Last week, the Government of Québec announced new regulations that will apply to short-term rentals in the Province. Effective May 1, 2020, owners of a principal residence will be subject to a provincial lodging tax and must obtain a registration number. Anyone renting a secondary suite will require additional certifications. Congratulations to the Association Hôtellerie Québec on their success in achieving modernized regulations and fair rules for Québec hotels.


Climate action is moving to the forefront of business decision-making. Green Key Global’s Gary Graham and Rebecca Bartlett-Jones spoke at the Sustainable Events Forum in Toronto, underscoring the value of HAC’s Green Key Global program as a leader in third party certification for hotels.

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HAC's Adrienne Foster, Vice-President, Policy and Public Affairs, recently joined David McMillan, President of AXIS International, and Steve Renard, President of Renard International Search Consultants, and host Rosanna Caira, Editor and Publisher of Hotelier, on an episode of ....

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Ecolab Canada Partners With Hotel Association Of Canada As Premier Sponsor, Offering Cutting-Edge Solutions For Sustainable Hospitality

The Hotel Association of Canada (HAC) is excited to announce Ecolab Canada as its newest Premier Partner. ....

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Hotel Association Of Canada Announces 2024 Board Of Directors

The Hotel Association of Canada (HAC) announced its 2024 Board of Directors at its Annual General Meeting in Montreal.....

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Interim President & CEO Appointment

As you all know, our President & CEO, Susie Grynol, will be leaving our Association in June.....

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