Bed and Breakfasts & Short-Term Accommodations Less Than 30 Days

As of February 1, 2024, the Town of Collingwood launched Phase 1 of the new Short-Term Accommodation (STA) Licensing Program. 

Short-term accommodation is defined as the use of a dwelling unit, or any part thereof, as a home occupation, that is operating or offering a place of temporary residence, lodging or occupancy by way of concession, permit, lease, licence, rental agreement, or similar commercial arrangement for any period of thirty (30) consecutive calendar days or less, throughout all or any part of a calendar year. STA does not mean or include a hotel, motel, or similar commercial accommodation use, but includes a bed and breakfast as set out in the Town’s Zoning By-law No. 2010-040.

Phase 1 introduces “Class A – Guest Room Short-Term Accommodation” Licences, which establish a licensing requirement for bed and breakfasts to operate in Town. All other short-term accommodations remain prohibited in Town. As noted above, the introduction of other proposed licence classes is subject to the approval of Council and will be considered at a future meeting following the approval of the necessary Zoning By-law Amendment to allow for other types of short-term accommodations.

For more information about the STA Licensing Program, Phase 1 implementation, or the application process, please contact Amanda Fone, Licensing and Compliance Officer, at 705-445-1030 ext. 3249 or

Additional resources and program details are available on the Short-Term Accommodations page of our website.