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Thursday, March 23, 2023
Letter: Excellent editorial on short-term rentals

Dear editor:

Good on you and one golden salute as well.

You have reactivated my journalistic background — well not that much, I was a paper boy for the Toronto Star, but that must count for something.

Anyway, I digress. Your editorial, “Rental homes are home to no one,” (Nov. 26), on NOTL council's plans for short-term rentals was superb, well-composed and very meaningful as per rental homes.

Yes, we have approximately seven rental homes on our street and some house employees of various local employers. I must say the houses suffer from lack of care, not all of them, but enough of them to be noticeable. On our street the average age is ball park about 70 and most of the homes are taken care of with pride .

It's not really the fault of the people renting the homes. They would do better and probably enjoy homes with garden access and more room to boot.

This year we suffered through 10 to 12 people out on the front lawn of one of the units. They would gather for meetings, kind of scary in these COVID times.

It has truly been good to see people writing in about the rental homes and I also appreciate hearing the side of the B&Bs. However in summation: steadfast neighbours do make the street, not renters.

Keith Lloyd Bullen

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