Oshawa bylaw targeting student housing defeated

January 17, 2008

A controversial housing bylaw proposed by the City of Oshawa Ontario, which many felt attacked student tenants and landlords, has been put on the back burner after a public hearing on Monday.  During 2007, tension between the community and students led the city to impose interim bylaws that prevented renovating properties for rental purposes, and also led to search warrants and police raids.  The proposed bylaw would have capped the number of bedrooms per house, imposed a $250 licensing fee per bedroom, and increased insurance requirements.