August 4, 2016
Residents of Bleecker St. say five homes operating as short-term rentals — sometimes called “ghost hotels” — are ruining their downtown neighbourhood near Sherbourne and Wellesley streets. Tenants who occupy the houses mostly on weekends, renting them through Airbnb and other popular websites, are creating noise, garbage on the street and parking issues, say the neighbours. They complain of finding strangers smoking and chatting on their doorsteps. One resident said she has been afraid to speak up at times….