Airbnb is about to change the way that some users can book stays, for the purpose of ramping up safety. The new security rules in Canada include limiting renting abilities for those younger than 25 years old. This, along with other initiatives, comes after a shooting at a Toronto Airbnb rental last weekend in which three people were killed.\nOn February 5, the rental platform announced two new security measures in Canada at a press conference in Toronto. These measures will be launched in the form of a pilot project, reports CTV News.\nOne of those measures will address the issue of unauthorized parties by changing the rules around who can book stays through the app or website.\nIn other words, this means that users under 25 won't be able to book local listings for entire homes in Canada as part of the new pilot initiative.\nDuring the press conference, the company said that this security measure relies on "user verification systems" and information given by users.\nHowever, if under-25 users meet certain criteria, such as having positive reviews on their profile, they'll still be able to book local homes.\nAirbnb communications rep Lindsey Scully said to Narcity that "the pilot will start this month," but no end date has been specified.\nAccording to Scully, the online marketplace "will begin piloting measures designed to prevent Canadian guests under the age of 25 from booking local entire home listings in Canada, with the goal of reducing incidents of unauthorized parties."\nAs part of new security measures in Canada, @Airbnb will introduce a 24/7 neighbour telephone hotline on Feb. 10, and pilot preventing guests under the age of 25 from making local entire-home bookings. pic.twitter.com/ZQMjfCyZlB— Airbnb Citizen (@AirbnbCitizen) February 5, 2020\nThere will also be a 24/7 neighbour telephone hotline launching on February 10 in Canada. It will let residents connect with "rapid response agents" who can deal with concerns.\nAirbnb also announced that it will donate $300,000 over three years to Canadian Doctors for Protection from Guns. This organization helps to keep communities safe and raises awareness about gun violence.\nView this post on Instagram Did you know that 59% of Airbnb Superhosts are women? Women have superpowers when it comes to hosting/hospitality and we are crushing it on the Airbnb platform. I am proud to be one of them. . . . #airbnbsuperhosts, #airbnbhostess, #airbnbcanada, #airbnbambassador, #airbnbsuccess, #equality, #airbnbentrepreneur, #pinkpower, #industrydisruptor A post shared by The Trendy Host Co. (@thetrendyhost) on Feb 4, 2020 at 8:22am PST\nIn addition to the recent Toronto shooting, there have been other instances of violence at short-term rentals.\nThis includes a shooting at an Airbnb house party in Toronto, as well as another violent scene outside of a rented house on the Bridle Path. There was also a shooting at a prom after-party inside a rented Whitchurch-Stouffville property.\nNear the end of 2019, Airbnb also announced a ban on "party houses" after five people were killed at a California rental.