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Month: August 2017

SURVEY: Should Marijuana be Allowed in Condos?

In April 2017, the federal government introduced legislation to legalize and regulate recreational cannabis in Canada by July 2018. Provinces are developing the required regulatory framework. What about your condo? Are you planning ahead? Take our survey and tell us what you think about marijuana consumption in condos. Are you considering adopting a rule regulating smoking […]

How to Get a Condo Manager’s Licence

We are getting lots of calls from condo managers asking for guidance on how to apply for their Manager’s licence. The November 1st deadline is indeed fast approaching! Here is a quick step-by-step guide on how to apply for your CM licence. When to apply for a licence? As of November 1, 2017, the Condo Management […]

Input Requested on Changes to the Legislation Dealing with Condo Conversion Projects

The province is seeking your input on proposed regulations that would extend most new home warranty plan coverage to certain residential condominium conversion projects.  Feedback is invited until September 25, 2017. Bill 106 (the Protecting Condo Owners Act) brought changes to various pieces of legislation, including the Condo Act, the Building Code Act and the  Ontario New Home Warranties […]

Condo Pool Dress Code: What’s Too Much and What’s Not Enough?

An Ontario woman recently launched a human rights complaint against the municipality of Cornwall over its policies preventing her from swimming topless at public pools. This legal challenge comes two decades after courts recognized women’s right to bare their breasts in public in Ontario. In this blog we explore whether a condominium can impose a dress code for […]

Condos will Need to Increase Their Fees to Pay for the New Condo Authority

The new Condo Authority of Ontario has recently confirmed what fees it will charge for its services. The CAO also confirmed who will pay for this and when the new fees will become payable. Condominiums may want to adjust their budget without delay. *The CAO has extended the deadline to register your condo corporation to […]