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Month: January 2019

Upcoming Events and Learning Opportunities: February/March 2019

Are you looking for networking opportunities or to get more knowledgeable on condo matters? Here is the list of the known condo training and networking events for February and March in Ontario. Each of these offers a unique opportunity to gain condo knowledge and to meet with other like-minded condo-driven individuals.  Read on to find an event near […]

Time to File your 2019 CAO Condo Returns

It’s that time of year again! Time to start working on filing your Condo Returns with the CAO.  The deadline is March 31, 2019.  This year, this mandatory requirement comes with good and bad news: Good news: The CAO is (temporarily) reducing it’s Assessment Fees (Yay!); Bad News: The CAO may fine corporations who miss the […]

Do Changes to the Condo Act Mean More Work for Lawyers?

The Law Times is publishing a series on the impact the amended Condo Act is having on the condominium industry in Ontario. Our own Rod Escayola is optimistic that “it’s going to be a far better place in condoland in Ontario” but points out that there are some obstacles and growing pains before we get there. So, […]

Must Condos Include Materials in a Meeting Package if Owners Demand It?

Allow me to paint a small picture in your minds. Condo 123’s AGM is coming up. Accordingly, the Board sends out a preliminary notice of meeting. As per the Act, the Board includes an invitation that owners may provide any material they want included in the subsequent notice of meeting. The Board also provides the required […]

CAI Canada’s Inaugural Conference & Expo 2019

CAI Canada is holding its first annual condo conference on February 7th 2019! The conference is being held in Toronto at 55 Barber Greene Road starting at 8:00 am going until 3:30 pm.  The itinerary is chock full of seminars sure to provide tonnes of practical tips and information. In fact, Condo Adviser’s own Rod […]

How Long Must a Condo Retain Information Certificates?

Our blog post on condo record retention triggered a fair bit of interest and many questions from readers. Specifically, many asked how long they should retain the information certificate. Here’s our answer. What is the Information Certificate? Periodic Information Certificates (and their cousins, the “Information Certificate Update” and the “New Owner Information Certificate”) are documents […]

Democracy in Condos: What’s in a majority?

As many of us are slowly (and perhaps reluctantly) making our way back to work this first week of January, we thought we’d start the year with an easy and fun post: a Quiz! This time, our Quiz will focus on the level of support required for different condo decisions. Indeed, we often think that majority […]