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Should Ontario Allow Marijuana Smoking in Multi-Residential Condos?

  • by: Rod Escayola

As you all know, the Federal is proposing to legalize the possession, production and use of cannabis.  We appear to still be aiming for legalization on July 1st of this year. In parallel, the provinces are adopting their own legislation to further regulate how and where the substance will be permitted.  We know already that […]

New Regulations on Insurance, Complaints Procedure and the Code of Ethics for Condo Managers

  • by: Rod Escayola

New year: more changes to the condo industry.  The province of Ontario has issued today an update on recent condo law changes taking place in early 2018. Specifically, the province has confirmed the implementation of more provisions and of new regulations under the Condo Management Services Act, which will come into effect on February 1, 2018. In […]

AGM Notice Calculator

  • by: Rod Escayola

The amended Condo Act imposes new deadlines by which corporations must notify owners of upcoming AGMs. These deadlines are strict ones and can be quite confusing.  Fear not, the Condo Adviser has developed an “AGM Notice Calculator” to help you identify these important deadlines. Give it a try! New notice requirements Whether you are planning on calling an […]

A Condo Year in Review – Our Top 10 Most Popular Posts of 2017

  • by: Jocelyn Duquette

Last year has been quite the year for the condo industry. After many years of discussion and speculation, we finally saw the implementation of many of the amendments to the Condo Act and of a substantial portion of the newly adopted regulation. We also saw the launch of the new Condominium Authority, its new tribunal and of the Condo […]

Happy Holidays!

  • by: Rod Escayola

The hustle and bustle has quieted down.  A fresh layer of snow has covered most cities and landscapes around us.  All is calm. The next meal is in the oven; the entire home smells amazing.  The table is nearly set; we’re putting the final touches. Family and friends are coming and going. Many old traditions are being repeated […]

Extension of Time to Register Your Condo with the CAO

  • by: Rod Escayola

News from the CAO: the deadline to register your condominium corporation with the CAO has been extended until February 28, 2018! The CAO reports that some 7,000 condo corporations have already registered their condo corporation.  That’s not bad! However, by everyone’s best estimates, that leave some 3,000 or so who have not yet registered.  For those […]

Information Certificate Updates

  • by: Rod Escayola

Two weeks ago, we blogged about the Periodic Information Certificate.  This week, we discuss its little brother: the Information Certificate Update. When is one due and how do they work? Types of Information Certificates Under the newly adopted amended Condo Act, condo corporations have to regularly send out the following three types of Information Certificates: The Periodic Information […]

How to Complete the New Proxy Form

  • by: Jocelyn Duquette

The new forms under the “new” Condominium Act were released on November 1, 2017.  A month later, the industry is still getting familiar with these new documents and we are receiving many questions about them; especially about the new proxy form. In this blog, we discuss the new proxy form and how to complete it. The new […]

The New Periodic Information Certificate

  • by: Rod Escayola

Amongst the various new obligations imposed on condo corporations, they will now have to regularly send to all owners various Information Certificates. In this post, we discuss the new Periodic Information Certificate – aka the “PIC”. When, how and to whom is it to be sent? What’s in the PIC? The amended Condo Act provides that corporations […]

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in Condos?

  • by: Rod Escayola

The province is seeking your input on proposed changes to the Condo Act which would make it easier to install and access electric vehicle charging stations in existing condos. The province recently issued a “plain language” summary of the changes being proposed and seeks your opinion on it.  Now is the time to prepare the future. The challenge of electric cars […]