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The CAI Seminar on the Condo Act, Regs and Forms is Less Than a Week Away (Toronto)

  • by: Rod Escayola

CAI Canada is holding another luncheon seminar on Feb. 28, 2018.  This one will be jam-packed with practical tips to help you navigate the changes to the Condo Act and the multiple condo forms. There are a few spots still available but but they are going fast.  Click here for more info and to register. What:  A […]

Deadline to Apply for Condo Manager’s Licence is Extended

  • by: Rod Escayola

The Condo Management Regulatory Authority of Ontario (CMRAO) began licensing condo managers on November 1, 2017.  At the time, the deadline to apply for a licence was January 29, 2018. After this date, anyone providing condo management services in Ontario had to have a licence (or had to have applied for one). The CMRAO has […]

Can You Modify the New Prescribed Condo Forms?

  • by: Rod Escayola

Much has been said and written about the new Condo Forms, which came into force on November 1st, 2017.  Some don’t like their look and feel, others have encountered technical challenges with them (to this day, the fillable forms work best with Windows Internet Explorer). At the end of the day, one recurring question we […]

New Owner Information Certificate

  • by: Rod Escayola

We have recently blogged on the various Information Certificates, which must be sent to condo owners at precise intervals. In this post, we focus on the “New Owner Information Certificate”, which – you guessed it – must be sent to new owners. Why a NOIC? As indicated in our post on Periodic Information Certificates, PICs must be […]

Condo Learning Opportunities February/March

  • by: Graeme Macpherson

Are you looking for networking opportunities or to get more knowledgeable on condo matters? On the last Thursday of each month, we provide a comprehensive list of all known condo training and networking events 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 […]

New Employment Standards Affecting Condominium Corporations

  • by: Jocelyn Duquette

In addition to being busy amending the Condominium Act, the Province has also been busy amending the Employment Standards Act (the “ESA”). Some amendments to the ESA came into effect on January 1, 2018 and more amendments are coming later in 2018. The purpose of this blog is to summarize some of these changes and obligations […]

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 […]