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Final Version of New Condo Regulations Have Been Posted by the Province

On Monday, we blogged on the newly released implementation dates of most changes to the Condominium Act and to the Condo Management Services Act.  On that same day, we were advised by the Ministry that the final version of the first instalment of regulations under the Condo Act would eventually be posted on the province’s e-laws […]

NEW Dates for the Implementation of the Condo Act (and the Condo Management Services Act)

The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services has just announced the dates by which most of the changes to the Condominium Act and to the Condominium Management Services Act will come into force. New dates for the implementation of the legislative changes Expect most changes to the Condo Act, including the implementation of the new tribunal and of the […]

Countdown to your Next AGM (Under the New Condo Act)

The clock is ticking towards the implementation of the “New” Condo Act! The implementation of this new regime will be done in phases over the next few months. Some of the early changes will affect how condo corporations give notice of owners meetings.  Here is a “step by step” guide on how to call your next AGM. […]

Steps Required by Condos to Allow for Electronic Service of Documents on Owners

Condo corporations are often required to send formal notices to owners. These formal communications will increase under the “new” Act. Corporations may be able to reduce cost (and save trees) by switching to electronic communications. Here is how. Requirement to Communicate with Owners Under the current Act, condo corporations are often required to send formal […]

Condos Have More Time Before Changes to Insurance Regime

Much ink has been spilled in the last few months over the upcoming changes to the insurance regime applicable to condominiums. In particular, a lot has been written about existing Insurance deductible by-laws and any looming deadline to re-arrange your corporation’s affairs on this front.  Well, we may all have more time to breathe… Changes to […]

New Condo Authorities Launch their Websites!

The “new” Condo Act and the new Condo Management Services Act are expected to be implemented in phases over the next few months. While proposed regulations to this legislation are still in draft form, the new “Condo Authorities” expected to be set up just launched their web sites. Have a look! The Condominium Authority of Ontario Ontario is expected […]

Major Changes to Condo Insurance and Repair Obligations

The province of Ontario is in the process of adopting sweeping changes to the Condominium Act.  In this post we discuss how the new provisions will drastically change who is responsible to repair (and therefore who is responsible to insure) condominium units.  Corporations should consider acting quickly to put in place various protections which may no […]

Condo Managers Will Not Be Able to Solicit Proxies Under the New Condo Management Services Act

You will recall that, earlier this year, the province circulated the draft regulation it proposes to adopt under the new Condominium Management Services Act. We have extensively blogged about this.  In this post, we look at the restrictions imposed by this new legislation on the handling of proxies by condominium managers. Whether it is justified or not, […]

New Mandatory Training for Condo Directors

As part of its revamping of the Condo Act, the province is  imposing various additional obligations onto condo corporations, managers and directors. Last month, the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services circulated a new set of draft regulations which further detail some of these new obligations. It In this post, we discuss what we knew about […]

New Disclosure Obligations for Condo Directors

We all know that Ontario is revamping its regulation of the condominium industry.  As part of the sweeping changes being introduced, the province is imposing mandatory licensing on condo managers but it is also imposing new training and new disclosure obligations on condo directors. In this post, we explore the new mandatory disclosure obligations. Condo […]