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All Condominiums are Legally Required to File Condo Returns

Under the Condominium Act, 1998 (the Act) and Ontario Regulation 377/17, all condominium corporations are legally required to file condominium returns with the Condominium Authority of Ontario (CAO).

Any condominium corporations that have not yet filed their returns with the CAO and paid their annual assessments, must act immediately to avoid legal consequences for not complying with the Act, including late penalties.

Please contact the CAO at: 416-901-9356 or toll-free: 1- (800) 854-9014

Legislative Brief – Recommendations for Amendments to Bill 106: Protecting Condominium Owners Act

To read the Legislative Brief submitted by the Joint Legislative Committee of Association of Condominium Managers of Ontario (ACMO) and Canadian Condominium Institute, Toronto & Area Chapter, please click here.

New Proposed Regulations on the Condominium Management Services Act, 2015

The Ontario Government has introduced a consultation draft of the General Regulation under the Condominium Management Services Act, 2015, for public review and feedback. The proposed General Regulation focuses on Licensing and Transition for Condominium Managers and Management Providers, as well as Regulation of Licensees. Additional information, including a plain language summary and a copy of the proposed Regulation, are available through the Ontario Government Regulatory Registry here.

We want your feedback! CCI-Eastern Ontario invites you to attend a session where the proposed enactment of the CMSA – Condominium Management Services Act 2015 will be reviewed and discussed.  This session will take place January 25th between 5:30-6:30 pm before our FREE seminar for members on Lawyers Guns and Money. Our collective comments and suggestions will be submitted to the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services by February 6, 2017.  Please register today.

In the event that you are unable to attend, please send your comments to jklotz@cci-easternontario.ca before January 31, 2017.

We look forward to hearing your comments.
 

CANADIAN CONDOMINIUM INSTITUTE WELCOMES BILL 106

TORONTO, ON – JUNE 24, 2015 – Condominium owners across Ontario are rejoicing and they are not alone!

The Canadian Condominium Institute (CCI) is also celebrating Bill 106, the Protecting Condominium Owners Act, which the Ontario government tabled on May 27. Positive changes in Bill 106 include establishing mandatory licensing of condo managers and strengthening financial management rules for condo corporations to help prevent fraud and mismanagement.

To read more, click here.
 

Proposed Amendments to the Condominium Act are Finally Released

Dear CCI Members,

The wait is finally over! The Amendments to the Condominium Acthave finally been introduced at Queen’s Park on May 27, 2015.

The text of this bill, which is formally entitled “An Act to amend the Condominium Act, 1998, to enact the Condominium Management Services Act, 2015 and to amend other Acts with respect to condominiums” can finally be reviewed here. It is interesting to note that the bill was introduced as the “Act to Protect Condominium Owners“. This may signal an important shift in what many perceived as a power struggle between the owners and the corporations. This bill, aimed at amending the Condominium Act and at better regulating the industry, is 159 pages long but some of the more important changes include the following.

To read more, click here.
 

The Theory of Reserve Fund Planning

Some of the biggest complaints I hear from condominium owners are: “Why didn’t we properly plan for this expense?” and “Why didn’t we make larger contributions to the reserve fund in the past?” This strikes right to the heart of what condominium reserve fund planning is all about….
(Click here for Members only)
 

Condominium Corporations Must be Fair to All Owners

By Rod Escayola, head of Gowlings’ Condominium Law Group

Click here to view the Letter (PDF)
 

Letter to City Council from President Constance Hudak

Click here to view the Letter (PDF)
 

CCI-Ottawa Creates Task Force to Open Dialogue with Municipal Government

CCI-Ottawa has created a Task Force to open dialogue with the Municipal Government on issues relating to condominiums. The first communication was a letter to the Mayor as an introductory piece. Please look for more information about this and related issues in the near future, either on the Website or in the chapter Newsletter, the CondoContact.

Click here to view the Letter to Mayor O’Brien (PDF)

 


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