Ontario Condominium Act Review


When: Monday, September 3, 2012 - 08:30 - Tuesday, December 31, 2013 - 17:30

Ontario’s Condominium Act, 1998, came into effect over a decade ago. Since then, the province’s condo sector has experienced remarkable growth and change. Condos now account for half of all new homes built in Ontario, and about 1.3 million Ontarians call a condo home. As the sector has expanded, it has also become more complex. Recognizing the need to update the legislation, Ontario’s Ministry of Consumer Services has provided funding to Canada’s Public Policy Forum to lead an innovative, three-phase public engagement exercise that will inform the review of the Condominium Act.

UPDATE: July 18, 2013: Government of Ontario announces mandatory qualifications for condo managers, first recommendation to come out of Condominium Act review

Stage One (fall 2012): Hundreds of condominium sector stakeholders met to talk about what changes they want to see in a modernized Condominium Act. Their comments are contained in the Stage One Findings Report, published in January 2013.

Stage Two (March-September 2013): Groups of experts reviewed the Stage One findings and developed solutions for renewing the Act.

Stage Three (fall-winter 2013-14) Condo owners and other stakeholders review and validate the options, and present them to the government and the condominium sector.