September 24, 2013: NEWS RELEASE--Public Policy Forum releases stage two report of Ontario’s Condominium Act Review

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09/24/2013

Residents, stakeholders and experts representing Ontario’s booming condo industry today shared their proposed solutions for updating the province’s Condominium Act. This report is the result of extensive public engagement efforts undertaken by Canada’s Public Policy Forum and Ontario’s Ministry of Consumer Services (MCS).

Key recommendations include:

  • Creation of a Condo Office, an arm’s length umbrella organization that could provide functions such as education and awareness, dispute settlement, condo manager licensing, and a condo registry.
  • Improved consumer education and protection.
  • Updated financial management rules and dispute resolution mechanisms.
  • Stronger qualification requirements for condo boards, including mandatory training for first-time members.
  • A new licensing program, managed by the condo office, to ensure that condo managers are properly trained and qualified.

There are over 100 recommendations in the stage two report from the public engagement exercise that is informing a three-phase review of Ontario’s Condominium Act,1998.

The public is invited to comment on the solutions report in a survey

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