Ontario’s Condominium Act Review: stage two solutions report
Residents, stakeholders and experts representing Ontario’s booming condo industry have shared their proposed solutions for updating the province’s Condominium Act. Released on September 24, 2013, the stage two solutions 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.
To produce this report, people with expertise in various condominium issues reviewed the Stage One Findings Report and the public comments it generated.