NBA Toronto Raptors play hoops in the Walt Disney World bubble this summer while some fans watch from their communal condo bubble.
Welcome to the Ontario education and jobs portal of my condo home library, the Condorary
The home life playing court of building staff, contractors, 3 levels of government, owners, owner landlords and tenants is under the direction of self-managed corporations or condominium property management and a board of directors.
Hoops à la condo!
Access to organizations is formatted as follows: Click on the organization name to go to their website. Click on the title of their article to arrive at the latest post on their blog or article collection. Click on an editorial selected topic of interest for the actual post.
Property Management Bookcase
Did you know that one referee, the Condominium Management Regulatory Authority of Ontario (CMRAO) is the licensing branch that regulates the condominium market with the team from the Association of Condominium Managers of Ontario (ACMO)?
In today’s world, criticism, be it constructive or negative, needs to be taken seriously and acted upon swiftly. Within the condominium industry, a condominium manager has very strict guidelines to follow, as well as the personal responsibility to create and strengthen fundamental moral values and principals, which will remain with them throughout their careers. Source: Afreez Rahemtulla © 2020 ACMO – The Association of Condominium Managers of Ontario , Summary: 2nd quarter blog post count – 1. condominium managers – the silent shareholders .
The Ontario government is allowing more businesses and services to open and getting more people back to work by moving the City of Toronto and Peel Region into Stage 2 on Wednesday. This decision was made in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and the local medical officers. © 2020 ACMO – The Association of Condominium Managers of Ontario , Summary: 2nd quarter news post count – 31, COVID-19 (31). Ontario moving Toronto and Peel Region into stage 2
Feature PDF – CM Magazine Summer 2020 Issue The RCM designation is a way for condominium managers to set themselves apart from a General Licensee, and has become recognized as a marker of a serious, well-prepared and dedicated professional. Source: © 2020 ACMO – The Association of Condominium Managers of Ontario.
Feature Video – ACMO – The Association of Condominium Managers of Ontario (1:56)
Dribble the ball into the ACMO Video Library containing 8 posts of which 6 are a construction oriented education series.
Condominium Management / Property Management Courses
Behind the bench the following colleges have programs with the four exams needed by ACMO – The Association of Condominium Managers of Ontario for licensing of condominium managers. Centennial College – Part Time Learning | Conestoga College – Continuing Education | George Brown College – Continuing Education | Humber College – Condominium Management | Humber College – Property Management | Mohawk College – Continuing Education | Seneca College – Part-Time Studies | Sheridan College – Continuing and Professional Studies | Sir Sandford Fleming College – Continuing Education
The above may not be a comprehensive list of sources or a link may change. Use OntarioLearn below to find the most up-to-date information and other industry related courses.
“It’s the most impressive collection of shared online college courses in North America, right at your fingertips. All 24 of Ontario’s publicly-funded colleges are working together in OntarioLearn to offer you easy access to a wide variety of high-quality courses, programs and services online. Search our inventory to find your online course or program at a preferred start date, register with one of our member colleges that offers it, and log in to our Portal for one-stop access to your learning.” Source: ©OntarioLearn 2016
Property Management Jobs in Ontario at the time of writing supplies the job seeker with a list of 491 positions with job descriptions and sometimes salary. For condo owners and students who want more knowledge of what property management is about, reading want ads may wrinkle the eyebrows.
Owner and Tenant Bookcase
An essential business of great interest for both potential condo owners and condominium managers is the Tarion new home warranty program and registry of all new home builders in Ontario.
Protecting our health has never been more important. While health experts encourage frequent hand washing and coughing and sneezing into our sleeves to combat the spread of germs, many forget that maintenance within your home can also help keep you and your loved ones healthy. Source: © 2020 Tarion. Summary: 2nd quarter blog post count – 1. how to maintain a healthy home .
Feature Video – Has My Home Builder Been Convicted? (1:15)
Dribble out of the paint and into the Tarion Warranty Corporation Video Library for 100 posts of helpful information resources for owners in both old and new buildings.
Condo owners across the province have access to one organization which provides networking for individuals and corporations to help build a sense of community, solve problems, advanced director training, contractor introductions and information about condo issues of the day by participating legal experts. The Canadian Condominium Institute (CCI) has 17 chapters nationally with 8 being in Ontario. The Toronto chapter is the most active.
The Ministry of Energy is aware that the outbreak of COVID-19 may have a significant impact on large building owners’ ability to satisfy the July 1, 2020 reporting deadline. Due to the challenges created as a direct consequence of COVID-19, the Ministry will accept the submission of the 2020 reporting year data from large building owners until October 1, 2020. Source: © 2020 CCI National. Summary: 2nd quarter news post count – 14. EWRB extended deadline & changes to the Employment Standards Act , consumer protection – home warranties , a day in the life of a property manager
Feature Podcast – Property Management Issues (8:29)
Dribble into the CCI National Podcast Library with podcasts going back to July 2015.
Feature Video – Checking In … an Engineer, a President & a Pandemic (11:35) Source: © 2020 CCI Toronto
Feature Video – Electronic Meeting and Voting Bylaws – What You Need to Know (1:13:20) Source: Huronia Chapter © 2020 CCI National
Owner / Director Training
“The CAO Director Training Program is provided online and free-of charge, and is also available to condominium owners, residents, managers and the broader condominium community. Feedback on the training has been very positive, with an average of 88% of survey respondents reporting very high satisfaction and over 95% would recommend the training. The CAO’s Director Training Program consists of 21 short e-modules covering important topics that are relevant to condo board directors. The online modules are short, easy to follow, and include knowledge checks that provide multiple opportunities to answer correctly before moving on to new content. There is no pass/fail exam.” Source: © The Condominium Authority of Ontario (CAO)
Condominium Law Courses
The courses below may be the first of four exams required by ACMO – The Association of Condominium Managers of Ontario for licensing of condominium managers. Although a board director is not required to take a course of this type, it is an optional upgrade for any condo owner. Centennial College – Part Time Learning | Conestoga College – Continuing Education | Confederation College | Fanshawe College | George Brown College – Continuing Education | Georgian College – Continuing Education | Niagara College Canada – Part-Time Studies | Sheridan College – Continuing and Professional Studies | Sir Sandford Fleming College – Continuing Education
On July 13, 2020 the crew chief, the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services , proposed a Condo Guide to come into effect for December 1, 2020. The public is asked to provide input to this proposal by August 14, 2020. Interested persons can visit the Regulatory Registery for all the information and reply.
Also, effective September 1, 2020, a second referee, the Condominium Authority of Ontario (CAO) will host the Notice of Future Funding of the Reserve Fund and Summary of Lease or Renewal forms on it’s website. Details of these forms are found as items 18 and 19 on the delegated Condominium Forms list.
Life is simple … air, sunshine, water, diet and exercise. After that, the NBA champions’ starting lineup and the bench mob may agree that everything seems to get complicated.
Drive for a slam dunk in the fan’s social conversation about communitarianism in the most recent Condo Law Chit-Chat quarterly post.
Take a fade-away shot at the Ontario condo buying and selling trends to estimate how much your team’s units may be worth in the current quarterly Condo Statistics post.
Launch a 3 pointer from behind the arc and find out how the crew chief and referee system of communalism works and affects the life of condo owners, condo tenants, condominium property management and law practices in the most recent quarterly Condo Trust and Verify post.
How can we have a different life with indifferent people?