Condominium Real Estate Life – Qtr1/21 | Condorary

Updated: 2021-03-31

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The ultimate guide to condominium life in Ontario. How government, builders, property management, owners and tenants work together.


Welcome to the Ontario condominium real estate life portal of my condo home library, the Condorary

The continuity of building staff, contractors, 3 levels of government, owners, owner landlords and tenants is under the direction of dynamic  self-managed corporations or enterprising condominium property management adhering to the spirit of a volunteer board of directors. 

How to use organization information

Access to organizations is formatted as follows: Click on the title of their lead article to arrive at the latest post on their blog or article collection. Click on the organization name to go to their website. Click on an editorial selected topic of interest for the actual post.

Property Management Bookcase

Condominium Management Regulatory Authority of Ontario – CMRAO

The Condominium Management Regulatory Authority of OntarioCMRAO is the licensing branch that regulates the condominium market with the team from the Association of Condominium Managers of Ontario – ACMO.

EV – Electric Vehicles

Electric Vehicle Charging Station Resources The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services (MGCS) has recently introduced amendments to the regulations under the Condominium Act, 1998 (The Act), which establish a process to facilitate the installation of electric vehicle charging stations (EVCS) in condo buildings. Condo managers have an important role to play in this new process.

Source: Condominium Management Regulatory Authority of Ontario – CMRAO

Association of Condominium Managers of Ontario – ACMO

Deciding When It’s Time for an Elevator Modernization The implication of “elevator modernization” is often associated with an aesthetic upgrade to the interior finishes of the elevator cabin. Although important, the aesthetic updating of the cabin is only a modicum of the modernization process. Improved safety, increased reliability, energy savings, and better overall performance are the main factors for proceeding with an elevator modernization.

Source: © 2021 The Association of Condominium Managers of Ontario ACMO

Summary: Quarter blog post count – 1.

2021-03-15 Deciding when it’s time for an elevator modernization

The CMRAO Discipline Process – What to Expect The CMRAO has recently received inquiries about its discipline process, including questions about how a case is referred to the Discipline Committee, how the hearings process works, and when decisions are published.

Source: © 2021 The Association of Condominium Managers of Ontario – ACMO

Summary: Quarter condo act news post count – 1:

2021-03-18 The CMRAO discipline process – what to expect

Newsletter Envelope

Weekly Update – 2021-03-31

CM Magazine (PDF)

Feature PDF –   CM Magazine Winter 2020 Issue
People from all walks of life have chosen the condominium lifestyle. How do you manage an inclusive, cooperative environment that brings out the best in everyone? In this issue, we discuss the challenges and opportunities involved with managing a diverse community.
Source: © 2021 The Association of Condominium Managers of Ontario – ACMO



The  ACMO Video Library  containing 8 posts of which 6 are a construction oriented  education series. 

Education for Property Managers

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

Jobs for Condominium Managers

Property Management Jobs in Ontario  at the time of updating supplies the job seeker with a list of 776 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 is enlightening.

Owner and Tenant Bookcase

Tarion New Home Warranty Program

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.

Tips on Buying a Pre-construction Home in Ontario

It can be challenging to navigate the new home buying process.
 We are here to help – and have compiled a few tips on purchasing a pre-construction home or condo. 

Source: © 2020 Tarion

Summary: Quarter blog post count – 0:

Tips on buying a pre-construction home in Ontario .



Dive into the Tarion Warranty Corporation Video Library for 100+ posts of helpful information resources for owners in both old and new buildings.

Canadian Condominium Institute – CCI

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.

Legislative Newsflash – Bill 118, Now Proclaimed – Feb 2021 As many people reading this will be aware, condominium corporations are deemed to be the occupiers of their respective common elements for the purposes of the Occupiers’ Liability Act (the OLA). This creates an obligation for a condominium corporation to take reasonable steps to ensure that people coming onto the common elements are kept reasonably safe from injury to their persons or damage to their property. This obligation arises often in the context of claims against the corporation in connection with a slip and fall, or trip and fall, on the common elements.

Source: © 2020 CCI National 

Summary: Quarter news post count – 6:

2021-02-19 Bill 118, now proclaimed – Feb 2021

Condovoice Magazine (PDF)

Feature PDF – Condovoice Winter 2020 Issue

Source: © 2020 CCI Toronto

Condo Case Law Across Canada

Condo Cases Across Canada is a quarterly publication of the Canadian Condominium Institute, National Chapter. Each issue contains summaries of some of the latest condominium decisions (from Courts and Administrative Tribunals) across the country. Not all cases are summarized but most of the key condominium cases are listed.  A great starting point if you a looking for decisions and court actions that may apply to your condominium.

© Copyright 2017 –

Podcast and Video

Easy listening in the CCI National Podcast Library  with podcasts going back to July 2015.

Webinar 2021-03-26 (1:34.10)
Webinar 2021-02-19 (1:30:53)
Webinar 2021-01-27 (1:52:41)

The CCI National Video Library  and  CCI Toronto Video Library are open for visitors 24/7. 

Community Associations Institute – CAI

CAI Canada provides education, licensing and credentialing opportunities to board members, professionals, and condominium and strata managers across Canada. We focus on helping to create great Canadian cities, which our owners and residents are proud to call home.

Source: © 2020 CAI Canada

Summary: Quarter post count – 0.


No activity this quarter.

Owner / Director Training

Condominium Authority of Ontario
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

Education for Owners and Directors

The courses below may be the first of four exams required by the Association of Condominium Managers of Ontario – ACMO 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

EV – Electric Vehicles

Electric Vehicle Charging Systems The Condominium Authority of Ontario (CAO) is dedicated to providing information, resources, and services to support condo communities across Ontario. For the changes to Ontario Regulation 48/01 relating to electric vehicle charging systems (EVCS) that came into force on May 1, 2018, the CAO has prepared a step-by-step guide for owners and boards which outlines the steps required to install an EVCS, as well as templates to assist owners in applying for the installation of an EVCS, and to assist condominium boards in responding to applications.

Source: © The Condominium Authority of Ontario – CAO

Plug’n Drive Plug’n Drive is a non-profit organization committed to accelerating the adoption of electric vehicles in order to maximize their environmental and economic benefits. Since 2011, Plug’n Drive has established itself as a leader in the electric vehicle industry, a trusted and unbiased source of information on electric cars, charging stations and the electricity sector. 

Source: © Plug ‘N Drive


Auditor General of Ontario 

2020-12-07 Value-for-Money Audit – Condominium Oversight in Ontario
Value for money? Ontario Auditor General slides down the rabbit hole into Condoland. Read this excellent industry report about how government agencies are or are not fulfilling their legislated mandate for protecting condominium owners. Besides, has the board of directors you elected to look after your best interests read it? How do you know?

Ministry of Government and Consumer Services – MGCS

2021-01-07 Potential Permanent Changes to Enable Digital and Virtual Processes Survey – Public Input Request by 5 pm on February 8, 2021

Condominium Management Regulatory Authority of Ontario – CMRAO

CMRAO Quarterly is an e-newsletter published quarterly about Ontario’s growing condominium management sector.

2021-03-18 Winter 2021 | Vol. 4 | Issue 1

Condominium Authority of Ontario – CAO

2021-01-05 Introducing Ontario’s Residential Condominium Buyers’ Guide

2021-01-01 Access and Privacy Policy

Webinar Events

2021-03-30 CCI London (12:00 – 1:00PM) – 3 P’s – How do you use the CAT process? Registration

2021-03-26 CCI Huronia (12:00 – 1:30PM) – Hot 10 Fire Prevention Tips for Condos Registration

2021-03-25 CCI-GHC Seminar (12:30 – 2:00PM) – Rapid Fire Legal Q&A Registration

2021-03-25 CAI Webinar (10:00 – 11:30AM) – CAI Canada Certification for Virtual Chairs (Part 2)

2021-03-24 CCI-EO Seminar (5:00 – 7:00PM) – Condo Catch Up Registration

2021-03-24 ACMO (11:00 – 12:00PM) – Managing Major Condominium Restoration Projects During a Pandemic Registration

2021-03-23 CCI-T Webinar (12:00 – 1:30PM) – Essential Rules & By-Laws: Guidelines and Principles for Working Together Registration

2021-03-17 CBA  Webinar (12:00 – 1:30PM) – COVID-19 Vaccinations: Implications for Condominiums and Apartment Complexes Registration

2021-03-17 HLD Condominium Law Live Stream, Episode 42 (12:00 – 1:00 PM) – Chat Registration

2021-03-16 CCI-GHC  (12:00 – 1:00PM) – Money! That’s What We Want – Condo Talk Registration

2021-03-11 CAI Webinar (10:00 – 11:30AM) – CAI Canada Certification for Virtual Chairs (Part 1) Registration (includes Part 2)

2021-03-04 CCI-GHC Seminar (5:00 – 7:00PM) – Introduction to Condominums Registration

2021-03-03 Gowling Webinar (5:00 – 6:00 PM) – Deep Dive on Condo By-laws Registration

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With Sing Along lyrics. What’s in the news are problems other people have decided you should know about. What’s in the news is not an accurate depiction of life.