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The ultimate guide to condominium life in Ontario. Top sources of webinar events for owners, directors, property managers and industry professionals.
Table of Contents
- Property Management Bookcase
- Owner and Tenant Bookcase
- Helpful Links
Welcome to the Ontario condominium real estate life portal of my condo home library, the Condorary
The communal life 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.
Property Management Bookcase
Condominium Management Regulatory Authority of Ontario – CMRAO
The Condominium Management Regulatory Authority of Ontario – CMRAO is the government licensing branch that regulates the condominium market with the team from the Association of Condominium Managers of Ontario – ACMO.
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
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
CM Magazine (PDF)
Feature PDF – CM Magazine Spring 2021 Issue (Placeholder)
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?
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 719 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.
It can be challenging to navigate the new home buying process.Source: © 2020 Tarion
We are here to help – and have compiled a few tips on purchasing a pre-construction home or condo.
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: Residential Tenancies One of the many impacts of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and accompanying public health crisis has been significant disruption to the court and tribunal systems in Ontario. While all (or nearly all) levels of court and administrative tribunals have experienced some degree of disruption, few have been as affected as the Landlord and Tenant Board (the LTB).Source: © 2020 CCI National
Condovoice Magazine (PDF)
Feature PDF – Condovoice Spring 2021 Issue (Placeholder)
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 – http://condocases.ca
Podcast and Video
Easy listening in the CCI National Podcast Library with podcasts going back to July 2015.
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
Owner / Director Training
Condominium Authority of OntarioSource: © The Condominium Authority of Ontario – CAO
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.
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
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
Condominium Management Regulatory Authority of Ontario – CMRAO
Condominium Authority of Ontario – CAO
2021-04-28 CCI-EO (5:00 – 7:00PM) Speed dating condo style Registration
2021-04-21&22 ACMO (10.30AM) Springfest Registration
2021-04-14 Condowise (12:00 – 1:30PM) Session No. 7 – Part II Construction Liens Registration
2021-04-08 DHA (12:00 – 12:45PM) DHA Condo Crunch: Roles and responsibilities of a condo board Registration