Who Regulates HOA Management Companies in Ontario?

The Condominium Management Regulatory Authority of Ontario (CMRAO) is the entity that regulates HOA management companies in Ontario. Established under the Condominium Management Services Act (CMSA), their mission is to provide Ontario condo owners and investors with protection. They do this via their efforts to strengthen the condo management profession and their support of effective […]

The Impact of Ontario Carbon Tax on Condos

In 2015, it was announced that federal climate change benchmarks were not being achieved at the Paris Global Climate Conference. Therefore, new emission reduction goals were created. The Government of Ontario declined to create and implement a provincially run carbon tax program, so the federal government implemented a federal carbon tax in Ontario.  And although […]

What Types of Disputes Can Be Filed with the Condominium Authority Tribunal in Ontario?

As with any type of business or residential community, sometimes problems arise that require a resolution for condo owners and corporations. Luckily, the Ontario Condominium Authority Tribunal (CAT) exists to help condo owners and corporations resolve issues.  The Purpose of the Ontario Condominium Authority Tribunal The Ontario Condominium Authority Tribunal (CAT) helps condo owners and […]

Resolving Condo Parking Shortages

The purpose of a Home Owner’s Association (HOA), or condo board, is to curate and maintain a beautiful, harmonious community for residents and tenants. One of the most significant challenges for condo property managers is a lack of good parking spaces. The best solution is specialized condominium parking structures. In this blog, we will discuss […]

What Are Condo Declarations?

Condo declarations are part of the set of legal documents that are created when a condominium is formed in Ontario. Also referred to as a declaration and description, these documents play an essential role in the process of creating a condominium. So much in fact that when registering with the province, the condo declarations must […]

Who is Responsible for Balcony Maintenance?

Living in a condo can become a little confusing regarding upkeep. While most condominium boards are responsible for common elements and grounds, who is responsible for balcony repairs in a condo? While a balcony can be considered a common element because it is an exterior space, it is also known as an exclusive-use element. Identifying […]