Proposed Regulatory Changes: Condominium Authority of Ontario (CAO), Condominium Management Regulatory Authority of Ontario (CMRAO) and the Condominium Authority Tribunal

We now have more information available regarding the proposed Regulatory changes to introduce the Condominium Authority of Ontario (CAO) and the Condominium Management Regulatory Authority of Ontario (CMRAO) and dealing with some aspects of the Condominium Authority Tribunal.

  • Designation of two Administrative Authorities:

The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services is proposing regulations to support the designation of the Condominium Authority of Ontario (CAO) and the Condominium Management Regulatory Authority of Ontario (CMRAO, which designations are expected to be effective in mid to late 2017.

Condominium Authority of Ontario (CAO) as the condominium authority under the Condominium Act, would be responsible for administering parts of the Condominium Act and managing and overseeing the Condominium Authority Tribunal; and,

Condominium Management Regulatory Authority of Ontario (CMRAO) would be responsible for administering the CMSA (Condominium Management Services Act).

  • Establishment of the Condominium Authority Tribunal:

The proposals also support the establishment of the Condominium Authority Tribunal and identifies the first set of condominium disputes that the Tribunal will have jurisdiction to resolve (relating to s. 55 records), and sets out how the Tribunal will make its orders available to the public.

The Ministry is receiving comments from the public up to April 10, 2017.

Stay Tuned for our next blog about the exciting changes to the Act and the Regulations.