CCI Toronto News

January 15, 2021 - Legislative Newsflash

COVID-19 Updates - January 2021

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to worsen in Ontario, and particularly in the Greater Toronto Area, the government of Ontario has introduced new restrictions that may impact condo corporations.

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December 14, 2020 - Legislative Newsflash

Proposed Changes to the Employment Standards Act – December 2020

Two bills proposing to amend the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (the “ESA") are currently before the provincial legislature, each having passed second reading. The proposed laws have the potential to impact the condominium community in relation to sick leave and wages for residential workers.

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December 9, 2020 - Legislative Newsflash

Auditor General's Report: Value for Money Condo Oversight in Ontario

The CCI-Toronto Legislative Committee wants to ensure all members are aware that the Office of the Auditor General of Ontario released a report on December 7, 2020 entitled the “Value-for-Money Audit Condominium Oversight in Ontario” (the “AG Report”).

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November 18, 2020 - Legislative Newsflash

Future Education Requirements for Condominium Managers

The Condominium Management Regulatory Authority of Ontario (“CMRAO”) recently announced changes to the education requirements for condo managers. Effective November 1, 2021, the Minister of Government and Consumer Services will transfer responsibility for education to the Registrar of the CMRAO.

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November 10, 2020 - CCI Toronto News

CCI Toronto and Area Chapter Appoints Murray Johnson as New Chapter President

Murray Johnson, GL, CCI (Hon’s) has been appointed as President of the Canadian Condominium Institute – Toronto and Area Chapter, effective November 10, 2020.

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November 3, 2020 - Legislative Newsflash

COVID-19 Updates Nov 2020

As the COVID-19 infection rate remains at high levels in large parts of Ontario, the provincial government has taken steps to (re-)introduce restrictions and legislation in response. Below is an overview, but for more detail, be sure to contact legal counsel and/or public health authorities.

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October 27, 2020 - Legislative Newsflash

Condo Act Proclamation Re a Condo Guide Oct 2020

Proclamation of Amendments to the Condominium Act, 1998 Respecting the Condo Guide. The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services has recently announced that certain legislative amendments to the Condominium Act, 1998 (Condo Act) related to a condominium guide (condo guide) will come into force on January 1, 2021.

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October 6, 2020 - Legislative Newsflash

Ontario Extends Timeline for Virtual Meetings and Electronic Voting

As the province continues to see an increase in COVID-19 infection rates, the provincial government has provided a much-sought-after extension of the timeline in which condominium corporations can hold virtual meetings and permit electronic voting without a bylaw. In light of legislative changes...

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September 28, 2020 - Legislative Newsflash

Minimum Wage Increasing on October 1st

As many of our members may already be aware, the minimum wage in the Province of Ontario will be increasing on October 1, 2020. Under the Making Ontario Open for Business Act the increase is tied to the Consumer Price Index, and updates the rate of pay for...

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September 9, 2020 - Legislative Newsflash

Ministry Update on Temporary Legislative Amendments Related to Annual Meeting Timeline

Temporary Legislative Amendments related to deferral of annual meetings in some circumstances will soon expire. These changes were made to provide relief and flexibility to different types of corporations and businesses in Ontario, as a result of the declared emergency.

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