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From the Summer 2018 Issue


More on Forms, Marijuana and Licensing

News and Previews || Dianne Werbicki

Forms Updates

In response to feedback received from the condominium industry, the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services continues to hear about changes to the prescribed forms, either to make them more user-friendly or to correct issues in content or end use.

Questions continue to be raised with the new forms, with at least one leading industry lawyer raising concerns with the proxy form for owners’ meetings.

You can access a complete list of all forms related to the Condominium Act, 1998 at the Condominium Authority of Ontario’s website: https://www.condoauthorityontario.ca/ en-US/resources/government-of-ontario-forms/

EV Charging Stations and Changes to Forms

There’s good news for owners of and potential owners of electric vehicles. On May 1, 2018 Condominium Act regulations that support the installation of electric vehicle charging systems took effect. The new regulations allow each corporation to address installation of charging stations individually, and to address installation at the request of owners.

As a result of these new electric vehicle charging system changes as well as public and industry input, certain forms were updated. The updated forms are the Preliminary Notice of Meeting of Owners and Notice of Meeting of Owners.

Earlier changes that address electric vehicle changes in the Condominium Act have also been updated. These are the Status Certificate and Status Certificate in Amalgamation forms.

You can access the new forms here https://www.ontario. ca/search/land-registration?sort=desc&field_forms_act_ tid=condominium


Corporations are grappling with implementation of the Cannabis Act on July 1, 2018. It is likely that condominium corporations will be able to prohibit smoking or growing marijuana by way of a rule (in much the same way that a condominium may prohibit smoking tobacco). However, it may be over-reaching for a Board to try to prohibit the consumption of edible cannabis or use in a non-vaping manner. Smoking medical marijuana poses questions that will be answered over time and with the benefit of realtime experience.

CMRAO Extends Licensing Renewal Period

Ali Arlani, CEO and Registrar of the Condominium Management Regulatory Authority of Ontario (CMRAO) has extended the normal year-end licence renewal period for both managers and management companies to August 31. The normal year-end renewal date would be June 30, but Mr. Arlani felt it was important to make this adjustment during this transition year.

The steps for the 2018–2019 renewal process are as follows:

For individual managers

  • On July 1, the CMRAO will send a notice to all licensees.
  • Beginning August 1, all licensed individuals will log in to the system, complete the renewal application form and pay the annual fee for the 2018–2019 licensing year.

For management companies

  • On July 1, the CMRAO will send a notice to all licensees.
  • During the month of July, licensed companies will be required to log in to their account and validate their roster of licensed employees. The system will be set up so that all principal condominium managers can access their company’s account and make these updates.
  • On July 31 at 11:59 p.m., the system will calculate the annual licensing fee for all licensed companies based on the information in the system.
  • Beginning August 1, all licensed individuals and companies will log in to the system, complete the renewal application form and pay the annual fee for the 2018–19 licensing year. Next year (2019–20), the CMRAO will follow the regular licensing renewal process beginning on May 1, 2019, and ending June 30, 2019.

For more information, visit www. cmrao.ca

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