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Regulatory Authority of Ontario

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The CMRAO Newsroom offers news and updates about the CMRAO's services and activities, as well as messages from the Chair of the Board and the CEO/Registrar.

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Upcoming Expiry of Transitional General Licences

Transitional General Licences are a time-limited class of licence for condominium managers originally introduced in 2017. Under section 16 of Ontario Reg. 123/17, “a Transitional General Licensee may not apply…

Condominium Manager Competencies Defined

In November 2021, the authority for setting education requirements transferred from the Minister of Government and Consumer Services to the Registrar of the CMRAO. Leading up to this transition, the…

Rental Condominiums and Compliance with the Condominium Management Services Act

The CMRAO has observed a concerning trend where properties registered as condominiums are operating as rental properties and not complying with the Condominium Management Services Act, 2015 (CMSA). These condominiums…

Condominium Manager’s Role in the Electronic Voting Process

The CMRAO has recently received several inquiries regarding the condominium manager’s role in relation to collecting and handling electronic votes prior to a meeting of owners. As condominium managers are…

Jurisdiction of Condominium Authority Tribunal (CAT) Expanded

The Condominium Authority of Ontario (CAO) recently announced the expanded jurisdiction of the Condominium Authority Tribunal (CAT). This expansion is the result of the government's recent amendments to Ontario Regulation 179/17 under…

Navigating the CMRAO's New Education Requirements

On November 1, 2021, the education and examination requirements necessary to qualify for a General Licence from the CMRAO has changed. New entrants to the field of condominium management in…

Extension of Virtual Meeting Provisions

On October 6, 2021, the Government of Ontario announced regulatory amendments under the Condominium Act, 1998 (Condo Act), and other statutes to extend the period of temporary legislative provisions that permit condominium corporations to hold virtual meetings to September 30, 2022.  Ontarians are still required to maintain the health and safety protocols currently…

Switching Between Heating and Cooling: What’s Involved with HVAC Systems

The seasons are changing, but the HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) system in your condo unit hasn’t been switched soon enough to compensate for outdoor temperatures. Every year during…

CMRAO Milestones

The CMRAO has achieved several key milestones in its short history as the regulatory body that sets standards and enforces the mandatory licensing of condominium managers and condominium management provider…