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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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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…

Reverifying Your Account Before Renewing Your CMRAO Licence

With the start of the 2021–22 licence renewal period, many licensees may be logging into their CMRAO account for the first time in several months. As a result, some people…

Extension of Temporary Legislative Amendments Related to Virtual Meetings

The CMRAO continues to receive and respond to a variety of questions from the condominium management sector regarding board meetings, annual general meetings (AGMs), requisitioned meetings, and use of common…

Condo Residents Working from Home – What to Say When Asked for Advice

The CMRAO has received inquiries about how condominium managers should respond to residents who want guidance on claiming work-from-home expenses on their 2020 income tax returns. With the ongoing pandemic…

New CMRAO Education Requirements

Effective November 1, 2021, the authority for setting education requirements will be transferred to the Registrar of the CMRAO. To prepare for this important transition, the CMRAO has developed a…

CMRAO Mandate and the Complaints Process

The CMRAO works in the public interest to build trust in condominium management services across Ontario. Handling complaints is an important part of our consumer protection mandate to promote ethical…