Condo Owners need to know about the Provincial Condo Act

CAO and the Provincial Condo Act
CAO and the Provincial Condo Act Condominium Authority of Ontario
The Condominium Authority of Ontario (CAO) supports consumer protection and healthy condo communities in Ontario. Each Condo Owners in the province pays for the operations of the CAO through their Condo Corporations. An Independent Board of Directors governs the COA and they are composed of senior professionals with a range of expertise in the condo industry and condo law, administrative authorities, technology, and mediation. Condo Owners need to also understand their rights. The province implemented 15 new forms to standardize and facilitate communications between Condo Owners and Condo Boards. One of the main complaints during the Condo Review was the inability for Condo Owners to obtain information and the presence of a close door environment. All Condo Boards must adhere to the Condo Act. Please refer to CMRAO for guidelines on Property Management and Managers.

Click To View Code of Ethics – CMRAO Flyer

COA Ontario
COA Ontario Condominium Owners Association
The Condo Owners Association (COA) represents Condo Owners and Condo Corporations. On March 2010, our Founder Linda Pinizzotto created the Condo Owners Association (COA), a non profit Association representing Condo Owners and endorsing better protection, governance, accountability and regulations within Condo Corporations. The COA believes in condominiums as an excellent home and investment. We strive to support wonderful communities with long term sustainability.   

2010    The COA invited as  Member of the Provincial Condo Act Review. 

2012    View Original  COA Presentation

2012   Provincial Government News Release  Build a Better Condo Act   

2015 – 2016   Revised Condo Act, Bill 106 to protect Condo Owners

2015 – 2016   New Condo Management Services Act 2015 Licensing    

Condo Owners Become Involved  COA Ambassador of Your Condo  



Icon 1 and Icon 2 Condo Corporations
Icon 1 and Icon 2 Condo Corporations
Icon 1 and Icon 2 are Condominium Corporations registered under TSCC 1441 and TSCC 1549 respectively. Each of these condominiums have a separate Declaration, By-laws and Rules and Regulations. One of the biggest problem is that many condo owners are not aware of their rights.
This page provides an insight into the various options for protection:
* Human Rights Trubunal
* Consumer Protection Ontario

Human Rights Tribunal
Human Rights Tribunal
The Human Rights Commission (OHRC) was established in the Canadian Province of Ontario on March 29, 1961 to administer the Ontario Human Rights codes. They are an arm’s length agency of government accountable to the legislature through the Ministry of the Attorney General of Ontario. The defender are people who, individually or with others, act peacefully to promote or protect human rights. Their code prevents discrimination through looking into situations where discriminatory behaviour exists. All Ontario are valued, treated with dignity and respect, and where human rights are nurtured by us all.”

Consumer Protection Ontario
Consumer Protection Ontario
The Ontario’s Ministry of Government and Consumer Services and other public organizations, known as administrative authorities have an awareness program to promote consumer rights and public safety. They enforce a number of Ontario’s consumer protection and public safety laws, investigate alleged violations and handle complaints. If you feel you are a victim of violations and your voice is not being heard, there is strength in numbers, Icon Condo would like to hear from you.