ACMO/CCI-T Condominium Act Legislative Brief

MISSISSAUGA, ON, June 1, 2011 /CNW/ - On May 31, 2011, the Joint Legislative Committee of the Association of Condominium Managers of Ontario (ACMO) and Canadian Condominium Institute Toronto & Area Chapter (CCI-T) presented a legislative brief ("the "Brief") and Executive Summary on suggested changes to the Condominium Act, 1998 (the "Act") to the Minister of Consumer Services John Gerretsen's office, as well as all the opposition parties.  This submission expands on the draft legislative brief which was provided by our Legislative Committee to the Ministry on November 5th, 2010.

While the Act in many ways is a world-class leading way of thinking on condominiums and a significant improvement from the earlier statute, it is nevertheless 13 years old and in need of some modernization.  This is especially so given the recent explosive growth in condominiums in Ontario.  There are now more than 1.3 million Ontarians living in 6,700 residential condominium corporations (and 2,300 additional commercial and industrial corporations) - a dramatic increase since the Act received Royal Assent in 1998.

In preparing the Brief ACMO and seven Ontario CCI Chapters drew on the knowledge of every sector of the condominium world, including property managers, developers, owners, engineers, auditors and lawyers. We will continue in the coming months to draw upon this collective knowledge to develop more suggested amendments to the Act and also to the Regulations.

As the recognized associations representing condominium living in Ontario, ACMO and CCI-T will continue to make recommendations and work cooperatively with the government of Ontario in making amendments to the Condominium Act.

About ACMO

The Association of Condominium Managers of Ontario was formed in 1977 to represent the collective aims of all condominium managers. ACMO's Mission is to enhance the condominium management profession in Ontario by advancing the quality performance of Condominium property managers and management companies.  ACMO provides training courses in Ontario Colleges and approved property management companies that are required learning for professional condominium managers leading to the recognized professional designation Registered Condominium Manager (RCM).  The Association's commitment to high standards of professional and business practices is further evidenced in the corporate certification ACMO 2000.

About CCI

CCI nationally is the voice of condominium and leads the Canadian condominium industry by providing education, awareness and expertise to our members.  CCI, formed in 1982, consists of professionals and trades serving the condominium sector in Canada, as well as the Boards and individual residents of Canadian condominiums.  Our Toronto & Area Chapter is one of seven CCI Chapters in Ontario, delivering on our national mandate for the benefit of Ontario condominiums.

SOURCE Association of Condominium Managers

For further information:

Amanda Curtis, CAE,
Executive Director
Phone: (905) 826-6890

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