Act

Expanding the Condominium Authority Tribunal's Jurisdiction to Include Disputes Related to Nuisances

Regulation Number(s):
O. Reg. 48/01
O. Reg. 179/17
Instrument Type:
Act
Bill or Act:
Condominium Act, 1998
Summary of Decision:
Approved. Amendments to the Condominium Act, 1998, O.Reg. 48/01 and O.Reg. 179/17 will come into force on January 1, 2022.
Analysis of Regulatory Impact:
Impact to Business

There are no anticipated administrative costs associated with this proposal.

Impact on Ontarians

These amendments would help to reduce burden on condo corporations and owners by providing them with access to cheaper and faster dispute resolution for one of the most common types of disputes in condos (i.e., nuisances disputes).

These amendments would also provide minimum standards for condo corporations across Ontario regarding prohibited nuisances, annoyances and disruptions ("nuisances") in condos.

Other Costs

There are no anticipated administrative costs associated with this proposal.
Further Information:
Proposal Number:
21-MGCS028
Posting Date:
Summary of Proposal:
The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services is proclaiming amendments to the Condominium Act, 1998 that would prohibit:

a) conditions or activities in a condo corporation that are likely to damage condominium property or cause injury or illness to an individual, and
b) activities in a condo corporation that result in the creation or continuation of any unreasonable noise that is a nuisance, annoyance or disruption ("nuisance") or any other nuisances as prescribed in regulation.

The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services is also proclaiming housekeeping amendments to section 116 of the Condominium Act, 1998.

The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services is making regulatory amendments to O.Reg. 48/01 and O.Reg. 179/17 under the Condominium Act, 1998 that would, effective January 1, 2022:

a) set out unreasonable odour, smoke, vapour, light and vibration as nuisances, annoyances and disruptions in condos for the purpose of subsection 117(2)(b) of the Condominium Act, 1998, and
b) expand the Condominium Authority Tribunal's jurisdiction to include resolving certain disputes related to nuisances.
Contact Address:
Ministry of Government and Consumer Services
Policy, Planning and Oversight Division
6th Flr, 56 Wellesley St W
Toronto, ON
M7A 1C1
Effective Date:
December 3, 2015
Decision:
Approved