The Government of Ontario made regulatory amendments under the Condominium Act, 1998 (Condo Act), which extend the effective period of temporary legislative provisions permitting condominium corporations to call and hold meetings virtually without the need for a by-law. The effective period of these temporary legislative provisions has now been extended to September 30, 2023.
“The ministry continues to explore potential comprehensive permanent changes under the Act that better reflect the digital age and allow for broader participation.”
Does the extension apply to sending notices by email without agreements/consent from owners?
Notices sent by email also get this extension. If you have the owners’ email addresses, you can continue to send notices by email to the owners. If you do not have an email address, you will still be required to send that owner a hard copy of the notice by mail.
What if you already started the process of getting a by-law in place
You can either push forward and continue with getting the bylaw in place that permits electronic voting and virtual meetings, or you can put it on hold and wait to see if permanent changes will be made.
CondoVoter is hosting complimentary by-law meetings entirely administered and moderated to help you get the bylaw in place that permits electronic voting and virtual meetings.
In addition, we are offering a separate complimentary email campaign to collect consent/agreements from owners to send electronic notices.
If you are interested in booking your complimentary by-law meeting, contact our booking team at email@example.com.