Two revisions to the Condominium Act are now in place.
Virtual and Hybrid Meetings Allowed
Virtual and hybrid meetings are allowed on a permanent basis. Condominium corporations no longer have to pass a by-law for this purpose.
Anyone casting an electronic vote prior to an owners’ meeting is now considered present at the meeting even if choosing not to attend. This makes it easier for condominium corporations to achieve quorum while possibly eliminating any practical reason to require proxies.
Electronic Communications Now Allowed
Owners and mortgagees are no longer required to submit an Agreement to Receive Electronic Notices before a condominium corporation can send them e-mail communication
Owners and mortgagees are no longer required to submit an Agreement to Receive Electronic Notices before a condominium corporation can send them e-mail communication. Providing an e-mail address to the condominium corporation through other communications is sufficient authorization. Those desiring paper communication will be required to make a specific request.
E-mail addresses are now available to owners on request as part of the Record of Owners and Mortgagees thereby making it easier for owners to communicate with each other
The Record of Owners and Mortgagees has been updated to include e-mail addresses for delivering documents. This is available to owners on request and should now include e-mail addresses thereby making it easier for owners to communicate with each other.
Changes came into effect on October 1, 2023.
Bill 91, which authorizes these changes, can be found here.
Revisions to the Record of Owners and Mortgagees included in regulation 12.6.1 subsection 1 of Ontario Regulation 4801 can be found here.
Information on access to e-mail addresses has been updated after publication of this article. See Owner Access to E-mail Addresses – Correction for more current information.