Strengthening the Condominium Act, 1998 is part of the Provincial Government’s plan to ensure a fair and safe marketplace for Ontario families. Since the Condominium Act, 1998 was enacted in 2001, there have only been minor changes to the legislation. In the same time period, the number of condominiums being constructed has grown tremendously, with GTA being the hot-bed of condo development in North America.
Mississauga Cooksville riding of which Square One condos are a part, has over 100 condo buildings. And there are many more condo projects in the works. Early this spring, MPP Damerla introduced a private member’s motion to look at alternative dispute resolution mechanism. It was welcomed by all parties and passed first reading in the House. She says she’s excited that the Government has gone an extra step by reviewing the entire Condominium Act. “This is democracy-in-action. At countless door steps I have heard the challenges many condo owners, residents and boards face. I have spoken to condo developers and property managers to hear their concerns as well. Our government is now responding to these concerns. We want to renew the Condominium Act by listening to the condo community first hand. Our review will enable all citizens to voice their opinions so that we can build a stronger Condominium Act,”-MPP Dipika Damerla, Mississauga East-Cooksville.