The Condominium Authority of Ontario (CAO) conducted a public fee consultation from July 4th, 2017 to July 18th, 2017, to collect feedback from the public on proposed fees for the CAO’s services. The CAO appreciates all the feedback received and is pleased to note that most participants responded positively to the proposed fee amounts. The CAO has carefully considered the feedback, and has confirmed its fee amounts, which are set out below.

CAO Assessments

*This fee will be charged per vote for common elements condominium corporations.

Condominium corporations will receive a package from the CAO in late August which will provide details on how corporations can register and pay their assessments. Initial assessments will cover the period from September 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018, and will be due to the CAO by December 31, 2017.

CAT Fees

The CAO will also be responsible for overseeing and managing the operations of the Condominium Authority Tribunal (CAT), a new dispute resolution forum which will provide condo owners and corporations with fast, fair, and cost-effective dispute resolution services. The CAT will have exclusive jurisdiction to resolve certain dispute types prescribed in regulations to the Condominium Act, 1998.

There will be a $25 fee to access the negotiation stage of the CAT’s online dispute resolution services, where parties will be guided through a process of negotiation between themselves. If the issue is not resolved through negotiation, there will be additional fees related to the next two stages, which will involve mediators and adjudicators.

If a dispute proceeds through all dispute resolution stages, the total cost will be $200. All CAT fees are non-refundable.

These fees will become effective on November 1, 2017, when the CAT begins accepting applications. These fees will be paid by the individual who filed the dispute.