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Why Should I Care’s ‘Condo Forum,’ held February 27th, drew condo owners from across the GTA, all demanding changes to the 15-year-old Condominium Act. This WSIC event was so well attended that the traditional Q&A portion had to be extended by 30 minutes.
The evening’s guest speaker was Trinity-Spadina MPP, Rosario Marchese, who has long proposed a bill of his own that would update the Act. “The success of this event shows that people are becoming increasingly active. They are frustrated and they are joining other owners to make their voices heard. That’s a very positive sign in a democratic society.” said Marchese.
“The passion and engagement of the attendees is further evidence of a growing chorus of condo owners who understand and demand that the condo act be re-opened and significantly amended to create much better protections for what is, for most people, the largest single purchase and investment of their lives.” said Liberty Village Residents Assoc President Todd Hofley.
“I was pleased to attend this event and ensure that the position of ACMO (the Association of Condominium Managers of Ontario) was clearly represented to those that share our belief that Ontario’s condominium law needs revision. While we believe in a more thorough review of the Condominium Act than that represented in Mr. Marchese’s previous bills, ACMO does support licensing of the condominium management profession and ACMO and CCI have shared our suggested changes to the Condominium Act with Minister Best and her senior Ministry staff. Copies of our legislative brief are available at www.acmo.org or www.ccitoronto.org” said Dean McCabe association President
“Why Should I Care?” is a non-partisan, community-lead initiative dedicated to providing an educational platform for discussing salient political issues. Concerning the February 27th event, WSIC Director, Terri Chu said: “After learning about the problems caused by Toronto’s condo boom [at last month's WSIC event], it was great to hear some solutions tonight.”
“On behalf of Condo Owners Association (COA), we were pleased to work with “Why Should I Care ?”. WSIC is bringing important issues to the forefront. Open communication and interaction, between our Communities and Political Representative is critical to change. COA believes changes are required to the Condo Act, Tarion Warranty, Building and Zoning Codes. There are so many issues; the list continues after each meeting and recognizing the problem is the first steps towards resolving it.” said President Linda Pinizzotto.
WSIC’s next event will be held March 19th. Dr. Paul Garfinkel – a psychologist and former CEO of CAMH; and Elaine Flis – past Chair for the Margaret Frazer House and Board Member for PARC; will lead a discussion about the mental health challenges facing Canadians today and propose some solutions.
Our April event will examine Innovation and Technology with Guest Speaker Dr. Ilse Treurnicht the CEO of MaRS Discovery District, a leading innovation centre located in Toronto.
Why Should I Care? events are free, non-partisan, and held in an inviting, low-key environment. All are welcome to attend, ask questions, and share their ideas through thoughtful discussion. For more information on this and other WSIC events, visit www.whyshouldicare.ca.
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Laurin & Natalie Jeffrey are Toronto Realtors with Century 21 Regal Realty.
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