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Working Together with the COA 


The Condo  Owners Association structure was designed to embrace a voice for Condo Owners at the Provincial level and with local MP's and MPP's in each Riding and the local Councillors in each Ward of the City.  COA also works directly with the Mayors and City Staff and other Representatives relating to various issues and new regulatory process/changes relating to condominiums



MP's  - The Members of Parliament
  1. MP's are elected to the Canadian House of Commons
  2. Each COA Districts (Ridings) works with MP representative
  3. ie Ottawa has 308 seats in the Canadian House of Commons
  4. View MP Seats at Parliament Hill 

 
MPP's The Ontario Provincial Members of Parliament
  1. 107 Seats for MPP's who serve the Legislative Assembly of Ontario 
  2. MPP's have a Toronto office at Queen's Park and a constituency office. 
  3. View MPP seats in your riding

 
Municipal Councillors
  1. Represent their Local Wards within their City.
  2. These Wards represent the COA Districts. 
  3. List of Ontario Municipalities - Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing


 

COA TORONTO Division and Related District

There are 26 COA Divisions across the Province of Ontario located in various Cities and Towns.   Each of these have various Districts also known as their Political Riding and/or Municipal Ward.

COA Districts Design  Click for City of Toronto Districts Graph
 

  1. Districts are known by their Political Riding and Municipal Ward. 
  2. Example:  COA Toronto has 44 Districts
  3. Each Toronto District has a Councillor, MPP and MP
  4. MPP's on the Provincial level at Queen's Park
  5. MP's on the Federal level at  Queen's Park and Parliament Hill  
  6. Councillor represents City/Municipal issues at City Hall.
 

   COA TORONTO - GTA       

   (reg. non-profit Association)

 

   Click here for: www.COAToronto.com     

     

COA Ontario and all COA Chapters throughout the Province to include COA Toronto formed to address the shortfalls of the Condo Act as per Bill 186 and to advocate change by creating a strong and persuasive voice in the community to all levels of Government.  

 

The Condo Owners Association (commonly known as COA) represents all Condo Owners registered through their independent Condo Corporations 

 

COA TORONTO was established under the umbrella of COA Ontario.  To represent Condo Owners Province wide it became necessary to create districts within each City.    In the City of Toronto there are 12 COA Districts representing 44 Wards as per the Federal and Provincial Political Ridings. 

COA Toronto Districts are broken down by Districts aligning the areas in conjunction with each particular Ward to develop a close working relationship with the local Counsellor, MPP and MP.  The same structure defines the City's around the Province within the Condo Owners Association for Ontario. 

 

 

 Click to View COA Districts of Toronto Chapter below:

 They parallel with the local wards from the map below
City Ward Map

COA TORONTO Districts

 

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History in the Making

Condo Owners Association (known as COA Ontario) was Founded on March 2010 by Linda Pinizzotto, a Toronto/Mississauga Realtor who had a vision to create the 1st Non-Profit Association to represent Condo Owners and design a mechanism for awareness and representation in the Political forefront within all levels of Government across the Province of Ontario.  There are over 1.3 Million Condo Owners who need a cohesive united voice to represent them on many important issues. COA supports the development of its members and fosters a prosperous and sustainable economic environment while contributing to the quality of life in the condo community.

 


Linda's vision included a Condo Owners Association structure to represent Condo Owners in all of the Municipalities across the Province of Ontario.  The Municipalities and Regions are known as Divisions of COA Ontario and each have various Districts to identify their respective Wards.    he structure recognizes the vast amount of condominium owners and embraces various levels of government for representation in each Municipality and Region.    This structure allows a productive and communicative working environment with local Councillors, Members of Provincial Parliament, Members of Parliament and the various Ministry's of our Government.


COA Ontario is growing steadily with additional strong commitment and dedication from bellow Board of Directors Bob Coffey, Ex Chair of KPMG and Derrick Thomas; President and CEO of ITMayDay.   Please view COA Submissions to Ministry relating to some recommendations.   COA is an active Senior Stakeholder in the Condo Act Review.  "Building a Better Condo Act"   Working to represent and advocate for Condo Owners Rights... please see quote at the bottom of the page on this Provincial website.


Why Condo Owners need a Condo Owners Association

Condo Owners are facing huge maintenance fees, problem Board of Directors and a Condo Act that needs to be updated to protect their interest.  There is a huge imbalance of the present structure which takes away the rights of Condo Owners and puts too much control in the hands of the Board of Directors therefore compromising Condo Owners rights.


The Condo Act needs changes and proper governance  ie; better Tarion Warranty Coverage,  government funded energy retrofitting plans, respect for Municipal height restrictions and no further interference from the Ontario Municipal Board; better building codes,  specific property tax assessment strictly relating to  condominiums, a government bond with higher interest rates for condo reserve funds and education standards for Condo Board of Directors.


The act must include compliance mandates and fines as deemed necessary (as per other acts) to insure the Boards are in compliance to the Act and Owners are protected.   We need to address the important needs of existing condominiums where prices are dropping and maintenance fees are way above the normal ratio to value. We need to review service related trades and create a defined price list for services.

 

Some COA Initiatives

  • Support Changes to the Condo Act working with Ministry of Consumer Services in Condo Act Review
  • Meetings with MP's, MPP's and local Councillors in all Districts - across the Province of Ontario
  • COA supported NDP Leader Andrea Horwath at HST Rally  Queen's Park, Toronto
  • Preparing extensive reports and investigating numerous Condo Owners issues
  • Meetings with Minister Margaret Best, Deputy Minister Giles Gherson
  • Meetings with Hon J. Gerretson, Minister Consumer Services
  • Discussions and Meetings with Andrea Horwath, NDP Leader
  • Discussions on Condo Act  with Tim Hudak, Leader PC
  • Meeting with John Campbell, CEO Waterfront Toronto
  • Meeting with Go Transit, Metrolinx, Municipal Stakeholder Groups
  • Meetings with condominium Board of Directors, Lawyers and Engineers
  • Presentations to Carson Dunlop, Financial Institutions, several Corporate Firms
  • City Official discussions and correspondence (Building, Zoning and By-Law Depts)
  • Special Discussions with MPAC - Municipal Property Assessment Corporation- Property Taxes
  • Press, Media and Political Conferences - CBC - CTV - Metro Morning - CP24 - That Channel
  • Newspaper and Magazine Press Articles - Toronto Star, National Post, Local Magazines
  • Social Media - 27 COA Twitter for City's across Ontario, Up-to-date Website, Videos
  • COA supported NDP Leader Andrea Horwath at HST Rally  Queen's Park, Toronto

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