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Supporting awareness for our Non Profits and Charities Organizations / Associations.  Kudos to the Volunteers and the grass roots of Volunteerism. 


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Feel Free to contact the Condo Owners Association to have the Association / Organization listed on our website with our compliments. 

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Welcome to COA TORONTO




The COA has received numerous complaints relating to Virtual Condo Corporation Annual General Meetings (AGM).  We highly recommend that Condo Owners support Face-to-Face meetings to ensure transparency and accountability in your Condo Corporation.  DO NOT endorse and sign off on By-Law and/or Condo Declaration changes by electronic communication or by virtual AGM.  Force your Board to Call a Special Meeting to receive full explanation and platform for open discussion. Condo Boards are spamming Owners to force an approval by only providing an option to ACCEPT otherwise THE SPAM EMAIL is sent continuously  


In 2021 the COA consulted with the Auditor General of Ontario relating to the deficiencies of the CAO and CMRAO.  Their Final Report is noted below.   

Auditor General of Ontario prepared a Condominium Oversight in Ontario Report 

"Overall, we concluded that the mandates given to the Condominium Authority of Ontario (Condo Authority) and the Condominium Authority Tribunal (Tribunal) are limited and do not sufficiently protect condo owners against common issues that they may encounter in their daily condo living. Many of the relevant 2015 amendments to the Condominium Act, 1998, that would provide more consumer protection giving condo owners and boards a stronger ability to manage their ownership interests and/or responsibilities effectively, are not proclaimed and therefore are not in force. We found that the Condo Authority, designated in September 2017, does not yet have effective and efficient processes and systems in place to carry out its mandated responsibilities."     View Report:  Value "For Money" Audit: Condominiums


Condo Owners Association Ontario 

BULLETIN - CONDO OWNERS  Ontario News Release  Build a Better Condominium Act
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Working with All Levels of Governments 

Linda Pinizzotto, DStG, a well known Realtor, Philanthropist, Investor and Dame of the Order of St George, founded the Condo Owners Association COA in March 2010 to advocate Provincial Government and the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services to address the shortfalls of the Condominium Act 1998.  Success, in June 2012 the COA succeeded when the Government announced a Condo Act Review.  COA endorsed more accountability, governance and regulation of Board of Directors and Property Management needed licensing.  It is still a "Work in Progress", however we have seen many changes the job is NOT DONECondo Owners continue to work together with the COA to support thriving sustainable Condo Communities. 




Linda Pinizzotto,  DStG,  Realtor ® Entrepreneur
Founder | CEO Condo Owners Association (COA)
Monday, 15 July 2013 00:00

IT Mayday Supports COA

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IT Mayday supports COA


Special Thank You to IT Mayday  

We appreciate your kind supporting and assistance in  

  1. Developing and maintaining our various websites
  2. Designing our IT data infrastructure
  3. Providing our social media applications 

As a non profit Association we depend on your support.  The advantages of a highly effective and social media friendly website helps us to provide awareness on the important activities of the Condo Owners Association.   Condo Owners and Buyers who have registered with COA have important, factual information and updates at their fingertips.   

Your donation and your non profit special discount packages is very appreciated. 

Thank you IT Mayday for supporting COA 


Condo Owners Association


COA Supports Fellow Non Profit Organizations/Associations

COA Helping to get the word out  

COA is extremely pleased to see caring Ontarians' step up to the plate to help our Province.

  • We share a valued mission to improve our Province
  • This section will list many of their ongoing initiatives
  • We wish everyone the best of luck in all of your initiatives
  • See Announcements below: 

Celebrate Earth Day with your Local Non-Profit partner

Announcement received from

Address:  17 Head Street, Hamilton, On L8R 1P8  Canada

In celebration of Earth Day (around April 22nd), is hosting rain barrel fundraising sales in partnership with more than 90 non-profit organizations. This year, we are excited to announce the arrival of our new downspout diverter. Please consider supporting our partners with the purchase of a rain barrel or other products.

Water is one of the Earth’s most precious resources, yet more than one billion people do not have access to clean, safe water which results in the loss of 3.3 million lives each year. We all have a responsibility to conserve water, to advocate for sustainable water management and to ensure clean water throughout the world.

Annual Earth Day (around April 22nd) events are held worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection. To learn more about Earth Day and to locate an event in your area, visit Earth Day Canada




If your community is not listed below:

Please notify a local organization about this opportunity so that we can partner to bring an event to your area.




Lincoln Avenue Public School


Bath Park Development Advisory Committee


John XXIII School


Simcoe Community Services Foundation Barrie


Bath Park Development Advisory Committee


Blenheim-Harwich Horticultural Society

Blenheim - Harwich

Bowmanville Clarington Central Secondary School


Larkspur Public School


Brighton Lions Club


Huron Christian School


Go Green Together


St. Joseph's Catholic Secondary School


Crystal Beach Public School

Crystal Beach

Second Chance Pet Network


Girl Guides-150th Edmonton Pathfinders


École Rivière-Castor


Dreams in Motion


Alymer Church


Greenbank Mission Team

Greenbank (Uxbridge)

The Kinette Club of Grimsby


Centenial CVI


Mountain Kidz Club


Nantyr Shores Secondary School


Knights of Columbus


Seneca College

King City

St. Andrews Anglican Church


Little Current United Church Outreach Committee

Little Current

London Optimists


Markdale Minor Softball Association


Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre


Lakeshore Drive United Church


Windfall Ecology Centre


Niagara Region Employees United Way Action Group

Niagara Region

Saint Michael Catholic High School

Nigara Falls

Greening Nipissing

North Bay

Norwood Lions Club


Simcoe Community Services Foundation Orillia


Canadian Auto Workers Cancer Prevention Initiatives


Oshawa Turul Xtreme 2001 Girls Soccer Team


62nd Ondéchra Scout Troop


Agincourt Road Public School - Playscape Project


Fielding Drive Public School


Great River School


Woodroffe High School


World Harmony Run


1st Kanata Scouts

Ottawa (Kanata)

3rd Kanata Venturer Scouts

Ottawa (Kanata)

7th Kanata Scouts

Ottawa (Kanata)

Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind

Ottawa (Manotick)

UNESCO Biosphere Reserve

Parry Sound

Friends of Honduran Children Adult Awareness Group


St. Luke's 2nd Peterborough Scouting


County Sustainability


Lakeshore Catholic High School

Port Colbourne

Township of Georgian Bay

Port Severn

Richmond Hill Garden & Horticultural Society

Richmond Hill

Russell and District Horticultural Society


Sarnia Temple Christian Academy


St-Thomas D'Aquin School


St. Peter's Lutheran Church


Rideau Valley Conservation Area

Smiths Falls

Calvary Christian School

St. Catharines

Jubilee Fellowship Christian Reformed Church

St. Catharines

Merritton Lions Club

St. Catharines

Kettle Creek Conservation Authority

St. Thomas

Stittsville Village Association


Coalition for a Liveable Sudbury


Greenland Carl Nesbitt Public School


Junction Creek Stewardship Committee & RockHaven Recovery


Teeterville Public School

Teeterville (Simcoe)

Embrace Martin Grove Gardens


Green 13


Seneca College


Toronto Estonian Schools


Toronto Zoo


West Hill Highland Creek Lions Club

Toronto (Scarborough)

The 413 Wing AFAC Pipes and Drums


Ayr Public School


First Mennonite Church


Central Frederick Community Garden


Century 21 Home Realty - Easter Seals


Forest Hill's TreeGeneration


MacGregor Public School


Stirling Avenue Mennonite Church


The 1st Ayr Scouts


Victoria Park Neighbourhood Association


Westheights Public School


Westport in Bloom & Rideau Valley Conservation Area


St. Matthew's Maryland Community Ministry


Vincent Massey Safe Grad Committee



COA participates in numerous Stakeholder Groups

The Condo Owners Association COA has been invited to participate in numerous very important Stakeholder groups.  They have been identified as being "knowledgeable, consumer experts with enormous industry now-how and dedicated to seek changes to benefit Consumers".


Please click links for Expert Panel Reports: 

COA on Panel for Ministry Condo Act Review

  1. Ontario Government Newsroom Building a Better Condo Act
  2. COA participated in Condo Act Review held by Canada Public Policy Forum
  3. Ontario Condo Act Review Stakeholder Roundtables
  4. Ontario’s Condominium Act Review Stakeholders Roundtables

COA on Panel for Consumers Council of Canada Study

  1. Consumer Council of Canada Housing Intensification Study
  2. Press Release Consumers Council of Canada News
  3. Press Release Market Wire Housing Intensification is Solution for Millennials Needs

COA on Panel for Fire Marshal Review Safety for Ontarians

  1. Fire Marshal Report of Improving Carbon Monoxide Safety for Ontarians
  2. Ontario Government Newsroom Keeping Ontarians Safe from Carbon Monoxide

COA on Panel for Homeowner Protection Centre Study Licensing Property Management

  1. Government of Canada Condo Property Manager Regulation

COA on Panel for Mississauga Storm Water Systems

  1. Mississauga Storm Water System Page 78


 Advocates for Condo Owners Rights and Changes to the Condo Act  

  1. COA advocates changes to the Condominium Act 1998
  2. COA is a Stakeholder in the Condominium Act Review Process
  3. COA advocates and promotes protection for Condo Owners Rights
  4. COA is working with the Ministry of Consumer Services for Condo Owners
  5. COA is listed on the Provincial Government website Building a Better Condo Act



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 condos, 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 condomin
iums 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

Seniors need assistance; in particular to the availability of answers to questions they may have and/or a support system geared to Seniors in condominiums. Many Seniors, especially those with a chronic condition may be in their units and not have a support system in the event of a serious alert of medical issues.


Seniors over the age of 65 are the fastest growing users of the internet.   The internet helps them to keep in touch with their family and friends and day-to-day activity such as banking and obtaining information on health related questions.  At the present time there is a digital consumer application called Mi-health which helps individuals to take better control of their health but it will not help in emergency situations in Condominiums. Ideally with the growing popularity of medic alert devices consideration should be taken by Builders and our Ministry of Health to implement a specific device for emergency situations in Condominiums both for Seniors and other Condo Dwellers. At present there are no Health and Safety Mandates in Condominiums defined in the Condo Act.


The Ministry of Consumers Services has been approached by COA - Condo Owners Association to take into account the various Ministry's to ensure that all aspects relating to proper governance, health and safety and proper Municipal regulations be reviewed and recommendations be brought forward. The recommendations would be geared to specific relating to the operations of a Condominium. Example: Health and Safety Mandates for spas and swimming pools; specific guidelines relating to Hoarders as a Health issue.


Each Condo had to confirm compliance with the AODA - Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act however the Government almost missed the boat with Condominiums when they recently mandated new guidelines as of JANUARY 2012 enforcing up to a $50,000 per day or part day for Directors and Officers, and fines of up to $100,000 per day for Corporations not in compliance with the AODA. A Condo Corporation does fall under the AODA for compliance therefore recognizing a higher possibility of Seniors in Condominiums who may require assistance It is a growing concern and the Condo Review process should be including the entire situation of Seniors in Condominiums and also recognize the implementation of stronger guidelines relating to the AODA


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The Condo Owners Association (COA) was formed in March 2010 as a non-profit Association to represent Condominium Owners across the Province of Ontario.   COA is Ontario's most influential voice in the Condo Owner community 

The Association is stewarded by a Board of Directors with a wealth of condominium knowledge to help promote and advocate for strong condominium communities.  We are recognized by the Provincial and Municipal Government offering invaluable assistance and advice in relation to all condominiums.  The COA stats active addressing all issues relating to condominiums are various Stakeholder groups such as:


  1. Meeting Provincial MPP's, Ministry's, Municipalities & Councillors in various Cities
  2. Meetings with Financial Institutions, condo service providers and related Associations
  3. Stakeholder on the Condominium Act Review of the Ministry
  4. Stakeholder on Consumer Council of Canada
  5. Stakeholder on Fire Marshal Review of Carbon Monoxide Detectors
  6. Stakeholder for Home Protection Centre, Storm water Sewer System Review etc.
  7. Meetings with MPAC, Insurance Firms, Energy Waste Companies
  8. Participated in Trade Shows, Charities Organizations and Non-Profit Associations
  9. Worked with the Ontario Real Estate and other Associations,
  10. Worked with BIA's, Rate Payers Associations, Board's of Trades across the Province
  11. Working on behalf of Condo Owners, Buyers and the General public
  12. Met with countless condo corporations and service related trades
  13. COA appeared at the National Home Show & Canada Blooms, International Home Show
  14. COA Sponsors at Home Show included food waste concept with Clorox Canada,
  15. COA Sponsors included CIBC,  Bank of Montreal, Geep Global Recyling and others


Condo Owners Association (COA)

 ......represents Condo Owners and Condo Buyers


Ontario Medical Association (OMA)

......represents our Medical Profession


Ontario Teachers Federation (OTF)

......represents our Teachers


Police Association of Ontario (PAO)

......represents our Police Officers    

Non Profits and Charities

COA supports Charities and Non Profits

The Condo Owners Association recognizes how Charitable Organizations and Non Profit Associations play an important role in everyone’s lives


CAN FUND Canadian Athletes


Believe in Kids - Toronto Kiwanis Boys & Girls clubs

Darling Home for Kids

Sleeping Children Around the World



ALS Society of Canada

Alzheimer Society of Canada

Autism Canada

Breast Cancer

Canadian Cancer Society

Halton Trauma Centre

Heart and Stroke Foundation

Hospice of Peel


Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada

Oakville Trafalgar Hospital

Prostrate Cancer Canada

Road Hockey for Cancer

Sîan Bradwell Fund For Children With Cancer

Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada

Trillium Health Centre Foundation


Prostrate Cancer Canada



United Way Oakville

United Way Mississauga

United Way



Mississauga Heritage Society

Look Good Feel Better


Women’s Shelter Gift Basket Campaign

Freedom Walk

The Compass

Ian Anderson House

Robert Land Academy