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Richard A. Elia

B. Comm., LL.B., LL.M. (ADR), A.C.C.I.

Ext:  801
Email: 
richard@elia.org

Assistant:
Ziya Singh, x 813

Richard has been actively involved in the area of Condominium Law since 1994, and has practiced with both “boutique” and large full-service firms in Toronto.  In 2001, Richard opened his own office to continue and concentrate on his Condominium Law practice.

As a lawyer committed to and actively involved in the condominium community, Richard frequently conducts presentations, takes part in educational seminars on condominium-related issues and has been involved in condominium-specific legislative initiatives.  Richard also contributes articles to the Toronto Star, the Condominium Manager Magazine, the Condo Business Magazine, the ACMO Quarterly Report, and publishes a newsletter dedicated to condominium issues.

EDUCATION AND AFFILIATIONS

Canadian Condominium Institute ("CCI") - Toronto Chapter Member
Canadian Condominium Institute ("CCI") - Golden Horseshoe Chapter Member
Canadian Condominium Institute ("CCI") - Huronia Chapter Member
Canadian Condominium Institute ("CCI") - Ottawa Chapter Member
Association of Condominium Managers of Ontario ("ACMO") Member
Law Society of Upper Canada Member
Osgoode Hall, Law School LL.M.
Queen's University LL.B.
Ryerson Polytechnical University B. Comm.

  

 

Latest Articles

ACMO Burlington Conference – A Quick Reflection

February 9, 2018

Legal Update

By: Patricia Elia

I recently had the pleasure of participating at the ACMO Burlington Conference. My congratulations to ACMO on a well-structured and informative day. The day started with representatives from each of the Condominium Authority of Ontario (CAO) and the Condominium Management Regulatory Authority of Ontario (CMRAO) bringing everyone up-to-date on the implementation of both of these newly formed organizations. During the course of the round table discussions, I had the opportunity to discuss “Aging in Place”, which continues to be a meaningful and multidimensional discussion. We covered a gamut of topics, from shifting the paradigm around aging to managing aging assets. I was delighted with the willingness to see mobility concerns as an issue that affects all ages, and the thoughtfulness at the table around capital asset replacement that takes accessibility into design. Creative dialogues on how to inform community members of local resources also helped our analysis on how to manage risk and divert risk away from condominiums, which have a very definitive scope of responsibility under the Condominium Act, 1998.

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NEWS: Kati Aubin and Richard Elia in the Fall 2017 issue of Condo Contact

January 3, 2018

The Fall 2017 issue of Condo Contact, published by the Eastern Ontario chapter of the Canadian Condominium Institute, features two articles by Kati Aubin and Richard Elia on pages 23 and 30.

The first article titled Enhancement of Director Disclosure examines the new disclosure obligations for directors that came in to effect November 1, 2017. The second article focuses on unit owner meetings and the new timelines for AGMs and requisitioned meetings and is titled Changes to the Unit Owners Meetings - New Timelines and Procedures.

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