The board, staff and members of the Association of Condominium Managers of Ontario (ACMO) wish to extend heartfelt sympathies and condolences to the families of the victims of the mass shooting at the Bellaria Residences condominium in the City of Vaughan, Ontario, on December 18th. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone impacted by this horrific and senseless tragedy.
“Unfortunately, we have seen an increase in the number of disputes and conflicts experienced in condominium communities in recent years, particularly with the pandemic, and condominium board members, staff, managers and management firms often bear the brunt of this conflict,” said Katherine Gow, President of ACMO. “Despite the existence of legislation, policies, procedures and accessible dispute resolution processes which normally successfully resolve issues within condominium communities, it is shocking and disturbing that this unprecedented situation ended in violence.”
ACMO urges the entire condominium community, including fellow associations, regulators, boards, owners, managers and management firms to rally together to address this issue going forward, and we offer our expertise and resources to support this endeavour.