InTouch - May 2019
MPAC welcomes two new Board members
The Honourable Victor Fedeli, Minister of Finance, recently appointed two new representatives to MPAC’s Board of Directors. We are pleased to welcome new municipal representative Alan Spacek and new taxpayer representative Niels Christensen to our Board of Directors. We look forward to their contributions and support of our commitment to quality, transparent property assessments Learn more >
MPAC welcomes Chris Rickett, Director, Municipal and Stakeholder Relations
We are pleased to announce that Chris Rickett will officially join MPAC as Director, Municipal and Stakeholder Relations on May 27. In his new role, Chris will be accountable for continuing to build and strengthen our relationships with municipalities across Ontario. “Chris brings a wealth of management and stakeholder relationship experience to our team from his time with various municipalities,” said Carmelo Lipsi, Chief Operating Officer and Vice President. “We look forward to Chris’ leadership of the Municipal and Stakeholder Relations team as we prepare for the 2020 Assessment Update.” 
2018 Annual Report available now 
Take a look at our Annual Report to learn more about MPAC’s role and some of the key accomplishments we celebrated in 2018. Limited on time? Here’s a quick snapshot of our major highlights and milestones from the report. 
Making connections at industry conferences this spring
We continue to work closely with you to understand the needs of communities in every part of Ontario. This spring, we’ve been busy connecting with municipal leaders at the Northwestern Ontario Municipal Association (NOMA) conference , Ontario Small Urban Municipalities (OSUM) conference, Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities (FONOM) conference as well as the Ontario Municipal Administrators Association (OMAA ) spring workshops ). “It was a great opportunity to listen to and share information with our municipal partners,” said Rebecca Webb, Municipal and Stakeholder Relations Regional Manager. “Whether at our booth or during one of our information sessions, there was plenty of valuable discussion around MPAC’s role and key local issues faced by various municipalities.” Watch for MPAC at the upcoming Association of Municipal Managers, Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario annual conference taking place in Huntsville from June 9 to 12. 
Condominiums: new standardized process for issuing assessment notices
MPAC has implemented a standardized approach to issuing Property Assessment Change Notices for residential condominiums across the province. In order to ensure a consistent process, condominium developers will now receive a Notice from MPAC for units that are occupied before a residential condominium declaration is registered, reflecting the current ownership at the time of assessment. Until a declaration is registered, the land on which the condominium building is located remains a single property and must be assessed against the owner of that parcel which, in most cases, is the developer.

Once a residential condominium declaration is registered, individual units are created and assigned an assessment roll number by MPAC. When the units become occupied, we will issue a Notice individually to each unit owner. This change also ensures compliance with legislation around issuing a Notice to the owner of the land at the time of assessment, as established in a recent Assessment Review Board decision.