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Ontario Real Estate Association


Let’s dispel the myth about registrant complaints: we assess every complaint we receive, and we provide the same investigative effort regardless of who contacts us.

Scene in the Northwest: Portrait of John Henry Lefroy, a painting by Paul Kane.


The histories of Ontario Land Surveyors and Ontario Realtors took similar paths in the early 1920s. The history of the Association of Ontario Land Surveyors began in 1892.


Ontario Realtors are saying enough. We want to see a strong enforcement regime that deters unethical behaviour, penalizes the bad seeds and kicks offenders out of the profession.

OREA president David Reid and Joyce Teetzel officially open the Keith Teetzel Room.


The late Keith Teetzel, the first CEO of the Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA) was recently honoured with a ceremony at the association’s Toronto offices.

Tim Hudak


“This is a classic example of red tape and bureaucratic overreach. We don’t need two sets of licensing,” says OREA CEO Tim Hudak.


The Travel Industry Council of Ontario (TICO) has been targeting real estate brokerages with threats of legal action because they work with consumers arranging short-term accommodations, says OREA.

From left: Gino Schincariol, Lorne Andrews and Surina Hart


The new Hart Real Estate Academy will provide Ontario real estate professionals with interactive in-class sessions both face-to-face and online.


At CREA’s Annual General Meeting, delegates voted to provide local real estate boards with the option of direct membership to CREA.

Presenting the Action Plan for Cannabis Legislation at Queen’s Park, from left: Matthew Thornton, OREA’s VP of public affairs and communications, David Reid, president of OREA; and Larissa Smit, OREA’s manager of policy.


Echoing the challenges raised by CREA, OREA’s five-point marijuana report says “four recreational plants is a lot of weed” and calls for a “reduction in plants for multi-unit dwellings”.

David Reid


Muskoka-based real estate salesperson David Reid has assumed the role of president of the Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA). He is co-owner and sales rep at Enjoy Muskoka Realty in Muskoka.