iMPORTANT INFORAMATION ON RECENT LEGISLATION ON AGE RESTRICTED PROPERTIES IN EDMONTON:
Effective January 1, 2018, the Government of Alberta has amended the Alberta Human Rights Act as described below: Age discrimination is now prohibited in the protected area of goods, services, accommodation or facilities (referred to as "services" below): Seniors-Only Housing Seniors-only housing will continue to be allowed so that older Albertans can choose to live together in a community of people at a similar life stage. The minimum age cut-off for seniors-only housing is 55 years of age. Communities can set age restrictions that are older than 55 as well. This applies to housing where all units are reserved for one or more people, at least one of whom is 55. Existing age-restricted condominiums, co-operative housing units and mobile home sites The Act protects members of the public against discrimination by condominium corporations, Co-operatives, and mobile home landlords, which are included under the protected area of services. Existing age-restricted condominiums, co-operatives, and mobile home sites will be allowed for a 15-year transition period, which end on December 31, 2032. Existing age-restricted condominiums, co-operatives and mobile home sites may change to seniors-only housing during the transition period, even though there may still be residents who do not meet the new age restriction. The transition period applies to condominium units, co-operative housing units and mobile home sites whether they are owner- occupied or rented.