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Whether you own a new home or condo, are considering buying one, or just love to dream about it, the Open Door blog is here to share stories that can help you protect what is likely the biggest investment of your life.

The Open Door blog is published by Tarion, a non-profit corporation that administers Ontario’s New Home Warranty Plan and registers all new home builders in Ontario. Click here to learn more about us.


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Tarion Talks Podcast: Episode 1, Tarion 2017 Annual Public Meeting
June 9, 2017
Tarion Talks Podcast: Episode 1, Tarion 2017 Annual Public Meeting

Tarion Talks is Tarion's official podcast for new home buyers, owners, builders and for other interested stakeholders. Don't miss an episode - subscribe today at iTunes or Google Play Music. To download an MP3 copy of this episode, click here.

Welcome to our first episode of Tarion Talks. To launch this new podcast, we are featuring highlights from our recent Annual Public Meeting (or APM), held via live webcast on May 30, 2017.

The APM generated some great conversation. A panel made up of Tarion senior management, the Vice Chair of the Board of Directors and Tarion’s Ombudsperson answered dozens of questions during the live broadcast.

Some of the topics discussed during this year’s APM included illegal building, the conciliation inspection fee and the Guarantee Fund.

You can view the entire Tarion 2017 APM on Tarion’s YouTube Channel, but we wanted to use this podcast to highlight a few topics that generated lively discussion by the panel.

Answers to additional questions that were not answered during the APM will be posted on the “You Asked Us” section of Tarion’s website.


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