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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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Moving forward with Tarion
December 8, 2020
Name tag sticker with "Tarion" on it

Tarion is making a lot of changes to improve consumer protection and modernize our operations. As part of this transition, we’re going to be making a minor change to our name. 

Instead of ‘Tarion Warranty Corporation’, we will now just be ‘Tarion’.

Why the change?

New homes in Ontario come with a warranty provided by the builder and backstopped by Tarion. Our name change is meant to help clarify for home buyers that it is the builder’s warranty – this is why we’re dropping the word “warranty” from our name in our consumer-focused materials.  

This change is in response to:

•    A recommendation from the Auditor General of Ontario
•    A need to eliminate confusion about Tarion’s role and to clarify how we can help new home buyers
•    A need for consumers to understand that the warranty on their new home is provided by the builder, not Tarion

Where and how you can find us on social media

Tarion is dedicated to providing consumers with important warranty information and updates on our activities on all our social media channels.  

We will also continue to offer home buying advice, maintenance tips and other valuable information for home owners as well as prospective buyers.  

Here are our new social media handles:

Twitter logo Twitter 

Facebook logo Facebook

Instagram Logo Instagram

Linked logo LinkedIn

YouTube Logo YouTube

Tarion’s promise to deliver

While our name may be shorter, this will not impact your warranty and new home owners can still rely on us to help ensure that one of life’s biggest investments is protected.

We've made many more exciting changes and we encourage you to follow us on social media and visit Tarion.com to find out more.

The goal of this blog is to provide you with general information about the warranty process by sharing real experiences from new homeowners. The blog should not be relied upon as legal advice. For privacy reasons, we will not address or resolve current cases in a public forum, so any comments or questions that are posted on this site that describe individual cases cannot be discussed. If you have a question about your warranty or Tarion generally, we would be pleased to discuss your issue, in the context of your particular circumstances and in confidence. We exercise reasonable care to avoid offensive, illegal or defamatory content from being posted, as well as comments that are intended solely for self-promotion or considered to be spam.