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    CONSTRUCTION PERFORMANCE GUIDELINES

The purpose of the Construction Performance Guidelines is to provide advance guidance as to how Tarion will decide disputes between homeowners and builders regarding defects in work or materials. The Construction Performance Guidelines are intended to complement the Ontario Building Code. They are supplemented by any applicable guidelines or standards produced by industry associations. They do not replace manufacturer warranties.

Note: In July 2017, Tarion launched a review of the Construction Performance Guidelines (CPG) for Freehold Homes and Condominium Units. For more information about the review, click here.

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    The illustrated version of the Construction Performance Guidelines

    Home Explorer illustrates the Construction Performance Guidelines room-by-room in a simulated home or condominium unit, allowing you to browse for your potential defect. We are looking for your feedback on how we can improve this test version in the coming weeks. Please tell us what you think by completing the short pop-up survey.

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    As part of Tarion's ongoing review of the Construction Performance Guidelines, we are actively seeking feedback on how the guidelines for freehold homes can be improved. Please click here to share your feedback on the current Construction Performance Guidelines or the newly drafted articles.

Construction Performance Guidelines (CPG) for Freehold Homes and Condominium Units

The Construction Performance Guidelines (CPG) for Freehold Homes and Condominium Units outlines work and material deficiencies in new homes and residential condominium units covered under the statutory warranty. The CPG provides a workable, measurable and practical reference point for the most commonly encountered kinds of defects in new home construction. It is intended to be consistent with the Ontario Building Code and not supersede it.

Tarion is committed to ensuring that the CPG is a living document that reflects current industry trends and construction practices. In July 2017, Tarion launched the ongoing review of the CPG. For more information about the review, click here.

Version Notes

In 2013, the Third Edition of Construction Performance Guidelines (CPG) for Freehold Homes and Condominium Units was published. This is the version of the CPG currently available. Prior to that, the CPG was last revised in 2003.

Given the building industry’s rapidly changing landscape, Tarion is committed to ensuring that the CPG is a living, relevant document that reflects current industry practices. In keeping with that commitment, Tarion has opened the CPG for feedback and launched an ongoing review process. Public posting for feedback is an integral part of this regular review process.

Tarion accepts feedback/written submissions from all stakeholder perspectives. Tarion wants to hear from you on how to update and improve the CPG. To submit your comments or suggestions, click here.

For additional background information about the review, click here.

Construction Performance Guidelines for Common Elements of Residential Condominiums (CE CPG)

The Construction Performance Guidelines for Common Elements of Residential Condominiums (CE CPG) is a document that outlines work and material deficiencies in condominium common elements that are covered under the statutory warranty.

The purpose of this document is to provide guidance as to how Tarion will decide disputes between builders and condominium corporations regarding defects in work or materials.

The CE CPG is intended to supplement the existing Construction Performance Guidelines (CPG) for Freehold Homes and Condominium Units, which can be found here.