The Castle Hill Neighbourhood Association (CHNA) is a non-profit corporation that represents the 93 freehold townhouses located in the complex just south of Casa Loma in the city of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The CHNA was created to maintain the architectural and aesthetic integrity of the complex and to manage services required by all Castle Hill residents such as grounds keeping in the spring/summer/autumn, and snow removal during the winter months.
Each year, nine homeowners are elected to the CHNA Board of Directors at an Annual General Meeting. This volunteer Board manages the affairs of the Association such as collecting annual fees and coordinating with contractors. The modest annual fee contributes to ongoing operations (e.g., grounds keeping, snow removal) as well as to a Reserve Fund which is used to maintain certain elements of the complex.
Every Castle Hill homeowner is a member of the CHNA. When a member decides to sell their townhouse, they are required to secure an Estoppel Certificate from the Board indicating that they are paid-up members in good standing. The member is also required to secure a Covenant from the buyer indicating that the buyer agrees to become a member of the CHNA and that the buyer has reviewed the Letters Patent and By-Law No. 1 of the Association. For added assurance that the complex will continue to retain its distinctive look in the future, the original developer registered Restrictive Covenants against the title of each Castle Hill townhouse. All of the documents that were just mentioned can be clicked directly, and are also listed in the Documents/Forms menu.
Castle Hill is a beautiful complex of elegant Georgian-style freehold townhouses in an exceptionally convenient location in downtown Toronto. The CHNA provides a means to ensure that existing and future homeowners are able to enjoy this unique development for as long as they choose to live here and that certain common services are provided at a very reasonable cost.
For more information about the CHNA, please contact either the Association’s President or Secretary.