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I am wondering how real estate investments are regulated in Ontario?



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There are various ways to invest in real estate related investments that may involve securities, including, for example:

  • Real estate investment trusts
  • Limited partnerships
  • Mortgage investment entities
  • Syndicated mortgages

The first three types of investments listed above are regulated by the Ontario Securities Commission.  Syndicated mortgages are regulated by the Financial Services Commission of Ontario.

The differences between these investments, and how they are regulated, are described in this article.
I encourage you to review this document.  If you have any follow-up questions, you are welcome to contact us again. You can also contact the OSC Inquiries & Contact Centre for more information.

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