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business days of receipt.
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have received this application.
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Please attach this form to the application if you wish an e-mail acknowledgement.
Companies and Personal
Property Security Branch
393 University Ave,
Toronto ON M5G 2M2
Articles in duplicate may be mailed to the Toronto address listed above. For over-the-counter service they may also
be filed in person at the Toronto office or at some Land Registry/ServiceOntario offices in Ontario. For a list of
locations see the “Offices That Endorse articles Submitted Under the Business Corporations Act” information sheet
or visit the ServiceOntario web site at: www.ServiceOntario.ca.
BY MAIL - cheque or money order payable to the Minister of Finance.
IN PERSON (at the Toronto office) - cash, cheque or money order payable to the Minister of Finance,
Visa, MasterCard, American Express or debit card. (If you are filing the documents at a Land Registry/ServiceOntario office, call first to confirm whether credit or debit cards are acceptable).
There will be a service charge payable for any cheque returned as non-negotiable by a bank or financial institution.
If you are changing the name of the corporation, you must obtain an original Ontario-biased NUANS name search
report. NUANS stands for (Newly Upgraded Automated Name Search). It is a six-page computer-printed search
report consisting of corporate names, business names and trademarks that have already been incorporated/
registered and are similar to the proposed corporate name. This search report must be submitted together with the
duplicate Articles of Amendment and cannot be dated more than 90 days prior to the submission of the articles. For
example, articles submitted on November 28th could be accompanied by a NUANS name search report dated as
early as August 30th, but not dated earlier.
The NUANS name search report must be obtained from a private name search company. These companies are listed in
the Yellow Pages under the heading "Searchers of Records". The Ministry does not provide this search. It is the applicant's
responsibility to check the search report for similar/identical names and to obtain any consent that may be required.
The Ministry will not grant a name that is identical to the current name or former name of another corporation
operating in Ontario whether active or not, unless it has been more than ten years since the other corporation
dissolved or changed its name. The only exception to this rule is when the corporation meets the requirements of
Subsection 6(2) of the Regulations, under the Business Corporations Act. In this case, Companies and Personal
Property Security Branch policy requires that a legal opinion accompany the articles being filed. The legal opinion
must be on legal letterhead and must be signed by an individual lawyer (not a law clerk). It must also clearly
indicate that the corporations involved comply with Regulation 6(2) by referring to each clause specifically.
If you are changing the name to a name with an English and French version of the name (where the versions can
be used separately), a name search is required for each version of the name (English and French). There should
be a forward slash (/) separating the two versions of the name.
You do not require a name search for a number name. In Article two on the form, leave nine empty boxes, then type or
print in block capital letters the word "ONTARIO" followed by one of the legal elements...LIMITED, LIMITÉE,
INCORPORATED, INCORPOREE, CORPORATION or the corresponding abbreviation LTD., LTEE., INC., or CORP.
The Director of Companies and Personal Property Security Branch will assign a number to the corporation.
The Articles of Amendment must be completed in duplicate on a Form 3 as approved by the Minister. All
documents must be legible and compatible with the microfilming process, with the information typed or hand printed
in block capital letters, on one side of good quality, white bond paper 8 1/2" X 11".
The Article headings are numbered 1 to 7 and should remain in that order. Do not leave out any of the headings.
When additional pages are required, due to lack of space, they should be the same size as all the other pages and
should be inserted after the applicable heading with the same number as the heading page with the addition of
alphabet characters to indicate sequence. For example, pages inserted after page 1 would be numbered 1A, 1B, etc.
ARTICLE 1 Set out the current name of the corporation in block capital letters starting from the first box
of the first line on the left with one letter per box and one empty box for a space. Punctuation
marks are entered in separate boxes. Complete one line before starting in the first box of the
next line. The name entered must be exactly the same as it appeared on the original Articles
of Incorporation or Articles of Amalgamation. If there has been a name change, the name
entered must be exactly the same as it appears on the most recent Articles of Amendment.
EAST SIDE INVESTMENT AND MANAGEMENT LTD.
ARTICLE 2 If this is a name change; set out the new name in block capital letters starting from the first
box of the first line on the left with one letter per box and one empty box for a space.
Punctuation marks are entered in separate boxes. Complete one line before starting in the
first box of the next line. The name entered must be exactly the same as that on the name
ARTICLE 3 Set out the date of incorporation or amalgamation.
ARTICLE 4 Complete only if there is a change in the “number” or “minimum and maximum” number of
directors. Complete the “number” field if the corporation has a fixed number of directors OR the “minimum and maximum” field if the corporation has a minimum and maximum number of
directors (do not complete both).
ARTICLE 5 Set out an extract from the resolution to amend the articles listing the changes i.e., Resolved that:
If you require more space for Article 5 than is provided, please continue on page 1A, 1B etc.
Page 2 should follow in sequence.
ARTICLE 6 The amendment must be authorized as required by sections 168 and 170 (as applicable) of
the Business Corporations Act. This statement must be included in the Articles, and is
already pre-printed on the form.
ARTICLE 7 Set out the date on which the resolution authorizing the amendment was approved by the
shareholders/directors of the corporation.
EXECUTION The current name of the corporation from Article 1 should be printed above the signature.
Both copies of the Articles must have original signature(s) of an officer or director of the
corporation. Beside the signature set out the office of the person who is signing (e.g.
President, Director, Secretary). If the corporation has a seal it should be affixed to the
Articles next to the signature.
Articles (in duplicate), original Ontario-biased NUANS name search report (if applicable),
covering letter and filing fee should be mailed or delivered to:
Ministry of Government Services
Companies and Personal Property Security Branch
393 University Avenue, Suite 200
Toronto ON M5G 2M2
375 University Avenue, 2nd Floor (In Person)
Ontario Corporation Number
For Ministry Use Only
1. The name of the corporation is: (Set out in BLOCK CAPITAL LETTERS)
2. The name of the corporation is changed to (if applicable ): (Set out in BLOCK CAPITAL LETTERS)
3. Date of incorporation/amalgamation: (Year, month, Day)
5. The articles of the corporation are amended as follows:
6. The amendment has been duly authorized as required by sections 168 and 170 (as applicable) of the Business
7. The resolution authorizing the amendment was approved by the shareholders/directors (as applicable) of the
corporation on: (Year, Month, Day)
These articles are signed in duplicate.
(Print name of corporation from Article 1 on page 1)
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