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Month: August 2015

The “New Condo Act” Will Significantly Affect the Calling of Special Owners’ Meetings

Bill 106 (the bill presenting changes to the existing Ontario Condominium Act) proposes significant changes to the process by which condo owners can requisition and force the holding of a special owners’ meeting.  This post will focus on this. The process under the existing Act As it presently stands, owners can requisition an owners’ meeting […]

Condo Directors Must Be Willing to Compromise and Find Solutions

You may recall our blog on the Ballingall decision, released in April. This case dealt with the enforcement of a single-family provision in a condo declaration. In its decision on costs, released on August 14, 2014, the Court of Justice reminds condo directors that they must be willing to compromise and work with all owners who have legitimate […]

How Will the “New Condo Act” Affect the Calling and Holding of AGMs?

As part of our review of the proposed changes to the Condominium Act, this post will focus on how Bill 106 would affect the calling and holding of condos annual general meetings (“AGMs”). Mandatory advance notices of AGMs If the Bill is adopted as drafted, the province of Ontario would require condominium corporations to provide […]

Condo Adviser Is Being Republished

We are happy to report that our post on the proposed amendments to the Ontario Condominium Act was picked up by the August Bulletin of the Vancouver Island Strata Owners Association (see page 6).  A far more comprehensive review of the proposed amendments to the Condominium Act can be viewed on Gowlings’ Knowledge Centre.  This article was […]

Federal Elections: What Are the Rules on Electoral Signs and Canvassing in Condos?

Federal elections are just around the corner. Blue, green, orange and red electoral signs will soon be popping everywhere and candidates will start canvassing their constituents. Boards and property managers will soon receive requests from candidates and their representatives wanting to access the property for canvassing purposes. More importantly, boards and property managers will have to deal […]