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Month: March 2020

Top 10 List of COVID19 Precautions in Condos

We’ve all been swamped with an avalanche of blog posts and notices related to COVID-19 in condos.  There are so many of them it’s hard to keep up. To help you with this, we’re reviewed multiple posts and are providing, below, a Top-10 list of precautions corporations ought to have taken by now. Don’t miss […]

Health and Safety Measures Required in Condos – COVID19

Both Toronto and Ottawa (amongst other cities) are urging condo corporations to immediately implement measures and protocols to ensure the health and safety of their residents. Don’t miss our free webinars on the impact COVID-19 has on condos. More info and registration form here. Toronto In a press release dated March 27, Toronto urges “building […]

CondoVirus webinar – Maintaining Safety and Security Amid Covid-19 (April 1)

Episode 3 – “Safety, Security and Ongoing Capital Projects” April 1st, 2020 Topics:  Status Update: including from various regulatory bodies Federal Invoking the Quarantine Act: Impact on condos Safety and Security: inspection, maintenance and long term planning Capital projects: scheduling or postponing work and securing contractors/resources The National Life Safety Group has accepted to release for public use […]

Condo Managers are Included in Essential Services (Ontario)

On Monday, Ontario declared that all non-essential workplaces would be closed down for at least 14 days amid the Coronavirus crisis.  At the time of this press conference, the province was still working on the list of essential services. We were expecting the list to come out on Tuesday but a preliminary list was released […]

Ontario Closing all Non-Essential Services – What Does that Mean for Condos?

On March 23, 2020, Premier Ford informed the public that all “non-essential” workplaces are being closed down, as soon as possible, and by 11:59 pm on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at the latest. The forced closure is expected to last 14 days. CBC reported on this here. This followed a similar directive from the premier of Quebec. […]

Are Deadlines to Register Condo Liens Suspended?

At about 9:30 Friday night, the province of Ontario issued an Order in Council suspending all limitation periods and all procedural deadlines to be taken in civil proceedings. While this was welcomed news for litigators in Ontario, it raised a vital question for condo lawyers: Does this Order also suspends the 3-month deadline to register condo […]

CondoVirus Webinar: Locking Down CondoLand (March 25)

Episode 2: Locking Down CondoLand March 25, 2020 Topics:  Quarantine rules: Can corporation enforce it and to what extent? Access to the building and to units: move in/out; deliveries, in suite renos… What to do with short-term rentals and guests suites? Collecting fees, special assessments and liens Auditor and budgets during the crisis Speakers:  Brian Antman […]

Ontario State of Emergency: Impact on Condos

At 8:30 on March 17, Ontario Premier Doug Ford declared a state of emergency in the province to combat the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). As part of this declaration, the province is prohibiting gatherings of more than 50 people, including indoor recreation centres, theatres, concert venues, places of worship, private schools and day care […]

Should Condo AGMs be Cancelled Amid the Coronavirus Crisis?

The single most asked question (after “why are people stocking up on toilet paper?”) is should you cancel/postpone your AGM this year, as part of the required social distancing measures? While the situation is in flux, here are our views on this. Are you looking for a good template letter to be shared with your […]

CondoVirus Webinar – March 18

Episode 1: Declaration of Emergency March 18, 2020 The new 3 “P’s”: Prepare to avoid Panic over the Pandemic As a result of the coronavirus outbreak, schools, museums and other public venues are proactively being shut down. Similarly, employers are encouraging their staff to work remotely.  As a result of this, nearly 1.5 million Ontarians […]