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Year: 2021

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas (in CondoLand)

[Editor’s note : Our traditional Christmas post was drafted just a short while ago, when we all hoped for a more inclusive and festive holiday period.  As we’ve seen far too often over the last 20 months, however, the situation is fast changing on us, with more measures being required to slow the spread of the […]

New condo measures in response to the Omicron variant

On December 17, Ontario announced a series of new measures in response to the rapidly-spreading and highly transmissible Omicron variant.  These measures will have an impact on condos across Ontario. In this post, we summarize the most important new measures.  These measures will be in effect starting Sunday December 19, 2021. Reduced capacity limits For […]

Can owners park in the visitors parking? (And other parking lessons from the CAT)

[For those receiving our updates by email, please note that we are transitioning to a new blog management provider. You will get an email inviting you to confirm your subscription with us. It’ll only take one click. Thanks for following us!] As our readers certainly know, the Condo Authority Tribunal acquired jurisdiction to rule on […]

Condo Jeopardy – Lawyers Edition! (Thurs. Dec. 16 @ 5pm)

Following last week’s very popular Condo Jeopardy episode (where condo managers brilliantly showed off their knowledge), some of you wondered how your favourite condo lawyers would have fared in a similar competition. Lawyers are not known to turn down challenges… We have managed (admittedly without difficulties) to convinced 6 of the best condo lawyers from […]

Can condo corporations put up “Christmas” decorations on common elements?

We’re fast approaching that most wonderful time of the year, with cheers of joy and good wishes… for most.  You see, the holiday spirit is not universally shared by all. In this post we review a 2021 decision where the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal had to determine whether Christmas decorations on condo common elements were discriminatory. […]

Holiday Webinar: Condo Jeopardy! (Dec. 1 at 5pm)

Our Holiday Webinar is around the corner! Join us for our 2021 year in review and the 2nd Annual Condo Jeopardy Competition.   This one is going to be informative and fun! Here’s the registration link, but read on to learn more about the exciting topics and line up. When: Wednesday, December 1, 2021, at 5pm. […]

Tommy Prince, First Nations Forgotten Hero: A Remembrance Post

Every November we pause to remember those who served, in war and peace, and those who paid the ultimate price for our collective freedoms. This year,  as a minuscule but genuinely heartfelt gesture of reconciliation, our Remembrance post honours Tommy Prince, one of Canada’s most decorated First Nations soldiers.  This proud Anishinaabe served in World War […]

Can condo tenants be brought to court if they fail to abide by condo rules (or must they go to the Landlord/Tenant Board)?

The Landlord and Tenant Board (the LTB) was recently asked to rule on the age-old question of who, between the LTB and the courts, has jurisdiction over a dispute involving a condo tenant.  This question regularly surfaces when condo tenants breach condo rules. These situations bring to light an impossible triangle between : the owner […]

Has last week’s COVID announcement changed anything for Ontario condos?

Last week, Ontario announced how it plans to safely reopen the province over the next few months. Many readers have since asked us whether this new plan impacted condos. The short answer is that last week’s announcement has very little immediate impact on condos. However, if the plan is followed, condos may have to review […]

Webinar: Deep Dive on Reserve Fund Studies (Nov. 3 @ 5pm)

Condo corporations must establish a reserve fund to pay for major repairs and replacement of the corporation’s common elements and assets.  To ensure sufficient funding, condo corporations must conduct a reserve fund every three years to determine how much money the corporation will need, over the next 30 years, to maintain/replace these assets. This budgeted estimate […]