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Lexology Legal Influencer Award

Lexology has recently announced its Content Marketing Awards. We’re delighted to announce that our own Rod Escayola was recognized as a Legal Influencer and Gowling WLG, as a Thought Leader for the first quarter of 2019. Gowling WLG has received this recognition for the last three consecutive quarters! These awards recognize authors who consistently provide Lexology […]

Interview on Disputes Between Neighbours

Rod Escayola was interviewed by CBC on an odd case being played out of Kingston. This non-condo court case involves two former neighbours who are suing each other for damages. It all started when, after a confrontation between the two neighbours, one of them tried to  set  the other’s house on fire in the middle […]

Do Changes to the Condo Act Mean More Work for Lawyers?

The Law Times is publishing a series on the impact the amended Condo Act is having on the condominium industry in Ontario. Our own Rod Escayola is optimistic that “it’s going to be a far better place in condoland in Ontario” but points out that there are some obstacles and growing pains before we get there. So, […]

Challenges with Electric Car Charging Stations in Condos

Electric car charging stations in condo buildings is a hot topic in Ontario right now, with the Province trying to lift some of the roadblocks faced by owners and corporations. We previously blogged on the recently released new regulations aimed at facilitating the installation of these charging stations in existing condo corporations. The new regulations which came […]

This is What the New Condo Tribunal May Look Like

There is still a fair bit of mystery surrounding the new Condo Tribunal, despite the fact that it is expected to open its doors in less than 2 weeks. How will it work and what will online adjudication look like? In this post, we have a look at how British Columbia did it. The Ontario […]

Confused About Managers Licensing? Come and Have Lunch with the CAI

We’re getting lots of calls and emails from directors and managers alike, asking about the upcoming mandatory licensing of condo managers. The CAI is putting together a luncheon with key players and experts on the topic. Register now for October 26, 2017. Everything you need to know Join the CAI on October 26, 2017 for […]

Airbnb in Condos: Focus on British Columbia

As in Ontario and many other jurisdictions, Airbnb and similar short-term leasing web-based services are big business in British Columbia.  While some condo communities have embraced Airbnbs, requiring owners to provide guest information to the concierge and charging user fees to pay for increased security, etc., other condo communities which are not suited to this […]

Directors’ Course in Ottawa and Condo Conference in Kingston

It’s a busy condo week in Eastern Ontario! ACMO and CCI-Eastern Ontario are, once again, joining forces to hold their Second Annual Kingston Condo Conference.  Our own Rod Escayola will speak on Airbnb and short-term rentals in condos and will join the expert panel to speak on the expected amendments to Ontario’s Condominium Act.  Some […]

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 […]