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New Regulations Applicable to Condo Pools

With the warm summer we are experiencing, a pool is certainly a hot amenity to have in a condominium building. New regulations governing the operation and maintenance of pools (including pools in condos) came into effect on July 1st, 2018.  Indeed, condo pools in Ontario are considered public pools and are regulated under the Health […]

Provincial Elections: What Are the Rules on Canvassing in Condos?

Today marks the beginning of the election campaign in Ontario. Candidates have until June 7 to campaign and try to get your vote. Blue, green, orange and red electoral signs (we listed them in alphabetical order) are popping everywhere. Boards and property managers will soon receive requests from candidates and their representatives wanting to access […]

Condo Conference in Ottawa ‒ June 9

Spring is in the air! Just in time for the 6th annual CCI-EO/ACMO Conference in Ottawa on June 9, 2018. This year they’re shaking things up.  The Conference will be on a Saturday to accommodate more participants.  They will also have multiple concurrent panels at the same time.  This will allow to cover more topics.  […]

Tenants in Condos: The New Mandatory Residential Tenancy Agreement

In addition to being busy creating forms under the Condominium Act, the Province has kept busy creating a new mandatory standard lease for residential unit under the Residential Tenancies Act (the legislation presently regulating the relationship between landlords and tenants in a residential setting). Starting April 30, 2018, landlords of private residential rental units, including […]

New Employment Standards Affecting Condominium Corporations

In addition to being busy amending the Condominium Act, the Province has also been busy amending the Employment Standards Act (the “ESA”). Some amendments to the ESA came into effect on January 1, 2018 and more amendments are coming later in 2018. The purpose of this blog is to summarize some of these changes and obligations […]

A Condo Year in Review – Our Top 10 Most Popular Posts of 2017

Last year has been quite the year for the condo industry. After many years of discussion and speculation, we finally saw the implementation of many of the amendments to the Condo Act and of a substantial portion of the newly adopted regulation. We also saw the launch of the new Condominium Authority, its new tribunal and of the Condo […]

How to Complete the New Proxy Form

This blog post refers to an older version of the proxy form. Be sure to read our more recent blog post. The new forms under the “new” Condominium Act were released on November 1, 2017.  A month later, the industry is still getting familiar with these new documents and we are receiving many questions about them; especially about […]

The Forms Under the New Condo Act Are Out!

We have added a new tab at the top of our blog to facilitate access to the new forms.  You can also click here and be redirected to these new forms. After many years of discussion and speculation, the new Condominium Act is finally here! The majority of the amendments to the Act and the […]

Can Condos Prohibit the Display of Canadian Flags?

With Canada Day just around the corner and important festivities expected to take place this year for the 150th anniversary of the Confederation, Canadian flags will start popping up everywhere.  How are condominiums to deal with requests from owners wishing to display their maple leaf pride? The Great Flag Debate First, a little history. In […]

Condo Arrears Include Legal Fees

In a recent unreported Ottawa case, a condo owner sued his condominium to recover the legal fees charged against his unit following his failure to pay his common expenses on time. This case reminds owners of the importance of paying in time the totality of the arrears… including the interests and the legal fees incurred by the corporation […]