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Possible Protection for Condos Who Make Best Efforts to Follow COVID Regulations

Ontario has announced today that it will introduce a piece of legislation which, if passed, will provide protection for workers, volunteers and organizations that make an honest effort to follow public health guidelines and laws relating to exposure to COVID-19. Don’t miss our next webinar on Nov. 4 at 5 pm. Topics and speakers are […]

Condo Pools (and Libraries) Under Ontario’s Modified Stage 2

Last Friday, Ontario rolled Toronto, Ottawa and Peel back to a modified Stage 2 set of restrictions. We blogged about this already. Earlier this week, we blogged on the impact this had on condo gyms and fitness rooms. We promised you a follow up blog post on condo pools.  Here it is. Keep in mind […]

Must Condos Close their Gyms Under Ontario’s Modified Stage 2?

Last Friday, Ontario announced that it was moving Toronto, Ottawa and Peel Health Units back into a modified Stage 2 set of restrictions. This was effective as of 12:01 am on October 10, for a period of at least 28  days. We blogged about this. Despite the new amended regulation not yet being publicly available, […]

Ontario Rolling Back to Stage 2: Closing Gyms and Conference Centres

On Friday, Ontario announced that parts of Ontario are rolling back to a modified Stage 2 set of restrictions. As of midnight tonight (October 10, 2020), Ottawa, Toronto and Peel regions [and York as of October 19] are ordered to close the following: Indoor gyms and fitness centres, including weight and exercise rooms; Casinos, bingo halls […]

Province Regulates Face Masks and Meeting Limits in Condos

Until Friday, face masks in condos were regulated by municipalities and by condo corporations but not by the province.  Indeed, many municipalities (including Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, York, Burlington and Ottawa) required that face masks be worn while on interior common elements.  We’ve blogged on this already. Don’t miss this week’s webinar on the Condo Tribunal’s […]

Webinar: Condo Tribunal’s New jurisdiction, Chargeback (and COVID) – Oct.7 @5pm

Don’t miss our next webinar on Wednesday October 7, at 5pm ET. Here’s the registration link, but read on to learn more about the exciting topics and line up. Topics Starting in October, the Condo Tribunal will vastly expand its jurisdiction to deal with additional condo disputes, including disputes over: Pets Parkings Vehicles Storage Chargebacks […]

Do Social Gathering Limits Apply to Condo AGMs?

This past Saturday, Ontario expanded to the rest of the province the indoor 10-people “social gathering” limit.  We blogged already on the impact these new limits have on Condo AGMs. Many condos who had planned smaller, more intimate in-person AGMs are being caught off guard and are now scrambling to go online or to reschedule […]

New Cap on AGM Size as Ontario Rolls Back Limits on Social Gatherings

As the number of COVID cases are creeping up again, Ontario is lowering the limit of social gatherings in some areas of the province. This may have an immediate and direct impact on whether you can hold an in-person AGM or not. Update (Sept. 19, 2020): the gathering limits referred to in this post are […]

Deadlines to Hold your AGMs – Book Them Now!

Ontario issued, last week, an update on the various extensions that had been granted with respect to AGMs during the pandemic.  The message is clear: extensions are over and AGMs must be held! Extensions during the pandemic You will recall that, during the pandemic, the Condo Act had been amended to allow corporations to: Postpone their […]

Canada’s First Virtual Condo Conference: THIS week.

Finally! Canada’s First Virtual Condo Conference is upon us. When? The conference takes place over two days: Wednesday Sept. 16 Thursday Sept. 17 from 10 am to 3 pm. You can log in and out to hear your favourite speakers/topics and to virtually meet the exhibitors! Topics and speakers Have a look at the very exciting […]