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The CAT evicts its first condo cat (and imposes costs)

This blog post could have been titled “The first CAT eviction” but such a title may have lead to some confusion.  Still, in one of its first decision of 2022, the Condo Authority Tribunal (CAT) has evicted its first feline pet (so far, all other pet cases involved dogs). There were a couple of issues […]

Webinar: Must condos close their fitness amenities under Step-2 (Wed. Jan 12 @ 5pm)

There seems to be a lot of confusion (or perhaps a little willful blindness) around what Modified Step 2 means for condos.  Your Condo Adviser team tackled this thorny topic. Topics Step 2 measures Gathering limits in condos Masks and face covers Screening requirements Short-term rentals and guest suites Elevator etiquette Indoor recreational amenities Indoor […]

What does ‘Modified’ Step-2 mean for Condo Land?

On January 3, 2022 and in response to the spread of the Omicron variant, Ontario announced that it would move back to a Modified Step 2. Within hours, Ontario issued new regulation amending its already existing Step 2 regulation. On this page we provide a summary of the new measures as they apply to condos. […]

Ontario announces new COVID measures affecting condos

Update: Check out our exhaustive summary of the new Modified Step-2 measures. ++++++++++ Ontario announced today new COVID-related measures affecting condos across the province. At this point, we only have today’s press release to go on but below are some of the measures affecting condos: Ontario returning to a modified Step 2 of Ontario’s roadmap […]

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 […]