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Health and Safety Measures Required in Condos – COVID19

Both Toronto and Ottawa (amongst other cities) are urging condo corporations to immediately implement measures and protocols to ensure the health and safety of their residents. Don’t miss our free webinar on the impact COVID-19 has on condos. On April 1, we will focus on essential steps to proactively ensure the safety and security of […]

Next webinar – Maintaining Safety and Security Amid Covid-19 (April 1 @ 5pm)

CondoVirus (Episode 3) “Safety, Security and Ongoing Capital Projects” Our next webinar is scheduled for Wednesday April 1st  at 5 pm (Eastern  time). Topics:  We have lined up a phenomenal panel on the following topics: Status Update: including from various regulatory bodies Federal Invoking the Quarantine Act: Impact on condos Safety and Security: inspection, maintenance and […]

Condo Managers are Included in Essential Services (Ontario)

On Monday, Ontario declared that all non-essential workplaces would be closed down for at least 14 days amid the Coronavirus crisis.  At the time of this press conference, the province was still working on the list of essential services. We were expecting the list to come out on Tuesday but a preliminary list was released […]

Are Deadlines to Register Condo Liens Suspended?

At about 9:30 Friday night, the province of Ontario issued an Order in Council suspending all limitation periods and all procedural deadlines to be taken in civil proceedings. While this was welcomed news for litigators in Ontario, it raised a vital question for condo lawyers: Does this Order also suspends the 3-month deadline to register condo […]

Next Webinar on Coronavirus in Condos – Wednesday March 25

Last week’s webinar was a resounding success with nearly 400 attendees from coast to coast.  Thanks to all who could login! As promised, we’ve already scheduled our next webinar.  Please see detail and registration info below. CondoVirus – Episode 2 When: March 25 at 5 pm (note the new time). Please note that we are […]

Ontario State of Emergency: Impact on Condos

At 8:30 on March 17, Ontario Premier Doug Ford declared a state of emergency in the province to combat the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Don’t miss out on our weekly webinars on how condos can best tackle the COVID-19 crisis. More info and registration here. As part of this declaration, the province is prohibiting gatherings […]

Should Condo AGMs be Cancelled Amid the Coronavirus Crisis?

The single most asked question (after “why are people stocking up on toilet paper?”) is should you cancel/postpone your AGM this year, as part of the required social distancing measures? While the situation is in flux, here are our views on this. Don’t miss out on our weekly webinars on how condos can best tackle […]

Coronavirus in Condos Webinar – Wednesday March 18

I know, I know….  You’re probably sick and tired of hearing about the coronavirus.  At the same time, we collectively need to prepare and work to minimize its spread and impact on our condo communities. We’ve put together an industry-wide Crisis Prevention Cell comprised of leading experts (see below). We plan on putting together weekly […]

Coronavirus in Condos

There is no need to cause unnecessary panic over this but, there is no denying it either: the Coronavirus has reached our shores and is spreading. Our first comment will be one of cautious optimism.  Indeed, the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) continues to assess the public health risk as low for Canada. Still, […]

Condo Things to do this Month

There are lots of condo tasks (and learning opportunities), this month, and most are at the beginning of the month! As the adage goes, March is coming in like a lion! CMRAO Survey – March 6 The CMRAO is conducting a very short Satisfaction Survey. It takes less than 4 minutes to complete but you have […]