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Toronto moves to Stage 3 and Requires Masks in Condos!

Did you feel the earth shake yesterday? Ontario gave Toronto and Peel Region the green light to move to Stage 3 (with the rest of the province), effective July 31; Toronto passed a by-law making masks mandatory in all condo interior common areas, effective August 5! Click here for an easy-to-follow chart with your new […]

End of Covid Emergency: New Deadlines to Call your AGMs!

Just as we were getting “comfortable” with the current state of affairs, Ontario has shaken things up again with the adoption and proclamation of Bill 195. This has officially brought the declared emergency to an end and has started the countdown towards all postponed AGMs. It also means that condos have a limited period of […]

Mandatory Face Masks in Condos? (Take II)

We’ve blogged on face masks in condos already (and I fear this may not be the last time we do) but we need to revisit the issue of masks in common elements for the following two reasons: Ottawa adopted a Temporary Mandatory Mask By-law, on July 15, 2020; Toronto‘s Mayor and Medical Officer now recommend […]

Is it Time to Reopen your Condo Gyms?

In our prior post, we reported that (most of) Ontario is moving onto Stage 3, which means that most businesses and public spaces are allowed to reopen (with proper public health and workplace safety measures/restrictions). For now, nearly all of Ontario is moving onto Stage 3 as of Friday (July 17) except Central East, the […]

Ontario Entering Stage 3: What Does it Mean for Condos?

Ontario has announced the reopening of nearly all business and public spaces (with proper public health and workplace safety measures/restrictions) in areas moving onto Stage 3.  This is effective as early as this Friday.  Naturally, the next question for our readers is: what does that mean for condos?  The answer continues to be the same: […]

Are Covid Masks Mandatory in Condos?

Both Toronto and Ottawa have adopted a by-law (or directive) imposing the use of face masks in indoor public spaces. This week’s questions are therefore: Do these apply to condos? And what should condos do? We have a more recent post on this topic. Tell us how you feel about masks in condos by taking […]

Can Condos Prohibit Canadian Flags?

With Canada Day just around the corner, Canadian flags will start popping up everywhere, including in Condo Land.  Inevitably, this will lead to a yearly question:  can condos prohibit owners from displaying their maple leaf pride? We tackle this question in this post. May the land over which this new Flag flies remain united in […]

CondoVirus Webinar: Facing Condo Insurance Challenges (June 24 )

Episode 15: Insurance in Condos This week, in the last episode of the season, we thought we’d tackle condo insurance. Specifically we will tackle the following: Condo Insurance Challenges What affects the premium and the deductible How to keep both low Changes in the insurance industry affecting condos Adopting a Standard Unit by-law The purpose […]

This Week is the Deadline to Secure any Covid-Liens Stemming from a Default in April

As we all know, COVID-19 and its financial effects have been very tough on Ontarians across the province. Unfortunately, this may well have resulted in some owners missing common expense payments back in April (and perhaps since then). While not a pleasant task, condominiums must ensure that they take the proper steps to secure these […]

CondoVirus Webinar: Getting Ready for a Covid Summer (June 17)

Episode 14: Getting Ready for a Covid Summer Ontario is lifting restrictions; pools and patios are set to open and social bubbles are expanding.  Tune in to hear our experts discuss the steps to take now as CondoLand prepares for the summer: Precautions if you are going to reopen Your patios, BBQs, Rooftop terraces Pools Adopting […]