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Upcoming Events: August/September

Are you looking for networking opportunities or to get more knowledgeable on condo matters? On the last Thursday of each month, we provide a comprehensive list of all known condo training and networking events in Ontario. Each of these offers a unique opportunity to gain condo knowledge and to meet with other like-minded condo-driven individuals.  Read on to […]

Survey your Owners Before you Adopt a Rule on Tobacco and Cannabis

  We have helped quite a few condominium corporations pass rules dealing with tobacco and cannabis.  Systematically, the single most important question faced by boards is: What rule would be acceptable to our owners?  For that reason, we have developed a tool which will allows you to get a timely and accurate reading on your […]

Should Condo Owners be Able to Get Information About Other Owners?

We are often asked whether condo owners are entitled to get the list of names and addresses of the other owners. Some feel that owners should be able to know who the other owners are and should be able to communicate with them.  Others are concerned that such disclosure may infringe on the privacy of […]

New Tribunal Rules on Owners Accessing Condominium Records

Six months after its inauguration, the Condo Administrative Tribunal is issuing its first decisions.  For now, the Tribunal’s jurisdiction is limited to disputes related to condominium records.  In this post, we explore what we can learn from the first 5 decisions of this new tribunal. The Condo Tribunal The Condo Authority Tribunal is a new […]

How to Complete the New Condo Proxy

You will recall that, in early May, the province of Ontario issued a new and improved version of the Condo Proxy Form. The information on this new form is re-organized and it offers more choices when delegating your proxy powers. Still, with all its improvements, the form continues to be somewhat daunting and difficult to […]

Challenges with Electric Car Charging Stations in Condos

Electric car charging stations in condo buildings is a hot topic in Ontario right now, with the Province trying to lift some of the roadblocks faced by owners and corporations. We previously blogged on the recently released new regulations aimed at facilitating the installation of these charging stations in existing condo corporations. The new regulations which came […]

What do Condo Owners Think of Marijuana Legalization?

The legalization of cannabis, and its expected impact on communities across the country, continue to be a hot topic. Seems like everyone has an opinion on it: The Ontario Real Estate Association wants better protection against grow op Ontario Landlords want to ban cannabis smoking Banning home-grown pot would be paternalistic and unenforceable: former Minister […]

Can I BBQ on my Condo Balcony?

With the summer season finally upon us, so is the barbecue season. With it, come questions pertaining to BBQ safety and neighbourly etiquette.  This is particularly true in condominium living and even more so when one lives in a mid to high-rise complex, where occupants have the exclusive use of a balcony.  A recurring question […]

The New and “Improved” Condo Proxy is Out!

Rejoice! The new Proxy form is out! We have updated our “Form” link at the top of our blog to ensure you always use the latest version. What’s new? The most significant change is on page 2 of the proxy.  The owner giving the proxy must now pick between 3 options: If you check the […]

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 […]