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Ontario Lifting Some Restrictions Impacting Condos

AT 1:30 today, Premier Ford announced the lifting of certain restrictions as part of the first Phase of reopening Ontario.  The complete list of Stage 1 Business can be consulted here. Don’t miss our weekly webinars, Wednesday at 5pm.  Our experts will provide a step-by-step risk assessment process to follow when reopening CondoLand.  More information, […]

Covid Changes to the Condo Act are here to stay … for a while.

Today, in a legislative sprint, Ontario fast tracked Bill 190 (the “Covid-19 Response and Reforms to Modernize Ontario Act, 2020″).   This Bill is modernizing numerous pieces of legislation to adapt them to our post-Covid world. With respect to the Condo Act, this Bill confirmed that some of the temporary changes adopted on April 24 are […]

CondoVirus Webinar: “Coming Out of the Dark” (May 13)

Episode 9: Coming Out of the Dark Topics:  Ontario is cautiously easing restrictions and CondoLand is chomping at the bit to return to normal. Locking down was the easy part. Holding back and prudently easing off will be far more difficult. This week, our expert panel will tackle the following topics: Easing Restrictions Update on […]

Can I BBQ on my Condo Balcony?

With more clement weather finally upon us, so is barbecue season. With it, comes 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 is […]

CondoVirus Webinar: The Light at the End of the Tunnel” (May 6)

Episode 8 – The Light at the End of the Tunnel May 6, 2020 Topics:  Legal Enigma The new list of essential services Reopening Ontario: where do condo fit? Virtual AGMs Minute takers in a virtual setting Governance in post-covid Engineering Stumper Compliance with prompt payment legislation during Covid Conducting projects while social distancing Safety/Security […]

Not All Condo Meetings Have Been Suspended in Ontario

As blogged earlier, Ontario has passed an Order in Council suspending the requirement to hold condo AGMs and permitting e-voting and e-meetings.  That was welcomed news!  But there appears to be some confusion as to what this Order in Council applies to. Not all meetings of owners have been suspended. Don’t miss our next CondoVirus […]

CondoVirus Webinar: “The Long and Winding Road” – April 29

CondoVirus Webinar: “The Long and Winding Road” Episode 7 – April 29 Topics:  Legal Enigma The province has adopted an urgent order in council: Postponing all AGMs Allowing for e-meeting and e-voting Authorizing electronic communications Permitting virtual board meetings What does it all mean for you? To call or not to call your AGM? How […]

Ontario Postpones AGMs & Allows E-Meetings / E-voting and Electronic Communications to Owners

On Friday evening, Ontario issued an Order in Council temporarily amending the Condominium Act to facilitate ongoing condo governance, amid the Covid-19 crisis. The changes being implemented immediately (and retroactively) are broad and have a significant impact on how condos will conduct business during this period of emergency.  We’re summarizing these changes below. Join us […]

Condos’ E-Meeting and E-Voting By-laws

A lot has been written about virtual AGM’s and electronic voting lately.  These concepts are not new but their requirement is being precipitated by the current pandemic. In this post, we set out the step-by-step process by which your condo corporation can eventually hold virtual meetings and get owners to votes electronically. Don’t miss our […]

Past Condo Webinars On Demand

The wait is over! We’ve finally posted our past webinars.  You can now view them on demand! You can stream our past webinars (and access the various resources shared) by clicking on our Webinar tab (at the top of the page) or by scrolling below. This Week’s Condo Webinar Don’t miss our upcoming webinar on […]