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Year: 2020

Provincewide COVID Shutdown Will Impact Condos

After last week’s Condo Christmas Carol focused on Scrooge, we may now come across as the Grinch who stole Christmas, with today’s announcement of a provincewide lockdown. What was announced The province has announced today a provincewide lockdown to minimize transmission of COVID-19 and to prevent hospitals from becoming overwhelmed.  The provincewide shut down will […]

A Condo Christmas Carol

As we embark on the final countdown towards the holidays, we thought we’d revisit another Christmas classic and adapt it to the condo world. Here’s our last post of the year, our Condo Christmas Story. The events and characters portrayed in this blog post are a work of fiction. Any resemblance to events or to […]

Big Changes to “Slip and Fall” Claims Against Condos

Ontario just passed a bill amending the Occupiers’ Liability Act, which will bring drastic changes to how claims for “slip and falls” can be brought against condo corporations (and other occupiers). Written notice of the claim Under the modified Occupiers’ Liability Act, no one will be able to bring a claim for damages resulting from a personal […]

Auditor General’s Scathing Report on Condo Industry in Ontario

As part of its annual report, the Auditor General of Ontario issued, yesterday, a scathing report on Ontario’s condo industry and specifically on the lack of industry oversight.  The “Value for Money Audit“ on the condo industry is nearly 80 pages long and is worth a careful read. In this blog we provide a summary […]

Condo Knowledge Opportunities in December

Feb. 4:  Sorry Folks! Don’t know what happened but CondoAdviser appears to have sent out a notice about … last December’s webinar.  You can just ignore this post and wait for our next more timely post. Apologies for that.     And just like that: December is around the corner! B ring this year to […]

Holiday Webinar: A Year in Review and Condo Jeopardy Competition! (Dec. 2 at 5pm)

Our Holiday Webinar is around the corner! Join us for our 2020 year in review and our Condo Jeopardy Competition – our tribute to Alex Trebek.   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. Date:  December 2, […]

What “Lockdown” Means for Peel and Toronto Condos

As announced last Friday, Peel and Toronto Health Regions were placed under “Lockdown” as of midnight on November 23, 2020.  In this blog post, we discuss what this regional lockdown mean for condos in these regions. Summary The lockdown applies to Toronto and Peel Health Regions as of November 23; Masks are required in indoor […]

Toronto & Peel Moved to Lockdown Restrictions

On November 20, 2020, Ontario announced that it was moving Toronto and Peel into “lockdown” restrictions under its COVID-19 Response framework.  The province announced that these necessary measures were being taken to limit community transmission of COVID-19 in order to keep schools open, safeguard health system capacity, and protect the province’s most vulnerable populations. Additional […]

Confused by Colour Zones and Restrictions? Try our COVID tool

Are you confused by Ontario’s Colour Zones and applicable restrictions? Look no further.  We have decoded these for you and prepared a COVID-Sheet for each colour zones and, in some cases, for specific municipalities. Our COVID-Sheets will help you identify your region-specific restrictions applicable to: AGMs Masks Gyms Pools and more Click your colour zone (below) […]

Condo Gyms & Pools Under Ontario’s New COVID-19 Colour-Coded Restrictions

It is best to consult our COVID tab at the top of our blog to see the up-to-date restrictions applicable to your region and municipality. *** In our last post, we discussed Ontario’s new colour-coded COVID response framework. In this post, we cover how these new colour-coded restrictions impact condo gyms and pools in Ontario. […]