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Month: December 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 […]