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Year: 2021

Webinar: Deep Dive on Condo By-Laws (March 3 @ 5pm)

In March, your favourite #CondoGeeks are taking a Deep Dive on Condo By-Laws.  There’s lots to cover so this may be a two-session event. And with any luck, we won’t speak about you know what… Here’s the registration link but read on to see the topics and speakers! Topic: Deep Dive on Condo By-Laws What […]

Mandatory COVID Screening at Condo Entrances

As discussed in an earlier post, Ontario is ending (for the most part) the Stay-at-Home orders and moving each of its Public Health Regions back into its Colour-Coded COVID Response Framework. Since Tuesday, each region has been returned to one of the six colour zones, ranging from green to red, with the top two restriction […]

Ontario Condos Moved Back to Colour Coded Restrictions

This page has been updated to reflect changes applicable as of Feb. 22/2020. Ontario is moving 27 of its Public Health regions back to the colour-coded COVID response framework. These regions (see chart below) will no longer be subject to the Stay-at-Home order as of Tuesday, February 16, 2020.  Each will be placed under the […]

How Much Time Do Condos Have to Lien a Chargeback to a Unit?

In a recent court case, a condo owner challenged a lien registered against his unit, alleging that the corporation was late in registering it and that it ought to have mediated the chargeback prior to registering the lien. In this post, we review this decision and the important lessons it brings. Facts of the case […]

Webinar: Privacy Issues surrounding Virtual Meetings and Electronic Voting (Wed, Feb 3 @ 5pm)

Ontario is looking at permanently enabling virtual meetings, e-voting and email notification to owners. Most of you have already experienced these but have you ever turned your mind to any privacy issues raised by this new way of doing business? We’ve been swamped with questions. Our panelists tackled the following topics: Privacy Can condo corporations […]

Can Condos Require Proof of Vaccination?

During our last webinar, we discussed vaccination in condos. Specifically, we tackled the following 3 questions: Can condos require proof of vaccination? Can vaccinated owners demand access to amenities? Should condos get involved in immunization clinics? In light of the very high interest triggered by these questions, we thought we’d tackle these in a series […]

Ontario Declares Second State of Emergency: What it Means for Condos

Here we go again! In response to a doubling in COVID-19 cases over the past two weeks, and the resulting threat to the province’s hospital system, the Ontario government has declared a second provincial emergency under s 7.0.1 (1) of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act. [The legislative process being followed today is similar […]

Should Electronic Voting and Virtual AGMs Stay? Ontario Wants Your Opinion!

The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services seeks your opinion on whether to make permanent the changes Ontario has implemented to enable digital and virtual processes under the Condo Act. Temporary changes implemented last year Last May, in response to the COVID pandemic, Ontario passed the COVID-19 Response and Reforms to Modernize Ontario Act, 2020. […]

Webinar: Second Declaration of Emergency and Vaccination in Condos (Wed. Jan. 13 at 5pm)

Topics: Second Declaration of Emergency in Ontario New and old measures for condos What can be opened what must be closed COVID Reporting obligations Toronto Letter of direction Ottawa Letter of direction Vaccination in condos  Can condos request proof of vaccination? Can owners who have been vaccinated demand access to amenities? Should condos get involved […]