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Year: 2021

How many cases can the same owner bring to the Condo Tribunal?

We’ve all heard of that one owner who has it against the corporation and who brings repeated and multiple court cases, on what may feel like a vendetta. Is there no limit to what cases (and how many cases) the same owner can bring against their condo corporation? The Condo Authority Tribunal (the “CAT”) recently […]

Are your condo fees too high? (2021 survey)

In 2019, we launched our most ambitious survey on “condo fees” in Ontario. Back by popular demand, we are relaunching a better and improved survey to update our data. What drives condo fees up or down? How does the age or size of the corporation affect them? How do they compare from city to city? […]

What Ontario’s Step 3 means for condos

Ontario has announced today that it plans on moving to Step 3 of its Reopening Roadmap as early as July 16. In this blog post, we explore what Stage 3 will look like for condos in Ontario. Overview Step 3 is built on the old Stage 3 regulation (which included Green, Yellow and Orange restrictions).  […]

Pets, Parking and Storage? The CAT’s jurisdiction may go further than you think!

As we all know by now, in October 2020 the Condominium Authority Tribunal (CAT) increased its jurisdiction to cover disputes related to pets, parking and storage on top its usual jurisdiction over records requests. Since then, it has been interesting to see just how far the scope of this new jurisdiction goes. A recent case […]

EV Charging stations: Condos must be ready to accommodate all-electric vehicles by 2035

The federal Minister of transport announced yesterday that Canada is setting a mandatory target for all new vehicles to be zero-emission by 2035.  This is accelerating Canada’s previous goal, which was set for 2040. To meet this objective, Canada had previously set the following targets: 10% of all new vehicles to be zero emission vehicles […]

Ontario Condos Moving onto “Step 2”

Yesterday, Ontario announced that, having surpassed all of the set targets, it was moving the province onto Step 2 of its 3-Step roadmap to reopening Ontario.  This is coming a little earlier than initially scheduled and will be effective as of June 30, 2021. In this post, we explore what Step 2 means for condos […]

Can Condos Prohibit Displaying of the Canadian Flag?

With Canada Day just around the corner, Canadian flags will start popping up everywhere, including in Condo Land.  Inevitably, this will lead to a yearly question:  can condos prohibit owners from displaying their maple leaf pride? We tackle this question in this post. May the land over which this new Flag flies remain united in […]

Reopening Ontario: What Does Step-1 Mean for Condos?

The long awaited regulations on the new 3-step roadmap to reopening Ontario have been published today! We are finally able to put some meat on the various press releases issued since May 20. Summary As of June 11, Ontario will move its 34 Public Health Units under Step 1 (of a 3-step framework leading to […]

Can the CAT evict your dog?

As many of our readers know, on October 1, 2020 the Condominium Authority Tribunal (also known as the CAT),  expanded its jurisdiction beyond records requests. The CAT now handles disputes relating to pets, parking, storage and lockers (and chargebacks related to these). This is a relatively new change, and, as such, many of us were […]

Webinar: Ontario’s 3-Step Reopening of CondoLand this Summer (June 2, at 5pm)

Condo life this summer will be different from prior years. As part of our last episode of the season, we will prepare you for the summer ahead, including how to navigate Ontario’s new 3-step reopening roadmap. Check the topics and speakers below! Topics New 3-step roadmap to reopening Ontario Overview of the new COVID response […]