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Condo owners cannot dictate when to change the windows

In a recent decision, the Superior Court shed some light on the extent to which a condo owner can dictate when and how the corporation is to maintain, repair and replace common elements. Specifically, this owner was unsatisfied with the perceived delay in changing some of his unit windows and brought the corporation to court, […]

Ontario Extends Virtual Meetings and Electronic Voting Until September 30, 2022

Ontario has extended until September 30, 2022 the various exceptions in place to facilitate the conduct of condo business during the pandemic . Virtual AGMs Condo corporations will continue to be able to call and hold their meetings of owners (including AGMs) by telephonic or electronic means – regardless of whether the corporation has in […]

EV Charging Stations (Webinar)

Plug into this webinar to learn everything you need to know about EV charging stations! From the initial owner consultation, to securing grant money to installing the infrastructure. See below the list of topics, the speakers and our list of resources. This webinar was broadcasted on October 6, 2021. Topics EV charging stations Intro to […]

Condo Tribunal expands its jurisdiction to include disputes over nuisances

The long awaited changes to section 117 of the Condo Act (dealing with dangerous activities and nuisance) will finally be enacted on January 1, 2022! On that same date, the Condo Authority Tribunal will also expand its jurisdiction to deal with complaints related to various nuisances.  In this post, we explore what this means for […]

Proof of vaccination in condos vs. Ontario Human Rights

As our readers know, as of today, the province requires Ontarians to provide proof of vaccination along with photo ID to access certain public settings and facilities.  We’ve blogged about this already and what it means in condos. In this blog post, we discuss the statement issued by the Ontario Human Rights Commission on proof […]

Regulation on proof of vaccination is out: what it means for condos?

UPDATED On September 1, 2021, the province announced that it would require Ontarians to show proof of vaccination in certain public settings.  We blogged about this already. This post summarizes the obligations of condo corporations with respect to vaccination for both occupants and employees/contractors. Overview Condo Occupants The applicable regulation  only requires “patrons” to show […]

Using a “Sledge Hammer” to Secure Compliance: A Risky Proposition

What tools does a Corporation have when an owner refuses to comply with the Corporation’s governing documents? Our avid readers will know that securing compliance can be tricky if not done in a strategic, reasonable and forward-thinking manner. A recent case out of Toronto is a stark reminder of what condos should (and should not […]

Ontario condos may have to require proof of vaccination

Ontario announced today that it is imposing a so-called vaccination passport and will require proof of vaccination in certain settings. At the time of writing these lines, all we have to go on is Ontario’s press release and the live press conference. Details of how this new requirement may affect Condo Land will become clearer […]

Mandatory vaccination policies in condos

When we first blogged on vaccination in condos in January, it sounded straight out of science fiction! But, as was the case with other COVID-related restrictions, the situation and social views have evolved. And so here we are, wondering whether Vaccination Policies are (or will shortly be) required in condos. Ontario requiring vaccination policies On […]

Webinar: Vaccination in condos (Sept. 1 at 5pm)

This webinar was first broadcasted on September 1, 2021. Topics COVID update (sorry about that… but lots has changed since June) Should we reopen amenities? Are masks still required despite many municipal mask by-law having expired? What comes after step 3? What and when is the Roadmap Exist step? Vaccination in condos Ontario’s new vaccine passport […]