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Month: June 2021

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”

UPDATED: On January 3, 2022, Ontario announced that it would move back to a modified Step 2. We’ve blogged about this here. We will update this page once the regulations are issued but below is our summary of Step 2 as it existed last June (2021). Do keep in mind the following from today’s announcement: […]

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 […]