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Webinar: Deep Dive on Human Rights and Accommodations in Condos

Condo owners and residents are required to comply with their condo’s governing documents, which sometimes restricts some of their rights. In fact, condo corporations have a duty to take reasonable steps to ensure owners and residents do comply.  But what happens when someone cannot comply with these documents as a result of a disability or when someone seeks a valid accommodation? How does a corporation balances  competing rights?  This is one of the most delicate balancing acts and one fraught with risks.

Join us next week for a Deep Dive on Human Rights and Accommodations in condos!

Webinar details

Topic:     Deep dive on Human Right Accommodations
Date:      This webinar was recorded on May 4 at 5pm
View on demand:  see below


  • Competing legislation
  • Condo’s duty to apply legislation and enforce governing documents
  • Requests for accommodation:
    • What is a disability?
    • Duty to accommodate
      • Procedural duty
      • Substantive duty
  • What is undue hardship?
  • What medical evidence can be obtained by condo corporations
  • Balancing the duty to accommodate with the duty to enforce
  • Human Rights at the Condo Tribunal
  • Practical examples:
    • Service and support animals
    • Accessibility issues
    • Medicinal cannabis
    • Recent cases


The Gowling crew:

  • Rod Escayola (Gowling WLG)
  • Graeme MacPherson (Gowling WLG)
  • David Plotkin (Gowling WLG)

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