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Should Condo AGMs be Cancelled Amid the Coronavirus Crisis?

The single most asked question (after “why are people stocking up on toilet paper?”) is should you cancel/postpone your AGM this year, as part of the required social distancing measures? While the situation is in flux, here are our views on this. Are you looking for a good template letter to be shared with your […]

Coronavirus in Condos

There is no need to cause unnecessary panic over this but, there is no denying it either: the Coronavirus has reached our shores and is spreading. Our first comment will be one of cautious optimism.  Indeed, the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) continues to assess the public health risk as low for Canada. Still, […]

Webinar: Deep Dive on Condo Liens, Chargebacks and Legal fees

Condo corporations are not-for-profit organizations who rely on owners paying their “condo fees” on time.  They also need to be able to charge back to owners expenses that specific owners impose on the Corporation. If owners fail to make these payments, the rest of the innocent owners suffer. Having said that, not all chargebacks are […]

Ontario lifting (most) COVID measures on Monday: what it means for condos

On March 9, 2022, Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health announced the lifting of many of the remaining COVID measures, including those pertaining to masks in most settings and proof of vaccination requirements.  The regulation implementing these changes was published on March 14, which allows us to see what this will mean for condos. Overview […]

Webinar: Emergency Preparedness

Condo Land has had its fair share of unexpected crises recently: 3 sets of tornadoes in Ontario since 2018; 100-year floods … twice in the last 2 years; Increase in building fires; A global pandemic; The Ottawa 23-day siege… How can condos prepare for the unexpected? Tune in next week to hear from our panel […]

Webinar: Deep Dive on Condo Boards of Directors

There are some 45,000 condo directors in Ontario.  Overworked and under thanked, these men and women are essential to the governance and functioning of some 12,000 condos. But who are these people and what is expected of them? In this webinar we cover everything you never dared to ask about condo directors: How they work; […]

Webinar: Must condos close their fitness amenities under Step-2 (Wed. Jan 12 @ 5pm)

There seems to be a lot of confusion (or perhaps a little willful blindness) around what Modified Step 2 means for condos.  Your Condo Adviser team tackled this thorny topic. Topics Step 2 measures Gathering limits in condos Masks and face covers Screening requirements Short-term rentals and guest suites Elevator etiquette Indoor recreational amenities Indoor […]

Webinar: Deep Dive on Reserve Fund Studies (Nov. 3 @ 5pm)

Condo corporations must establish a reserve fund to pay for major repairs and replacement of the corporation’s common elements and assets.  To ensure sufficient funding, condo corporations must conduct a reserve fund every three years to determine how much money the corporation will need, over the next 30 years, to maintain/replace these assets. This budgeted estimate […]

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?

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 proof […]