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Ontario Declares Second State of Emergency: What it Means for Condos

Here we go again! In response to a doubling in COVID-19 cases over the past two weeks, and the resulting threat to the province’s hospital system, the Ontario government has declared a second provincial emergency under s 7.0.1 (1) of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act. [The legislative process being followed today is similar […]

Should Electronic Voting and Virtual AGMs Stay? Ontario Wants Your Opinion!

The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services seeks your opinion on whether to make permanent the changes Ontario has implemented to enable digital and virtual processes under the Condo Act. Temporary changes implemented last year Last May, in response to the COVID pandemic, Ontario passed the COVID-19 Response and Reforms to Modernize Ontario Act, 2020. […]

Webinar: Second Declaration of Emergency and Vaccination in Condos (Wed. Jan. 13 at 5pm)

Topics: Second Declaration of Emergency in Ontario New and old measures for condos What can be opened what must be closed COVID Reporting obligations Toronto Letter of direction Ottawa Letter of direction Vaccination in condos  Can condos request proof of vaccination? Can owners who have been vaccinated demand access to amenities? Should condos get involved […]

Provincewide COVID Shutdown Will Impact Condos

After last week’s Condo Christmas Carol focused on Scrooge, we may now come across as the Grinch who stole Christmas, with today’s announcement of a provincewide lockdown. What was announced The province has announced today a provincewide lockdown to minimize transmission of COVID-19 and to prevent hospitals from becoming overwhelmed.  The provincewide shut down will […]

A Condo Christmas Carol

As we embark on the final countdown towards the holidays, we thought we’d revisit another Christmas classic and adapt it to the condo world. Here’s our last post of the year, our Condo Christmas Story. The events and characters portrayed in this blog post are a work of fiction. Any resemblance to events or to […]

Big Changes to “Slip and Fall” Claims Against Condos

Ontario just passed a bill amending the Occupiers’ Liability Act, which will bring drastic changes to how claims for “slip and falls” can be brought against condo corporations (and other occupiers). Written notice of the claim Under the modified Occupiers’ Liability Act, no one will be able to bring a claim for damages resulting from a personal […]

Auditor General’s Scathing Report on Condo Industry in Ontario

As part of its annual report, the Auditor General of Ontario issued, yesterday, a scathing report on Ontario’s condo industry and specifically on the lack of industry oversight.  The “Value for Money Audit“ on the condo industry is nearly 80 pages long and is worth a careful read. In this blog we provide a summary […]

Condo Knowledge Opportunities in December

And just like that: December is around the corner! B ring this year to an end with two not-to-be-missed condo webinars.  [I know. I know. We’re all pretty Zoomed out but these are going to be phenomenal!] Our Holiday Jeopardy! (this Wednesday Dec. 2 at 5) The usual CondoAdviser Webinar crew comes together one last […]

Holiday Webinar: A Year in Review and Condo Jeopardy Competition! (Dec. 2 at 5pm)

Our Holiday Webinar is around the corner! Join us for our 2020 year in review and our Condo Jeopardy Competition – our tribute to Alex Trebek.   This one is going to be informative and fun! Here’s the registration link, but read on to learn more about the exciting topics and line up. Date:  December 2, […]

What “Lockdown” Means for Peel and Toronto Condos

As announced last Friday, Peel and Toronto Health Regions were placed under “Lockdown” as of midnight on November 23, 2020.  In this blog post, we discuss what this regional lockdown mean for condos in these regions. Summary The lockdown applies to Toronto and Peel Health Regions as of November 23; Masks are required in indoor […]