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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 […]

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 […]

Rules on federal elections in condos during a pandemic

And they’re off to the races !! The prime minister has asked the Governor General to dissolve parliament, setting the stage for Canada’s next general election. Blue, green, orange and red electoral signs (we’ve listed them alphabetically) will soon be popping everywhere and candidates will start canvassing. Naturally, things will be very different this time […]

How detailed must your board meeting minutes be?

There appears to be an increasing number of disputes before the Condo Tribunal over the adequacy of board minutes. A recurring question focuses on the level of detail needed for minutes to meet the requirement under the Act. In this blog post we discuss a recent decision that sheds some light (again) on this issue. […]