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Stay at Home Order Extended until June 2

By now you have all heard that Ontario is extending the Stay at Home Order until (at least) June 2, 2021. In addition to the Stay at Home Order, the province is maintaining the April 3rd public health measures (the Emergency Brakes). Summary of measures Here is a summary of what today’s announcement means for […]

Webinar: Deep Dive on Condo Rules

Condo Rules are likely the most common source of friction and dispute between condo corporations, owners and neighbours.  People love to hate them but are happy to have them when a neighbour doesn’t play by the… rules.  A necessary evil that facilitate common and community living. Take a Deep Dive on condo rules! Topics What […]

Does the “Stay at Home Order” Require Condo Owners to Stay in their Unit?

Over the last couple of weeks, Ontario has implemented increasingly stringent public health measures in an attempt to curb the spread of COVID-19: On April 3, the province was put under Shutdown; On April 8, it issued a “Stay at Home Order”; and, On April 16, Ontario adopted additional measures, including one authorizing police forces […]

What Ontario’s Latest Public Health Measures Mean for Condos

On April 16, 2021, Ontario issued its most stringent set of public health measures in an attempt to curb the spread of COVID-19.  The new restrictions will have relatively little impact on condos as most Shutdown restrictions ordered on April 3 continue to apply with (some but) little condo-relevant changes. Stay at home order continues […]

Can I BBQ on my Condo Balcony?

It’s that time of year again! With more clement weather finally upon us, so is barbecue season. With it, comes questions pertaining to BBQ safety and neighbourly etiquette.  This is particularly true in condo living and even more so when one lives in a mid to high-rise complex, where occupants have the exclusive use of […]

How the Stay at Home Order Impacts Condos

As expected, Ontario has declared a third provincial emergency. Effective Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 12:01 a.m., the government is issuing a province-wide Stay-at-Home order requiring everyone to remain at home except for essential purposes, such as going to the grocery store or pharmacy, accessing health care services (including getting vaccinated), for outdoor exercise, or […]

Ontario Extends Virtual Meetings and Electronic Voting Until December 31

Ontario has extended the various exceptions in place to facilitate the conduct of condo business during the pandemic through virtual and electronic means. The following will continue to apply and be in effect until December 31, 2021. Virtual AGMs Condo corporations will be able to call and hold their meetings of owners (including AGMs) by […]

Condos Forced to Pull the “Emergency Brakes”: Ontario’s Third Shutdown

Sadly, but not surprisingly, Ontario has declared its third shutdown in about a year. As of Saturday, all Public Health Regions will be put under (modified) Shutdown Restrictions.  This is expected to last for at least 4 weeks. Shutdown Restrictions are the highest level of restrictions and are similar to what was in place under […]

Webinar: Deep Dive on Condo Insurance (April 7 @5pm)

The single most complicated issue in condo land: Condo Insurance. Survey If you have not done so already, consider taking our survey on condo insurance.  This will help us get an accurate picture of insurance challenges in CondoLand. Probably best to have this answered by the director with most knowledge on your insurance file. Have […]

Court Orders Masks in Condos – with Exceptions

In what is likely the first court case dealing with the requirement to wear masks in public spaces, the Superior Court of Justice issued a partial but permanent injunction requiring 2 condo owners to wear a mask while on interior common elements.  The court carved out an exception for the limited purpose of entering and […]