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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. The applicable regulation was published today, shedding some light on what the province expects but regrettably it is not entirely clear whether this new requirement will apply to […]

Using a “Sledge Hammer” to Secure Compliance: A Risky Proposition

What tools does a Corporation have when an owner refuses to comply with the Corporation’s governing documents? Our avid readers will know that securing compliance can be tricky if not done in a strategic, reasonable and forward-thinking manner. A recent case out of Toronto is a stark reminder of what condos should (and should not […]

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. […]

How many cases can the same owner bring to the Condo Tribunal?

We’ve all heard of that one owner who has it against the corporation and who brings repeated and multiple court cases, on what may feel like a vendetta. Is there no limit to what cases (and how many cases) the same owner can bring against their condo corporation? The Condo Authority Tribunal (the “CAT”) recently […]

Are your condo fees too high? (2021 survey)

In 2019, we launched our most ambitious survey on “condo fees” in Ontario. Back by popular demand, we are relaunching a better and improved survey to update our data. What drives condo fees up or down? How does the age or size of the corporation affect them? How do they compare from city to city? […]

What Ontario’s Step 3 means for condos

Ontario has announced today that it plans on moving to Step 3 of its Reopening Roadmap as early as July 16. In this blog post, we explore what Stage 3 will look like for condos in Ontario. Overview Step 3 is built on the old Stage 3 regulation (which included Green, Yellow and Orange restrictions).  […]