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Tommy Prince, First Nations Forgotten Hero: A Remembrance Post

Every November we pause to remember those who served, in war and peace, and those who paid the ultimate price for our collective freedoms. This year,  as a minuscule but genuinely heartfelt gesture of reconciliation, our Remembrance post honours Tommy Prince, one of Canada’s most decorated First Nations soldiers.  This proud Anishinaabe served in World War […]

Can condo tenants be brought to court if they fail to abide by condo rules (or must they go to the Landlord/Tenant Board)?

The Landlord and Tenant Board (the LTB) was recently asked to rule on the age-old question of who, between the LTB and the courts, has jurisdiction over a dispute involving a condo tenant.  This question regularly surfaces when condo tenants breach condo rules. These situations bring to light an impossible triangle between : the owner […]

Has last week’s COVID announcement changed anything for Ontario condos?

Last week, Ontario announced how it plans to safely reopen the province over the next few months. Many readers have since asked us whether this new plan impacted condos. The short answer is that last week’s announcement has very little immediate impact on condos. However, if the plan is followed, condos may have to review […]

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 […]

Condo Tribunal evicts emotional support dog

Ontario’s Condo Authority Tribunal (CAT) issued another decision leading to the eviction of a pet who was allowed to urinate and defecate on a balcony (with waste dripping/falling on the patio below). Of interest, the dog in question was claimed to be an emotional support dog and the owner appeared to seek an accommodation based […]

Condo owners cannot dictate when to change the windows

In a recent decision, the Superior Court shed some light on the extent to which a condo owner can dictate when and how the corporation is to maintain, repair and replace common elements. Specifically, this owner was unsatisfied with the perceived delay in changing some of his unit windows and brought the corporation to court, […]

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 […]