The Canadian Flag- to display or not in your Condo?

With Canada Day quickly approaching, many condominium residents will want to show their patriotism by displaying the Canadian Flag. Often, this display is visible from the outside. On its face, it can appear to violate the condominium’s declaration or rules,…

Condo Authority Tribunal Decision- Shared Facilities Parking – CAT or Mediation/Arbitration

The Condominium Authority Tribunal’s (“CAT”) recent decision Datri v. York Region Standard Condominium Corporation No. 1188 confirms that all disputes between corporations must proceed through mandatory mediation/arbitration outlined in section 132 of the Condominium Act, 1998 (the “Act”). In Datri,…

CAT and Dogs – A Condominium Authority Tribunal Decision

The Condominium Authority Tribunal’s  (“CAT”) recent expansion of its jurisdiction, has resulted in some positive outcomes for condominium corporations.  This was the case in a recent pet dispute decision involving one of our condominium corporation clients. In Peel Condominium Corporation…

Chairing a Virtual Meeting-Advanced Certification CAI Canada

As we continue to get more comfortable with virtual meetings and electronic voting, we now are seeing the benefits of holding meetings virtually.  Most of us would agree that this new way of conducting meetings is here to stay. Over…

Condo Authority Tribunal Decision- Loss of Quorum

The recent Condo Authority Tribunal (“CAT”) decision, Kalinitchenko v. York Region Common Elements Condominium Corporation No. 1219, is a reminder to corporations that boards cannot transact any business without having the requisite number of directors to constitute a quorum. The…

Condominium Authority Tribunal- Pet Decision on Rules

CAT released a new decision regarding whether a corporation’s pet rule was reasonable. The applicant, a unit owner and pet owner, brought the CAT proceeding requesting that CAT order the repeal of Rule 3.1 of the corporation’s rules. His position…

Requests for Accommodation in Condos – Accommodation and Harassment

A recent court case Metropolitan Toronto Condominium Corporation No. 580 v. Mills sheds some light on a condominium corporation’s obligation where owners request accommodation under the Human Rights Code. In this case, the respondent was an owner in a 15-unit…

Condo Policies – Condo Authority Tribunal Decision

The Condominium Authority Tribunal (“CAT”) released a new decision regarding visitor parking and the enforcement of a condo corporation policies. The first issue that CAT reviewed was whether an owner’s guest was permitted to park in visitor parking based on…

Saskatchewan Condo News – The Sorry State of a Condo

There is no doubt that having effective property management not only ensures present enjoyment of property but preserves its future value.  So what happens when a condominium gets to a certain state where property management refuses to manage? Unfortunately, one…

Condo Pet Decision- Condominium Authority Tribunal or HRTO-or both?

As many of you may be aware, the Condominium Authority Tribunal (“CAT”) expanded its jurisdiction on October 1, 2020. Part of its expansion includes dealing with disputes related to pets. There are instances in which a condominium corporation may have…