Chairing a Condo Virtual Meeting

Many condominium corporations have now had their first virtual meeting and after experiencing the process, are seeing some of the benefits of using technology for conducting owners meetings.  We expect to see the continuation of virtual meetings and electronic voting…

Second Wave COVID-19- Condo Corporation Steps

With the second wave of Covid-19 infections upon us, the City of Toronto Health officials have made it clear that imposing further restrictions is the only way to curb the continued spread of  the virus. Jason Reid from National Life…

Virtual Meetings and Electronic Voting- Extended Until May 31, 2021

On October 2, 2020, the Government of Ontario issued O. Reg 541/20 under the Condominium Act, 1998 (the “Act”), which extends certain temporary legislative amendments under the Act until May 31, 2021. So what does this mean for your condo?…

New Cap on Gatherings – What it means for Condos

As many Corporations are racing against the clock to hold their AGMs, the Ontario government has just announced that gathering limits for “unmonitored social gatherings or organized public events” in Toronto, Peel, and Ottawa are being reduced effective 12:01 a.m.…

Condo COVID-19 Policy Upheld by Court

In a case released September 10, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice upheld a corporation’s COVID-19 related policy prohibiting most in-suite renovations and repairs. The case provides some guidance for corporations who are struggling to navigate the challenges associated with…

Attention All Short-Term Rental Operators

On September 10, the City of Toronto (the ”City”) launched a new online registration system for short-term rental operators. The long-awaited licensing and registration regime for short-term rentals has many condo corporations eager to see whether this will bring some…

Ministry Announcement- Condo AGM’s, Virtual Meetings and Consent to E-Notices

On September 8th, the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services, sent out an announcement confirming the timelines for holding AGM’s.   The Ministry confirmed that there will be no extensions to this date So here are the dates and timing: If…

Socks, Webinars and Condo Conference – Sept 9, 16th and 17th, 2020

For those of you that would rather have a pair of funky soxies and not deal with proxies, here is your opportunity. All attendees of CondoAdviser’s webinar and CAI Canada’s conference can pick their choice of socks, by attending the…

Condo Hybrid Meetings

Over the past few weeks there has been lots of discussion among board members and condo managers about getting ready to hold “hybrid” meetings.  But when you ask what exactly is a hybrid meeting, the answer usually is “a virtual…

Expansion of Disputes at Condominium Authority Tribunal- Fresh off the Press!

Fresh off the press, the Ontario Ministry of Government and Consumer Services has announced that pursuant to ONTARIO REGULATION 179/17, effective October 1, 2020, the Condominium Authority Tribunal (the “Tribunal”) will be dealing with a lot more condo disputes through…