Ministry Announcement – Extension to December 31, 2021

Many of us anticipated that we would soon hear about amendments to the Condominium Act to  remove the requirements for Virtual Meeting and Electronic Voting By-laws and for obtaining owner consents to receive electronic notices.   We were eagerly awaiting the…

Continuing COVID-19 Challenges in Condominiums

Even in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, many regular safety inspections in condos must continue. These inspections are required under the Fire Code and other legislation. Sometimes inspections are required to be conducted in low-traffic common areas such as…

Condo Corporations and Limited Liability for COVID-19

The Government of Ontario is stepping in to shield certain entities from civil liability arising from COVID-19. On November 20, 2020, the province passed the Supporting Ontario’s Recovery and Municipal Elections Act, 2020  (the “Act”). The legislation offers liability protection to…

Enforcing Mask Policies in Condos – A Recent Court Decision

An interesting decision was released March 19, 2021, involving two condo owners who refused to wear masks in their condo due to medical reasons.  In Halton Condominium Corporation No. 77 v. Mitrovic, although the corporation was successful in obtaining a…

Cryptocurrency Investing is Risky Business for Condo Corporations

A 32-unit Regina, Saskatchewan-based condo corporation recently made a $25,000 investment in Bitcoin, through the cryptocurrency platform Kraken. The board of directors has also set aside $700 to make future monthly Bitcoin purchases. It can be a tempting investment opportunity,…

Lash Condo Law – Jonathan Fine and Jake Fine

Welcome Jonathan Fine and Jake Fine   Denise Lash is excited to welcome Jonathan Fine and Jake Fine to the Lash Condo Law team effective March 1, 2021. Jonathan Fine Jonathan Fine has enjoyed a long and distinguished legal career…

Lash Condo Law Exciting Announcement!

Denise Lash is pleased to announce that Josh Milgrom and Joseph Salmon will be joining her as principals of Lash Condo Law. Denise Lash established Lash Condo Law in 2015 with a group of her associates, including Josh and Joseph,…

Court Decision: Why Condos Need to Review their Employment Contracts

The New Year ushered in a number of changes, and one which lawyers had been keeping their eyes on was whether the Supreme Court of Canada would agree to hear the appeal of Waksdale v. Swegon North America Inc., one…

CAI Canada Education Webinar:  Be Prepared to Chair!

CAI Canada Certification for Virtual Chairs When: Two sessions on Thursdays 10-11:30 a.m. March 11 and March 25 Virtual meetings are now an everyday occurrence for condominium corporations and condominium management firms. While in-person meetings are currently on pause, this is…

Follow Your Condo Corporation COVID-19 Policies

A Mississauga condo has reported five cases of the coronavirus South African variant.  Public health attended onsite on Monday to conduct voluntary individual testing of the close to 1,000 residents by going door to door within the highrise property.  This…