Condos and Public Health Mask Up: It’s Good for You and Your Community

It’s hard to believe we are approaching the one-year mark since the COVID-19 coronavirus was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization. Public Health agencies around the world, including Canada, Ontario and Toronto Public Health, laid out guidelines for…

Condos and Cameras: You Want to Install Security Cameras … Where?

Resident safety and security are of utmost importance in our condominium communities regardless of the size of the property or whether in a small town or larger urban setting. The following question was posed by a condominium corporation board of…

Say Goodbye to Proxies – Ministry Submissions by Feb. 8th, 2021

Since November 2017, when the Condominium Act was amended to allow telephone and electronic voting, there have been posts and articles written by many naysayers. These critics oppose any change to allow for an unfamiliar voting process and continue to…

Webinar Jan. 13 at 5pm- Vaccine is here and what should Condo Corporations do?COVID-19

I am looking forward to starting 2021 with our monthly discussions with Rod Escayola and the CondoAdviser/CondoVirus group.  There will be an update on some new changes impacting condo corporations. Topics: COVID update What are the restrictions under the current…

Condo Lawsuits – New Protocols for Snow and Ice Injuries

We previously blogged about insurance companies not wanting to provide coverage to snow and ice removal service providers. We noted that Bill 118 was trying to address some of the underlying concerns. Bill 118 received royal assent on December 8,…

Honesty is the Best Legal Policy- Condo Court Decision

As children, we are taught (hopefully) that honesty is the best policy.  All these years later it turns out that the childhood lesson is also solid legal advice.  In C.M. Callow Inc. v Zollinger (https://decisions.scc-csc.ca/scc-csc/scc-csc/en/item/18613/index.do), a December 18, 2020 decision…

Virtual Meetings in 2020 Lessons Learned- What’s New in 2021?

This year has been a year full of challenges for board members, managers and professionals dealing with servicing and guiding condominium corporations through the pandemic. One of the fundamental changes that occurred in 2020 was the move from in-person owners…

Adjourned Condo Meetings

Virtual Meeting and Electronic Voting by-laws are all the rage right now.  Most of our clients are adding this by-law to the agenda for their AGMs since getting this by-law confirmed by the owners only requires a majority vote of…

Condo Webinars: The New Normal/New Legal Issues

CAI Canada Legal Series CAI Canada is starting its bi-monthly condo law series to support members and non-members of our condominium communities beginning December 10th, 2020 at 1:oo p.m.  These webinars will be free to anyone interested in hearing about…