Visit us Virtually: CAI Canada’s 2nd Annual V-Condo 2021-Supporting Communities in 2021 and Beyond!

It’s the first big event of the early fall and you should plan on attending. For the second year in a row, CAI Canada is presenting a virtual education conference and exhibition on September 23 and 24 – V-Condo 2021–Supporting…

Proof of Vaccination Requirements in Condo Amenities

We’ve heard initial reports that the provincial proof of vaccination requirement that will apply to gyms, fitness and recreational facilities, and meetings and event spaces (among others), will not apply to those same facilities in condos. If this feels like…

Un-bear-able: California Tourist and Hungry Bear.

We Ontarians know the perils of sharing our urban communities with wildlife, especially the wily raccoon and coyote populations. In fact, many of us feel outsmarted in our attempts to keep the animals at bay. Because of this we may…

Condo Voting and Meeting Mistakes

In May 2001, the Condominium Act (the “Act”) was amended to introduce the position of owner-occupant director.  Since that time, other amendments and regulations have been introduced, to assist condominium corporations with owners’ meetings, board meetings and the voting process. …

Mandatory Vaccination Policies in Condos

Through the various stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, condo boards and managers have been working tirelessly to ensure the health and safety of their residents and service providers. We’re now at a point in the pandemic where vaccinations are widely…

Condominium Authority Tribunal- Is it a Vexatious Claim?

Since November 2017 when the Condominium Authority Tribunal (CAT) was established, it has proven to be the online tribunal the condominium industry needs to resolve certain condominium-related disputes. While the CAT started cautiously hearing only condominium records disputes, it has…

Cameras in Condos- Right to Privacy

For the safety of the residents and the property, installing cameras on the common elements is a no brainer.  However, there is another concern that condominium corporations must consider other than safety – privacy.  Here are ten things your condominium…

Governance and Condo Boards – What does being a board member mean?

In the daily governance of a condominium corporation in Ontario, condo board members play a significant role. Although unpaid volunteers, board members are responsible for ensuring the corporation – as well as its financial assets – are secure and well…

Condominium Authority Tribunal’s Jurisdiction – Amendment to Declaration

On June 28th, 2021, the Condominium Authority Tribunal (CAT) dismissed a motion brought by a condominium corporation relating to an application initiated by a commercial unit owner, to challenge the validity of an amendment to declaration. The condominium corporation’s position…

Supporting Condominium Communities in Wake of the Surfside Tragedy

After the tragic collapse of Champlain Tower South Condominium Association in Surfside, Florida, there have been many concerns expressed by residents about the safety of their own communities and many residents and owners are reaching out about how to protect…