Mask Policies Now Mandatory in Toronto Condos

Breaking news: condo corporations in Toronto now required to adopt mask policies. The City of Toronto passed a by-law that will mandate condo corporations pass mask policies. The requirement to wear a mask will apply to all interior common areas…

Important Announcement – Condo AGM’s- the dates are here!

Premier Doug Ford has now declared that July 24th was the end of the emergency period and a new Bill 195 has been passed allowing the Premier to continue to extend emergency orders every 30 days over the next two…

Condo Tarion Warranty Claim Submissions and Conciliation

We have previously blogged about Ontario’s Emergency Order and its impact on various legal time periods including delayed occupancy and repair periods, limitation periods, and conciliation and repair deadlines. Tarion, the provider of Ontario’s new home warranty protection plan, recently…

Mayor Tory Recommending Condos Adopt Mask Policies

We recently blogged recommending that condos implement mandatory mask policies. In a recent news release, Mayor Tory now strongly recommends that condos implement mask policies, on the advice of the Medical Officer of Health. They recommend “requiring anyone who enters…

Webinar: Fire Safety Plans with National Life Safety Group

Last week, we were treated to a special presentation on fire safety in condo buildings by Jason Reid of National Life Safety Group. Jason covered topics such as: Fire Safety Plans Roles and responsibilities of residents and supervisory staff Building a…

Insurance Coverage for Condo Contractors- Slip and Fall

We previously blogged about the importance of maintaining the common elements in the winter with snow and ice posing serious liability concerns. We touched upon the importance of insurance and how condominium corporations should ensure that all of their winter contractors…

Bare-Bones Standard Unit By-law for Condo Corporations

Over the past year, there has been significant discussion within the condominium industry regarding the challenges faced by many condominium corporations who are finding it difficult to control insurance costs and in some instances even obtaining insurance coverage. Many corporations…

Condo AGM Notice of Meeting Packages- Items to Include

In November 2017, the Condominium Act was amended, and various mandated forms were introduced at that time to assist in standardizing information contained in Notices of Meetings for Annual General Meetings (AGMs). Many management companies had pre-existing standard AGM packages…

Mandatory Masks for Condos- City of Toronto COVID 19

The City of Toronto passed a bylaw on June 30th to take effect July 7th, 2020, requiring that masks or face coverings be worn in enclosed public places. Does the City of Toronto’s By-law Apply to Residential Condo Corporations? No. …

Short Term Rentals – Toronto Zoning Bylaw Upheld- Important Decision for Condos

The Divisional Court has just released its decision (https://www.canlii.org/en/on/onscdc/doc/2020/2020onsc3949/2020onsc3949.html) refusing to grant leave (i.e. permission) to appeal the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal decision which upheld the City of Toronto’s zoning by-law amendments. The zoning by-law amendments and the short term…