Rules are Rules: Don’t Feed the Cats.

In a story that sounds a little far-fetched, an elderly woman is being sued by her condominium association in Tampa, Florida – for feeding a feral cat. Don’t be cruel. Meow. Cleo is hungry! The lawsuit alleges the 78-year-old woman…

Webinar: Expansion of the CAT’s Powers! Feb 18, 2021 CAI Canada

You are invited: Overview: On October 1, 2020, regulatory changes under the Condominium Act, 1998 allowed for expansion of the jurisdiction of the Condominium Authority Tribunal (CAT). Prior to this date, the CAT was responsible for hearing unit owner and…

Court Decision – Suing Individual Board Members

When a unit owner feels it is necessary or warranted to sue their own condominium corporation, the owner is typically very frustrated or upset about a situation. It can often be an emotionally charged decision. In some instances, an owner’s…

City of Toronto Enforcement of Mask Policies in Condominiums

Lash Condo Law’s Natalia Polis was a guest on Zoomer Radio today discussing enforcing municipal mask requirements in condominiums.  Another guest, Carleton Grant, who is the Executive Director of Municipal Licensing and Standards at the City of Toronto, advised that…

Diversity, Inclusion and Cultural Sensitivity to Better Serve Condominiums

We have the privilege of representing many condominium corporations throughout the Greater Toronto Area and Ontario at large. Many condominium law firms, management companies and service providers have this privilege. Our communities, cities, and province rightfully pride themselves on having…

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,…