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…

Disruptive and Violent Condo Owner – A Court Decision on Enforcement

In a recent case titled Peel Standard Condominium Corporation No. 1028 v. Jakacki (2020) ONSC 3697, the Ontario Superior Court was tasked with deciding whether to grant a temporary injunction preventing the Respondent, a unit owner, from using the common…

Understanding Virtual Owners Meetings and Electronic Voting for Condos

Over the past few months, many condominium corporations have put their owners’ meetings on hold waiting to see whether things would get back to “normal” soon. When the first emergency orders were declared, there was a lack of clarity as…

CondoVoter Demo- Electronic Voting and Virtual Meetings

Now that many condominium corporations are able to move forward with virtual AGM’s, there have been so many questions from board members and managers, trying to figure out how it all works. How do owners register for a virtual meeting?…

Record Requests & Solicitor-Client Privilege

“Hey All You Cool Cats and Kittens”, in the recent decision of Reva Landau v Metropolitan Toronto Condominium Corporation No. 757, the Condominium Authority Tribunal of Ontario (“CAT”) confirmed that solicitor-client privilege applies to legal opinions rendered by a Corporation’s…

Serving Notice to Owners during COVID-19 and Beyond

What are the requirements for sending out Notices to Owners under the Condominium Act? Section 47(4)(c) and (5)(c) of the Condominium Act, 1998 (the “Act”) permits corporations to serve “any notice that is required” under the Act on owners and…

COVID-19 Update for Condos-Webinar May 20th @ 5 pm- Next Stage

What has happened this past week in Ontario which impacts our condo communities? Extension of the declared emergency period Ontario has extended the period of emergency until June 2.  The emergency period has been extended a number of times since…

Lash Condo Law Exciting New Announcement- Sarah Morrey

We are excited to welcome Sarah Morrey back to Lash Condo Law as our first year associate lawyer. Sarah was our summer law student during her second and third year of law school and articled at Lash Condo Law this…

Virtual Meetings and Electronic Voting for Condo AGM’s -Bill 190

Last week we were recommending postponing AGMs in accordance with the April 24th Order in Council.  The Order in Council permitted those condo corporations with AGMs  required to be held within the emergency period, the ability to postpone their AGMs until 90 days…