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…

Toronto and Peel Condos – Close your Gyms and other Lockdown Requirements

As Toronto and Peel entered “lockdown”, effective at 12:01 November 23, new questions are emerging about what this means for condos. Gyms and other recreational amenities: close them. Masks: wear them (except those who are exempt). Short Term Rentals: no…

Virtual Meetings- The Recording

Now that condominium corporations are starting to conduct their meetings virtually, questions are being asked about the requirement to record a virtual meeting, whether recording a meeting is contrary to privacy laws and whether owners are entitled to a copy…

Condo Webinar- Preparing for the Holidays- COVID-19

We are entering the holiday season and for the first time ever, condominium corporations are now facing challenges dealing with resident gatherings and celebrations of festivities during a pandemic.   Canadian Thanksgiving resulted in many last minute cancellations of in-person family…

Guide to Electronic Voting and Virtual Meetings -How to Conduct your Virtual AGM

The Condominium Authority of Ontario has just released its guide on Conducting Owners’ meeting During the COVID-19 Pandemic: What Owners and Directors Need to Know.   This is an excellent resource for Condo Directors, Managers and Professionals and has addressed many…

Chairing a Condo Virtual Meeting

Many condominium corporations have now had their first virtual meeting and after experiencing the process, are seeing some of the benefits of using technology for conducting owners meetings.  We expect to see the continuation of virtual meetings and electronic voting…