Using Trade Names, Logos and Slogans

Many condominium corporations use the trade name, logo and/or slogans of their condominium site that was originally marketed by the developer. Whether the use is on a sign, newsletter or website, the right to use that name, logo or slogan…

Initial Board Allowed to Limit Developer’s Liability – Recent Court of Appeal Decision

Can the initial board of directors appointed by a condo developer turn around and insulate the very same condo developer from liability if, say, the common elements are constructed deficiently? In a recent decision that is bound to upset current…

Condo Directors’ Liability for Legal Fees Relating to Contempt of Court Reduced by Court of Appeal – Boily Case Final Chapter?

The last time we wrote about the notorious Boily saga, the Ontario Court of Appeal had reaffirmed a lower court’s finding that the directors of an Ottawa condo corporation had acted in bad faith and were in contempt of court…

Selling Condo Superintendant Suite

Many older condominium corporations may have a superintendent suite which is part of the common elements and which may not be used for a superintendent.  I recently was contacted by a condominium corporation which had been leasing the suite pursuant…

Video Series: Condo Living – Part 1

Welcome to the first part of our video series, hosted by Denise Lash. In this first segment Denise provides suggestions for new condomimum owners. Enjoy!  

Upcoming Event and Publication News

Upcoming Events Heenan Blaikie is Building: A Construction Business Seminar – November 24, 2010 – Toronto In this half day seminar, lawyers from various Heenan Blaikie practice groups will give you the information you need to know on the latest…

Condo Legislation Across Canada

It is important to have an understanding as to how condominium issues are dealt with in other jurisdictions. This can often lead to important amendments to legislation.  It is a useful exercise to see how other provinces in Canada view…

Motion Sensor Lighting in Condos

This past August, the Toronto City Council passed an amendment to the Municipal Code- Property Standards to allow the use of motion sensor-controlled lighting in multi-unit residential buildings.  This now allows motion sensor lighting in corridors, parking garages, storage rooms…

Hoarders in Condo Units

On September 24th, 2010, a fire occurred in an apartment building at 200 Wellesley Street East in Toronto in a suite that was known to property management as a hoarder’s unit.  Supposedly steps had been taken to deal with the…