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January 24, 2022 - By Elia Associates

Covid-19 Bulletin No.50: Ontario Announces Plan To Gradually Lift COVID-19 Restrictions

Before the weekend, Premier Ford announced the province’s three step plan to gradually lift COVID-19 restrictions, beginning January 31st 2022, and continuing through February and March. On January 31st 2022, businesses, including gyms and restaurants offering indoor dining will be permitted to reopen again with 50% capacity. The government added that …

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January 12, 2022 - By Elia Associates

Covid-19 Bulletin No.49: COVID-19 Restrictions: Ongoing Confusion & Inconsistency

Since our COVID-19 Bulletin No. 48, which was posted on January 5th 2022, there has been an ongoing debate within the condominium industry as to whether the Step 2 Regulation: Ontario Regulation 263/20 (“O. Reg 263/20”) applies to condominiums.

On January 7th 2022, the Ontario Minister of Health’s office confirmed …

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January 6, 2022 - By Victor Yee

CAT Says Hurry, But Will Their New Costs Regime Catch Up?

Condominium corporations often want to enforce against a unit owner or resident’s violating behaviour as quickly as possible.  But condominium managers and condominium lawyers have been trained, after decades of case law from the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, to believe that “jumping the gun” and going straight to Court …

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January 5, 2022 - By Elia Associates

Covid-19 Bulletin No.48: Ontario Reinstates Further Restrictions

As of Wednesday, January 5th 2021, in response to the rapidly spreading Omicron variant of COVID-19, Ontario will be returning to a modified Step Two of its re-opening plan, resulting in the closure of indoor dining, gyms, theatres and re-instating lower capacity limits in most other indoor and outdoor settings. …

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December 14, 2021 - By Elia Associates

Covid-19 Bulletin No.47: Ontario's Proof Of Vaccination And Booster Eligibility

QR Code Requirements to Verify Vaccination Status

The province announced changes to the proof of vaccination system after a sudden escalation of Omicron cases and data suggesting that it will be the dominant strain by January 2022. The initial plan to end the provincial vaccine passport program in mid-January has …

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November 1, 2021 - By Victor Yee

Winter Is Coming: Ready Your Condo’s Noise And Other Nuisance Enforcements

On September 23rd 2021, the Ontario Ministry of Government and Consumer Services (the “MGCS”) announced that as of January 1st 2022, the Condominium Authority Tribunal (the “CAT”) will have the jurisdiction to hear condominium disputes regarding noise, odour, smoke, vapour, light, or vibration (collectively, “NOSVLV” disputes).

On October 27th 2021, the Ontario Real …

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October 28, 2021 - By Elia Associates

Covid-19 Bulletin No.47: Reopening The Province By March 2022

The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, has released a plan to safely re-open Ontario that will manage COVID-19 for the long term. The plan outlines the province’s gradual approach to lifting the remaining public health and workplace safety measures by March 2022.

Ontario will …

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October 22, 2021 - By Elia Associates

Covid-19 Bulletin No.46: Ontario Extends Deadlines For Virtual Meetings And Electronic Voting

The Ontario government has extended the deadline for condominium corporations to hold meetings virtually. The previous deadline of December 31, 2021, has now been changed to September 30, 2022.

While the changes do not extend the timeframe to hold AGMs, it does allow for virtual meetings and electronic voting to …

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October 7, 2021 - By Victor Yee

CAT Gets Amlani Wrong Again; Why Does It Matter?

Unfortunately, the CAT has continued to misinterpret the Amlani case.  In the CAT’s October 1st 2021 decision in Middlesex Vacant Land Condominium Corporation No. 605 v. Cui, 2021 ONCAT 91 (“Cui”), the CAT has yet again failed to understand that Amlani was confined to the specific facts in that specific …

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September 22, 2021 - By Elia Associates

Covid-19 Bulletin No.45: Ontario's Proof Of Vaccination Program – Welcome To Vaccine Passports

With reluctance, the Ontario Government has introduced the Vaccine Passport.  Ontario residents will need to either print or download their second dose receipt from the government website until the enhanced certificate becomes available on or around October 22nd 2021. Proof signed by an Indigenous health provider or a receipt from …

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