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October 1, 2020 - By Victor Yee

New Claws For The CAT: Pets, Vehicles, Parking, And Storage (A.K.A. Part 4 Of Why The CAT Must Award Legal Costs)

On Thursday October 1st 2020, the Condominium Authority Tribunal of Ontario (the “CAT”) expanded its jurisdiction beyond disputes about condominium record-keeping and record-disclosure, to also include disputes about pets, vehicles, parking, and storage (what we’ll call “PVPS” issues).  The CAT’s jurisdiction now includes disputes about chargebacks for those …

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September 17, 2020 - By Victor Yee

Why The CAT Should Award Legal Costs, Part 3: Problematic Self-Representation By Boards Or Managers, And Scandalous Allegations By Unit Owners

As we pointed out in our 2 previous articles (here and here), the Condominium Authority Tribunal of Ontario (the “CAT”) should be awarding legal costs to parties when they are successful in their litigation.  Since Condominium Managers should not be representing their condominium corporation clients at the CAT, …

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July 30, 2020 - By Elia Associates

COVID-19 Bulletin No. 27: Mandatory Face Mask Policies in Condominiums in the City of Toronto

 The City of Toronto’s By-law 664-2020 was passed on July 29, 2020, and same provides that as of August 5, 2020, all condominiums in the City of Toronto must:

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July 29, 2020 - By Elia Associates

COVID-19 Bulletin No. 24: Toronto and Peel Move to Stage 3!

The Government of Ontario announced today, July 29th 2020, that effective Friday July 31st 2020, Toronto and Peel Region will be joining the rest of the public health units in Stage 3 of the Province’s Re-opening Plan. This comes just in time for the Civic Holiday long weekend!

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July 29, 2020 - By Elia Associates

COVID-19 Bulletin No. 25: Masks Will Become Mandatory in Condominiums in the City of Toronto

On July 29, 2020, Mayor John Tory announced that masks will become mandatory in all common element areas in condominiums in the City of Toronto.

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July 29, 2020 - By Elia Associates

COVID-19 Bulletin No. 26: The Clock Is Ticking To Book Your AGM

On July 21, 2020, Bill 195, Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act, 2020 (the “Reopening Act”) received Royal Assent, and came into force on July 24, 2020. 

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July 23, 2020 - By Elia Associates

COVID-19 Bulletin No. 23: Condominiums In The City of Toronto Urged To Implement A Mandatory mask Policy

In a press release issued by the City of Toronto on July 22, 2020, Mayor John Tory urged all apartments and condominiums in the City of Toronto to adopt a mask or face covering policy for all indoor common element areas. 

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July 20, 2020 - By Elia Associates

COVID-19 Bulletin No. 22: Stage 3 And Condominiums

On July 20, 2020, the Government of Ontario announced that the majority of public health units in the Province will be permitted to move to Stage 3 of the Province’s Reopening Plan effective Friday, July 24, 2020.

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July 9, 2020 - By Julia White

Are Masks or Face Coverings Mandatory in Condominium Corporations?

At this point, all public health regions have been given the “green light” to move into Stage 2 of reopening in Ontario. Since then, some municipalities are have taken, or are considering taking steps to make public spaces safer for all individuals by making the wearing of non-surgical …

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June 24, 2020 - By Victor Yee

Automatic Removal Of Directors: Failure To Complete CAO Training Or Failure To Comply With Director Disclosure Obligations

On June 24th 2020, the Ontario Court of Appeal overturned a lower court’s decision and ruled that City of Toronto councillor James (“Jim”) Karygiannis could not be granted judicial relief from the automatic forfeiture of his council seat, due to his failure to comply with campaign spending laws …

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