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June 15, 2020 - By Elia Associates

COVID-19 Bulletin No. 21: What is "Open" and What is "Closed" in Stage 2?

Updated as of June 15th 2020

The Ontario Government recently released its “Framework for Reopening our Province”, which lays out the Province’s approach to restarting the economy. It includes guiding principles and public health recommendations that the Government will use to gradually and safely re-open business, …


June 11, 2020 - By Elia Associates

COVID-19 Bulletin No. 20: Proceed with Caution Before Reopening Your Outdoor Pool

As per the press release issued by the Province of Ontario (the “Province”) on June 8, 2020, certain public health units in the Province will be permitted to commence Stage 2 of the Province’s reopening plan tomorrow. 


June 4, 2020 - By Ashley Winberg

Recent Amendments to the Employment Standards Act Regarding Temporary Layoffs and Constructive Dismissal

The Employment Standards Act permits employers to temporarily lay off employees for a limited period of time, typically without terminating the employment relationship and instead putting the employment relationship on hold. 


May 21, 2020 - By Elia Associates

COVID-19 Bulletin No. 19: Receiving Realtors Again

Further to the recent press release from OREA on May 5th, 2020 and the beginning of Stage 1 of Ontario’s reopening, we wanted to share some thoughts on how to proceed with managing people on your property.


April 27, 2020 - By Elia Associates

COVID-19 Bulletin No. 18: Emergency Order Regarding Condominium Meetings

Electronic Meetings are a GO!


April 16, 2020 - By Elia Associates

COVID-19 Bulletin No. 17: Banning Visitors

Many condominiums Boards are contemplating whether or not visitors should be banned, especially those with dense populations and highly vulnerable residents. While we direct you to speak to your own professional counsel so that you, as a director, are protected by professional advice, we offer the following perspective:


April 14, 2020 - By Julia White & Victor Yee

COVID-19 Bulletin No. 16: Frustration Of Contracts And Force Majeure Clauses

With the summer 2020 season approaching and COVID-19 coronavirus causing major disruptions to nearly all aspects of life in Ontario, condominium corporations will need to think carefully about whether they can still fulfill their obligations under the contracts that they have entered into.


April 1, 2020 - By Elia Associates

COVID-19 Bulletin No.15: Collections - Thinking Outside The Box - 2 more Months?

How do we balance the needs and interests of the condominium corporation, the unit owner in arrears, and all other 3rd parties (e.g. mortgagees) who have an interest in the collection of common expenses?


March 27, 2020 - By Elia Associates

COVID-19 Bulletin No. 14: Moving Protocol

With the end of the month fast approaching, many move-ins and move-outs are scheduled to occur over the weekend and early next week at various condominiums throughout Ontario amidst the COVID-19 crisis.  


March 25, 2020 - By Elia Associates

COVID-19 Bulletin No. 13: Tarion's Response To COVID-19

In light of the COVID-19 Pandemic declaration by the World Health Organization, Tarion has been taking various precautionary measures and adjusting their operations to ensure the health and safety of employees as well as homeowners, builders and the greater community. 

What does this mean for Condominium Corporations …