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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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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, …

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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. 

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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. 

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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 https://www.orea.com/News-and-Events/News-and-Press-Releases/Press-Releases/May-5-2020 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.

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April 27, 2020 - By Elia Associates

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

Electronic Meetings are a GO!

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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:

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