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March 17, 2020 - By Ashley Winberg and Patricia Elia

COVID-19 Bulletin No. 3: Immediate Protocols To Be Implemented By Condominiums

Condominium corporations are the “fourth level of government” and have a statutory obligation to take reasonable steps to protect all persons on condominium property from foreseeable harm and dangerous conditions as per the Occupier’s Liability Act and the Condominium Act.  As the window to flatten the COVID-19 curb …

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March 16, 2020 - By Ashley Winberg and Patricia Elia

COVID-19 Bulletin No. 2: Immediate Actions To Be Taken By All Condominium Corporations

Restrictions imposed by the Federal, Provincial and Municipal governments in response to the COVID-19 pandemic have required that Canadians immediately change our way of life; however, few condominium corporations have taken action in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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March 12, 2020 - By Ashley Winberg

COVID-19 Bulletin No. 1: Preventative Measures and the Protection of Vulnerable Populations within Condominium Communities

On Wednesday, the World Health Organization declared to the eruption of COVID-19 as a pandemic, which can have serious health consequences and be fatal for the elderly and individuals with underlying medical conditions. 

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March 3, 2020 - By Taheratul Haque

Removing A Harsh Penalty For Non-Compliance: YRSCC No.1206 v. 520 Steeles

The modern era of the Condominium Act has brought about numerous decisions from the Courts which emphasize the consumer protection nature of the Act. However, there remain certain older decisions which interpret the words of the Act strictly, leading to potentially harsh results to the consumer.

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February 13, 2020 - By Victor Yee

Condo Residents Have No Expectation of Privacy in Parking Garages, and Low Expectation of Privacy in Hallways

The Ontario Court of Appeal has recently affirmed, on December 2nd 2019 in the case of R. v. Yu, 2019 ONCA 942 (“Yu”), that condominium residents have significantly diminished privacy rights in the common elements.

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February 13, 2020 - By Jonathan Wright

The Importance Of Experts Reports

On January 31, 2020, the Ontario Court of Appeal released its decision in MTCC No. 1100 v. A.G. Shanks Plumbing and Heating Limited.  In this case, the MTCC No. 1100 claimed damages arising out of a fire that destroyed a historic mansion, which was part of a condominium development in …

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February 5, 2020 - By Taheratul Haque

January 2020: Small Claims Court Damages Increased

Starting January 1, 2020, the monetary jurisdiction in the Ontario Small Claims Court, has been increased from $25,000.00 to $35,000.00 under O. Reg. 626/00.

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January 13, 2020 - By Victor Yee

Ontario Superior Court Enforces CAT Order For First Time

With the arrival of a new year and a new decade, came a new ruling from the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, confirming that an Order by the Condominium Authority Tribunal of Ontario (the “CAT”) can be enforced by the Superior Court – and full indemnity legal costs …

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December 13, 2019

CONDOCENTRIC.ca's Top 5 Articles of 2019

5. When Will A Condominium Corporation Be Held Liable For Invasion Of Privacy?  by Patricia Elia and Julia White

4. Should The Government Expand Or Eliminate The "CAT"? The Middle Way By Victor Yee 

3. Has The Court Lowered The Threshold For Approving By-laws? By Antoni Casalinuovo

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November 4, 2019 - By Victor Yee & Julia White

Managers Are Not Allowed To Represent Condos At The CAT, And Other Reasons Why The CAT Should Award Costs: Part 2

In our previous article, we discussed why the Condominium Authority Tribunal of Ontario (the “CAT”) should revise its Rules of Practice so that a Stage 3 Adjudicator has greater discretion to award legal costs to a successful party.

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