Eric Laxton

Associate | Toronto


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Upcoming changes to the sale of pre-construction residential condominium units

The winds of change have been blowing, and not just on construction sites but in the regulation of pre-construction homes as well. After an expansive audit from the Attorney General of Ontario, the Government of Ontario and the Tarion Warranty...


Condo development and COVID-19: bonding, limitation periods and turnover

UPDATE: Late in the day on April 24, 2020, the Government of Ontario passed an Order amending Ontario Regulation 107/20 to permit condominium corporations to hold meetings and cast votes virtually (by telephonic or electronic means), notwithstanding any current requirements...


Unavoidable Delay – Tarion Statement of Critical Dates and Addendum Q&A COVID-19

With the rapid spread of COVID-19 across Canada and worldwide, governments and businesses are taking steps to contain the virus and flatten the curve of transmission. As a homebuilder, you might be concerned about meeting your obligations to your purchasers...


“Material Change” in Condominium Developments: A Recent Court of Appeal Decision

Back in April, we looked at a Court of Appeal decision addressing disclosure to purchasers of proposed units in condominium developments.  It was a cautionary tale for the risk associated with inconsistent or confusing disclosure or omitting to disclose where...


More Homes, More Choice… More Density: Ontario’s housing plan takes effect

Addressing supply-side economics, the province approves plans for Toronto’s Downtown and Yonge-Eglinton areas and Bill 108 comes into force. On June 6, 2019, Bill 108, referred to as the More Homes, More Choice Act (the “Bill”), was passed by the...


More Homes, More Choices: Bill 108 and Ontario’s Housing Supply Action Plan

Revisions to the Land Use Planning Regime in addition to Purely Housing Related Proposals On May 2, 2019, Ontario’s Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing introduced new legislation under Bill 108, referred to as the More Homes, More Choice Act,...


Disclosure to Purchasers in Ontario Condominium Developments: A Recent Court of Appeal Decision and Legislative Amendments Already Addressing the Issue

To enable informed decision-making in the condominium market, the Condominium Act, 1998 (Ontario) (the “Condo Act”) imposes upon “Declarants” (the builders of new condominiums who are responsible for registering the declaration and description that will govern the property) the obligation...