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New community benefits charge framework in effect

The Province of Ontario has now introduced regulations which flesh out how the Community Benefits Charges regime, initially announced in 2019 by Bill 108, the More Homes, More Choice Act (“Bill 108”) and revised by Bill 197, the COVID-19 Economic...

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Condo amenities reopening

As the Province of Ontario continues to allow for “new” types of activities to resume, many condo Boards are considering what amenities can be reopened and, perhaps more importantly, what procedures and safeguards can be put in place to protect...

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COVID-19 in commercial leasing – the “Phantom Menace”?

As society begins to reopen in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, so too must businesses begin to readjust to the harsh realities of fulfilling their contractual obligations.  However, the pandemic has given rise to much discussion as to the...

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Are you interested in decreasing the expense side of the balance sheet?: Ontario assessment appeal deadline extended to May 29, 2020

The Ontario deadline to file assessment appeals under the Assessment Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. A.31. has been extended to May 29, 2020.  You might be asking: Why should I care?  That question is answered below. We all know that property...

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Can condo corporations recover insurance premium increases from unit owners?

Many condo corporations have provisions in their declarations that provide that the corporation can recover an increase in the corporation’s insurance premiums from an owner who, by act or omission, caused that increase (“Premium Increase Provisions”).  Practically speaking, the use...

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Restrictive commercial use servitudes in Quebec: The door is shut

While we try to imagine what shopping centres will become after the Covid-19 pandemic ends (whenever that may be), the Quebec Court of Appeal has clearly indicated that attempts to control the commercial uses of same, by way of restrictions...

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Province of Ontario suspends condo AGM deadlines and permits e-meetings/voting

The news all condo corporations in Ontario have been waiting for is finally here. On April 24, 2020, the Province amended O.Reg 107/20 under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (Ontario) so that it apples to condos. The Order...

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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...

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COVID-19: A relief resource for commercial tenants and landlords across Canada

Miller Thomson LLP recognises this is an unprecedented time and we continue to be committed to the well-being and sustainability of our clients. The government and various other institutions have implemented a number of measures aimed at providing economic relief...

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How to enforce temporary COVID-19 related prohibitions and other urgent safety matters during the pandemic?

Please note, this article is current as of its date of publication. Events during this COVID-19 pandemic are rapidly developing.  To ensure you have the latest information, you should contact the author of this article. During the current COVID-19 pandemic,...

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COVID-19 Resources

We have written on a variety of topics to help identify the pertinent issues, understand the legal implications, minimize risk exposure and manage legal obligations.

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How to enforce compliance with the condo corporation’s governing documents?

Owners and tenants of a condo unit need to comply with bylaws and rules. Here’s what condo boards should know when setting out their enforcement policies.

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