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Can condo corporations prohibit short-term rentals during the COVID-19 pandemic?

We are now in a time of social distancing, self-isolation and quarantines.  Depending on how the COVID-19 pandemic progresses, there may be further and more stringent measures. Many unit owners in condominium corporations operate those units as short-term rental units...

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Does Ontario’s Condominium Act permit virtual owners’ meetings?

Many condo managers and board members are grappling with the range of issues the COVID-19 pandemic has presented.  With Annual General Meeting season coming upon us, many have turned their minds to the obligation to hold the meeting within six...

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Should condominium corporations register liens considering the Order in Council?

In today’s climate, news from a week ago is considered prehistoric but we thought it necessary to chime in on an important conversation with month-end around the corner. On March 17, 2020, the Government of Ontario suspended all “limitation periods”...

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COVID-19 and Business Interruption Claims

Coverage under a typical insurance policy for business interruption is initiated by the insured sustaining a loss caused by “direct physical loss or damage to buildings, equipment or stock”.   Despite the substantial economic damage that COVID-19 continues to cause, the...

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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...

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Managing COVID-19 in condos

As the public response to Coronavirus (“COVID-19”) expands, it has become clear that the best course of action to reduce the risk of transmission is to practice social distancing. In addition to impacts on daily life that are quickly becoming...

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Back to Basics: Top Ten Tips to Run a Condo Board Meeting

Board meetings often have much to address within time constraints and all Board members play a key role in maintaining focus on efficiencies and productivity. With this in mind, we have created our top ten tips for running a Board...

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Hawkins: The oppression remedy, charge backs and condo-wide work

Condominium corporations are uniquely placed to encounter collective action problems.  Each condo unit is individually owned, but they share much of the same infrastructure and that infrastructure connects with collectively owned infrastructure. TSCC 1696 encountered one of these situations when...

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New Airbnb regulations following waterfront condo deaths

The tragic shooting that resulted in three deaths at a Waterfront Toronto Airbnb condo on January 31, 2020 has brought safety concerns associated with Airbnb rentals back into the public spotlight. The response to this issue is developing rapidly, with...

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The Amlani Decision: Recovering Compliance Costs from Unit Owners

There has been considerable debate in the condo industry since the release of the Superior Court of Justice’s decision in Amlani v. York Condominium Corporation No. 473 (“Amlani”). While some have taken the position that corporations now cannot recover the...

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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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