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Ontario extends deadlines for virtual meetings

Monday, October 5, 2020

The Ontario government has extended the deadline for condominium corporations to hold meetings virtually. The previous deadline of November 21, 2020, has now been changed to May 31, 2021.

As cases of coronavirus rise across the province, many condo corporations have been anticipating whether or not the government would make any legislative amendments.

While the changes do not extend the timeframe to hold AGMs, they allow for virtual meetings and electronic voting to continue without a bylaw. Besides AGMs, this includes owners’ meetings and director’s meetings.

As it stands, condo corporations whose AGMs were due between March 17 and July 24 must hold their AGM by October 22, 2020. If their deadline falls between July 24 and August 23, 2020, then the AGM must take place by November 21, 2020.

According to Lash Condo Law, “notices for directors meetings may be sent by electronic communication whether or not the by-laws specify otherwise; directors meetings can be held by teleconference without the consent of all of the directors; and anything required to be given to an owner or mortgagee under the Act with respect to a meeting may be given by electronic means, even if an owner or mortgagee has not entered into an agreement to receive notices electronically.”

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