With construction booming and land scarce, condo buildings in urban areas may face a situation where a neighbouring developer requires access to their land.
Living through construction may be a fact of life for city dwellers, but living through construction can be a fact of life and death for hospital patients.
Starting next year, builders and vendors of residential conversion projects will have to register with Tarion and get approval to proceed with their plans.
Ontario’s residential construction industry is anxiously awaiting tools from the province to help it uphold its workplace health and safety obligations when recreational cannabis becomes legal next year.
In Ross Clair v. Canada (Attorney General), the Ontario Court of Appeal held that a contractor’s $1.437 million claim for extras was barred because the
An interim report in Tarion review flags calls for a dedicated section for and further rules unique to condominiums in the new home warranties legislation.
In the past few years, there have been many cases of glass balcony guards breaking. An expert explains why this happens and how to mitigate the risk.
In many cases insurance is unavailable, developers are unwilling or unable to help and condominiums end up repairing construction deficiencies themselves.
The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services this week released consultation dates and locations for the Tarion review, following a stretch of silence that, for some, raised questions about the terms of engagement.
A new report on the impacts of residential intensification on consumers makes recommendations for consumer education, planning policies and more.
Construction contracts often call for disputes to be “finally resolved” by way of arbitration in order to exert some control over the process, keep disputes out of the public record, and manage costs.
A new working at heights training standard aimed at preventing deaths and critical injuries in the Ontario construction sector takes effect April 1.
In a landmark decision released on November 3, 2014, the Provincial Court of Alberta found Williams Engineering Canada Inc. (Williams Engineering) guilty of creating unsafe conditions contrary to provincial safety legislation.
A property management company has a health and safety program in place; its employees are well-trained and aware of the hazards they face in the
Many of Ontario’s building owners and managers are now struggling to decipher requirements for barrier-free access in the Ontario Building Code (OBC), under the Accessibility
Owners in a new condo building may want to strike a steering committee to oversee the transition from declarant-appointed board to owner-elected board.
In 2010, the Supreme Court of Canada affected a shift in contract law when it decided the case of Tercon Contractors Ltd. v. British Columbia (Tercon). That case precipitated two major changes to the law governing exclusion clauses (clauses limiting or excluding liability).