Condominium Act

electric vehicles

CondoBusiness

Proposal aims to remove roadblocks to electric vehicles in condos

The Ontario government is looking at ways to next spring remove roadblocks to installing electric vehicle charging stations on condo properties.
telecom

CondoBusiness

When can condos enter bulk telecom contracts?

The courts recently reviewed the authority on which a condo corporation may rely in entering into a bulk services contract with a telecom provider.
detached homes

CondoBusiness

Proposed Tarion policy to help protect new home buyers

New home buyers in Ontario will soon have greater deposit protection once a proposed policy and draft regulation from Tarion comes into effect.
condominium authority tribunal

CondoBusiness

Ian Darling named Condominium Authority Tribunal chair

Ian Darling will serve as the first chair of the Condominium Authority Tribunal (CAT) starting Oct. 2.
Condominium Authority

CondoBusiness

Condominium Authority of Ontario adopts fees as proposed

Condo owners will pay a monthly fee of $1 per voting unit to fund services to be provided by the newly formed Condominium Authority of Ontario.
condo law

CondoBusiness

Countdown on to roll out of condo law reforms

The countdown to the roll out of changes to Ontario’s condo laws is on. Directors and owners will soon be able to call or email the Condominium Authority of Ontario (CAO).
Shibley Righton

CondoBusiness

Shibley Righton LLP’s condo law group expands

Prominent local condo lawyers Audrey Loeb and Armand Conant have teamed up under the Shibley Righton LLP banner.
condo auditors

CondoBusiness

What board directors should ask condo auditors

It’s important for board members to review the draft financial statements and know what questions to ask their condo auditor before giving their approval.
L Tower

CondoBusiness

Old condo board out, new condo board in at L Tower

Owners of Toronto’s L Tower voted on June 29 to remove its now-former board of directors and elect replacements.
condo returns

CondoBusiness

Condo returns, registry coming to Ontario in 2018

Ontario condo corporations can expect to start filing annual returns in 2018, according to a regulatory proposal released last week.
condo law reforms

CondoBusiness

Updated timeline released for condo law reforms

The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services has released an updated timeline for the roll out of condo law reforms.
dogs in condos

CondoBusiness

Much a-doo about dogs in condos

With the growing number of dogs in condos, DNA registration programs have become available that match unscooped waste to offending pooches.
condo manager licensing

CondoBusiness

First condo manager licensing reg finalized

A final version of the first set of rules under new legislation that will establish condo manager licensing is now available online.
special owners' meeting

CondoBusiness

Can a condo owners’ meeting be discriminatory?

The Ontario Human Rights Tribunal dismissed applications alleging discrimination in a case of a special owners' meeting that fell on a religious holiday.
condo board

CondoBusiness

When private interests infiltrate the condo board

Governance challenges and financial issues abound when condo board directors become motivated by self-interest.
Roehampton

CondoBusiness

Unit owners sell boutique buildings to developer

The sale of a property in midtown Toronto that closed in January marks Ontario’s first case of unit owners terminating a condo corporation by vote.
maintenance fees

CondoBusiness

How climate change could affect maintenance fees

Maintenance fees are based on historic norms, stable benchmarks and logical predictions. What happens when those predictions no longer fit the weather?