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Specific Legal Issues

February, 25 2022 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): CCI-Toronto Chapter

Legislative Newsflash: Case Law Update: Tharani Holdings Decision

Since November, 2017, the Condominium Act, 1998 (the Act) and the regulations thereunder have required any person running for election to a condominium corporation’s board of directors to disclose certain information to the unit owners in order to be qualified to be elected.


 
Specific Legal Issues

February, 8 2022 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): CCI-Toronto Chapter

Legislative Newsflash: CCI-T Submission to the Condominium Insurance Consultation - Insurance Act, Condominium Act, 1998, Building Code Act, 1992

CCI-T has submitted comprehensive comments to the Ministry of Government and Consumer Service on behalf of all CCI chapters in response to the Ministry’s request for written comments as part of the Ministry’s consultation on condominium insurance issues.


 
Common Issues

January, 27 2022 - Published by Huronia Chapter - Author(s): CCI Huronia Chapter

Intro to Condos Course 2022

If you are an owner and are thinking of becoming a director, this webinar will provide you with a solid foundation on the variety of issues directors are expected to encounter. If you live in a condo, this webinar may answer a lot of your questions about why living in a condo is so different... [Read More]


 
Specific Legal Issues

January, 6 2022 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): CCI-Toronto Chapter

Legislative Newsflash: COVID-19 Modified Stage 2 and Proposed Permanent Changes to Enable Digital and Virtual Processes under the Condominium Act, 1998

As the Ontario government announced on January 3rd, 2022 in response to an increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations, as of January 5th at 12:01 AM, the province has entered into a “Modified Step 2” phase of its road to recovery from the pandemic.


 
Specific Legal Issues

December, 16 2021 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): CCI-Toronto Chapter

Case Law and Condos: A Year in Review

CCi-Toronto Chapter Webinar with session panelists: Megan Mackey, Shibley Righton LLP; Francesco Deo, Deo Condominium Lawyers; An Nguyen, Gardiner Miller Arnold LLP; Benjamin Rutherford, Rutherfod & Mathews


 
Purchasing/Living in a Condominium

November, 9 2021 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Ryan Ricci

Trespassers and Squatters: 9 Tips to Secure Your Property

From the Fall 2021 issue of CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine, Volume 26, Issue Number 1


 
Specific Legal Issues

November, 8 2021 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): CCI-Toronto Chapter

Legislative Newsflash: Condominium Authority Seeks Feedback About Potential Changes to Tribunal’s Rules of Practice

In light of the upcoming expansion of the Condominium Authority Tribunal’s jurisdiction on January 1st 2022 into disputes about noise, odours, smoking, vapours, light, and vibrations, the Condominium Authority of Ontario is seeking the public’s input regarding: 1) Whether and when legal fees should be awarded to a party, and 2) Whether some CAT disputes should proceed by way of a hybrid model of combined Mediation-Arbitration.


 
Specific Legal Issues

November, 3 2021 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): CCI-Toronto Chapter

Legislative Newsflash: Provincial Government Proposes New Employee Protections

The Ontario government has recently (on October 25, 2021) introduced Bill 27, the Working for Workers Act, 2021. If passed, the act will amend various pieces of legislation affecting the rights of employees. We have focused on two of the most potentially relevant workplace changes for condominium communities.


 
Specific Legal Issues

October, 25 2021 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): CCI-Toronto Chapter

Your Guide to Short-Term Rentals

During the COVID-19 pandemic, short-term rentals were paused. But as the pandemic restrictions are lifted, they’ll be back. How will this affect your condo?

A panel of industry experts discussed the impact of new municipal short-term rental bylaws and the best strategies for dealing with short-term rentals in your community.


 
Specific Legal Issues

October, 21 2021 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): CCI-Toronto Chapter

Legislative Newsflash: COVID-19 Passports/Certificates And QR Codes And Other Announcements

As everyone will have heard, last month the Ontario government announced that effective September 22nd, proof of full vaccinations and vaccine passports (referred to as “certificates”) are required for certain places open to the public, such as restaurants, casinos, and movie theatres.


 
Specific Legal Issues

October, 15 2021 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): CCI-Toronto Chapter

Legislative Newsflash: Legislation Prohibits Harassment Of Property Management

As the Province of Ontario continues to navigate through the fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, CCI Toronto and Area Chapter continues to hear reports from property managers who are being subject to harassment in their respective condominium communities. These complaints stem from on-site and online interactions with owners and residents respecting the enforcement of mask policies, as well as other issues.


 
Specific Legal Issues

October, 8 2021 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): CCI-Toronto Chapter

Legislative Newsflash: Provisions for Electronic Meetings Extended to September 30, 2022

The Government of Ontario made regulatory amendments on October 1, 2021 under the Business Corporations Act (OBCA), Corporations Act (CA), Co-operative Corporations Act (CCA) and Condominium Act, 1998 (Condo Act) that extend the temporary legislative amendments permitting corporations governed under the OBCA, CA, CCA and Condo Act to call and hold meetings virtually, as applicable, notwithstanding current requirements.


 
Specific Legal Issues

September, 24 2021 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): CCI-Toronto Chapter

Legislative Newsflash: Expanding the Condominium Authority Tribunal’s Jurisdiction to Include Nuisance-Related Disputes

The Ontario government’s Ministry of Government and Consumer Services announced on Thursday September 23rd, 2021 that the certain amendments to the Condominium Act, 1998 and the Regulations thereto would be proclaimed into force on Saturday, January 1st, 2022.


 
Specific Legal Issues

September, 3 2021 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): CCI-Toronto Chapter

Legislative Newsflash: Competition Bureau – Criminal Charges Laid

On March 29, 2021, the Federal Competition Bureau published a brief news release related to alleged bid rigging in GTA condominium refurbishments occurring between 2009 and 2014.


 
Specific Legal Issues

July, 15 2021 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): CCI-Toronto Chapter

Legislative Newsflash: Ontario Step 3

On July 16, 2021, the Province of Ontario is set to enter Step 3 of the Provincial Government’s re-opening plan. Step 3 allows for more relaxed public health restrictions, many of which may have an impact on the re-opening of condominium amenities.


 
Specific Legal Issues

June, 10 2021 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): CCI-Toronto Chapter

Legislative Newsflash: Sudbury Case

It is generally understood by most condominium managers and directors that condominium corporations have certain obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA). The OHSA arises most often in cases involving allegations of violent or harassing behaviour that is directed toward persons for whom the condominium corporation is their workplace.


 
Specific Legal Issues

May, 20 2021 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): CCI-Toronto Chapter

Legislative Newsflash: Protection From Liability – COVID-19

As previously referenced in our legislative newsflash of November 3, 2020, Bill 218, the Supporting Ontario’s Recovery and Municipal Elections Act, 2020 (“SORMEA”) has become law. The legislation was effective as of November 20, 2020 and is retroactive to March 17, 2020.


 
Insurance Issues

May, 1 2021 - Published by Other - Author(s): CCI National

IBC National Commercial Insurance Task Force Final Report

When Canada’s property and casualty (P&C) insurance industry launched its National Commercial Insurance Task Force (Task Force) in January 2020, its initial focus was to help those businesses and organizations, such as condominium and strata corporations, struggling to find affordable insurance options in a hardening commercial insurance market. Then COVID-19 hit.


 
Specific Legal Issues

April, 23 2021 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): CCI-Toronto Chapter

Legislative Newsflash: Covid19 Update

The Ontario Government announced new restrictions that came into effect on Thursday, April 8 at 12:01 a.m. to address the increasing number of COVID-19 infections across the province. The new restrictions include a Declaration of Emergency and a province wide Stay-at-Home Order.


 
Specific Legal Issues

April, 22 2021 - Published by Manitoba Chapter - Author(s): Duane Rohne, Director CCI Manitoba

Condos, Electric Vehicles & Charging Stations

EV's are coming, meaning that Condominium Corporations (CC) might consider beginning a dialogue with unit owners considering the purchase of a ZEV or PHEV.


 
Purchasing/Living in a Condominium

April, 1 2021 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Murray Johnson, John De Vellis, Stacey Kurck, Connie Pappas-Boccitto

COVID-19 and the Condo Climate

From the Spring 2021 issue of the CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine.


 
Property Management Issues

January, 14 2021 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Bill Colucci

A House Divided Cannot Stand

From the Winter 2020 issue of the CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine.


 
Specific Legal Issues

October, 2 2020 - Published by CCI National - Author(s): CCI National

National Condominium Primer

The CCI National Condominium Primer provides an overview of some of the basic aspects of statutes and regulations from each province and territory.

It is provided as an educational reference to familiarize National Directors on the legislative frameworks of condominium legislation across Canada.


August, 1 2020 - CCI Original Content - Published by CCI National - Author(s): CCI - James Davidson (Davidson Houle Allen LLP)

Condo Cases Across Canada

Condo Cases Across Canada is a quarterly publication of the Canadian Condominium Institute, National Chapter. Each issue contains summaries of some of the latest condominium decisions (from Courts and Administrative Tribunals) across the country. Not all cases are summarized. But most of the key condominium cases are summarized.


 
Insurance Issues

July, 1 2020 - Published by CCI National - Author(s): CCI National

Summary of Insurance Across Canada

Summary of Insurance across Canada, published by the CCI National Government Relations Committee.


 
Communities

July, 1 2020 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): CCI-T CondoSTRENGTH

COVID-19 Uniting Your Community

From the Summer 2020 issue of the CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine.


 
Purchasing/Living in a Condominium

July, 1 2020 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): CONNIE PAPPAS-BOCCITTO

Showing and Selling a Condo

From the Summer 2020 issue of the CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine.


 
Specific Legal Issues

April, 20 2020 - Published by Vancouver Chapter - Author(s): CCI Vancouver Chapter

Strata Educational Seminar - Recent CRT and Court Decisions - Bed Bugs - February 22, 2020

Video 1 of 8 | Recording of the Strata Educational Seminar Provided by CCI Vancouver on February 22, 2020 | Topic: Recent CRT & Court Decisions - Bed Bugs Inspection

You can watch the video at the link below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZ-Y8r1B0zA

Introduction by Jim Allison, Assertive Northwest Property Management Group Inc. | CCI Vancouver President

Presenter: Jamie Bleay, Access Law Group


 
Specific Legal Issues

April, 20 2020 - Published by Vancouver Chapter - Author(s): CCI Vancouver Chapter

Strata Educational Seminar - Recent CRT and Court Decisions - Governance - February 22, 2020

Video 2 of 8 | Recording of the Strata Educational Seminar Provided by CCI Vancouver on February 22, 2020 | Topic: Recent CRT & Court Decisions - Governance Issues

You can watch the video at the link below:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkveUV_iG9M

Presenter: Shawn Smith, Cleveland Doan LLP


 
Specific Legal Issues

April, 20 2020 - Published by Vancouver Chapter - Author(s): CCI Vancouver Chapter

Strata Educational Seminar - Recent CRT and Court Decisions - The Persistently Non-Compliant Owner - February 22, 2020

Video 3 of 8 | Recording of the Strata Educational Seminar Provided by CCI Vancouver on February 22, 2020 | Topic: Recent CRT & Court Decisions - The Persistently Incompliant Owner

You can watch the video at the link below:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p46ipigGQfw

Presenter: Matthew Both, Access Law Group


 
Insurance Issues

April, 20 2020 - Published by Vancouver Chapter - Author(s): CCI Vancouver Chapter

Strata Educational Seminar - Strata Insurance Challenges - Insurance Renewals, Premiums and Deductibles -February 22, 2020

Video 4 of 8 | Recording of the Strata Educational Seminar Provided by CCI Vancouver on February 22, 2020

Topic: Current Strata Insurance Challenges - Insurance Renewals, Premiums and Deductibles

Introduction by Jim Allison, Assertive Northwest Property Management Group Inc. | CCI Vancouver President

Presenter: Paul Murcutt, BFL Canada Insurance Services Inc.


 
Insurance Issues

April, 20 2020 - Published by Vancouver Chapter - Author(s): CCI Vancouver Chapter

Strata Educational Seminar - Strata Insurance Challenges - Risk Management, Loss Prevention and Reduction -February 22, 2020

Video 5 of 8 | Recording of the Strata Educational Seminar Provided by CCI Vancouver on February 22, 2020

Topic: Current Strata Insurance Challenges | Risk Management - Loss Prevention and Reduction

Presenter: Grace Wang, HUB International Insurance Brokers


 
Specific Legal Issues

April, 20 2020 - Published by Vancouver Chapter - Author(s): CCI Vancouver Chapter

Strata Educational Seminar - CRT Decisions on Insurance Deductibles and Chargebacks - February 22, 2020

Video 6 of 8 | Recording of the Strata Educational Seminar Provided by CCI Vancouver on February 22, 2020

Topic: CRT Decisions Regarding Insurance Deductibles & Chargebacks | Do's and Don'ts / Challenges to Recover Insurance Deductibles & Chargebacks

Presenter: Jamie Bleay, Access Law Group


 
Specific Legal Issues

April, 20 2020 - Published by Vancouver Chapter - Author(s): CCI Vancouver Chapter

Strata Educational Seminar - CRT Decisions regarding Strata Insurance and Chargebacks - Owner to owner claims - February 22, 2020

Video 7 of 8 | Recording of the Strata Educational Seminar Provided by CCI Vancouver on February 22, 2020

Topic: CRT Decisions Regarding Strata Insurance Deductibles & Chargebacks | Owner to Owner Claims

Presenter: Shawn Smith, Cleveland Doan LLP


 
Specific Legal Issues

April, 20 2020 - Published by Vancouver Chapter - Author(s): CCI Vancouver Chapter

Strata Educational Seminar - CRT Decisions regarding Strata Insurance Deductibles and Chargebacks - What is a chargeback? - February 22, 2020

Video 8 of 8 | Recording of the Strata Educational Seminar Provided by CCI Vancouver on February 22, 2020

Topic: CRT Decisions Regarding Strata Insurance Deductibles & Chargebacks | What is a Chargeback?

Presenter: Matthew Both, Access Law Group


 
COVID-19

March, 26 2020 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Robert Mullin, BA(Hons.), LL.B., LL.M., ACCI, and Christopher Mendes, B.A.(Hons), M.A., J.D

COVID-19 & Condos

As COVID-19 continues to take its toll, what does this mean for condominiums as monthly common element fees continue to become due? Are the lien procedures in the Condominium Act, 1998 (the “Act”) still viable?


 
Repairs, Maintenance and Renovations

November, 28 2019 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Henry J. Jansen, P.Eng., ACCI

The Case of the Moldy Dog

Outbreak of mould at a condo complex. Where did it come from? Now what do we do?


 
Board of Directors and Meetings

October, 11 2019 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Bill Colucci

Extra Expense or Added Benefit?

From the Fall 2019 issue of the CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine.


 
Purchasing/Living in a Condominium

August, 7 2019 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Lyndsey McNally, Maria Durdan, Connie Pappas-Boccitto, Mario Deo

Condo Convos: Harassment in Condos

CCI continues its CONDO CONVOS series - casual conversations of interest to the condominium community - with a presentation about harassment in condos.

Lyndsey McNally moderates a conversation with Maria Durdan, Connie Pappas-Boccitto and Mario Deo.


 
Condominium and Industry Profiles

April, 19 2017 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): CCI

Acronyms Worth Knowing

From the Spring 2017 issue of the CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine.


 
Reserve Funds and Reserve Fund Studies

April, 1 2015 - Published by CCI National - Author(s): CCI National

Legislative Summary of Reserve Funds on a Provincial Basis

Legislative Summary of Reserve Funds on a Provincial Basis


January, 2 2013 - Published by Vancouver Chapter - Author(s): CCI Vancouver Chapter

CCI Vancouver - Link to Business Partners & Professionals Directory

The Professional and Business Partners listed in our directory are both strata-focused and provide local expertise for the unique needs of strata corporations.


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