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Specific Legal Issues

November, 18 2022 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): CCI-Toronto Chapter

Legislative Newsflash: CMRAO Continuing Professional Education Framework

CMRAO published it's new Continuing Professional Education (CPE) framework on November 16, 2022.


 
Specific Legal Issues

August, 23 2022 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): CCI-Toronto Chapter

Legislative Newsflash: New Elevator Outage Reporting Requirements and Administrative Penalties under the TSSA

Further to our previous Legislative Newsflashes on elevator safety, elevator availability and administrative penalties for non-compliance, on July 1, 2022, two new provincial regulations under the Technical Standards and Safety Act came into effect. These new regulations will impact condominium corporations across Ontario, and we encourage all boards and managers to familiarize themselves with the changes and new requirements. A brief summary of each new regulation is set out below:


 
Specific Legal Issues

August, 4 2022 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): CCI-Toronto Chapter

Legislative Newsflash: New Minister and Renamed Ministry Overseeing the Condominium Act

Following the June 2nd 2022 provincial election, the Ontario government announced on June 24th 2022 that the ministry responsible for overseeing the Condominium Act and the Condominium Management Services Act, formerly known as the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services, is now known as the Ministry of Public and Business...


 
Specific Legal Issues

July, 14 2022 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): CCI-Toronto Chapter

Legislative Newsflash: Airbnb Class Action Settlement

CCI-Toronto has been made aware of a class action lawsuit that was filed in British Columbia against Airbnb. Based on the proposed class definition as filed with the BC court, the class includes a) all condominium corporations in Canada whose common elements were used or rented through Airbnb without the corporation’s consent, and in breach of the corporation’s governing documents, and ...


 
Specific Legal Issues

June, 23 2022 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): CCI-Toronto Chapter

Recent Amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Act

The Ontario government recently made changes to the Occupational Health and Safety Act to address the issue of delivery workers lacking reliable access to a washroom while working....


 
Specific Legal Issues

May, 31 2022 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): CCI-Toronto Chapter

Ontario Provincial Elections - Election Outreach Responses

The provincial election to be held on June 2, 2022 is fast approaching. CCI-Toronto, in conjunction with the other Ontario CCI Chapters, sent a questionnaire to candidates representing the major parties in wards with a significant number of condominiums, asking for their positions on several condominium-related issues with background information to provide them with basic information on the issues.


 
Specific Legal Issues

May, 24 2022 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): CCI-Toronto Chapter

Ontario Further Strengthens Consumer Protection for Buyers of New and Pre-construction Condos

In view of heightened public concern and media reports about cancelled pre-construction condominium projects, the Ontario government has announced regulatory changes aimed at helping to protect buyers of new and pre-construction condominiums.


 
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.


 
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


 
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.


 
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.


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