Condo Reporter

Timely commentaries on the latest developments in condominium law in Ontario

Condominium Status Certificates – Recent Court of Appeal Decision

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A recent Court of Appeal decision, Orr v. MTCC 1056, highlights the need for condominium corporations to provide accurate status certificates to prospective condo unit purchasers. In 1997, the purchaser, Ms. Rainville, agreed to purchase a re-sale townhouse condo unit. What she saw was a three-story townhouse and that’s what she thought that she was…

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Come see us at CUI +PLACE MAKERS 18th Annual Meeting with Toronto’s Chief Planner!

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Members of A&B’s Condo Group will be attending the 18th Annual Meeting with Toronto’s Chief Planner being held at the new Fort York Visitor Centre on Wednesday, December 17. Following the keynote presentation, A&B’s Jane Pepino will be  moderating a discussion about the role and impact of neighbourhoods on city building. The panelists will help developers, consultants, urban policy makers and community…

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Condo Corporations Should Have Rules to Avoid Headaches

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It is not uncommon for our Condo Group to deal with situations in which one or more residents are engaging in problematic behaviour that the Board wishes to address. However, in many circumstances the conduct does not necessarily contravene a specific provision in the Condominium Act or the condominium corporation’s declaration, by-laws or rules. Boards, fellow…

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Expanded Accessibility Standards Affect Condo Corps

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Ontario continues to expand its accessibility standards as part of the movement towards a barrier-free and accessible province for individuals with disabilities. In the process, condominium corporations contemplating certain renovations may unexpectedly find themselves in breach of the refined legislation. On December 27, 2013, the Ontario Building Code was amended to enhance accessibility in newly…

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