In a recent post, we blogged about an owner who had engaged in inappropriate behaviour to such an extent that it constituted a breach of sections 117 and 119 of the Condominium Act. The court made a number of compliance orders…more
Many of us have had experience with unit owners who refuse to provide access to their unit for pest control. We have dealt with unit owners who raise issues with respect to the type of pesticide that is being used. In certain…more
The Ottawa Citizen recently reported about a 275-unit condominium building that was facing costs of approximately $15.3 million to complete a major overhaul of the entire brick and cladding façade to stop water penetration in…more
What are the responsibilities of a condominium corporation where second-hand smoke is emanating from one unit to another? Are there additional responsibilities where the complaining owner is allergic to cigarette smoke?…more
In a recent post, we blogged about an owner who had engaged in inappropriate and abusive behaviour.
In another recently-reported case, Wentworth Condo Corp. No. 34 v. Brendan Taylor and Samantha Jones, we see another…more
On January 16, 2014, the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) released proposed amendments to enhance the disclosure of boards’ gender diversity…more
There’s more to buying a condominium than finding the right unit in the right location. Many first-time condo purchasers do not really understand what condo living entails and how this may affect their lifestyle…more
- Establish policies and procedures for collection of KYC information, meaningful KYP and suitability assessment – provide adequate training to ensure understanding by representatives.
The Ontario Human Rights Code provides protections and rights to persons with disabilities. Where a condominium resident provides sufficient evidence that he or she suffers from a disability attracting the protection of the…more
As my colleague Monique Ashamalla pointed out over at our sister blog, IP Advocate, the Federal Court of Canada recently handed down a judgment of particular note to content owners: the court awarded $10,000,000 in statutory…more
The Sun Sentinel (in Florida) recently reported that a new condominium project being developed in the Fort Lauderdale area (Aqua Vita Las Olas) will ban smoking in the condominium units. This condominium is a proposed luxury…more
In December, Heenan Blaikie published “Achieving Balance, Ontario’s New Long-Term Energy Plan: A Plan with Potential Sparks for the Future”, an overview of the Long-Term Energy Plan (“LTEP”) for Ontario’s energy generation and…more
In a recent case, Peel Condominium Corporation No. 98 v. Pereira, a condominium corporation made a court application pursuant to section 117 of the Condominium Act (the “Act”) seeking an order that a unit owner be required to…more
Claude Robinson’s long legal march is over. On December 23, 2013, the Supreme Court of Canada released its unanimous decision in Cinar Corporation v. Robinson (2013 SCC 73)…more
Bottom line: The consumer protection regulator in Quebec, the “Office de la protection du consommateur” (the “Office”) is proposing modifications to the province’s consumer protection laws. Interested parties have until Friday,…more
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