The Ups And Downs Of Ontario's Elevators
Vertical living has multiple benefits, but also comes with frustrating challenges. Elevator breakdowns, maintenance issues, and their resulting entrapments are old news, but have only intensified as Ontario’s condominium market continues its booming expansion. With many new condominium developments reaching previously unimaginable heights, elevators have become a crucial…
CONDOCENTRIC.ca's Top 5 Articles of 2018
5. 5 Habits of Highly Effective Directors by Marc Bhalla
4. Smoking Cannabis in a Condominium: Designated Smoking Areas By Victor Yee and Yash Mehrotra
3. Employment Law Changes Coming Into Force On January 1, 2019 By Ashley Winberg
Unionized Security And Cleaning Staff: How Their Unions Can Affect Your Condominium's Bottom Line
Under the Employment Standards Act (the “ESA”) and the Labour Relations Act (the “LRA”), security companies and cleaning companies, which are retained by condominiums to provide on-site security and cleaning services are deemed to be “building service providers”.
Employment Law Changes Coming Into Force On January 1, 2019
On November 21, 2018, Bill 47 (Making Ontario Open for Business Act, 2018), which was introduced by the Ontario government on October 23, 2018, passed Third Reading and received Royal Assent.
How the Newly-Enacted Cannabis Statute Law Amendment Act, 2018 Affects Condominiums
Effective as of October 17th 2018, the federal Cannabis Act legalized the possession, distribution, cultivation and consumption of recreational cannabis across Canada. In conjunction, Ontario introduced the Cannabis Statute Law Amendment Act, 2017 (the “CSLA”), which received royal assent on October 17th 2018. The CSLA amended various other provincial Acts,…
Condominium Authority Tribunal Dismisses Owner’s Application For Being VexatiousIn the 4th decision released by the Condominium Authority Tribunal (the “CAT”), the CAT dismissed a unit owner’s application for the records of a condominium, which was filed by the unit owner 2 weeks after the Court of Appeal upheld the finding that she was a vexatious litigant, because the…
If You Want To Ban Cannabis Smoking, Do You Have To Ban Tobacco Smoking Too?
In view of the upcoming legalization of recreational marijuana on October 17th 2018, condominium corporations throughout Ontario have been scrambling to enact Rules that prohibit the smoking of cannabis inside units and/or the common elements. Our clients have been asking us: If the condominium wants to ban the…
Smoking Cannabis in a Condominium: Designated Smoking Areas
Bill C-45, the federal government’s cannabis legislation, is expected to come into force on July 1st 2018, though there is some indication that this date may be pushed back as it goes through the Senate. Needless to say, the coming into force of Bill C-45 will, among other things,…
Marc Bhalla in the Spring 2018 issue of Condo News
The Spring 2018 edition of Condo News magazine, published by the Golden Horseshoe chapter of CCI, features an article that Marc Bhalla wrote on page 33.
How the Sale of Goods Act Applies to Condos
It can be tempting, for simplicity’s sake, to assume that the Condominium Act, 1998 (the “ Act”) is the main, and sometimes only, source of law governing condominiums; however, there are many other pieces of legislation that can impact upon your community and its legal options.