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November 14, 2018 - By Victor Yee and Yash Mehrotra

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,


July 30, 2018 - By Antoni Casalinuovo

Condominium Authority Tribunal Dismisses Owner’s Application For Being Vexatious

In 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…


July 9, 2018 - By Victor Yee

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


May 18, 2018 - By Victor Yee and Yash Mehrotra

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,


May 17, 2018 - By Elia Associates

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.


April 6, 2018 - By Kati Aubin

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.


March 30, 2018 - By Kati Aubin and Richard Elia

The Condominium Paradox – Carefree Turnkey Living

Everyone remembers – some with dread, some with fondness – that day in elementary school when the teacher asked you to name the three levels of government. If you’re a condominium owner, however, that question is trickier because there is, arguably, a fourth level of government for you


March 2, 2018 - By Elia Associates

Antoni Casalinuovo and Megan Molloy in Condovoice

The Winter issue of Condovoice, published by the Toronto chapter of CCI, contains an article by Antoni Casalinuovo and Megan Molloy. This article Case Law Update: Decisions From the Courts highlights recent decisions by the Ontario Courts regarding parking rights and status certificates.


February 9, 2018 - By Patricia Elia

ACMO Burlington Conference – A Quick Reflection

Legal Update

I recently had the pleasure of participating at the ACMO Burlington Conference. My congratulations to ACMO on a well-structured and informative day. The day started with representatives from each of the Condominium Authority of Ontario (CAO) and the Condominium Management Regulatory Authority of Ontario (CMRAO) bringing everyone up-to-date


January 3, 2018 - By Elia Associates

Kati Aubin and Richard Elia in the Fall 2017 issue of Condo Contact

The Fall 2017 issue of Condo Contact, published by the Eastern Ontario chapter of the Canadian Condominium Institute, features two articles by Kati Aubin and Richard Elia on pages 23 and 30.