CCI Toronto News

October 27, 2020 - Legislative Newsflash

Condo Act Proclamation Re a Condo Guide Oct 2020

Proclamation of Amendments to the Condominium Act, 1998 Respecting the Condo Guide. The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services has recently announced that certain legislative amendments to the Condominium Act, 1998 (Condo Act) related to a condominium guide (condo guide) will come into force on January 1, 2021.

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October 6, 2020 - Legislative Newsflash

Ontario Extends Timeline for Virtual Meetings and Electronic Voting

As the province continues to see an increase in COVID-19 infection rates, the provincial government has provided a much-sought-after extension of the timeline in which condominium corporations can hold virtual meetings and permit electronic voting without a bylaw. In light of legislative changes...

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September 28, 2020 - Legislative Newsflash

Minimum Wage Increasing on October 1st

As many of our members may already be aware, the minimum wage in the Province of Ontario will be increasing on October 1, 2020. Under the Making Ontario Open for Business Act the increase is tied to the Consumer Price Index, and updates the rate of pay for...

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September 9, 2020 - Legislative Newsflash

Ministry Update on Temporary Legislative Amendments Related to Annual Meeting Timeline

Temporary Legislative Amendments related to deferral of annual meetings in some circumstances will soon expire. These changes were made to provide relief and flexibility to different types of corporations and businesses in Ontario, as a result of the declared emergency.

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August 28, 2020 - Legislative Newsflash

The CAT Gets More Powers

As many of our members are aware, since its inauguration in November 2017, the Condominium Authority Tribunal (the “CAT”) has only had jurisdiction to deal with disputes over condominium records. This will change on October 1, 2020. The Ontario government announced...

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August 21, 2020 - Legislative Newsflash

Fire Code Inspections

As the Province of Ontario continues with its Re-Opening Plan, the Covid-19 pandemic continues to create challenges for some condominium corporations as relates to Fire Code1 compliance. The Fire Code makes condominium corporations responsible for carrying out the provisions of the Fire Code at the condominium property. This includes...

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July 31, 2020 - Legislative Newsflash

EWRB – Article 1 Energy Treasure Hunt

CCI is pleased to provide this message to our members on behalf of the Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines regarding Ontario’s Energy and Water Reporting and Benchmarking (EWRB) initiative.

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July 30, 2020 - Legislative Newsflash

End of State of Emergency Triggers Condominium AGM Timelines

On July 24th, 2020, the Ontario government revoked the Regulation which declared a state of emergency in the province due to COVID-19. Accordingly, with the state of emergency over, the new mandatory timelines for condominium corporations to hold their AGMs have now been triggered under Schedule 5 of the COVID-19

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July 21, 2020 - Legislative Newsflash

Condominium Corporations Should Be Cautious When Liening for Chargebacks

he CCI-T Legislative Committee would like to bring to members' attention a recent court decision Amlani v. York Condominium Corp. No. 473. The Amlani case will be of significant interest to condominium corporations and condominium managers who rely on indemnification clauses to claim costs of enforcement from unit owners.

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July 6, 2020 - Legislative Newsflash

CCI-T Legislative Newsflash – COVID-19 Stage 2 Re-Opening

On June 17th, Toronto joined all other areas of the province (except Windsor-Essex) in entering Stage 2 of the Ontario government’s re-opening plan. The Province’s current State of Emergency is currently in effect until July 15th. So, what exactly does this mean for condominiums? We have listed those with the

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