Condo Reporter

Timely commentaries on the latest developments in condominium law in Ontario

Condo Directors’ Liability for Legal Fees Relating to Contempt of Court Reduced by Court of Appeal – Boily Case Final Chapter?

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The last time we wrote about the notorious Boily saga, the Ontario Court of Appeal had reaffirmed a lower court’s finding that the directors of an Ottawa condo corporation had acted in bad faith and were in contempt of court as they had deliberately violated a court order to restore the condo’s courtyard to its…

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New Training Requirements for Construction Projects

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Construction Worker Stopsign

Condominium corporations undertaking construction projects should be aware of their obligations pursuant to the Occupational Health and Safety Act and, specifically, recent amendments to the regulation requiring occupational health and safety awareness training. The regulation imposes obligations on “employers” for construction projects. Condominium corporations may be considered an “employer”, which includes someone who contracts for…

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Initial Board Allowed to Limit Developer’s Liability – Recent Court of Appeal Decision

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Wohnungsschlüssel und Mietvertrag

Can the initial board of directors appointed by a condo developer turn around and insulate the very same condo developer from liability if, say, the common elements are constructed deficiently? In a recent decision that is bound to upset current and future unit owners, the Ontario Court of Appeal essentially said the answer is yes….

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When is a Condo a Hotel?

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Jason Rivait wrote an article that appeared in the Winter 2014 issue of Condo Voice. In the piece he discusses the push for new regulations to tackle the effects of short-term rental accommodation.