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  • Changes to Electricity Cost for Condos

    The Ontario government has announced the introduction of a new Ontario Electricity Rebate program, in replacement to the old “Fair Hydro Plan” set by the previous government.  These changes, some of which are effective November 1, 2019, are meant to show the true costs of electricity to Ontarians. T … Read more »

  • The Day Canada Became a Nation – Remembrance post

    Every November, we pause to remember the many who answered the call of duty and those who paid the ultimate price for the freedom of others. This year marks the 80th anniversary of the start of World War II.  Indeed, on September 1st, 1939, Germany invaded Poland. Within days, on September 3, when G … Read more »

  • The 10-Day Countdown to Condo Liens is Not as Simple as it Sounds

    The decision of CCC 476 v Wong, 2019 ONSC 4207 released this past summer has provided some clarity around an issue that most people may not have realized was even an issue… counting to 10. Stay with me here. As many of our readers will know, one of the most effective tools that condo corporations ha … Read more »

  • Ontario’s Small Claims Court Raising its $$ Limits

    Effective January 1, 2020, the Government of Ontario has raised the monetary threshold for Small Claims Court from $25,000 to $35,000. This means that, as of that date, monetary claims of up to $35,000 will have to be brought to Small Claims Court.  Anything above that amount will continue to be adj … Read more »

  • Condo Declaration May Not Impose an Obligation to Lease Parking in Perpetuity

    In a recent decision, a judge ruled that a provision in a condo declaration which imposed on the corporation an obligation to lease back parking spots in perpetuity is unenforceable, against public policy and against the Planning Act. The condo corporation was permitted to terminate the lease. Facts … Read more »