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COVID-19

September, 22 2021 - Published by Golden Horseshoe Chapter - Author(s): Michelle Kelly

New Ontario Proof of Vaccine Requirements: What is Your Responsibility

From the Fall 2021 issue of the Condo News Magazine of the Golden Horseshoe Chapter of the Canadian Condominium Institute


 
COVID-19

April, 19 2021 - Published by CCI National - Author(s): DHA Team

Condopedia Episode 2 – Q&A session on COVID-19 issues at Condominiums

In this episode, we talk about COVID-19 issues at Condominiums. Hear from all of our lawyers on a wide variety of questions. Nancy keeps us all in check as the chairperson.


 
COVID-19

September, 18 2020 - Published by Huronia Chapter

The New Normal - What Does Condo Land Look Like Now?

Join Sonja Hodis and a great line up of guests from chapters across Ontario as we discuss what Condo Land looks like after 6 months of living through the COVID pandemic. CCI Huronia would like to thank our webinar sponsors: Elia Associates, FCS Fire Consulting, Cion Coulter, Percel Property Management, Bayshore Property Management, and Integrity Property Management [Read More]


 
COVID-19

June, 9 2020 - Published by Huronia Chapter

Webinar #11 COVID-19- A Discussion with Condo Industry Experts on How to Handle this Crisis

Join CCI Huronia Board members, Dr. Hsin and our guest from CCI Toronto as we discuss issues that affect condos during the COVID crisis and reopening phases. [Read More]


 
COVID-19

May, 28 2020 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Robert Mullin

Liening Units

Robert Mullin discusses whether or not a Condominium should issues liens for arrears during COVID 19.


 
COVID-19

May, 26 2020 - Published by Huronia Chapter

Webinar #10 COVID-19- A Discussion with Condo Industry Experts on How to Handle this Crisis

Join CCI Huronia and our guests from CCI Toronto and CCI Northwestern Ontario as we discuss issues condos are facing during the COVID crisis and as we begin to open amenities. [Read More]


 
COVID-19

May, 21 2020 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Shalon Seebach

Finances and Government Assistance Programs

Shalon Seebach discusses how to manage a Condominium's cash flow during COVID 19.


 
COVID-19

May, 19 2020 - Published by Huronia Chapter

Webinar #9 COVID-19- A Discussion with Condo Industry Experts on How to Handle this Crisis

Join CCI once again this week while we talk to industry experts about issues concerning condos during COVID. Topics include insurance, the real estate market and how to do deal with showings, fire safety testing, building inspections, terms to put in tendering documents, new ideas on how to communicate with owners and dealing with loneliness. In addition, a special message from the Mayor of Barrie. [Read More]


May, 17 2020 - Published by South Saskatchewan Chapter

South Saskatchewan Condominium Property Amendment Regulations, 2020

On filing date, these regulations will amend RRS C-26.1 Reg 2 to expressly authorize non-profit corporations, condominium corporations, co-operatives and new general co-operatives to hold annual general meetings by telephone, video conference or other electronic means.


 
COVID-19

May, 14 2020 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Mark Willis-O'Connor

What to do if a Resident Tests Positive | Navigating COVID-19 in Condominiums

Mark Willis-O'Connor discusses the procedure if someone in your Condominium Corporation tests positive for COVID 19


 
COVID-19

May, 12 2020 - Published by Huronia Chapter

Webinar #8 COVID-19- A Discussion with Condo Industry Experts on How to Handle this Crisis

Join CCI Huronia Board of Directors and our guests as we discuss issues that condos are dealing with during the COVID crisis and as we plan for reopening. Members of the CCI Windsor chapter join us this week. [Read More]


 
COVID-19

May, 9 2020 - Published by CCI National

COVID 19 and Condos - CCI National Webinar May 7, 2020

One of CCI’s greatest strengths is its vast and national wide access to resources. On May 7, 2020, CCI National hosted its first national webinar with speakers from all CCI chapters across the Country. Our speakers shared their knowledge, practical tips and insights into issues that are affecting owners, directors, property managers and professionals dealing with condos during the COVID 19 pandemic. [Read More]


 
COVID-19

May, 8 2020 - Published by London and Area Chapter - Author(s): Jennifer Dickenson

Sale of Units during COVID-19

Policies to consider during the pandemic: moves, showings, status certificate additions


 
COVID-19

May, 7 2020 - Published by CCI National - Author(s): Michele Farley

Fire Safety and Directions from Authorities Across the Country during COVID 19

Following up to her discussion during the National Webinar on COVID 19 held on May 7, 2020, Michele Farley provides a written summary of her comments made during the webinar regarding fire safety.


 
COVID-19

May, 7 2020 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Leigh Merswolke

Cleaning Protocols | Navigating COVID-19 in Condominiums

Leigh Merswolke discusses the best cleaning practices for COVID-19.


 
COVID-19

May, 5 2020 - Published by Huronia Chapter

Webinar #7 - COVID-19- A Discussion with Condo Industry Experts on How to Handle this Crisis

Topics for this webinar include:

Virtual Owner Meetings and Electronic Voting - A Manager's Perspective Virtual Owner Meetings and Electronic Voting - A Lawyer's Perspective Virtual Board Meetings - Tips and Tricks
Lines of Credit - A Financing Option
Liens During COVID - Why you need a Policy?
Dealing with Acute Stress in Light of Lifestyle Changes
Funding for Small Business During Pandemic
Maintaining Communities: Some New Ideas


 
COVID-19

April, 30 2020 - Published by North Alberta Chapter

Town Hall Webinar - COVID-19 & Condominiums

CCI North Alberta hosts its first webinar - COVID-19 & Condominiums. Just over an hour in length, this webinar covers: Jurisdiction, General Meetings, Financial Considerations, Communication, Privacy Issues, Contracts & Capital Projects, and Maintenance & Safety. Panelists are Todd Shipley, Hugh Willis, and Charissa Shine, with Anand Sharma as moderator. Learn more about CCI North Alberta Chapter at http://www.ccinorthablerta.com [Read More]


 
COVID-19

April, 30 2020 - Published by CCI National - Author(s): Shalon Seebach

Condos and COVID-19 - Government Assistance Programs

Over the last several weeks, the Federal government has made several announcements regarding financial assistance programs that have been made available to corporations and individuals. You are probably wondering whether your condominium corporation is eligible for any of these. The answer is – maybe.


 
COVID-19

April, 30 2020 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Brad Wells

Don't Stop, Keep Planning!

Brad Wells discusses how to continue productivity during this pandemic.


 
COVID-19

April, 28 2020 - Published by Huronia Chapter

Webinar #6 - COVID-19- A Discussion with Condo Industry Experts on How to Handle this Crisis

Topics covered

1. Real Estate Viewings in Units - How can Property Management and Real Estate Agents Work Together
2. Vacant Land Condos - What should you be thinking about?
3. Project Planning - Looking Forward to the Future
4. What to do if you have an ongoing or upcoming project
5. Building Resilience During the Pandemic
6. Virtual Meetings and Electronic Voting in light of new Ontario Order


 
COVID-19

April, 23 2020 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Mark Willis-O'Connor

Q & A – The Impact of COVID-19 for Condominiums

This article tackles a few frequently asked questions about the impact of COVID-19 for condominiums.


April, 21 2020 - Published by Other

Government of Saskatchewan Condominium Factsheets

Information to assist Saskatchewan condominium boards, owners and developers as well as the professionals that service them.

Includes recently passed regulatory amendments that authorize non-profit corporations, condominium corporations, co-operatives and new generation co-operatives to hold annual general meetings by telephone, video conference or other electronic means, to safely hold annual general meetings during the current COVID-19 pandemic.


 
COVID-19

April, 21 2020 - Published by Huronia Chapter

Webinar #5 - COVID-19- A Discussion with Condo Industry Experts on How to Handle this Crisis

Webinar #5 topics include

Greetings from National
Better Ways to Communicate Important Messages
The Role of Management Company, Manager and Director during COVID 19
COVID 19 - A Condominium Front Line Perspective Landscaping and What is Strictly Necessary - 3 Experiences from 3 Different Municipalities
Deemed Essential Letter - A Way to Document Your Decision on What is Essential
Pillars of Life - Ways to Deal With Staying in Unit


 
COVID-19

April, 17 2020 - Published by Manitoba Chapter - Author(s): Doug Forbes & Delaney Vun

Condos & COVID-19 - CCI Manitoba Webinar

Condominiums have some unique challenges in this era of social distancing, health orders, and economic challenges. This interactive webinar helps you deal with concerns around AGM's, common expense contributions, enforcing quarantines, contractors, and use of common areas.


 
COVID-19

April, 16 2020 - Published by Windsor-Essex County Chapter

CCI Windsor-Essex County - Up-to-date information about COVID-19

CCI Windsor-Essex County - Up-to-date information about COVID-19


 
COVID-19

April, 16 2020 - Published by London and Area Chapter - Author(s): Jennifer Dickenson

Policy for when resident diagnosed with COVID-19

It helps to have a policy ready for steps to take when someone in your building is diagnosed with COVID-19.


 
COVID-19

April, 16 2020 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Shalon Seebach, BBS

Condo Finances and COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is something no one could have predicted or budgeted for, and we are all struggling in one way or another...


 
COVID-19

April, 14 2020 - Published by Huronia Chapter

Webinar #4 - COVID-19- A Discussion with Condo Industry Experts on How to Handle this Crisis

Topics discussed during Webinar #5 include:

New essential services list and what it means;
Landscaping;
What should townhouse style condos do;
Fire safety plans;
Activities condos are doing to stay connected;
Creative ways to deal with common expense fees;
Knowing who you should deal with if owner is incapacitated or has died;
Emergency unit repairs; and,
COVID and your drains


 
COVID-19

April, 14 2020 - Published by CCI National - Author(s): Laurie Kiedrowski

Temporary Relief to Protect Condominium Dwellers: Alberta's Ministerial Order April 9, 2020

Following up to her discussion during the CCI National Webinar held on May 7, 2020, Laurie provides a written summary of the Ministerial Order dated April 9, 2020 that the Alberta government issued to address specific issues facing condos.


 
COVID-19

April, 9 2020 - Published by CCI National - Author(s): DHA Team

Condopedia Episode 4 – Conducting Virtual Meetings during these physical distancing times

In our latest episode, we provide some practical tips on conducting virtual owner’s meetings while physical distancing restrictions remain in effect. We review two options that are currently top of mind: one – using GetQuorum and Zoom together, two – just using Zoom.


 
COVID-19

April, 9 2020 - Published by South Alberta Chapter

COVID-19 Factsheet

Service Alberta factsheet to accompany Ministerial Order


 
COVID-19

April, 9 2020 - Published by CCI National - Author(s): Davidson Houle Allen LLP

UPDATE – COVID-19: Are Lawn Maintenance Services Essential in Ontario?

As such, we’ve updated our blog (with new information highlighted in red) to help property mangers and Boards assess whether their landscaping work should proceed.


 
COVID-19

April, 9 2020 - Published by CCI National - Author(s): Emily Deng - Davidson Houle Allen LLP

The COVID-19 Pandemic Is Not an Excuse

A recent decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal, released on April 2, 2020, highlights the Court’s message to the legal profession that while in-person hearings have been suspended, where it is fair and in the interest of justice to move forward by other means, the parties should do so. To that end, the Court of Appeal sent parties who had an upcoming appeal a notice setting out various options


 
COVID-19

April, 8 2020 - Published by CCI National - Author(s): Victoria Craine - Davidson Houle Allen LLP

2020 Ontario Court Decision Respecting Non-Urgent Repairs during COVID

Last week, the Ontario Superior Court considered whether to prevent third party contractors from entering a condominium building to complete non-urgent repair work during the COVID-19 pandemic.


 
COVID-19

April, 7 2020 - Published by Huronia Chapter

Webinar #3 - COVID 19 A Discussion with Condo Experts on How to Handle This Crisis in Your Condo

Topics discussed this week include:

Seasonal Residents and the new Barrie COVID-19 Emergency Measures Bylaw
Enforcing Quarantine and Resources in the Community
Domestic Travel Restrictions and Rights
Cleaning, Disinfecting and Beyond
Delayed Construction Payments due to COVID and the New Prompt Payment Legislation
Ventilation Systems
Fire Code Updates

Special guest speakers include the Mayor of Barrie, VP of the local health unit and members of CCI Eastern Ontario Chapter


 
COVID-19

April, 6 2020 - Published by CCI National - Author(s): Melinda Andrews - Davidson Houle Allen LLP

COVID-19: Ontario Government Publishes Revised List of Essential Services

The Ontario Government has recently expanded business closures and limited the list of essential services that are allowed to continue providing services at the moment


 
COVID-19

April, 2 2020 - Published by Other

COVID-19 Precautions for Multi-unit Residential Buildings

National Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health - BC Centre for Disease Control


 
COVID-19

April, 2 2020 - Published by Other

Using Shared Laundries during the COVID-19 Pandemic (POSTER)

National Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health - BC Centre for Disease Control


 
COVID-19

April, 2 2020 - Published by CCI National - Author(s): Davidson Houle Allen LLP

COVID-19 FAQ – Issue #3: How Should Moves and Unit Showings Be Handled?

As the province enters another week of social distancing and self-isolation, many condominium Managers and Boards may be wondering how the approach to certain building operations should be changed to ensure public health and safety.


 
COVID-19

March, 31 2020 - Published by CCI National - Author(s): Elia Associates

COVID-19: Signage and Posters

To prevent the spread of COVID-19, condominium corporations should consider:

- Posting signage to alert unit owners of any signs and symptoms of acute respiratory illness,
- Display posters promoting hand-washing and respiratory hygiene.

The attached signs can be displayed at home and in condos for a better understanding of steps to take to limit the spread of COVID-19.


 
COVID-19

March, 31 2020 - Published by Huronia Chapter - Author(s): Sonja Hodis, Patricia Elia, Ashley Winberg, Michele Farley, Mina Tesseris, Debbie Dale, Jeff Struewing, Evan Shkolnik, Ryan Griffiths, Ashley Lamb

COVID-19- A Discussion with Condo Industry Experts on How to Handle this Crisis

Join our panel of experts in our second webinar in the series as they talk about CCI’s efforts to obtain necessary legislative changes for condos, Borrowing, Communication Strategies, Fire Code and Tarion updates, Reserve Funds, Force Majeure , Requests for Accommodation under Human Rights Code, Protocols for Moving/Deliveries, Showings, Visitors, & Access to essential common amenities, and a condo's ability to enforcing self isolation and quarantine rules


 
COVID-19

March, 31 2020 - Published by CCI National - Author(s): Cheryll Wood - Davidson Houle Allen LLP

COVID-19: City of Ottawa Enforcement Measures

Over past couple of days, the Ontario Government implemented additional measures under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (“EMCPA”) to help stop the spread of COVID-19. These measures include restricting gatherings of more than 5 people and closing parks and equipment.


 
COVID-19

March, 30 2020 - Published by CCI National - Author(s): Sonja Hodis

Why a Condo Should Not Refund or Provide Relief from Payment of Common Expense Fees during COVID 19 crisis

Over the course of the last few weeks many condo corporations have been asking whether they can defer owner’s common expense fee (CEF) payments or provide any sort of relief to owners who are not able to pay their CEF as a result of the COVID 19 crisis. They have also asked whether they can refund CEF paid if amenities have been closed.

The short answer is NO. Why?


 
COVID-19

March, 30 2020 - Published by CCI National - Author(s): James Davidson - Davidson Houle Allen LLP

COVID-19: Some General Thoughts for Condo Boards

These are exceptional, critical times for condominium corporations. Condominiums are at the very heart of the COVID-19 crisis, because they are potential “hot spots” for the transmission of the virus. What does this mean for condominium Boards and their Managers? What is their overall obligation at this critical time?


 
COVID-19

March, 29 2020 - Published by North Saskatchewan Chapter - Author(s): Jamie Herle

Annual General Meetings for Saskatchewan condominiums in the midst of COVID-19

Do Saskatchewan condominiums need to hold our AGM and if so does it need to be in person or can it be done electronically?


 
COVID-19

March, 29 2020 - Published by North Saskatchewan Chapter - Author(s): Marc Kelly and Jamie Herle

COVID-19 and Condo's Overview

This video will provide an overview on AGM's, budget and condominium fees and general obligations of condominium corporations during the COVID-19 pandemic.


 
COVID-19

March, 27 2020 - Published by CCI National - Author(s): DHA Team

Condopedia Episode 3 – Covid 19 and Condominiums, another Q&A

Our firm conducted an earlier Q&A session on Covid-19 and Condominiums on March 27, 2020.


 
COVID-19

March, 26 2020 - Published by South Saskatchewan Chapter - Author(s): Marc Kelly and Jamie Herle

Condos and COVID-19

Saskatchewan relevant Condo info for AGM and Fee Collection during Coronavirus


 
COVID-19

March, 26 2020 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Robert Mullin, BA(Hons.), LL.B., LL.M., ACCI, and Christopher Mendes, B.A.(Hons), M.A., J.D

COVID-19 & Condos

As COVID-19 continues to take its toll, what does this mean for condominiums as monthly common element fees continue to become due? Are the lien procedures in the Condominium Act, 1998 (the “Act”) still viable?


 
COVID-19

March, 25 2020 - Published by CCI National - Author(s): Davidson Houle Allen LLP

COVID-19 FAQ – Issue #2: How Will Building Operations Be Affected?

By now, many will have seen the Ontario government’s published list of “Essential Businesses” which will be permitted to remain open over the next 14 days and likely beyond (also check out our previous blog post on this topic). While this may provide some guidance regarding the availability of condominium management and maintenance services, we hope to answer some further questions on everyday building operations in this blog post.


 
COVID-19

March, 25 2020 - Published by CCI National - Author(s): Victoria Craine - Davidson Houle Allen LLP

Prohibiting Short-Term Tenancies During the COVID-19 Crisis

There is no question that the virus that causes COVID-19 can be very contagious, and that widespread community transmission is now happening. This is a concern in a condominium community, where residents are living in close proximity and are sharing common element areas with others.


 
COVID-19

March, 24 2020 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Diana F. Saturno

Is Your Business Essential?

On March 23, 2020, Ontario Premier Doug Ford ordered that that all non-essential stores and services be closed by Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.. This follows a series of orders made by the provincial government, pursuant to its powers under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act, made in an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19 and protect Ontarians during these unprecedented times.


 
COVID-19

March, 24 2020 - Published by CCI National - Author(s): Melinda Andrews - Davidson Houle Allen LLP

What Does the Shut Down of Non-Essential Services Mean for Condos?

The Ontario Government has ordered a mandatory closure of all non-essential workplaces effective as of Tuesday March 24th at 11:59 pm. The closure will be in effect for 14 days, with the possibility of an extension if needed.


 
COVID-19

March, 24 2020 - Published by CCI National - Author(s): Christy Allen - Davidson Houle Allen LLP

COVID-19: The Impact on the Tarion Claim Process in Ontario

In response to the COVID-19 crisis and its impact on daily life in Ontario, Tarion has responded by acknowledging the potential impact the crisis may have on the ability of condominiums to complete their performance audits, and by committing to review situations where such delay may occur on a case by case basis. While Tarion is not confirming that deadlines applicable to the filing of any performance audits will necessarily


 
COVID-19

March, 24 2020 - Published by Huronia Chapter - Author(s): Sonja Hodis, Patricia Elia, Ashley Winberg, Michele Farley, Mina Tesseris, Debbie Dale, Jeff Struewing, Evan Shkolnik

COVID-19- A Discussion with Condo Industry Experts on How to Handle this Crisis

COVID 19 has presented challenging and unprecedented times for condos. Directors and managers are dealing with many new issues that raise a ton of questions. Join a panel of lawyers, property managers, engineers and a fire safety expert to get answers to those questions.

This is one of many webinars hosted by CCI Huronia on COVID 19 and Condos.


 
COVID-19

March, 23 2020 - Published by CCI National - Author(s): Elia Associates

COVID-19 Bulletin No. 11: How Could The Closure Of Non-Essential Businesses Affect Condominium Corporations?

All non-essential businesses in the Province of Ontario have been ordered to close by the Premier effective 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, March 23, 2020, for the next 14 days and potentially longer if the order is extended. On Tuesday, March 23, 2020, details regarding what businesses will be permitted to stay open will be announced by the Premier.


 
COVID-19

March, 23 2020 - Published by CCI National - Author(s): Diana F. Saturno

Employer Options during COVID-19: Work Sharing Program

Many employers wish to avoid layoffs during this unprecedented economic climate. An option for employers is to work with their employees to create alternative employment arrangements. Work-Sharing is one program available to employers and employees that can accommodate a temporary reduction in business activity due to events beyond the control of the employer, such as COVID-19.


 
COVID-19

March, 23 2020 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Irwin Greenblatt, Eric Roblin, Elliott Vardin, Rick Moscone and Jennifer Humphrey

COVID-19 AND SHAREHOLDERS MEETINGS: NOW WHAT?

We have received several inquiries from clients asking for guidance regarding their shareholders meetings in light of the rapidly evolving novel coronavirus ("COVID-19") pandemic and the need to socially distance ourselves. With the annual general shareholder meeting ("AGM") season upon us, this article seeks to provide information relating to (i) the options available for holding AGMs in light of the COVID-19 concerns and (ii) the procedures to be followed in


 
COVID-19

March, 23 2020 - Published by CCI National - Author(s): James Davidson - Davidson Houle Allen LLP

Ontario Suspends Limitation Periods

Due to the COVID-19 declared state of emergency, the province of Ontario has suspended all “limitation periods”, and all “provisions establishing any period of time within which any step must be taken in any proceeding (or intended proceeding)”, under any statute, regulation, rule, by-law or Order of the Government of Ontario.


 
COVID-19

March, 23 2020 - Published by CCI National - Author(s): Mohiminol Khandaker - Davidson Houle Allen LLP

Coronavirus (COVID-19): What About the Courts?

Given the recent disruption to certain services as a result of COVID-19, we’ve put together this summary of the most up-to date information respecting court and administrative tribunal proceedings. We hope this is helpful to our clients (and fellow legal professionals) as we navigate this unprecedented situation.


 
COVID-19

March, 23 2020 - Published by CCI National - Author(s): James Davidson - Davidson Houle Allen LLP

Some Practical Considerations for Condominiums

We’ve been receiving many excellent practical questions from condominium Boards and Managers surrounding COVID-19 (particularly how to manage activities in the condominium during this health crisis).


 
COVID-19

March, 23 2020 - Published by CCI National - Author(s): Davidson Houle Allen LLP

COVID-19 FAQ – Issue #1: What If a Resident Tests Positive?

As we enter another week of social distancing during unprecedented times, we know that many condominium Boards, Managers and residents are foremost concerned about the health of their families and communities. In this blog, we hope to provide some guidance to Boards and Managers on how to handle positive cases of COVID-19 in their condominium buildings.


 
COVID-19

March, 22 2020 - Published by CCI National - Author(s): Ontario Public Health

Cleaning and Disinfection for Public Settings from Ontario Public Health

A two page summary of how to clean and disinfect public spaces. May be useful for condominium common areas, although quite light in information. Hopefully better tools will come soon.

See link.


 
COVID-19

March, 21 2020 - Published by CCI National - Author(s): Elia Associates

COVID-19 Bulletin No. 6: Thinking Ahead - The Management Office

With COVID-19 being a hard and fast reality for everyone globally, condominium communities are swept up in this dynamic and must think proactively as contained environments to manage the risk.


 
COVID-19

March, 21 2020 - Published by CCI National - Author(s): Elia Associates

COVID-19 Ontario Bulletin No. 7: Status Certificates

While it is too early to tell, we anticipate that the operational costs for a condominium corporation are increasing. This means that budgets may not accurately reflect, at the current time, the impact of this pandemic.


 
COVID-19

March, 21 2020 - Published by CCI National - Author(s): Elia Associates

COVID-19 Bulletin No. 8: Contracts & Managing Them Going Forward

With the presence of COVID-19 requiring condominiums to think ahead on Spring contracts and regular contracts, we have the following questions for your Board to consider as you think ahead.


 
COVID-19

March, 21 2020 - Published by CCI National - Author(s): Elia Associates

COVID-19 Bulletin No. 9: Protocols For Unit Owners Within Their Condominium Community

Unit owners should be proactively trying to minimize the exposure to the outside world, including with their condominium community. Unit Owners should be proactively taking steps to reduce the risks to your community.

How do you do this?


 
COVID-19

March, 21 2020 - Published by CCI National - Author(s): Elia Associates

COVID-19 Bulletin No. 10: Regular Repair & Maintenance

During the current state of managing the COVID-19 virus, it is essential that while the Corporation must continue to operate, a Corporation should, as always, do so in a safe manner. This includes minimizing the transmission of the virus to the community and avoiding panic.


 
COVID-19

March, 20 2020 - Published by CCI National - Author(s): Laura Glithero

Letter to Board and Managers re Covid-19

Letter to condo boards and property managers re tips for Covid-19, including a notice to be posted in the building and questions to ask of staff when deciding whether they should come to work.


 
COVID-19

March, 20 2020 - Published by CCI National - Author(s): Sally Thompson

Tarion Timelines for Builder Bulletin 19 Process in Ontario - Revised March 20 2020

Revised document from Tarion providing guidance to condominium corporations, performance auditors and Bulletin 19 FRCs whose report submission or resolution timing might be impacted by COVID-19.


 
COVID-19

March, 20 2020 - Published by CCI National - Author(s): Elia Associates

COVID-19 Bulletin No. 4 Part 2: Collections

Since our Bulletin of March 18th concerning the collection of common expenses, many ideas have been circulated around how the process for collecting unpaid common expenses should be addressed. It remains; however, that condominiums must register liens within 3 months of unpaid common expenses originating.


 
COVID-19

March, 20 2020 - Published by CCI National - Author(s): Elia Associates

COVID-19 Bulletin No. 5: COVID-19 & Condo Conflict

On-site management offices have already closed and many condominium managers are working from home. Still, it remains that condominium communities across the province are “home” for their residents. Whether you are a director, owner or tenant, chances are that you are self-isolating in your unit and attempting to foster and embrace social distancing insofar as possible; all of which seems to contradict the communal nature of condo living.


 
COVID-19

March, 20 2020 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Diana F. Saturno and Sara Hickey

Ontario Amends its Employment Standards Act in Response to COVID-19

On March 19, 2020, in response to the measures imposed on employers and businesses by the government to curb the spread of COVID-19, Bill 186, titled “An Act to amend the Employment Standards Act, 2000” (the "Bill") received Royal Assent from the provincial legislature. Emergency Leave under the Employment Standards Act (the “Act”) now includes both declared emergencies and infectious disease emergencies.


 
COVID-19

March, 20 2020 - Published by CCI National - Author(s): Samantha Green

COVID-19: Is your Agreement of Purchase and Sale Enforceable?

The Government of Canada has lowered interest rates in order to help the economy grapple with the COVID-19 public health crisis. However, businesses remain shuttered. Employees can’t go to work. Canadians are being told to stay home. For many, the financial outlook may be very different today than it was a month ago. In this new and sudden reality, some people are facing this significant question: do agreements of purchase


 
COVID-19

March, 20 2020 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Howard Rubinoff, Harriette Codrington and Micheline Gray-Smith

COVID-19 Performance of Contractual Obligations

As the global community works to respond to the challenges presented by the spread of COVID-19, many Canadian businesses have been impacted by market and supply chain disruptions, as well as government mandated travel and business restrictions. This article considers the utility of force majeure clauses in commercial contracts, and whether COVID-19 may be invoked as an excuse to non-perform, or delay the performance of, contractual obligations.


 
COVID-19

March, 19 2020 - Published by CCI National - Author(s): David Lu and Nancy Houle - Davidson Houle Allen LLP

COVID-19 and Condo Fees

Over the past couple of days, we have received numerous inquiries about how condominium corporations should deal with requests from owners to delay paying the monthly common expenses. The requests from owners are due to the uncertainty and financial stress caused by COVID-19.


 
COVID-19

March, 19 2020 - Published by Other - Author(s): Shibley Righton LLP

COVID-19: Open letter to the Government of Ontario regarding Liens

An open letter to the Government of Ontario by Shibley Righton LLP's Condominium Group. Requesting clarification about lien periods during the state of emergency.


 
COVID-19

March, 19 2020 - Published by Other - Author(s): Laura Glithero

Notice re Covid-19

A notice that can be posted in condominiums for residents and visitors. Most applicable to high-rise and low-rise, could be adapted for other types.


 
COVID-19

March, 19 2020 - Published by CCI National - Author(s): Diana Saturno

What are your Options as an Employer during the COVID-19 Pandemic?

COVID-19 has created an unprecedented and uniquely devastating situation in Canada and throughout the world. As the government encourages social distancing and staying at home, and in an effort to curb the spread of the disease, employers have to make tough decisions to ensure the long-term health of their businesses. Below are some options for employers when deciding how to manage their business in the coming weeks.


 
COVID-19

March, 19 2020 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Ian V. MacInnis, Peter K Guselle and Shaun Doody

Federal Government announces support for Canadian Businesses and Households

On March 18, 2020, the Federal Government released an $82 billion package in financial support - $27 billion in direct relief to workers and business, and $55 billion to meet liquidity needs of Canadian businesses and households through the deferral of certain income tax obligations.


 
COVID-19

March, 18 2020 - Published by CCI National - Author(s): Cheryll Wood - Davidson Houle Allen LLP

Coronavirus – What About Our Staff?

As we continue to navigate this unprecedented situation, we are trying to address questions raised by managers and condominiums in a timely manner.

One of the many concerns that we have heard over the last couple of days related to COVID-19 is: What are condominium corporation obligations as employers?


 
COVID-19

March, 18 2020 - Published by Other - Author(s): Shibley Righton LLP

Answers To Your Condo Coronavirus Questions

Shibley Righton's answers to a few frequently asked questions from our clients. While there is no "one size fits all" answer, the comments below can hopefully help guide your community.


 
COVID-19

March, 18 2020 - Published by CCI National - Author(s): Jennifer Dickenson

A letter to owners in condos during COVID-19

Here is an posting we sent to all owners in our condos regarding COVID-19 information, how to behave in condos and what your personal responsibilities are in this time. Please use!


 
COVID-19

March, 18 2020 - Published by CCI National - Author(s): Marc Bhalla & Richard Elia

COVID-19 Bulletin No. 4: Collections

As the Land Registry Office and banks remain open at the time of writing, the Law Society of Ontario has suggested that real estate transactions should close as scheduled. However, in the event that a party becomes unable to close for a reason relating to COVID-19, lawyers have been encouraged to cooperate with each other, while preserving their client’s interests (i.e. agree to extend closing rather than force the other


 
COVID-19

March, 17 2020 - Published by CCI National - Author(s): James Davidson and Melinda Andrews - Davidson Houle Allen LLP

Coronavirus – Our Answers to Some FAQs

We think it goes without saying that the novel coronavirus and related risks surrounding Covid-19 have “turned the world upside down”. And condominiums are very much involved because condominiums typically involve meetings and social gatherings and people living in close community. We’re certainly getting lots of questions from our clients. In case it may help, here are our answers to some FAQs surrounding coronavirus and Covid-19:


 
COVID-19

March, 17 2020 - Published by CCI National - Author(s): Ashley Winberg and Patricia Elia

COVID-19 Bulletin No. 3: Immediate Protocols To Be Implemented By Condominiums

Condominium corporations are the “fourth level of government” and have a statutory obligation to take reasonable steps to protect all persons on condominium property from foreseeable harm and dangerous conditions as per the Occupier’s Liability Act and the Condominium Act.


 
COVID-19

March, 17 2020 - Published by Other - Author(s): Stephanie Sutherland, Laura Glithero

Condos and Covid-19

Basic information and recommendations for those living and working in condominiums, in this time of Covid-19.


 
COVID-19

March, 17 2020 - Published by CCI National - Author(s): Rod Escayola

Condos Must Adapt to Provincial State of Emergency

Many provinces have declared a state of emergency. They are closing down public venues and urging residents to stay home.

Is this social distancing in public spaces potentially compromising the one required at condos.

Condo corporations should consider adopting directive and precautions that will help “flatten the curve” on the home front as well.


 
COVID-19

March, 16 2020 - Published by Huronia Chapter - Author(s): Ashley Winberg & Patricia Elia

COVID-19 Bulletin No. 2: Immediate Actions To Be Taken By All Condominium Corporations

Restrictions imposed by the Federal, Provincial and Municipal governments in response to the COVID-19 pandemic have required that Canadians immediately change our way of life; however, few condominium corporations have taken action in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.


 
COVID-19

March, 16 2020 - Published by Eastern Ontario Chapter - Author(s): Rod Escayola

Should Condo AGM be Cancelled Amid Covid19 Crisis

Condo corporation should balance the safety and health of the owners with the statutory obligation to hold their annual general meeting.

This post held determine when to cancel and when to hold the AGM. It provides practical precautions to be followed if the AGM is to proceed.


 
COVID-19

March, 15 2020 - Published by CCI National - Author(s): Nancy Houle - Davidson Houle Allen LLP

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Condos – Update on Meetings

As the number of COVID-19 cases increase across the country, and each municipality grapples with how best to deal with the rapidly evolving situation at a local level, the most common recommendation we are seeing to help mitigate risk and spread is social-distancing. The natural question is, therefore, what does this now mean in relation to a condominium corporation’s legal obligation to hold board of directors, or owners, meetings.


 
COVID-19

March, 12 2020 - Published by CCI National - Author(s): Nancy Houle

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Condos - Meeting, Messaging and Maintenance

Concerns about coronavirus (also known as “COVID-19”) are, of course, in the forefronts of all of our minds. As the number of cases of coronavirus increase across the country, and with cases now confirmed in Eastern Ontario, we are receiving questions from our clients about what this means for the condominium industry.


 
COVID-19

March, 12 2020 - Published by Huronia Chapter - Author(s): Ashley Winberg

COVID-19 Bulletin No. 1: Preventative Measures and the Protection of Vulnerable Populations within Condominium Communities

On Wednesday, the World Health Organization declared to the eruption of COVID-19 as a pandemic, which can have serious health consequences and be fatal for the elderly and individuals with underlying medical conditions.


 
COVID-19

March, 12 2020 - Published by CCI National

COVID-19 Resource Document

CCI aspires to at all times support best practices in the Condominium Management Industry. We are together rising to meet the challenge of COVID 19.

Several pages of information that will be of interest to you as it may affect your Condominium Home have been prepared for you.


 
COVID-19

March, 11 2020 - Published by CCI National - Author(s): Joel Berkovitz and Patrick Greco

The Coronavirus’s Impact on Condominium Living

A brief overview of how the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has impacted condominium living.


 
COVID-19

March, 9 2020 - Published by CCI National - Author(s): Rod Escayola

Coronavirus in Condos

The spread of Covid19 is impacting condos. This article focuses on the risks and legal obligations condos have towards their owners/occupants, visitors and employees.


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