On June 8, 2023, the Ontario government passed Bill 91: Less Red Tape, Stronger Economy Act, 2023, which includes amendments to the Condominium Act, 1998 and regulatory changes to O. Reg 48/01. Effective October 1, 2023, these changes replace the temporary measures...Read more
As of 5:00 a.m., June 30, Environment Canada continues to warn of high levels of air pollution due to smoke from forest fires is expected today and possibly into Saturday. Smoke plumes from forest fires over northeastern Ontario and Quebec has returned to the area resulting in deteriorated air...Read more
Murray Johnson, our Vice President of Client Operations, has been responsible for dealing with occupational health and safety and fire code compliance on behalf of our Boards. Notice of Violations ( NOVs) are declining and as a result we’re seeing positive feedback from fire officials in all...Read more
As of January 2023, the CSA B44-19 Elevator Safety Code imposes a responsibility on property owners (condo corporations) to conduct and document monthly comprehensive Fire Emergency Operation (FEO) tests on all elevators.
Elevator service firms typically have an annual FEO...Read more
In two recent rulings the CAT determined if a corporation chooses to record the AGM, which is commonly done by firms hosting virtual or hybrid meetings, the recording is a record that the corporation is required to maintain and produce upon appropriate, written request.
These decisions...Read more
Since shortly after the COVID-19 crisis emerged, the Condominium Act was revised to permit condos to hold virtual AGMs and board meetings, and to facilitate electronic voting. Those emergency provisions are due to expire on September 30. Although it appears that the province may move to...Read more
Starting July 1, 2022, owners, and licensees of elevators in residential buildings and long-term care homes are required to report to TSSA elevator outages lasting more than 48 hours. The reporting needs to be completed within 30 days after the day the elevator has returned to service.