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January 23, 2023
The CAT Deals With Complaints About Noise

In a recent case, the Condominium Authority Tribunal (CAT) dealt with complaints about noise, and tried to find a balance between the condominium corporation’s enforcement obligations and the actions of the complainer.

By James Davidson, | Article
January 10, 2023
Condominium Corporation Failed to Maintain Statutorily Required Records

In a recent case, the Condominium Authority Tribunal ordered that the Condominium Corporation create statutorily required records, pay a penalty; and also ordered the current Directors to take/re-take the CAO’s Director training, due to the Corporation’s failure to properly maintain records required under the Act.

By Emily Deng, | Article
January 9, 2023
Condo Cases Across Canada Celebrates 20 Years

Condo Cases Across Canada celebrates 20 years of excellent case law summaries. DHA’s very own Jim Davidson has now summarized over 1,100 condo cases which provide insightful summaries and comments on the law as it has evolved over the years – all in a searchable database.

By Cheryll Wood, | Article
January 6, 2023
Condominium Authority Tribunal Holds That Dog Is Not a Service Animal

In a recent case, the Condominium Authority Tribunal (CAT) ordered that a dog be removed because the dog exceeded the weight limit in the condominium corporation’s Rules and also because the dog was a nuisance. In doing so, the CAT also held that the dog owner had not proven a right to keep the dog due to a disability.

By James Davidson, | Article
January 5, 2023
CAT Permits Resident With a Disability to Keep Her Dog

In a recent case, the Condominium Authority Tribunal (CAT) held that a resident needed her dog for human rights reasons, and was therefore entitled to keep her dog even though the dog exceeded weight limits in the condominium corporation’s rules and was also a prohibited breed under the condominium corporation’s rules.

By James Davidson, | Article
December 30, 2022
Key Cases from 2022

2022 was an important year in Ontario condominium law and administration. Here’s our list of the key cases from 2022. Early in 2023, we will be posting a separate blog about other key 2022 events and some things to watch for in 2023.

By James Davidson, | Article
December 22, 2022
Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays from the DHA team! In lieu of sending greeting cards this year, we have made donations to numerous local charities. We extend our very best wishes to you for wellness and connection over the holidays.

By DHA Team, | Article

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Condo Cases Across Canada

A quarterly publication of the Canadian Condominium Institute, National Chapter.

Each issue contains summaries of some of the latest condominium decisions (from Courts and Administrative Tribunals) across the country. Not all cases are summarized. But most of the key condominium cases are summarized.

Editor: James Davidson, LLB., FCCI

Jim has been practicing condominium law for over 30 years. He represents condominium corporations, their directors, owners, and insurers throughout Eastern Ontario. His experience also includes building deficiencies, shared property interests, co-ownership and construction law.

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