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Sep 22, 2022 | Blog
Vivian Caldas

Cottage Country Road Access Closures: Legal or Illegal?

September 2022 Introduction What would you do if, on your way to your cottage, you noticed that the only road you always used to get there has been cl...
Aug 29, 2022 | Blog
James (Jamie) F. Cockburn, Robert Mullin and Christopher Mendes

The Scope of the CAT’s Records Jurisdiction: Draft AGM Minutes & Audio Recordings

August 2022 King v. Y.R.C.C. No. 692, 2022 ONCAT 80 (CanLii) Introduction While the Condominium Authority Tribunal (“CAT”) has certain rec...
Jul 11, 2022 | Blog
Robert Mullin and Christopher Mendes

Decisions from the CAT – Cats vs Dogs – A History of Non-Enforcement

June 2022 Teno v. Essex C.C. No. 28, 2022 ONCAT 43 Introduction May 2022 was a busy month in the Condominium Authority Tribunal (“CAT&rdquo...
Apr 6, 2022 | Article
Fiona Burnett, James (Jamie) F. Cockburn, Robert Mullin and Christopher Mendes

Decisions from the CAT: Human Rights & Pet Prohibitions

March 30, 2022: Niagara South Condominium Corporation No. 12 v. Spicer, 2022 ONCAT 21. Introduction While our animal companions may provide us with co...
Mar 15, 2022 |
Ashley Timm

COVID-19 Vaccine Parenting Disputes – What About The Children?

COVID-19 vaccines have been one of the most universally debated issues in recent months. Opposing views on the COVID-19 vaccines continue to persist, ...
Mar 14, 2022 | Blog
James (Jamie) F. Cockburn, Christopher Mendes and Robert Mullin

The Divisional Court Clarifies the CAT’s Costs Jurisdiction

March 11, 2022: Halton Standard C.C. No. 617 v. Roberts, 2022 ONSC 1477 (Divisional Court) Introduction In early 2021, the Condominium Authority Tribu...
Mar 1, 2022 | Article
Fiona Burnett, James (Jamie) F. Cockburn and Robert Mullin

The “Fiasco” Has Gone on Long Enough: Mandatory Mediation/Arbitration

February 28, 2022, MTCC No. 1171 v. Rebeiro (2022 ONSC 503), Toronto Standard Condominium Corporation No. 1628 v. Toronto Standard Condomini...
Feb 18, 2022 | Blog
Fiona Burnett and Robert Mullin

The Broad Interpretation of ‘Dangerous Activities’ Under Section 117

February 18, 2022, Ottawa-Carleton S.C.C. No. 671 v. Friend, et al., 2017 ONSC 7379, 2021 ONCA 666; York C.C. No. 188 v. Chaudhry, 2021 ONSC 7027...
Feb 14, 2022 |
Christopher Mendes, Robert Mullin and Danielle Marks

Respect for Others – An Important Component of Condo Living

February 9, 2022 Niagara South Condominium Corporation No. 12 v. Kore, et al, 2021 ONSC 8475 Introduction As the pandemic continues, being unable to e...
Jan 26, 2022 |
Christopher Mendes, Robert Mullin and James (Jamie) F. Cockburn

Decisions from the CAT: Reconsidering “In-Camera” Minutes

Introduction: It is not uncommon for condominiums to conduct “in-camera” board meetings. Such meetings are used to discuss confidential ma...
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