Tag Archives: Board of Directors

Board Cannot Refuse Communication Between Owners

Gerry Hyman has another article for the Toronto Star.  Let’s discuss some of the questions: QUESTION:  Owners in my building have placed leaflets on each unit’s door handle, advertising a condominium community website. One of the directors has been seen … Continue reading

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Directors can Only be Removed in Specific Situations

Gerry Hyman has another article for the Toronto Star. I would like to discuss two of the questions raised: QUESTION: Our condo board recently excluded one of the directors from an executive board meeting at which the other four board … Continue reading

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Work Could Require Owner Approval

Gerry Hyman has another article for the Toronto Star.  Let’s discuss two of the questions: QUESTION:  The corporation’s engineer recommended refurbishing the corridors. Is the board entitled to undertake a $5.1-million hallway renovation without the consent of 66-2/3 per cent … Continue reading

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Democracy Requires Questions

Gerry Hyman has another article for the Toronto Star.  Let’s discuss some of the questions: QUESTION:  A former board member intends to stand for election to the board at the next annual general meeting. She has shown herself to be … Continue reading

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Proxies need to be Curtailed in Condominiums

Gerry Hyman has another article for the Toronto Star.  Let’s discuss some of the questions: QUESTION:We attempted using proxies to get enough votes to remove our condominium’s directors. But they fell a bit short, Now the board has introduced a … Continue reading

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Boards can Always get Second Opinion

Gerry Hyman has another article for the Toronto Star.  Let’s discuss some of the questions raised: QUESTION:  Is the board of directors obligated to accept the conclusions of a Reserve Fund Study? ANSWER:  The board, within 15 days of receiving … Continue reading

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Condominium Could Amend the By-laws

Gerry Hyman as another article for the Toronto Star.  Let’s discuss a couple of questions that were brought up: QUESTION:  Our board recently discovered that owners have been electing five directors when the bylaws allowed for three. A lawyer’s letter … Continue reading

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Is Charging for Wood Flooring Reasonable?

Gerry Hyman has written another article for the Toronto Star.  Let’s look at some of the questions raised: QUESTION:  Is our board entitled to pass a rule requiring a $300, non-refundable payment in order for an owner to install wood … Continue reading

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Ethics By-law Upheld by Court

A recent court case has brought up an interesting situation for condominiums.  In the case of Gordon v. York Region Condominium Corporation No. 818 et al, Stanley Gordon, a former director of YRCC #818, was suing the condominium after the … Continue reading

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Charges Must Be Reasonable

Gerry Hyman has a new article on condominiums.  So let’s discuss it: QUESTION:  The property manager for our 41-townhouse condo advised at our annual meeting that, following a written request, an owner could electronically receive the corporation’s monthly financial statements. … Continue reading

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