Tag Archives: Condominium Community

One Parking Spot = One Vehicle

Gerry Hyman has another article for the Toronto Star.  Let’s discuss some of the questions: QUESTION:  My unit has one parking spot which is large enough for my car and my motorcycle. The manager advises that I must remove one … 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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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 Must Hold Annual Meeting

Gerry Hyman has another article for the Toronto Star.  Let’s discuss a couple of the questions: QUESTION:  Two of our three board members own six units in our 13-unit condominium and have a proxy from another owner. But the board … Continue reading

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Condominiums Need Facilities Agreement

Gerry Human has another article for the Toronto Star.  Let’s look at two of the questions asked: QUESTION:  Our townhouse condo has two condominium corporations and two boards of directors. But we don’t have an agreement setting out how we … Continue reading

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Acclamation is Reasonable in Condominiums

Gerry Hyman has another article for the Toronto Star.  Let’s discuss some of the questions raised: QUESTION: At our annual general meeting, an owner nominated himself as a candidate for the board. There was only one vacancy and no other … 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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Condominium Must Respect Human Rights Act

I’d like to discuss Gerry Hyman’s latest article. The first question is as follows: QUESTION:  I am renting my townhouse condominium to a person with a visual disability. I put up an orange mailbox so that the tenant would be … Continue reading

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Condominim Act Review Stage 2

Canada’s Public Policy Forum has released it’s second stage review of Ontario’s Condominium Act.  I’d like to discuss a number of issues in the report: 1)  The report calls for mandatory testing for property managers.  This is a good step … Continue reading

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Making Condominiums Democratic

I’d like to discuss how to make condominiums democratic.  This can be handled easily, with easy amendments to the Condominium Act. Let’s discuss those changes: 1)      Limit or remove proxies.  While I would like to say that proxies should be … Continue reading

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