The Effect Of The New Construction Act On Condominiums In Ontario

During major common element construction projects, condominium corporations often hire a general contractor to oversee the project. Typically, the general contractor would then hire sub-contractors. Over the course of the project, the condominium corporation makes periodic payments to the general contractor, who then makes the payments to the sub-contractors.

However, what happens if the general contractor suddenly abandons the project and does not pay the sub-contractors?  

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New Regulations Will Arrive on May 1st Respecting Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in Condominiums

As electric vehicles become more prominent on our roads, demand for charging stations in condominiums will undoubtedly increase. We are now seeing more and more new condominiums with dedicated electric vehicle charging stations. But what about existing condominiums? Continue reading “New Regulations Will Arrive on May 1st Respecting Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in Condominiums”

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Can Owners Install Clotheslines Under the Green Energy Act?

In a previous blog, we mentioned that regulations under the Green Energy Act (the “Green Act”) will require some condominiums to report on their building’s energy and water consumption starting in 2019. In addition to this, some condominium corporations may also need to review their rules because of section 4 of the same Act.

Under section 4 of the Green Act, designated goods, services, and technologies meant to promote energy conservation will be allowed at condominiums even if a condominium by-law restricts it.

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Some Condominiums Will Have New Obligations Under the Green Energy Act

A new regulation under the Green Energy Act will require condominium corporations in buildings that are at least 50,000 square feet and have more than 10 units to report on their energy and water use.

The timelines are as follows:

• For condominium corporations in buildings that are at least 100,000 square feet, the first report is due on July 1, 2019;

• For condominium corporations in buildings that are at least 50,000 square feet, the first report is due on July 1, 2020.

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