In the recent decision of Patricia Gendreau v Toronto Standard Condominium Corporation No. 1438, the Condominium Authority Tribunal (CAT) has provided further comments on a condominium’s document disclosure obligations. Continue reading “Who Pays the Cost to Redact Records When Owners Request Documents?”
As many our readers will know from our previous blog post, the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services has recently proposed bringing changes to the Condominium Act, 1998 (the “Act”). The proposal, if approved, would proclaim into force a new section 117 of the Act and amend two regulations under the Act (namely, Regulation 48/01 and Regulation 179/17). In addition to changes to the legislation, the government’s proposal would also significantly expand the jurisdiction of the Condominium Authority Tribunal (CAT). Continue reading “The Introduction of Nuisance & the Expansion of the CAT: Should Further Amendments Be Considered?”
The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services has recently launched a public consultation on a proposal to expand the scope of disputes that can be heard by the Condominium Authority Tribunal of Ontario (CAT). The CAT, set up in November 2017, currently has the power to hear and adjudicate certain condominium-related disputes, namely disputes pertaining to the retention and access to records held by condominium corporations under Section 55 of the Condominium Act, 1998. Continue reading “The Government is Considering Bringing Changes to the CAT”
In the case of Yeung v. MTCC 1136, the Applicant owner in the condominium applied to CAT for access to email correspondence relating to the condominium corporation’s renewal of a gas contract. The email correspondence in question was referenced in Board minutes. The Tribunal held that the email correspondence was not part of the corporation’s records (and the owner was accordingly not entitled to see the emails).
The Condominium Authority Tribunal (CAT) has confirmed that owners are not entitled to see the email addresses of other owners.