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    A condominium Declaration is a collection of documents that allow a condominium corporation to be formed and explains what a condo owner's common elements are and how much they'll pay for their maintenance.

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    In Ontario, the vaccination campaign is well underway. In our recent webinar, a common question that was asked was whether an employer could force an employee to get vaccinated. Click here to watch the webinar that deals with that question.

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    Earlier this year, Walker Law published an article on its website discussing Bhasin v Hrynew; a case from the Supreme Court of Canada which is the highest court in the country.

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    Last year, in celebration of our firm’s tenth anniversary, we provided a list of the top ten new laws that would be affecting Ontarians.

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    The recent case Elias Restaurant v Keele Sheppard Plaza Inc., 2020 ONSC 5457 involved a commercial landlord-tenant dispute between a Black owned restaurant tenant and its plaza landlord. The Tenant, Elias Restaurant is owned by a Black married couple and serves African/Caribbean cultural food. It caters primarily, but not exclusively, to a Black community customer base. This use of the premises was completely consistent with the terms of the lease.

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    In our August 11, 2020 article, we previously wrote about the enforcement of residential evictions in Ontario, which were temporarily suspended at the outset of the pandemic. Resumption of residential evictions began on August 4, 2020. At the time that the temporary freeze on evictions came into effect, there were approximately 3,000 evictions in the City of Toronto (the “City”) that had been placed on hold. As enforcement of these back-logged evictions proceeds, there are serious concerns that mass evictions will occur, resulting in a wave of increased homelessness that the City must handle.

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    Many tenants and landlords alike have become increasingly concerned about the changes that the Government of Ontario is proposing to make to the Residential Tenancies Act (“RTA”).

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    Under the Residential Tenancies Act (“RTA”), landlords may only evict tenants for certain reasons. However, in a hot rental market, landlords may falsify reasons to evict a tenant, so that the unit may be renovated and re-rented at a much higher price. This is known as a “renoviction”.

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    On Monday, May 4 at 12:01 a.m., the Ontario government reopened a large portion of the construction industry. However, in order to resume construction, contractors must comply with strict public health measures and operate safely during the COVID-19 outbreak. This article takes a look at how your residential construction project may be impacted going forward.

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    The COVID-19 Pandemic has unleashed havoc in many industries as a result of forced business closures and social distancing orders. The government and court have provided some guidance on how COVID-19 will impact residential leases, but still, there has been a lot of uncertainty for residential landlords and tenants. This article will focus on why it is important for residential landlords and tenants to work out if necessary, payment or deferral of rent.

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