Ruling a Cautionary Tale for Condo Boards

October 2013


Ontario’s Condominium Act provides a mechanism for unhappy unit owners to stage a statutory uprising by overthrowing and replacing a condo board of directors. A recent Superior Court case (MCC 232 v. Owners and Mortgagees of MCC 232 [2012] ONSC 4620) holds a cautionary tale about the adverse financial, political and practical consequences to a condo corporation when its board refuses to comply with the democratic governance process prescribed under the act. The case, heard Aug. 3 in London, Ont., also reinforces the dictum that those who volunteer to sit on a board perform a thankless task…

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Joe's main areas of practice include residential tenancies, municipal planning and zoning, expropriations, and property tax assessment appeals. Joe has a wealth of litigation experience before a variety of boards, tribunals, and appellate courts. He is author of "A Practical Guide to the Tenant Protection Act". More →