CCI Huronia News

June 3, 2020 - Legislative Newsflash

COVID-19 Re-opening - Phase One

The Government of Ontario recently announced the details of Phase 1 of the province’s re-opening strategy.   As of May 19th, some services and businesses previously deemed to be “non-essential” were permitted to resume, subject to certain restrictions.  Of particular interest to condominiums, the following services and businesses (among others) were permitted to resume:

Since the effective date of the announcement, some condominium corporations have already permitted the resumption of in-suite construction, household and repair services.  Others may have re-opened some amenities.  Other corporations have taken a slower approach to re-opening.

Although the provincial government has relaxed certain restrictions, each condominium corporation must consider which measures are appropriate for their own particular community.  The Covid-19 concerns in a townhome community, for example, will be different than those that arise in a multi-level building. 

Boards of Directors must reasonably balance the needs of individual unit owners and residents with the overall security of the condominium community as a whole (that is, with a view to ensuring the safety of not only residents, but also contractors, staff, and visitors to the condominium).  When balancing theses interests, condominium corporations may wish to consider the following:

We continue to wish each of our members health and safety as they navigate the phased-in re-opening of the province.