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Bali v. Toronto Standard Condominium Corporation No. 1905 - 2023 ONCAT 190 - 2023-12-05


BTSCC 1905


Tue Dec 05 2023 05:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)


In the case of Bali v. Toronto Standard Condominium Corporation No. 1905, the Condominium Authority Tribunal (CAT) issued a Motion Order under Rule 4 of CAT’s Rules of Practice. The Applicant initially filed an incomplete application, prompting the CAT to request additional information. After multiple revisions and concerns raised by the CAT, a Notice of Intent to Dismiss was issued. The Applicant responded, citing disability accommodation for the delay. The CAT decided to proceed with the case but imposed limitations, focusing on the dispute regarding the alleged harassment in the condominium’s gym facilities. The order emphasized the CAT's jurisdiction under Ontario Regulation 179/17 and outlined expectations for relevant documentation.


CAT Decisions - Motion Order
Other Type of Nuisance, Annoyance or Disruption


The Condominium Authority Tribunal (CAT) allowed the applicant's application to proceed after addressing initial deficiencies. The lesson from this case emphasizes the importance of submitting complete applications promptly, respecting deadlines, and adhering to the CAT's jurisdictional boundaries. The CAT's order narrows the dispute to issues concerning the condominium corporation's responsibility in enforcing compliance with rules related to preventing unreasonable nuisance, annoyance, or disruption, specifically regarding alleged harassment in the gym. The CAT also underscores the need for relevant documentation and may issue orders to ensure the case remains within its jurisdiction.


Incomplete Application Challenges: The case highlights challenges arising from an incomplete application filed by the applicant, leading to concerns about the Condominium Authority Tribunal's (CAT) jurisdiction.

Procedural Hurdles: The CAT encountered procedural hurdles, including late responses and the need for disability accommodation. Despite these challenges, the CAT allowed the case to proceed, emphasizing adherence to jurisdictional boundaries.

Jurisdictional Focus: The CAT's order emphasizes a limited focus on the dispute related to alleged harassment in the condominium's gym facilities, aligning with its jurisdiction under Ontario Regulation 179/17.

Document Relevance: The order underscores the importance of relevant documentation, with a cautionary note about potential document disallowance if not pertinent to the jurisdictional issues.

Temporal Constraints: The CAT addressed temporal constraints, noting the inability to accept disputes beyond the time limit established by the Condominium Act, Section 1.36(6).


Timely and Complete Submission: Applicants should submit complete applications promptly, ensuring all required information is provided. Delays and incomplete submissions can lead to additional scrutiny and potential dismissal of the case.

Jurisdictional Awareness: Parties involved should have a clear understanding of the Condominium Authority Tribunal's jurisdiction and ensure that their dispute falls within its scope. This includes verifying that the issues raised align with the relevant provisions of governing documents, such as declarations, by-laws, or rules of the condominium corporation.

Document Relevance: Parties should carefully select and submit documents that are directly relevant to the issues in dispute. Unnecessary or extraneous documentation may be disallowed, and parties should be aware that the CAT may issue orders or directions to maintain focus on the pertinent matters within its jurisdiction.

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