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McDonald v. Peel Standard Condominium Corporation No. 683 - 2022 ONCAT 138 - 2022-12-05






In the case of McDonald v. Peel Standard Condominium Corporation No. 683, the dispute revolved around an alleged contravention of a Settlement Agreement between the parties. The Applicant claimed that the Respondent breached the agreement by not providing complete minutes of certain board meetings. The Tribunal ruled on several preliminary issues, including the delay in filing the application and the Applicant's standing. The case was not dismissed due to delay, as the Applicant's delay was incurred in good faith and did not result in substantial prejudice. The issue of the Applicant's standing was also not grounds for dismissal. However, the Tribunal ultimately found that the Respondent did not breach the Settlement Agreement, as they provided all the documents they possessed, and the missing topics were never discussed in any board meetings. Therefore, no remedies or penalties were awarded.


CAT Decisions - Decision
Compliance with Settlement Agreement


In the case of McDonald v. Peel Standard Condominium Corporation No. 683, the applicant alleged that the respondent breached a Settlement Agreement. The case revolved around two preliminary issues: whether the application should be dismissed for delay and whether the applicant had the standing to bring the case. The tribunal decided not to dismiss the case due to delay, finding that the delay was in good faith and did not result in substantial prejudice. Furthermore, the tribunal allowed the case to proceed despite the applicant's lack of standing, considering various factors, including written authorization from the registered owner and the fact that the respondent willingly entered into the Settlement Agreement. Ultimately, the tribunal found that there was no breach of the Settlement Agreement, and the case was dismissed without costs.



The case addressed alleged contraventions of a Settlement Agreement within the context of the Condominium Act.
The Tribunal determined that the Applicant's delay in filing the application and lack of standing were not grounds for dismissal.
The Respondent was not found to have breached the agreement as they provided all available documents.
No remedies or penalties were awarded in this case.
The ruling highlighted the importance of clarity in settlement agreements and adherence to their terms.



Ensure compliance with settlement agreements, as a failure to do so may lead to applications to the tribunal.
Parties should be cautious about delay in filing applications and provide valid reasons if a delay occurs.
When interpreting ownership and standing in a condominium dispute, it's important to consider the specific language of the Condominium Act and any authorizations provided by the registered owner.

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