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Toronto Standard Condominium Corporation No. 2010 v. Johnson - 2024 ONCAT 22 - 2024-02-14

Corporation:

TSCC 2010

Date:

Wed Feb 14 2024 05:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Under:

CAT Decisions - Decision
Compliance with Governing Documents
Odour
Smoke and/or vapour

Summary:

In the case of Toronto Standard Condominium Corporation No. 2010 v. Johnson, the Tribunal found the respondent in violation of the condominium corporation's rules prohibiting the smoking of cannabis in his unit and common areas. Despite multiple warnings and opportunities to comply, Johnson continued to smoke cannabis, leading to legal action. The Tribunal ordered the respondent to cease smoking cannabis and pay $4,890.07 in costs to the condominium corporation.

Verdict:

Non-compliance with condominium rules, such as smoking prohibitions, can result in legal consequences and financial penalties. It's essential for unit owners to adhere to governing documents and address any violations promptly to avoid escalating costs and legal action.

Takeaways:

Persistent non-compliance with condominium rules can lead to legal action and cost consequences.
Ignoring warnings and opportunities to comply can result in significant financial penalties.
Condominium corporations have the authority to enforce rules regarding nuisance behaviors like smoking.
Legal fees incurred due to non-compliance may be awarded as costs by the Tribunal.

Recommendations: 

Establish clear communication channels for addressing rule violations within condominium communities.
Provide education and reminders to unit owners about their obligations under governing documents.
Consider mediation or alternative dispute resolution methods before resorting to formal legal proceedings.




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