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Wlodarczyk v. Metropolitan Toronto Condominium Corporation No. 1359 - 2022 ONCAT 120 - 2022-11-10

Corporation:

WMTCC 1359

Date:

2022-11-10

Under:

CAT Decisions - Decision
Adequacy of Records
Fees, Costs, Penalties

Summary:

In the case of Wlodarczyk v. Metropolitan Toronto Condominium Corporation No. 1359 (2022 ONCAT 120), the applicant claimed that the condominium corporation failed to maintain adequate records regarding a board meeting. The meeting minutes inaccurately represented the presence of a quorum, as some directors had been disqualified. However, the corporation acknowledged the inaccuracies and amended the minutes. The tribunal found that the amended minutes constituted adequate records. The applicant's request for a penalty against individual directors and disqualification orders was deemed outside the tribunal's authority. Consequently, no orders were issued against either party. The applicant's request for cost recovery was also denied.

Verdict:

Verdict / Lesson:
In the case of Wlodarczyk v. Metropolitan Toronto Condominium Corporation No. 1359, the tribunal found that the condominium corporation initially failed to maintain adequate records of a board meeting due to inaccuracies regarding the quorum. However, they acknowledged the issue, amended the minutes, and made them adequate. The tribunal also determined that it lacked the authority to issue penalties or disqualification orders against individual directors and declined to award the applicant's filing fees. Governance issues beyond the tribunal's jurisdiction were highlighted.

Takeaways:

Key Takeaways:

The case centered on the adequacy of records related to a condominium board meeting and issues of director disqualification.
The tribunal concluded that amended minutes corrected the inaccuracies, rendering them adequate records.
The tribunal lacked the authority to issue penalties against individual directors or disqualification orders.
Cost recovery was not granted to the applicant, as the condominium corporation acknowledged the inadequacy and took corrective actions.
Governance issues beyond the tribunal's jurisdiction were raised by the applicant.

Recommendations: 

Recommendations:

Condominium corporations should diligently maintain accurate records of their meetings and proceedings to comply with legal requirements.
When inaccuracies are identified in records, corporations should take prompt corrective actions, such as amending the minutes, to ensure they meet the adequacy standard.
It is essential for applicants to ensure their claims fall within the jurisdiction of the tribunal and focus on relevant issues to avoid unnecessary legal processes.

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