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Decisions from the C.A.T.: Are Email Addresses A Record?

Christopher Mendes and Robert Mullin
Publication date:
June 6, 2023
Article Summary: 

Discusses a decision made by the Condominium Authority Tribunal (CAT) regarding the inclusion of unit owners' email addresses in the Record of Owners and Mortgagees. In the case of Samuel v. Metropolitan Toronto Condominium Corporation No. 979 & 989, the CAT determined that email addresses do not form part of the record and are not producible to individual owners. The CAT analyzed the relevant provisions of the Condominium Act, concluding that the method of communication (e.g., email, fax) is included in the record, but not the specific email address. Additionally, even if email addresses were part of the record, they would be redacted as they fall unde


Condominium Authority Tribunal (CAT), Record of Owners and Mortgagees, Email addresses, Condominium Act, Unit owners, Communication method, Record inclusion, Producing records, Privacy interests, Condominium law.

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Christopher Mendes and Robert Mullin
Decisions from the C.A.T.: Are Email Addresses A Record?
June 6, 2023
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