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The Law Around Service Animals in Ontario

Denise Lash
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Discusses the legal obligations and considerations for accommodating service animals in Ontario's condominiums. It explains the distinctions between terms like "support animal," "service animal," and "guide dog" and delves into the legal requirements outlined in the Blind Persons' Rights Act (BPRA), the Integrated Accessibility Standards under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), and the Ontario Human Rights Code. The article emphasizes the collaborative process of responding to accommodation requests, the need for appropriate documentation, and the concept of reasonable accommodation.


Service animals, guide dogs, support animals, Blind Persons' Rights Act, Integrated Accessibility Standards, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), Ontario Human Rights Code, accommodation, condo corporation, disability, undue hardship, documentation, collaboration, legal obligations.

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Denise Lash
The Law Around Service Animals in Ontario
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