Firm News

We’ll be closed on September 30, 2022 for the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 13th, 2022 by Hunter Stone

Last year, September 30, 2021, was the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Ontario. This day of public commemoration honours the children who never returned home and the survivors of residential schools. Affected families and communities are also remembered as part of the reconciliation process.

Our office will be closed on September 30, 2022. The intention is to spend the day educating ourselves about this day and the ways in which our tragic history continues to affect indigenous communities.

If you’d like to lean more about National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, please see this link.

Firm News: Partnership Expansion and Office Move

September 6th, 2022 by Iler Campbell LLP

Dear Clients:

We wanted to let you know of two exciting developments here at Iler Campbell LLP.

On the staffing side, our partnership has expanded to include Michael Hackl and Safia Lakhani. Michael has been a member of the firm’s litigation team since 2016, advising our clients on labour and employment matters as well as construction projects and commercial ventures. Safia has worked on housing, employment, and other litigation matters since she joined the firm in 2014. Both Michael and Safia are excited to continue working with you to address your specific litigation needs. Continue reading “Firm News: Partnership Expansion and Office Move”

Ontario Extends Virtual Meeting Provisions for Co-ops and Non Profits

August 26th, 2022 by Hunter Stone

The Government of Ontario has further amended the Co‑operative Corporations Act, Ontario Not‑for‑Profit Corporations Act and Condominium Act, 1998, by permitting electronic meetings until September 30, 2023. Continue reading “Ontario Extends Virtual Meeting Provisions for Co-ops and Non Profits”

The right to an emotional support animal in housing

August 25th, 2022 by Safia Lakhani

Despite the positive impact emotional support animals have on the lives of their humans, keeping them in certain housing situations, like condominiums and no-pet residences, can be an uphill battle.

Dogs make great emotional support animals. Credit: Richard Brutyo / Unsplash

Continue reading “The right to an emotional support animal in housing”

Tenants now more vulnerable than ever – eviction at the Superior Court of Justice

August 24th, 2022 by Hunter Stone

The Landlord and Tenant Board (the LTB) is governed by the Residential Tenancies Act, 2006, S.O (the RTA), C.17, and hears matters brought by landlords and tenants regarding the rental property.

In March 2020, the world‑wide COVID‑19 pandemic hit the LTB like a ton of bricks, causing extreme backlog at the tribunal. The LTB responded by adopting an electronic approach to filing materials and hearing matters, eliminating in person hearings entirely. This electronic approach was an attempt to deliver service in a time conscious manner. Despite these efforts, the LTB was and is still experiencing backlog due to the pandemic, leaving many landlords feeling frustrated about the delayed hearing process and issuance of orders. With few avenues to turn to, landlords are utilizing the Superior Court of Justice (the Superior Court) to evict their tenants living in condo units. Continue reading “Tenants now more vulnerable than ever – eviction at the Superior Court of Justice”

Rent Increase Guideline for 2023

July 18th, 2022 by Hunter Stone

Earlier this year we wrote about the rent increase guidelines for 2022, which lists the current allowable amount a landlord can increase their tenants’ rent by 1.2 per cent.

On June 29, 2022, the Government of Ontario stated the rent increase guideline for 2023 will be 2.5 per cent, noting this rate is below that of inflation. The last time a rent increase guideline was 2.5 per cent was in 2013. Continue reading “Rent Increase Guideline for 2023”