Standard Unit

A part of condominium living that owners frequently haven’t considered, or have forgotten, is the impact of the Standard Unit By-Law. If you haven’t already, you should take time read through the By-Law that describes a Standard Unit.

The  Standard Unit definition is rarely mentioned but it is essential in condominiums because the Corporation is deemed to be responsible for insuring only the items listed in the Standard Unit.  And that leaves the responsibilty  for insuring everything else to unit owners.

Any items within the unit which are not listed in the Standard Unit By-Law, are considered to be improvements to the unit, things like upgraded trim, any interior fittings and flooring improvements, for instance.  In the case of damage where the Corporation is liable, you can only expect replacement of the standard items as defined in the By-Law.  Replacing betterments like your beautiful hardwood flooring for instance, is up to you and your own insurance. All owners in the corporation are thereby reassured that their common expenses will not be held liable for undefined damage from an insurable event. The By-Law also deals with dispute resolution, maintenance and repair for items on the Standard Unit list.

MTCC-570 owners will find their Standard Unit definition in By-Law 8 on pages 92 – 99 attached to the Declaration and By-Law documents.

YCC – 531 owners will see a corresponding definition in By-Law 8 on pages 96 – 103 of their Declaration and By-Law documents.

 

Declaration, By-Laws and Rules

You may have run into a rule at our condominium complex that conflicts with your preferences. Keep in mind that rules are necessary so we can have an orderly environment with established expectations and can live in peace with one another.

Even so most residents have at some time found a rule burdensome and have considered what it would take to change it. Condominium rules do change from time to time, and that’s when it is important to understand the way that condominiums are governed.

Every Ontario condominium is regulated by the Condominium Act, 1998, which lays out the requirements for the creation and amendment of rest of the governing documents.

Each condominium is individually regulated by a declaration and by-laws. The declaration is one of the legal documents that created the condo corporation when it was registered with the Land Registry Office. It is a kind of constitution for the condominium.

The by-laws concern how the condo corporation will govern itself such regarding such things as the number of directors on the board, board meeting procedures, and how the affairs of the condo corporation are generally conducted.

And finally, we arrive at the rules each condo establishes for safe co-existance, and for providing reasonable use and enjoyment of individual units and the common areas. Rules must be consistent with the three other governing documents: the Condo Act, the declaration and the by-laws.  Together they lay out the conditions that must be met. Want to see a rule changed? Make sure you know what it takes to comply with established governance.

Each of our Condominium Corporations has it’s own declaration and by-laws. Below are .pdf copies of these documents.

BBQ and safe outdoor dining

BOOKING A TIME

  • Book one of the four BBQs and your table, in advance – the day before the day you want to use a BBQ
    by calling the Gatehouse at 416 241 2130
  • Same day bookings for a BBQ and/or table may be possible by checking with the Security guard at the
    entrance gate to the pool area
  • Reservations for tables 1-4 available from 11:30 AM every two hours, tables 5-8 available every two
    hours starting at 12:30 PM each day, each reservation is for one hour & forty five minutes
  • Each suite will be limited to one reservation per day
  • There will be a fifteen minute grace period for your reservation and after which you will lose your
    reservation due to anticipated high demand

BEFORE ACCESSING THE BBQ AREA

  • Bring and display your Amenity card
  • Wash hands thoroughly
  • Bring your BBQ lighter with you

CHECKING IN

  • Check in with the Security guard at the entrance gate to the pool area and answer the pre-screening questions
  • Obtain sanitation supplies from Security guard at the entrance to the pool area and return them when leaving the BBQ area
  • Enter the BBQ area by travelling left from the entrance gate. When leaving the BBQ proceed around the north side of the pool and return to the entrance/exit gate to leave the pool area.
  • Observe the decals on the ground directing flow of traffic and social distancing
  • Maintain social distancing when lining up to enter pool area

WHILE USING THE BBQ AREA

  • Do not share utensils, glasses, dishes etc.
  • Minimize touching gates, handles, benches, tables and chairs when not sitting
  • You are responsible for sanitizing BBQ & brush handles, your own table & chairs
  • Please complete your cooking within the first hour of your reservation start time (including the cleaning of the barbeque grill), so the person with the next reservation time slot has adequate time for cooking Chairs are absolutely forbidden to be re-arranged
  • Social distancing rules apply at all times, keep at least six feet away from other residents
  • Clean BBQ grill with brush provided when finished using BBQ
  • Washrooms facilities in the rec centre should only be used when absolutely necessary, residents are encouraged to use their own washrooms

Pandemic Tennis at Islington 2000

The tennis courts open again on July 6th. You must sign a waiver and be assigned a photo id that should be with you whenever you use our amenities. Please consider the following advice.

BEFORE YOU PLAY

  • Ensure all players have signed a COVID-19 Waiver form
  • Have your WAIVER ID card which must be displayed at all times.
  • Book your tennis court with the Security Gatehouse at 416-241-2130 (Maximum 2 hours)
  • Play with persons living in your household or individuals considered to be low risk.
  • Don’t play if you or your playing partner:

– exhibit any coronavirus symptoms, such as a fever, cough, difficulty breathing, or other symptoms identified by health experts
– have been in contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days
– are considered vulnerable or at risk (elderly individuals or have a pre-existing condition)

PREPARING TO PLAY

  • Wash your hands with soap and water before going to a tennis court
  • Bring hand sanitizers
  • Clean your equipment, including your racquets and water bottles
  • Do not share equipment
  • Bring a water bottle to avoid touching a water fountain handle
  • Minimize touching door handles, gates, benches and all other objects where the virus could survive
  • Check in with the Security Gatehouse

WHILE PLAYING

  • Keep a 2-metre distance with other players and play singles unless with members of your household
  • Avoid touching your face. Cough or sneeze into a tissue or your sleeve
  • Stay on your side of the court
  • Each player bring a separate can of balls, and be sure to only handle yours
  • Don’t share food, drinks and towels
  • Use your racquet and foot to pick up balls or to send to another player

AFTER PLAYING

  • Check out with the Security Gatehouse
  • Wash your hands with water and disinfectant soap or with hand sanitizer
  • Leave the court immediately after you finish playing
  • Sanitize tennis balls prior to next play

Window Renovation Preparation

Islington 2010 will begin a window replacement project this fall. You will need to prepare for the construction but not right away.  Wait and you will be informed when to start preparations.

How to Prepare

It goes without saying that you need to remove all window coverings, and the hardware too if possible. Those with stippled ceilings should use caution especially if it seems crumbly. If in doubt, leave it for the abatement experts.

Move furniture away from the window areas in the livingroom, den, and bedrooms – 4 to 5 feet if possible, and protect everything with dustcovers. It may be wise to remove wall art or cover it to protect from wind and dust.

 

Preparations by the Construction Team

The contractors will also prepare the site to avoid any damage or excess dust.  They will use drop cloths, dust barriers, and floor protection.

Planning a change?

As you know, renovations are happening all the time in our building. It’s possible that you are beginning to consider making some changes in your suite in the new year. Remember that you are required to make an application to the Board before starting. Watch this video for some advice.