Under the Condominium Act each Condominium Corporation is required to have by-laws to ensure it is operated for the benefit of all owners. By-laws cannot override the Declaration or the Act. Once adopted by the Corporation, by-laws are registered in the Land Registry Office. The Act lays down many of the matters that must be covered by the by-laws and under the Act, most by-laws can be adopted, repealed or amended, by the Board, only if any change is confirmed by a majority of the owners (in our case 27), voting at a properly constituted meeting.
MTCC 573 currently has four by-laws:
- By-Law 6: The Standard Unit By-Law. This By-law was approved by unit owners in June 2008 and describes the “standard residential unit”. If a damage or insurance claim involves the Corporation, the Corporation is responsible for returning a unit to this condition. (It should be stressed that owners should, in addition to personal property insurance, have their own insurance to cover all upgrades that have been made to their unit over and above this standard.)
- By-Law 8: The Electronic Voting By-Law. This By-law was approved by Unit owners in June 2019 and gives the Board the option of holding owner votes electronically.
- By-Law 9: The General Operating By-Law. This By-Law was also approved by owners in June 2019 and deals with the election and size of the Board of Directors, Directors’ duties, owners’ meetings, the assessment and collection of common expenses, occupancy standards and other basic matters concerning the Corporation and its obligations and powers.
- By-Law 10: The Mediation and Arbitration By-Law. This By-law was also approved by owners in June 2019 and deals with the procedures to be followed at MTCC 573 in mediation and/or arbitration cases.
By-Laws 1-4 (the original By-Laws of our Corporation) were repealed by By-Law 5 in 2004 and By-Laws 5 and 7 (Telecommunications) were repealed by By-Law 9 in 2019.
For convenience, you can also look at and download the individual By-Law or all four of our current By-Laws in one file by using the links below.
If you want to print a copy of any of the By-Laws it is suggested that you download it (see the links below) and then print.
Toronto Port Authority Archives. (PC 1/1/806). Photor: Arthur Beales. October 16, 1915. The Safe Works Building is now 145 Front Street East. Until the mid 1950's the St Lawrence Market (in foreground) included a covered portion over Front Street.
Front Street looking east from George Street. 20 August 1927.