The CAT Member assigned to the case will conduct an online hearing through the Online Dispute Resolution system.
During the hearing, the Member assigned to the case will ask the parties to provide their evidence and arguments about why they think the Member should make a decision in their favour. Parties will also have an opportunity to identify witnesses that can provide evidence about the issues in dispute.
CAT members assigned to a case will control how and when the parties can exchange messages and add documents. This means the Stage 3 process can vary from case to case. Parties should monitor the case for instructions from the Member.
Members will make a final and binding decision based on the facts of the case and the law.
You can read past decisions to get a sense of how the CAT operates.
Settlement offers from Stages 1 and 2
Previous settlement offers will remain confidential and cannot be shared with the Tribunal member presiding over the case. This both ensures that parties can work as openly as possible towards a resolution in previous stages and does not bias the member in Stage 3.
All decisions are posted publicly on the CAO’s website. The decision will be written by the member and will include a summary of the facts of your case and member’s reason for their decision.
The CAT can take steps, give directions or issue orders to protect the confidentiality of personal information or restrict public access to adjudicative records or decisions in accordance with the CAT’s Rules of Practice.
You can submit a request for permission to add a late document or witness on the Questions and Requests tab.
If the deadline was to do something else (like post a message), you should send your Member a message in an open topic in the Written Hearing tab.
Members can order the parties to:
- Do or stop doing something
- Pay money to another party
- Pay the costs of another party
- Pay costs to the Tribunal
- Anything else the Member considers fair.
The Member will post their decision to the CAT system, typically within 30 days of the end of the hearing.
Tribunal decisions are final and binding.
The CAT can correct minor errors (like typos) under the CAT’s Rules of Practice, but the CAT cannot change the outcome of a case once a decision has been issued.
A party can ask the CAT to reopen a case if the decision was issued after they failed to respond or participate in the case.
See our After your Case page for more information
The CAT’s decisions and orders are available to the public and are posted on our website. You can read through the CAT’s decisions and orders to get a sense of what the Member will consider. For more information on what the CAT publishes, please visit the CAT Decisions and Orders page here.
Try to first contact them outside of the CAT process. Your next step is to let us know by emailing [email protected].
CAT members may issue an order to remove someone who continues not to participate or may issue a binding decision without them.
Please raise your concerns with your assigned CAT Member.
You can also make a request for the Condo Authority Tribunal to redact personal information or limit public access to adjudicative records, decisions or orders by sending an email to: [email protected].
When making a request, you should include:
- The CAT case number
- Your relationship to the case (e.g., you were the Applicant)
- What information or portions of the record you wish to anonymize or restrict public access to
- The reasons why this information should be made confidential