Pets and Animals
Step 4: Condominium Authority Tribunal
You may be able to file an application with the Tribunal if you tried the previous steps and it did not work. The Tribunal provides an online dispute resolution system that helps condo communities resolve condo disputes conveniently, quickly and affordably.
About the Tribunal
Only owners, mortgagees and condo corporations can file a pets or animals-related application.
The Tribunal can deal with disputes about provisions related to pets or animals in your condo’s governing documents. Examples of common disputes that can be filed:
- Disputes about compliance with provisions in the corporation’s governing documents related to pets or other animals, and/or related indemnification/compensation provisions.
- Disputes about the consistency and/or reasonableness of those provisions.
- Disputes about the applicability of those provisions.
- Disputes about indemnification provisions relating to pets and other animals.
Looking for a decision or order that deals with a specific issue?
You can also use the search bar to search for decisions and orders using key terms. Here are some of the most commonly used search terms for pets and animals disputes:
For disputes related to requests for accommodation, exemptions from complying with provisions of a condo’s governing documents, or disputes related to the Ontario Human Rights Code.
For disputes involving provisions in a condo’s governing documents that restrict, limit or prohibit pets and animals.
For disputes involving service and support animals, such as emotional support animals.
For disputes involving restrictions on pets and animals based on the animal’s weight, size or breed.
Previous Tribunal cases
You can read all the CAT’s previous orders and decisions to learn more about the types of pet and animal disputes seen at the tribunal, and how they were resolved.