Smoke and vapour
Step 4: Condominium Authority Tribunal
You may be able to file an application with the Tribunal if you tried the previous steps and they did not work. The Tribunal’s online resolution system helps condo communities resolve condo disputes conveniently, quickly and affordably.
About the Tribunal
CAT uses a three-stage dispute resolution process:
- In Stage 1 – Negotiation, you will work with the other parties to try and resolve the dispute
- In Stage 2 – Mediation, you will work with a mediator to try and resolve the dispute
- In Stage 3 – Tribunal Decision, you will be able to make your case to a Tribunal member in an online hearing.
The Member will then issue a binding order.
Only unit owners, mortgagees and condo corporations can file, smoke and vapour application with the Tribunal.
The Tribunal can deal with two types of smoke and vapour disputes:
- Disputes about unreasonable nuisances, disruptions or annoyances
- You can file an application about an unreasonable smoke and vapour issue regardless of what your condo’s governing documents say
- Disputes about smoke and vapour provisions in your condo corporation’s governing documents. This includes disputes involving:
- Compliance with provisions in the corporation’s governing documents related to smoke and vapour
- The consistency or reasonableness of those provisions
- The applicability of those provisions
- Any related indemnification or compensation
Previous Tribunal cases
You can read all the CAT’s previous orders and decisions to learn more about the types of smoke and vapour disputes seen at the Tribunal and how those were resolved.