Rules for Condos, Apartments & Co-Op Housing>
From the day they register, candidates and their representatives are allowed full access to condos, apartments, co-op housing and other residential complexes to canvass door-to-door and distribute campaign material.
It is against the law to falsely represent yourself as working for Elections Markham, a candidate or a third-party advertiser.
Provincial Legislation & Rules
Municipal Elections Act, 1996
88.1 Residential premises:
- No person who is in control of an apartment building, condominium building, non-profit housing cooperative or gated community may prevent a candidate or his or her representative from campaigning between 9 AM. and 9 PM at the doors to the apartments, units or houses, as the case may be.
88.2 (1) Landlords – residential premises:
- No landlord or person acting on a landlord's behalf may prohibit a tenant from displaying signs in relation to an election on the premises to which the lease relates.
88.2 (2) Condominium corporations – residential premises:
- No condominium corporation or any of its agents may prohibit the owner or tenant of a condominium unit from displaying signs in relation to an election on the premises of his or her unit.
88.2(3) Exception – signs – residential premises:
- Despite subsections (1) and (2), a landlord, person, condominium corporation or agent may set reasonable conditions relating to the size or type of signs in relation to an election that may be displayed on the premises and may prohibit the display of signs in relation to an election in common areas of the building in which the premises are found.
Residential Tenancies Act, 2006, s.28
- No landlord shall restrict reasonable access to a residential complex by candidates for election to any office at the federal, provincial or municipal level, or their authorized representatives, if they are seeking access for the purpose of canvassing or distributing election material.
Condominium Act, 1998, s. 118
- No corporation or employee or agent of a corporation shall restrict reasonable access to the property by candidates, or their authorized representatives, for election to the House of Commons, the Legislative Assembly or an office in a municipal government or school board if access is necessary for the purpose of canvassing or distributing election material.
Co-operative Corporations Act, 1990, s.171.24
- No non-profit housing co-operative or servant or agent of such a co-operative shall restrict reasonable access to the housing units of the co-operative by candidates, or their authorized representatives, for election to the House of Commons, the Legislative Assembly, any office in a municipal government or a school board for the purpose of canvassing or distributing election material.
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