At Fogler, Rubinoff, we believe that making a difference begins with trust. Experience and sound judgment earn it. Client relationships are built on it. Results keep it.

Carol A. Dirks




Carol's practice is focused in the area of condominium law and condominium related litigation.

Carol regularly advises Board of Directors on the requirements of the Condominium Act, 1998, including easements and licensing issues, reserve fund and budgeting matters, common expense collection, meeting requirements and procedure, as well as enforcement of the Declaration, By-laws and Rules.

As part of her litigation practice, Carol has appeared before the Superior Court of Justice, Court of Appeal, the Ontario Human Rights Commission, the Ontario Municipal Board, as well as the Ontario Rental Housing Tribunal. She has been involved in a number of highly publicized legal actions on behalf of condominium corporations and co-operatives, including the defence of a building evacuation order and the appointment of an inspector and administrator under the Condominium Act, 1998.

She has considerable experience with construction deficiency claims, condominium conversions, construction liens, human rights, as well as employment claims, and has been successful in negotiating favourable settlements on behalf of her clients.


NOVEMBER 18 2021

Condo Law Webinar: The CAT ‘Expansion’: Nuisances Etc. Are you ready

Are you ready for the changes to the Ontario Condominium Act, 1998 coming into effect January 1, 2022? Specifically, the Condominium Authority Tribunal’s (CAT) jurisdiction will be expanded so that the CAT will have authority to decide certain disputes involving nuisances, annoyances, and disruptions.

Join the Condo Law Group at Fogler Rubinoff as we discuss and answer your questions relating to:

  • How the expanded CAT authority will differ from the current options to address nuisance and related issues;
  • Review of the specific terms of the expansion of the CAT’s authority to address nuisance issues, including the related provisions in the Act and its Regulations;
  • Best practices to prepare for the CAT’s expanded jurisdiction on January 1, 2022 and to deal with nuisance issues in general.


DATE: Thursday, November 18, 2021

TIME: 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.


OCTOBER 08 2019

Construction Contracts: NEW Mandatory Prompt Payment Requirements and Adjudication

On October 1, 2019, the second set of amendments to the Construction Lien Act came into force.

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NOVEMBER 28 2018

Recent Case Tests Anti-SLAPP Provisions in Condo Forum

Condominium communities can certainly be a lively forum for negative and destructive comments. Board members and managers are frequently accused of "receiving kickbacks" or "being on the take," or "acting in bad faith" and engaging in "illegal" methods...

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NOVEMBER 16 2018

One Year After the Amendments to the Condominium Act – Are We Any Better Off?

It's been a rollercoaster year, to say the least, for Ontario's condominium industry in our collective efforts to implement the changes to the Condominium Act, 1998 (the "Act")...

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MAY 10 2018

May 2018 Condominium Update (Including New Proxy Form)

The Ministry updated the mandatory proxy on May 10, 2018. This new form will need to be used going forward...

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MARCH 27 2018

Condominium Legislative Changes - Electric Vehicle Charging Systems

The Ontario government has just announced legislative changes dealing with electric vehicle charging systems ("EVCS"), coming into effect on May 1, 2018...

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JANUARY 19 2018

Condominium Legislative Changes -- January 2018 Update

The changes to the condominium-related legislation continue to be enacted in various stages. Our office had prepared a "Directors' Guide" to the changes which came into force on November 1, 2017.

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Survival Guide for Condo Directors – Phase 1

The Condo Law Group at Foglers (Carol Dirks, David Thiel and Khalid Karim) have prepared a handbook guide for condo directors highlighting the first phase of changes to the Condominium Act.  Managers should feel free to circulate this guide to any of your Board members who may be interested.

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NOVEMBER 01 2016

Condominium Commentary - Fall 2016

In this issue:

The Devil is in the Details - Top Ten Issues for the Regulations Under the Condominium Act, 1998, by David Thiel

Human Rights Legal Update -- Can the Holding of a Condominium Owners' Meeting Constitute Discrimination Under the Ontario Human Rights Code?, by Carol Dirks

Green Loans and Energy Efficiency Upgrades for Condos, by Lou Natale

The Condominium Law Group at Fogler, Rubinoff LLP is Pleased to Welcome Khalid Karim to our Team.





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JUNE 18 2013

Condominium Commentary - Spring 2013

APRIL 01 2012

Condominium Commentary - Spring 2012


Condominium Commentary - Fall 2011

JUNE 01 2011

Condominium Commentary - Summer 2011


Condominium Commentary - Fall 2010

JUNE 01 2010

Condominium Commentary - Summer 2010

NOVEMBER 01 2009

Condominium Commentary - Fall / Winter 2009

MAY 01 2009

Condominium Commentary - Spring / Summer 2009


Condominium Commentary - Fall 2008


  • Admitted to Ontario Bar, 1996
  • Queen's University, LL.B., 1994
  • University of Western Ontario, B.A., 1991


  • Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Canadian Bar Association

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