Trees are not Prohibited, but we are Prohibited from Carrying Christmas Trees through the Lobby



"Trees are not prohibited, but we are prohibited from carrying Christmas trees through the lobby, the hallways and parking garage. Technically speaking, only the ground units and townhouses with street access could have a tree. The council refuses to say whether it will enforce this bylaw, so how do we know whether we can have a tree or not?”


Dear Tony: We are at an impasse with our strata council over Christmas trees. Our bylaws permit holiday decorations for festivals throughout the year, with a condition that they must be removed within 10 days of the festival and cannot cause a nuisance to neighbouring units.


This has been easy to manage in a high-rise. The dispute arises from Christmas trees. Trees are not prohibited, but we are prohibited from carrying Christmas trees through the lobby, the hallways and parking garage. Technically speaking, only the ground units and townhouses with street access could have a tree. The council refuses to say whether it will enforce this bylaw, so how do we know whether we can have a tree or not?



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