Bio Portrait

Joy Mathews

Condominium Lawyer and Educator

Joy is a passionate lawyer who focuses on advising board of directors on governance issues, providing practical, cost-effective resolutions for his clients and representing condominium corporations in litigious matters, when necessary.

Joy shares his extensive knowledge of condominium law as an ACMO Condominium Law Instructor. He is the lead instructor of condominium law at George Brown College, and has also guest lectured at Humber College and Osgoode Hall Law School.

Focused on educating managers and directors on the pertinent issues affecting the condominium industry, Joy has written numerous articles for leading condominium publications and other media, being quoted in both the Toronto Star and Law Times. Joy is also a member of CCI’s Communication Committee and is part of a panel which critically reviews submissions prior to publication to ensure the best and most accurate information is disseminated in the condominium industry.

Juris Doctor, Osgoode Hall Law School 2011
Masters of Arts (Moral/Legal Philosophy), University of Toronto 2011
Bachelor of Arts (Hons.), University of Toronto 2007
Bachelor of Physical Education & Health (Kin.), University of Toronto 2001

Memberships: CCI, ACMO

Professional Highlights:

  • 2017 ACMO Condominium Law Instructor (George Brown College)
  • 2012 – Present CCI (Toronto) Communication Committee Member


  • 2017 Author ACMO Resource Guide
  • 2017 ACMO CM Manager Magazine – Case Law Update
  • 2017 CondoVoice Magazine, “AirBnB’s Kryptonite – Single-Family Use Restrictions”
  • 2015 Toronto Public Library (Fort York), Law in the Library Seminar Series, “People, Pets & Parking – Welcome to Condo Life!”
  • 2015 CondoVoice Magazine, “Disputes in Condominiums – to litigate or mediate, that is the question!”
  • 2015 CondoVoice Magazine, “The New Condo Act: Effect on Directors”
  • 2014 CondoVoice Magazine, “The Inadequacy of Reserve Fund Provisions”
  • 2012 CondoVoice Magazine, “Successor Building Service Provider – Bill 7”