• Toronto apartment towers

    Energy efficiency in older stock apartments

    Looking for ways to boost energy efficiency in your older-stock apartment buildings? We spoke with Mike Mulqueen, Lead, CDM Business Development (MURB) at Toronto Hydro for insights into the latest incentives and energy efficiency opportunities as we head into 2017.
  • fire safety

    Advances in fire alarm technology

    Fire alarm technology is an important consideration for any apartment building owner . Tyco's Peter Redfern shares the features and benefits of the addressable fire alarm notification technology used in today's leading systems.
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    Best strategies for saving energy

    Suneel Gupta, Director of Energy and Sustainability at FirstService Residential Ontario provides key strategies for saving energy in multi-residential buildings.

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    Property management in the age of tech

    Traditional marketing for property managers dictates that all you have to do is place an ad in a newspaper or local magazine to get noticed. While that may still be effective for a smaller segment of the population, increasingly building owners and operators know that capturing and keeping the attention of the emerging rental demographic requires investing in technology.
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    Stricter rules ahead for GTA apartment owners

    Toronto city council has approved a plan for a new apartment licensing program that will impose stricter rules for building owners, but could inadvertently lead to higher rents for tenants.
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    Tragedy accentuates fire safety in buildings

    Following the recent tragic fire in Oakland, California, fire safety and legal experts are reflecting on the confluence of deliberate and inadvertent omissions that underlie most calamities.

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    Deconstructing Ontario’s Fair Housing Plan

    In an effort to help increase the province’s supply of affordable housing and protect renters from what many are calling exorbitant rent hikes, the Ontario Government has announced a comprehensive package of measures in its just-released Fair Housing Plan.
  • roof inspections

    A property manager’s guide to roof inspections

    At least twice per year, property managers should conduct roof inspections and maintenance on their roofs.
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    Quebec landlords fear relaxed marijuana rules

    Quebec's largest rental housing association predicts rules that seem reasonable for occupants of single-family detached homes will be more problematic in multi-residential buildings.