Cleaners, security guards, parking attendants and building-specific food service workers could attain union certification through a streamlined one-step process if proposed amendments to Ontario's Labour Relations Act are adopted.
A drone can capture data about the building structure as it scales the envelope, but consider too the images or video it could unintentionally capture.
The development of courtyard apartments, multiplexes and town homes could be among the building blocks of better housing affordability in Ontario.
Commercial business operators and broader public sector entities such as health care facilities, schools, universities and colleges can claim for partial refunds of applicable purchases made since March 24 of this year.
With the growing number of dogs in condos, DNA registration programs have become available that match unscooped waste to offending pooches.
If it becomes law, the Reliable Elevators Act would require maintenance contractors to restore out-of-service elevators within 14 days in most buildings.
Newly expanded eligibility for Ontario's Industrial Conservation Initiative could be even more punitive for smaller customers on the losing side of cost redistribution.
A final version of the first set of rules under new legislation that will establish condo manager licensing is now available online.
The Ontario Human Rights Tribunal dismissed applications alleging discrimination in a case of a special owners' meeting that fell on a religious holiday.
Governance challenges and financial issues abound when condo board directors become motivated by self-interest.
Han Dong, the Liberal MPP for Trinity-Spadina, is proposing to set time limits for elevator repairs with a private member's bill.
The sale of a property in midtown Toronto that closed in January marks Ontario’s first case of unit owners terminating a condo corporation by vote.
Experience as an insurance broker specializing in the condo segment shows that the majority of claims arise from liability.
An expanded perk for the industrial sector is expected to shift a greater share of Global Adjustment costs onto commercial customers, particularly those with monthly electricity loads less than 1 megawatt.
Amendments to the provincial Liquor Control and Licensing Regulation allow all types of businesses to apply for a liquor license — potentially giving physical store locations an extra perk to counter online competition, but also increasing landlords' risks under the Occupiers Liability Act.
Coordinating building systems and dealing with a variety of issues personal to clients’ homes have the potential to place property managers in harm’s way.
As developments become increasingly complicated, so do the relationships between condo corporations and other parties bound by common interests.