Ontario is kicking the dust off of elevator repair legislation, which was passed under the Liberal government in May 2018 but never proclaimed into law.
The renovation work should aim to improve the property and make it more accessible for residents and visitors.
The role a condo corporation plays in the life of a resident struggling with mental illness can often be a delicate matter.
Market pressure and industry competitiveness could propel accessible commercial real estate in the coming decade, much the way those complementary forces have already bolstered energy efficiency and low-carbon footprints.
In keeping with the idea of modernization roadblocks, renovations to amenity spaces can often require a permit depending on the type of work being done.
A spokesperson for the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing says the underlying principle of improving accessibility will be maintained, and connects the revisions to the government's commitment to cut red tape that is slowing down the production of new housing.
One third of survey respondents acknowledge that their homes could be problematic for residents or visitors with a disability, while more than one quarter of those who currently report a disability are planning to move.
A condominium litigator outlines general guidelines for accommodating accessibility requests in condos.
With automated doors on the upswing, an electrician explains how to successfully manage the installation of operators.
Many of Ontario’s building owners and managers are now struggling to decipher requirements for barrier-free access in the Ontario Building Code (OBC), under the Accessibility
Mixed-use condominiums, which include both a commercial and a residential component, provide commercial owners with potential on-site clientele and condominium owners with the convenience of having
Property owners and managers may eventually face not only frustrated residents and tenants when elevators have to be taken offline, but also a time limit
Voluntary action will continue to be the predominant dismantler of barriers in Ontario’s built environment and landscapes ...
Timelines to implement standards for integrated accessibility regulation (IAR), which encompass accessibility standards in three areas (information and communication, employment and transportation), have been set.