Governance

maintenance fees

How climate change could affect maintenance fees

Maintenance fees are based on historic norms, stable benchmarks and logical predictions. What happens when those predictions no longer fit the weather?
waste contamination

Toronto cracks down on waste contamination

The City of Toronto is cracking down on bylaw infractions concerning the co-mingling of garbage and recycling in bins put out for municipal pick-up at multi-residential properties.
condominium audit

Condo audits uncover four common issues

During condominium audits, certain issues related to financial or operational matters may need to be highlighted to management and the board.
shared facilities agreement

Shared facilities agreements increasingly complex

As developments become increasingly complicated, so do the relationships between condo corporations and other parties bound by common interests.
business judgment rule

Condo boards can rely on business judgment rule

A recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision confirmed for the first time that the “business judgment rule” applies to decisions made by condominium boards.
short-term rentals

Ruling could help condos fight short-term rentals

A court ruling released last week strengthened the position of condominium corporations struggling to enforce restrictions on short-term rentals.
record-keeping

Probe underscores need for good record-keeping

A Competition Bureau investigation recently required some condo corporations to retrieve meeting minutes dating back a decade.
Protecting Condominium Owners Act

Condo law reforms to roll out as early as summer

Ontario’s condo law reforms, passed late last year, are expected to start to roll out as early as next summer. Updates at the ACMO/CCI-T Condo
home inspections

Regs likely to have minor impact on purchases

The province of Ontario is planning to regulate home inspections. But what, if anything, would this mean for condominium purchases?
condominium governance

New research investigates condo governance

New research into condominium governance found that board members, property managers and unit owners have a number of familiar topics on their minds: lack of community, lack of director education and poor communication.
condominium

Five top talking points for condo communities

Generate the biggest bang for the corporation’s communication buck by focusing on five important talking points.
telecom

CRTC decision addresses telecom access in condos

Let a fourth telecommunications service provider in, or risk losing all Internet access. That was the headline version of an Aug. 15 Canadian Radio-television and
reserve fund

Coming back from reserve fund shortfalls

In an ideal world, condominium owners are satisfied with the way their corporation is run, fees are comparable to the condominium down the street, major
condominium owners

Keeping condominium owners in the loop

With the right people, tools and strategy, it’s possible for communication committees to keep condominium owners in the loop.
procurement

Inquiry puts spotlight on procurement practices

News of a Competition Bureau inquiry has put a spotlight on procurement practices in the condominium industry.
condominium disputes

A new path for resolving condominium disputes

The idea of creating a tribunal to help address condominium disputes in Ontario, as envisioned in Bill 106, has been intriguing to many in the industry.
human rights

Human rights decision applies to condominiums

A recent Ontario Human Rights Tribunal decision confirms housing provider obligations when harassment and discrimination occur in multi-res communities.