In February, before the WHO declared a global pandemic, talk among the condo board at Palace Pier was of various news reports piling in.
Plugging fall-planted bulbs into the right design will illuminate them to their fullest and brightest potential in the spring landscape.
This expansion of the CAT’s jurisdiction into new issues should be noted by condominium corporation boards and managers alike.
Impacts of the hard insurance market are trickling into condominium corporations across Canada, challenging boards and managers in their wake.
While building codes and standards help regulate efficiency in new buildings, existing buildings have been operating with little oversight and, in fact, no insight at all into how energy and water was being used in our cities.
Designers and developers foresee a greater turn towards health and wellness in the condo design of tomorrow.
One of the most under addressed issues in aging condos is the fan coil unit. Residents often take an “out of sight, out of mind” approach.
Many reserve fund projects have not been able to proceed this year. Even now as construction has “opened up,” contractors have backlogs that will allow them to complete only some of the previously planned projects.
As areas of Ontario have reopened in the midst of an ongoing outbreak, condos may be asking if a specific set of rules is helpful.
Condo corporations are facing new budgeting challenges in 2020. Planning for unexpected and increasing expenses is difficult to anticipate.
There are many budget-friendly upgrades that can help make big visual impacts like refurbishing suite doors in a condo community.
In the shadow of a possible second wave, realtors forge ahead with the new reality of buying and selling condos.
To open or not to open. Most condo boards and managers are wondering how to safely reopen public spaces in their buildings, including shared gyms.
There is a significant shift in the way condo corporations are managing common elements, noisy neighbours and condo meetings.
While many condos haven’t yet experienced the major effects of climate change, statistics and case studies foreshadow the impacts that could come.
When most people run for the condo board of directors, the last thing they imagine is a situation where they’re actually running the condominium.
Cleaning garbage rooms and waste chutes is a maintenance concern for all condo corporations, but the current pandemic has made this to-do item even more relevant.