Some Canadians who are dreaming of buying a home are considering their options as housing prices remain out of reach in many markets over the past year.
How would this scenario unfold in Ontario? Leaving aside the construction process itself, there are vast differences between Ontario and Florida condominium laws that would have given the Champlain towers significant added protections following registration.
Federal scrutiny of condo procurement should be sufficient reason for diligent condo boards to examine their procurement practices.
There are strategies that can be helpful to consider in recognition of the fact that reactive approaches to conflict can be quite costly for condo boards.
For condo buildings built in the 1980’s or 1990’s, there is likely a window project coming up in the reserve fund study.
In some condos, communication channels break down or don’t exist, causing unnecessary expenditures that corporations and owners must incur.
A growing number of multi-res high rises across Toronto have continued to reduce waste during the pandemic.
The pandemic has altered an interesting and often overlooked item in the budget, which is not a cost at all, but a loss of revenue.
Fire plans may need an overhaul as the resident population ages, building systems are updated, and renovations alter the layout of floors or rooms.
The insurance crisis in condominiums is affecting how boards are planning for disasters in Ontario.
Should the corporation move forward with certain maintenance repairs if the issue has the potential to become exponentially worse?
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.
It is unlikely that the condo’s declaration, bylaws, rules, or policies include any reference to trust; yet good governance cannot be achieved without it.
I am a licensed condominium property manager, I am in my early 30s, and I am completely burned out.
As Ontario considers making digital and virtual processes permanent, the condo industry is addressing various privacy concerns.
While the relevance of geothermal has been percolating for years, the buzz is that more developers are starting to pay attention.
Niagara Falls, and Jasper are the two Canadian entrants on a largely European and American list of locales associated with celebrated global attractions.