This expansion of the CAT’s jurisdiction into new issues should be noted by condominium corporation boards and managers alike.
A recent Ontario court decision is very good news for Ontario condo developers who must cancel their projects prior to construction.
From alloys to metal and glass to non-porous and non-absorbent surfaces, choices of materials and design are precautionary measures for better infection control
Impacts of the hard insurance market are trickling into condominium corporations across Canada, challenging boards and managers in their wake.
Low-slope roofing systems, on top of most residential towers, will typically require replacement following a service life of 20 to 30 years.
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.
The six-month extension comes with an improved rate since the discount on pre-tax electricity consumption and transmission/distribution costs will increase to 33.2 per cent on November 1.
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.
COVID-19 has also taught the importance of well-drafted comprehensive force majeure clauses and other standard contractual clauses, which should now be scrutinized more than ever.
Virtual meeting service providers in Ontario are facing increased demand. Deadlines to hold Annual General Meetings are fast approaching, indoor gatherings are now capped at 10 people in certain spaces, and the province has officially declared a second wave of COVID-19.
About 11 million people currently reside in Canada's wildland-urban interface areas, enjoying the benefits of proximity to forests and other natural features, but perhaps overlooking the perils.
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.
After scrambling to recalibrate their models in the early days of COVID-19-related shutdowns, analysts with Ontario's Independent Electricity System Operator faced more uncharted territory when the hot weather arrived.
Condo corporations are facing new budgeting challenges in 2020. Planning for unexpected and increasing expenses is difficult to anticipate.
Although condo corporations in Canada are non-profit, there are still tax implications and annual filings that are often overlooked.