Management

common element

Access to units for common element work

What if access is required through a residential unit to perform common element maintenance or repairs to the building in general?
managers

Pushing for a workplace culture shift

Condo managers are familiar with hostile work environments, but cases of harassment and intimidation, and even violence, have reportedly increased due to a confluence of factors.
condo

Tailoring amenities to evolving demographics

The types of amenities that were once popular in condos have changed.
reserve funds

Overhauling reserve funds in Ontario

As the landscape of aging condos continues evolving, the need for adequate reserve funds to pay for these repairs assumes greater importance.
noise

A guide to understanding noise in condos

Resolving noise complaints requires an understanding of how sound moves through a building and the obligations of a condominium.
insurance

What’s next for condominium insurance?

Timely maintenance and improvements will play an important role in securing favourable coverage terms and avoiding delays in the renewal process.
harassment

A look at the CAO’s draft anti-harassment rule

Harassment towards property managers, directors, contractors, and residents remains a significant problem within condominium corporations.
Interest rates subdue multifamily development

Interest rates subdue multifamily developers

Fallout from higher interest rates may continue to subdue multifamily development, but lenders express more confidence in prospects for new purpose-built rental and high-rise condominium projects next year.
continuing education

Continuing education for condo board directors

Even though the Condominium Authority of Ontario’s online mandatory training program provides a solid foundation, directors can never stop learning and continue to gain experience over their terms.
condos

The call for safer condos in Ontario

Conflicts and disputes within Ontario’s condo communities are fueling a conversation around safety reform and adding pressure to make residential buildings better places to live and work.
Bill 91

Bill 91: permission given but details missing

Condo corporations can thank the pandemic for the modernization of how meetings, voting and service of documents occur for communities in Ontario.
capital repair

Unintended consequences in capital repair planning

Capital repair planning in the condominium market is a crucial aspect of maintaining and improving aging buildings. However, it is essential to recognize that decisions made in this process can have unintended consequences.
minimum wage

The impact of minimum wage increases

This minimum wage increase is larger than most in recent history, second only to that imposed on January 1, 2018.
hybrid meetings

Giving hybrid meetings a second thought

If one primary meeting objective is to get enough votes without excluding owners who prefer in-person meetings, then hybrid is the way to go.
AI

AI as a virtual assistant for managers

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is rapidly transforming various industries. Condominium management should be no exception.
property crime

Mitigating the risk of property crime

While 2020 boasted the lowest property crime rate in more than 50 years, crime rates have not continued to sink since then.
Ontario keeps clinging to 2016 market values

Ontario keeps clinging to 2016 market values

The recent regulation to postpone Ontario's property reassessment for another year stretches the assessment cycle to double its originally intended time span.