Municipal

EV

Scanning the road ahead for EV-ready condos

As the country moves to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles, questions are brewing among people living in multi-unit dwellings.
elevator repair

Ontario advances elevator repair legislation

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.
burnout

Condo managers face pandemic burnout

I am a licensed condominium property manager, I am in my early 30s, and I am completely burned out.
SAIT partnership

Digging into the coming geothermal boom

While the relevance of geothermal has been percolating for years, the buzz is that more developers are starting to pay attention.
hybrid meetings

The ins and outs of hybrid meetings

In some respects, hybrid meetings may actually be more complex than an exclusively virtual meeting or an in-person meeting.
condo

Inside one condo board’s COVID-19 response

In February, before the WHO declared a global pandemic, talk among the condo board at Palace Pier was of various news reports piling in.
condo market

On the move in the condo market

In the shadow of a possible second wave, realtors forge ahead with the new reality of buying and selling condos.
Condo communities

Condo communities build up resilience in 2020

With always evolving guidelines and pandemic uncertainty, building resilience in condo communities is more important than ever.
climate change

Are condos prepared for climate change?

While many condos haven’t yet experienced the major effects of climate change, statistics and case studies foreshadow the impacts that could come.
condo board

When a condo board becomes interim manager

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.
garbage areas

Keeping garbage areas in condos healthy and safe

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.
condo amenities

Plans for reopening condo amenities

As provinces gradually gear up for reopening and ease some coronavirus restrictions, there are proactive measures and legal concerns condo communities might want to think
short-term rental

Vancouver to rev up short-term rental reg goals

Vancouver plans to expand its partnership with strata corporations to crackdown on operators who don’t comply with short-term rental regulations.
Forest Hill condo

Forest Hill condo promises direct LRT access

The Forest Hill will become one of the first condos with direct subway access to the Eglinton Crosstown LRT.
scrutiny of accessibility

Ontario aims to relax scrutiny of accessibility

A spokesperson for the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing says the underlying principle of improving accessibility will be maintained, and connects the revisions to the government's commitment to cut red tape that is slowing down the production of new housing.

RESCON: Toronto’s proposed restriction of high-rise concrete work to cost jobs, delays

The City of Toronto’s plans to stop after-hours concrete work on high-rise buildings will threaten thousands of jobs and delay the arrival of much-needed condo
suburban office parks

Mixed uses to ease into suburban office parks

The new policy would give developers a basis to challenge any local government's veto of non-employment land uses in suburban office parks.