Restoration & Renovation

accessibility

Simple design choices support accessibility

Condominium boards and managers have been increasingly seeking advice on how to make accessibility improvements in older buildings.
paint

Tips for selecting a new paint colour in condos

Could a paint colour change on a property land a condominium corporation in court? What about result in physical threats? The answer to both is yes.
renovation

A director’s toolkit for renovation success

Given how much corporations are likely to invest in renovation projects, it’s important to set them up for success.
Pasadena Apartments

Pasadena Apartments to become upscale condos

The entrance to the Pasadena Apartments may be one of few exterior clues as to the interior restoration that will transform the heritage-designated building.
landscape renovation

Plan a landscape renovation in three steps

An expert walks through how to plan a successful landscape renovation for condominium properties in three steps.
Accessibility

Accommodating accessibility requests in condos

A condominium litigator outlines general guidelines for accommodating accessibility requests in condos.
automated doors

Automated doors aren’t just for accommodation

With automated doors on the upswing, an electrician explains how to successfully manage the installation of operators.
Menkes

Trends in condo fitness facilities and programs

A new generation of health-obsessed condo dwellers is driving innovation in condo fitness facilities and programming. Here's how buildings can get in shape.
Royal Connaught Hotel

Historic hotel transforms into luxury condos

Hamilton's historic Royal Connaught Hotel is being transformed into a luxury condo, which the developers hope will help revitalize the city's downtown.
Lanehouse Condo

Transforming a former factory into urban lofts

A rare residential laneway project slated for Toronto's Bloordale neighbourhood will transform an old yarn factory into in-demand urban lofts.
Kryton International

Making changes to common elements

When a condo corporation wants to change a common element or asset, the board may have to follow certain steps in the Condo Act before starting the work.
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Maintaining a condominium’s curb appeal

Updating a building's common elements will bring new investors, new owners and new visibility in an ever-growing ...