Restoration & Renovation
The first step is to have a landscape architect draft up a preliminary plan for the terrace or balcony renovation.
In low-rise homes, including condos, up to 35 per cent of heated air can be lost through the windows during the heating season.
As multi-residential buildings grapple with rising construction costs, condo managers in Ontario are experiencing the impacts up close.
Construction cost increases are a significant concern if a condo needs to complete work in the next year or so. But the concern isn't just the here and now.
The deadly storm that devastated large parts of Southern Ontario on Saturday did so with little warning. In its aftermath,10 people are dead and the tornado-grade winds of the storm, called a ‘derecho,’ left behind massive damage and destruction.
The growing crop of condo owners across Canada will likely encounter huge annual fee increases and lump-sum payments due to low reserve fund contributions, authors of a new research report are warning.
These eight women are just a few leaders with big ideas for creating an inclusive, climate-resilient future through multi-residential projects.
Little evidence exists that building products containing antimicrobials actually prevent disease transmission and lead to healthier populations.
Building failures of this horrific scope are seldom seen in North America. But it is important to examine what happened so we can learn and prevent similar collapses in the future.
As appealing as old buildings are, they do present some unique challenges for residents. Often, these aging developments hang on to old processes.
As a hybrid work models emerges, new condos will welcome residents into co-working spaces with no one-size-fits-all approach.
While designing the condo hotel grounds, the approach was to reduce high maintenance turf areas with trees, shrubs and perennials that will maintain their beauty against snow, salt and wind.
As the country moves to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles, questions are brewing among people living in multi-unit dwellings.
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.
The renovation work should aim to improve the property and make it more accessible for residents and visitors.
Women developers, architects and interior designers are helping to manifest just a few of the country’s most dynamic condos and communities.
Careful planning and high and low-design cost options will quickly transform any curb-appeal project into improved real estate value.