What security and privacy threats should condo communities watch out for due to the rise of internet-connected smart home devices?
As society ushers in an era of smart home technology that is more adaptable and efficient, some developers are pushing this to the top of a pile of conveniences.
We should be asking our reserve fund planners to look at the Paris accord target dates and compare the end-of-life replacement of our gas-burning appliances against the target dates.
As the country moves to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles, questions are brewing among people living in multi-unit dwellings.
Security cameras should be located in such a manner that they do not record activities outside the condominium’s property line.
The insurance crisis in condominiums is affecting how boards are planning for disasters in Ontario.
Should the corporation move forward with certain maintenance repairs if the issue has the potential to become exponentially worse?
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.
While the relevance of geothermal has been percolating for years, the buzz is that more developers are starting to pay attention.
The renovation work should aim to improve the property and make it more accessible for residents and visitors.
After 2022, companies must use their own funds to reimburse embedded energy managers, but will be offered “an enhanced level of technical support and resources.” It's a move some see as more short-sighted.
A sustainability plan and budget should be made with the mindset of plan and prevent, instead of react and pivot.
Up until May 31, 2021, condominium corporations can hold virtual meetings and use electronic voting, without a bylaw.
In some respects, hybrid meetings may actually be more complex than an exclusively virtual meeting or an in-person meeting.
Impacts of the hard insurance market are trickling into condominium corporations across Canada, challenging boards and managers in their wake.
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.
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.