Provincial

liquor laws complicate retail leases

Canadian Property Management

New B.C. liquor laws complicate retail leases

Amendments to the provincial Liquor Control and Licensing Regulation allow all types of businesses to apply for a liquor license — potentially giving physical store locations an extra perk to counter online competition, but also increasing landlords' risks under the Occupiers Liability Act.
workplace safety

CondoBusiness

Workplace safety tips for property managers

Coordinating building systems and dealing with a variety of issues personal to clients’ homes have the potential to place property managers in harm’s way.
shared facilities agreement

CondoBusiness

Shared facilities agreements increasingly complex

As developments become increasingly complicated, so do the relationships between condo corporations and other parties bound by common interests.
short-term rentals

CondoBusiness

Ruling could help condos fight short-term rentals

A court ruling released last week strengthened the position of condominium corporations struggling to enforce restrictions on short-term rentals.
condominium managers

CondoBusiness

RCMs may have head start in move to licensing

Registered Condominium Managers (RCMs) may be on the fast track to obtaining the license that will soon be required to manage condominiums in Ontario.
legionella risk

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Addressing Legionella risk in buildings

ASHRAE Standard 188, released in 2015, requires that buildings evaluate where Legionella growth may occur in all water and plumbing systems.
Waterdown Library and Civic Centre

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Library facility reads like ‘fragment’ of its landscape

The new Waterdown Library and Civic Centre is designed to read like a ‘fragment’ of the Niagara Escarpment over which it cantilevers.
energy-efficiency-in-Alberta

Construction Business

Energy efficiency in Alberta

Alberta has adopted the National Energy Code for Buildings (NECB) 2011 edition into its newest building code. The coming into force date for the new
Protecting Condominium Owners Act

CondoBusiness

Condo law reforms to roll out as early as summer

Ontario’s condo law reforms, passed late last year, are expected to start to roll out as early as next summer. Updates at the ACMO/CCI-T Condo
home inspections

CondoBusiness

Regs likely to have minor impact on purchases

The province of Ontario is planning to regulate home inspections. But what, if anything, would this mean for condominium purchases?
condominium governance

CondoBusiness

New research investigates condo governance

New research into condominium governance found that board members, property managers and unit owners have a number of familiar topics on their minds: lack of community, lack of director education and poor communication.
property housing house market investment price value

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Furor over MPAC multi-res cap rates predicted

Assessment notices for nearly 16,000 Ontario multi-residential properties will be mailed out next week, delivering valuations determined for the first time with the newly adopted direct capitalization methodology.
low-impact community

Canadian Property Management

Industry sees promise in low-impact communities

Industry proponents of sustainability are looking beyond buildings and thinking on a larger scale with low-impact communities.
reserve fund

CondoBusiness

Coming back from reserve fund shortfalls

In an ideal world, condominium owners are satisfied with the way their corporation is run, fees are comparable to the condominium down the street, major
electricity rate relief

Canadian Property Management

Ontario attempts electricity rate relief

Shifts in the allocation of Ontario's Global Adjustment will benefit some electricity customers and further burden others, but proactive commercial real estate owners/managers are poised to be among the winners.
cleaning audits

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Technological advances in cleaning audits

Facilities still don’t perform frequent quality cleaning audits to meet goals, but innovators are developing more accessible and cost-effective tools.
community agencies

CondoBusiness

Interim report released in Tarion review

An interim report in Tarion review flags calls for a dedicated section for and further rules unique to condominiums in the new home warranties legislation.