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accessible play spaces

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Canadian children lack accessible play spaces

Playgrounds across the country continue to leave children on the sidelines with design and maintenance practices that are not fully inclusive.
tenant

CondoBusiness

Tenants remain outsiders in condo communities

How do condo managers refer to the people who live in the communities they manage? As owners and tenants, or as residents?
commercial real estate

REMI Network

Top 12 stories to watch in 2018

The REMI Network's editorial team takes a look at last year's top stories and how they will continue to impact the commercial real estate industry in 2018.
construction

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Construction side effects carry deadly risks

Living through construction may be a fact of life for city dwellers, but living through construction can be a fact of life and death for hospital patients.
meeting minutes

CondoBusiness

The meeting minutes are written — now what?

Under new regulatory requirements (as of Nov. 1, 2017) condo corporations need to archive their minutes so they are available “at all times.”
condo conversion

CondoBusiness

Condo conversions to see expanded warranties

Starting next year, builders and vendors of residential conversion projects will have to register with Tarion and get approval to proceed with their plans.
minimum wage

CondoBusiness

Minimum wage hike to follow new condo fees

The minimum wage hike may sting more in condo communities than others as they face new costs associated with recent changes to Ontario’s condo laws.
telecom

CondoBusiness

When can condos enter bulk telecom contracts?

The courts recently reviewed the authority on which a condo corporation may rely in entering into a bulk services contract with a telecom provider.
harassment

CondoBusiness

Workplace harassment not limited to Hollywood

Cultural attitudes are shifting such that workplace harassment is becoming impossible to ignore, including in condo communities.
Long Term Energy Plan

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Long Term Energy Plan reframes CDM incentive

Ontario's newly released provincial Long Term Energy Plan, now updated to replace the 2013 version, rescinds favoured status for combined heat and power systems that rely on fossil fuels.
complaints

CondoBusiness

Regulator will not actively seek complaints

The Condominium Management Regulatory Authority of Ontario (CMRAO) will not be "actively seeking" complaints about licensees, says chair Aubrey LeBlanc.
cannabis legalization

CondoBusiness

Builders abuzz about cannabis legalization

Ontario’s residential construction industry is anxiously awaiting tools from the province to help it uphold its workplace health and safety obligations when recreational cannabis becomes legal next year.
Condominium Authority of Ontario

CondoBusiness

The Condominium Authority of Ontario launches

In its first month, the Condominium Authority of Ontario (CAO) fielded 330 calls and 130 emails from condo directors, managers and owners.
elevators

CondoBusiness

Required upgrades to single-speed elevators lifted

The TSSA recently lifted the requirement to undertake certain upgrades to the controls of single-speed elevators, but it doesn’t mean building owners should abandon modernization.
accessibility audit

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

U of Manitoba begins largest accessibility audit

The University of Manitoba is currently undertaking the largest accessibility audit ever conducted in the province.
condo rule

CondoBusiness

A condo rule against complaining?

A condo corporation was reported to have enacted a rule which, among other things, sought to limit the ability of residents to complain to the condominium.
condo law

CondoBusiness

Countdown on to roll out of condo law reforms

The countdown to the roll out of changes to Ontario’s condo laws is on. Directors and owners will soon be able to call or email the Condominium Authority of Ontario (CAO).