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#TorontoFlood

CondoBusiness

Takeaways from #TorontoFlood

At least one condo corporation is facing what is likely to be a steep repair tab after Toronto was drenched with a month’s worth of rain on Aug. 7.
parking

CondoBusiness

Can boards curb uses of exclusive parking spaces?

Can condo corporations enforce parking rules in spaces that are not owned by the unit owner, but of which they have exclusive use?
office hours

CondoBusiness

Post-occupancy hitches prompt office hours

The frustrations of going through post-occupancy growing pains prompted one condo board to start hosting office hours for owners.
records

CondoBusiness

Navigating a new process for requesting records

As of Nov. 1, 2017, there is a new process under the Condominium Act, as amended, for making and responding to records requests in condo corporations.
leaks

REMI Network

Uncovering undetected leaks on condo properties

Water bills may not be getting the attention they deserve in condo corporations if the bills are simply paid without a look at where the charges come from.
communication

CondoBusiness

Communicating in an era of information overload

Even the best communication technology may not be much help if the message condo corporations use it to deliver is weak or non-existent.
condo form

REMI Network

Revised condo forms incorporate feedback, new regs

The Ontario Ministry of Government and Consumer Services says it has incorporated public feedback into recent changes to new mandatory condo forms.
public registry

CondoBusiness

CAO launches public registry of condo corporations

The Condominium Authority of Ontario (CAO) officially launched its public registry of condo corporations on April 1, 2018.
electric vehicle charging

REMI Network

Electric vehicle charging regs green-lit for May

It will become easier to install electric vehicle charging stations on condo properties in Ontario starting this spring.
condo forms

REMI Network

New mandatory condo forms attract criticism

New mandatory forms for carrying out certain activities in condo corporations in Ontario have attracted criticism from board directors and lawyers for being hard to
community

CondoBusiness

The pros and cons of community-building efforts

An industry expert weighs the pros and cons of community-building efforts in condominium corporations.
condo fees

CondoBusiness

GTA condo fees average 65 cents per square foot

Maintenance fees across condos in the GTA averaged 65 cents per square foot in 2017, according to a recent report from Condos.ca.
developer

CondoBusiness

When the developer next door comes calling

With construction booming and land scarce, condo buildings in urban areas may face a situation where a neighbouring developer requires access to their land.
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

CondoBusiness

Unregistered condo corps could face late charges as of March

Condo corporations that do not register with the Condominium Authority of Ontario by Feb. 28, 2018, may face late charges.
electric vehicles

CondoBusiness

Proposal aims to remove roadblocks to electric vehicles in condos

The Ontario government is looking at ways to next spring remove roadblocks to installing electric vehicle charging stations on condo properties.
accessibility

CondoBusiness

Simple design choices support accessibility

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