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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 housing starts

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.
sliding RevPAR

CondoBusiness

Simple design choices support accessibility

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

CondoBusiness

Tips for selecting a new paint colour in condos

Could a paint colour change on a property land a condominium corporation in court? What about result in physical threats? The answer to both is yes.
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.
renovation

CondoBusiness

A director’s toolkit for renovation success

Given how much corporations are likely to invest in renovation projects, it’s important to set them up for success.
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.
apartment

Canadian Apartment Magazine

HVAC switch over snared by hot spell

Tensions boiled over last week at Toronto apartment buildings without air conditioning as temperatures soared into heat wave territory in late September.
resident vehicle damage

CondoBusiness

Ian Darling named Condominium Authority Tribunal chair

Ian Darling will serve as the first chair of the Condominium Authority Tribunal (CAT) starting Oct. 2.
mediation

CondoBusiness

Having uncomfortable conversations in condos

Directors, property managers and residents often hesitate when they first face the potential of having a hard conversation. How mediation concepts can help.
cloud-based software

CondoBusiness

Cloud-based software on the rise in condos

In recent years there has been significant growth in the adoption of cloud-based software among tech-savvy condo communities and property managers.
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 auditors

CondoBusiness

What board directors should ask condo auditors

It’s important for board members to review the draft financial statements and know what questions to ask their condo auditor before giving their approval.
L Tower

CondoBusiness

Old condo board out, new condo board in at L Tower

Owners of Toronto’s L Tower voted on June 29 to remove its now-former board of directors and elect replacements.