Condo

condo investor

CondoBusiness

What will make T.O. condo investors less bullish?

Does it still make sense to invest in condos after a study showed many condo investors renting out new units in the GTA are cash-flow negative?
cogeneration

CondoBusiness

GTA-based condo building demos cogeneration

One GTA-based condo building won’t face the dilemma of when to switch over its HVAC system from heating to cooling this spring thanks to cogeneration.
vacant dwelling tax

CondoBusiness

Vacant dwelling tax deemed costly to collect

Much of the data that might indicate if a unit is vacant comes from fragmented sources, is not currently collected or inaccessible due to privacy issues, and is frequently inconclusive.
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.
licensing

CondoBusiness

Deadline to apply for condo manager licence to close

The deadline to apply for the licences that are now mandatory to continue providing condo management services in Ontario closes on Friday, March 30.
high-rise

CondoBusiness

Will ‘ultra-high-rises’ cost more to maintain?

The new crop of 'ultra-high-rise' condos rising in Toronto will be more complicated and consequently more costly to maintain, one engineer is warning.
winter mat

CondoBusiness

How to maintain purchased winter mats

Purchased mats tend to be ideally suited to the moist winter conditions, but they need to be properly cleaned and cared for. Here's how.
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
new home sales

CondoBusiness

Condos dominated GTA new home sales in January

The sale of new condo units eclipsed the sale of new single-family homes in the GTA by more than two-fold in January.
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.
discipline committee

CondoBusiness

CMRAO looks to fill discipline committee seats

The Condominium Management Regulatory Authority of Ontario (CMRAO) is accepting applications to sit on its discipline and discipline appeals committees.
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?
investment

CondoBusiness

GTA condo rents surge nine per cent in Q4

According to Urbanation Inc., the number of condo units leased in Q4-2017 fell 11 per cent year-over-year as listings dropped by 16 per cent.
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.”