Condo

director

CondoBusiness

When board directors have ‘skin in the game’

What happens when a prospective director has not only professional experience to offer, but professional experience in the condo industry?
Section 98

CondoBusiness

Can developers enter section 98 agreements?

The Condominium Act does not prohibit a developer from entering into a section 98 agreement with the condo while it still owns the units.
cryptocurrency

CondoBusiness

Cryptocurrency risks, blockchain potential

Could the recent sale of a Toronto condo for cryptocurrency be the first sign of a shift in the condo industry towards use of digital currencies?
large condo unit

CondoBusiness

Build large condo units and families will come?

A real estate analyst takes aim at a 'fallacy' reflected in Toronto's downtown planning framework, which calls for large condo units.
Graywood Developments

REMI Network

Developer doubles down on West St. Clair West

With shovels in the ground on its sold-out SCOOP project, the developer has unveiled plans for another mid-rise condo in the neighbourhood.
remediation

CondoBusiness

How to remediate previously hoarded units

What cleaning and repair work is required to remediate a previously hoarded unit? An extreme-cleaning expert answers.
millennials

CondoBusiness

Is condo living just a phase for GTHA millennials?

Condo living may just be a phase for millennials in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, new research out of Ryerson University suggests.
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 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 housing starts

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.