Condominium

HST

CondoBusiness

HST misconception a sleeping giant

HST has been flying under the radar and could become a potentially significant liability for condo corporations.
board meetings

CondoBusiness

Time-saving tips for better board meetings

How can boards run more efficient meetings? In the condominium world, meetings take place several times a year — often monthly, but sometimes more frequently
condo law reforms

CondoBusiness

Updated timeline released for condo law reforms

The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services has released an updated timeline for the roll out of condo law reforms.
drone

CondoBusiness

Drone use comes with flight risks for condos

A drone can capture data about the building structure as it scales the envelope, but consider too the images or video it could unintentionally capture.
short-term rentals

CondoBusiness

Regs proposed for short-term rentals in Toronto

City of Toronto staff are proposing that short-term rentals be restricted to the home-sharing variety versus the commercial kind.
kid-friendly condos

CondoBusiness

Toronto looks to boost kid-friendly condos

Draft guidelines designed to promote kid-friendly condos are poised for a two-year trial run after getting green-lit last week.
balcony fire

CondoBusiness

TFS sounds alarm over rise in balcony fires

Toronto Fire Service (TFS) is sounding the alarm over a recent rise in the number of balcony fires caused by carelessly discarded cigarettes.
Whiterose Janitorial Services

REMI Network

Whiterose Janitorial Services: Pure and Simple

Now in its thirty-first year of operation, Whiterose Janitorial Services has come a long way since the company was a one-man show in Woodbridge, Ontario.
landscaping contracts

CondoBusiness

How to negotiate landscaping contracts

What should condominium corporations look for in landscaping contracts? Experience suggests the most successful relationships between condominium corporations and landscape contractors always involve two things:
development

CondoBusiness

Big data backs medium-density development

The development of courtyard apartments, multiplexes and town homes could be among the building blocks of better housing affordability in Ontario.
Aquablu

CondoBusiness

Plans revealed for Laval’s Aquablu Phase 2

Following the successful launch of the first phase of Aquablu, the developer has decided to launch a second, larger phase to market.
Insignia Private Residences

CondoBusiness

Luxury condo development slated for Oakville

The Insignia Private Residences at Sixteen Mile Creek, a nine-storey, 29-unit luxury condominium development, will soon call Oakville home.
medical marijuana

CondoBusiness

Can patients grow pot in their condo units?

A recent court decision may have opened the door to medical marijuana patients to grow a limited number of a marijuana plants in their condominium units.
GTA new home market

CondoBusiness

GTA condo lease transactions up 3.5 per cent in Q1

Greater Toronto Area realtors reported 6,680 condominium apartment lease transactions during the first quarter of 2017, up 3.5 per cent year-over-year.
condo manager licensing

CondoBusiness

First condo manager licensing reg finalized

A final version of the first set of rules under new legislation that will establish condo manager licensing is now available online.
Average condo prices

CondoBusiness

Average condo prices climb in Ontario and B.C.

A just-released Spring 2017 overview of 23 markets across Canada shows an upward trend in British Columbia and Ontario with modest declines in Alberta and Atlantic Canada.
special owners' meeting

CondoBusiness

Can a condo owners’ meeting be discriminatory?

The Ontario Human Rights Tribunal dismissed applications alleging discrimination in a case of a special owners' meeting that fell on a religious holiday.