Condominium

Vertical density

CondoBusiness

Vertical density channels Mississauga growth

Nearly five decades of lower-density development will take some time to fill in to more compact neighbourhoods and pedestrian-oriented commercial streets, but the vitality of the city's condominium market demonstrates that single-family residential is no longer the default built form.
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.
minimum wage

CondoBusiness

Minimum wage hike to follow new condo fees

The minimum wage hike may sting more in condo communities than others as they face new costs associated with recent changes to Ontario’s condo laws.
triple-glazed windows

CondoBusiness

Retrofitting with Triple-Glazed Windows

Proposed changes to the Ontario Building Code will create opportunity for more energy efficient building products, such as triple-glazed windows.
backup power

CondoBusiness

The Grange meets new backup power guidelines in Toronto first

The City of Toronto today acknowledged the Grange condo as the first multi-residential building to meet its new guidelines for backup power.
apartment units

CondoBusiness

Apartment units led year-over-year price gains in October

Apartment units continued to lead year-over-year price gains in October, the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) reported last week.
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.
family-friendly housing

CondoBusiness

Report renews calls for more family-friendly housing in the GTA

A new report by Ryerson City Building Institute and Urbanation has brought renewed urgency to calls for more family-friendly housing in the GTA.
airbnb

REMI Network

Condo corp partners with Airbnb in Canadian first

As some condo corporations struggle to enforce rules against short-term rentals, one condo corporation has rolled out the welcome mat for Airbnb.
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.
accessibility

CondoBusiness

Daniels to offer suites designed for accessibility

The Daniels Corporation last week unveiled plans to offer suites expressly developed for accessibility.
lighting design

CondoBusiness

Lighting design that illuminates condo security

Lighting design can make a big difference in the safety and security of a condominium.
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.
condominium authority tribunal

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.
Daniels

CondoBusiness

Affordable housing development breaks ground in Scarborough

The Daniels Corporation and partner Diamond Corp. recently broke ground on a new condominium community called Daniels FirstHome Markham Sheppard.
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.