Condos

parking garage

REMI Network

How to upgrade parking garage safety

The colour scheme seen in parking garages that are up-to-code is the result of coordinating multiple bylaws; for example, municipal property standards, fire code, building code, and health and safety codes.
repairs

CondoBusiness

Condos in precarious spot if small repairs sit idle

Should the corporation move forward with certain maintenance repairs if the issue has the potential to become exponentially worse?
elevator repair

CondoBusiness

Ontario advances elevator repair legislation

Ontario is kicking the dust off of elevator repair legislation, which was passed under the Liberal government in May 2018 but never proclaimed into law.
flooring

CondoBusiness

Soundproofing tips for condo flooring

Renovation agreements act as a preventative measure against owners and contractors looking to skimp on the acoustic membrane required to be installed under flooring.
foreign buyers

REMI Network

Feds greenlight ‘vacant home’ tax for foreign buyers

As of January 2022, the government is applying a 1 per cent annual tax on the value of non-resident and non-Canadian owned properties that are “vacant or underused.”
trust

CondoBusiness

Seven tips for building trust in condo communities

It is unlikely that the condo’s declaration, bylaws, rules, or policies include any reference to trust; yet good governance cannot be achieved without it.
Advantage Pest Control

REMI Network

Proactive Pest Management

April showers bring May flowers … and pests! For insights into pest control challenges and tips on how to swat them, we turned to Paolo Bossio, president and CEO of Advantage Pest Control.
privacy

CondoBusiness

Virtual practices stir up privacy concerns

As Ontario considers making digital and virtual processes permanent, the condo industry is addressing various privacy concerns.
virtual meetings

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First-of-its-kind certification for chairing virtual meetings

More than 70 board members and condo managers recently completed a workshop to earn the industry's first certification for chairing virtual meetings.
bid-rigging

REMI Network

Conspiracy charges laid after years-long bid-rigging inquiry

A years-long inquiry into allegations of bid-rigging and conspiracy in the supply of condo refurbishment services has finally wrapped up.
Stockyards District

CondoBusiness

What the new Construction Act means for condos

Construction is a billion-dollar industry in Canada. While most large projects at condominiums proceed relatively smoothly, there is always risk of friction for contractors and
geoexchange

REMI Network

Minto’s latest condo a geoexchange first

Minto Communities GTA will debut its first multi-residential geoexchange energy system with the launch of North Oak condo.
Fort York Paving

Canadian Property Management

A streamlined approach to garbage room maintenance

Property teams have many responsibilities to juggle on any given day. One of the most important today, however, is keeping their buildings clean and hygienic to mitigate the risks of COVID-19 infection
CDM

CondoBusiness

Gaps flagged in new CDM programs

After 2022, companies must use their own funds to reimburse embedded energy managers, but will be offered “an enhanced level of technical support and resources.” It's a move some see as more short-sighted.
residential

CondoBusiness

Six women shaping Canada’s residential spaces

Women developers, architects and interior designers are helping to manifest just a few of the country’s most dynamic condos and communities.
Transit-oriented development

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Study finds human cost of transit-oriented development

Transit-oriented development can be a blessing and a curse for communities, suggests a new UBC study.
Canary House

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Canary House condo planned for 1850s heritage site

A mix of residential and commercial space will take shape in a 19th-century heritage building designed by former Toronto mayor Joseph Sheard.