Governance

virtual meetings

REMI Network

Ontario stretches out deadline for virtual meetings

The Ontario government has further extended the deadline for condo corporations to hold virtual meetings and permit electronic voting without a bylaw.
vested interests

CondoBusiness

Who plays a role in managing vested interests?

Bonflict of interest on the board of directors is a topic that often raises ire of many owners and prospective buyers.
condo collapse

CondoBusiness

Could a Florida condo collapse happen in Ontario?

How would this scenario unfold in Ontario? Leaving aside the construction process itself, there are vast differences between Ontario and Florida condominium laws that would have given the Champlain towers significant added protections following registration.
condos

CondoBusiness

Preventing conflicts from escalating in condos

There are strategies that can be helpful to consider in recognition of the fact that reactive approaches to conflict can be quite costly for condo boards.
communication

CondoBusiness

Cases spotlight cost of poor communication

In some condos, communication channels break down or don’t exist, causing unnecessary expenditures that corporations and owners must incur.
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.
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

REMI Network

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.
hybrid meetings

CondoBusiness

The ins and outs of hybrid meetings

In some respects, hybrid meetings may actually be more complex than an exclusively virtual meeting or an in-person meeting.
condo

CondoBusiness

Inside one condo board’s COVID-19 response

In February, before the WHO declared a global pandemic, talk among the condo board at Palace Pier was of various news reports piling in.
employment

CondoBusiness

Chargebacks and lessons learned in 2020

Condominiums need to be careful when they decide to chargeback costs to an owner and must ensure they have the legal right to do so before they start lien proceedings.
virtual MAC awards

REMI Network

CCI-Toronto names Palace Pier condo of the year

The condo, located at 2045 Lakeshore Blvd West, stood out from its contemporaries with an early call to action when the COVID-19 pandemic hit.
morale

CondoBusiness

Condos see ‘significant shift’ in operations

There is a significant shift in the way condo corporations are managing common elements, noisy neighbours and condo meetings.
electronic voting

CondoBusiness

Electronic voting still met with resistance

Opponents of electronic voting are scared it will expose the archaic and flawed system of proxy voting for what it is: unnecessary and obsolete.

CondoBusiness

New Alberta condo rules to increase transparency

The Province of Alberta is launching new condo rules that will increase transparency and improve condominium governance in the province.
Community Associations Institute

CondoBusiness

Community Associations Institute forms Canadian chapter

Community Associations Institute has announced the introduction of a Canadian chapter headquartered in Toronto that will be known as CAI Canada.
condominium owners

CondoBusiness

Keeping condominium owners in the loop

With the right people, tools and strategy, it’s possible for communication committees to keep condominium owners in the loop.