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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.
telecom

CondoBusiness

When can condos enter bulk telecom contracts?

The courts recently reviewed the authority on which a condo corporation may rely in entering into a bulk services contract with a telecom provider.
commercial hubs

CondoBusiness

Toronto’s proposed short-term rental rules headed to council

Toronto’s proposal for licensing and regulating short-term rentals is headed to City Council on Dec. 5.
harassment

CondoBusiness

Workplace harassment not limited to Hollywood

Cultural attitudes are shifting such that workplace harassment is becoming impossible to ignore, including in condo communities.
complaints

CondoBusiness

Regulator will not actively seek complaints

The Condominium Management Regulatory Authority of Ontario (CMRAO) will not be "actively seeking" complaints about licensees, says chair Aubrey LeBlanc.
cannabis legalization

CondoBusiness

Builders abuzz about cannabis legalization

Ontario’s residential construction industry is anxiously awaiting tools from the province to help it uphold its workplace health and safety obligations when recreational cannabis becomes legal next year.
new home warranties

CondoBusiness

Ontario moves to reform new home warranties system

The Ontario government last week delivered on previously announced plans to introduce legislation to reform the province’s new home warranties system.
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.
lease

Canadian Facility Management & Design

How to navigate lease extensions and renewals

Five tips for tenants as they review, negotiate and exercise lease extensions and renewals.
elevators

CondoBusiness

Required upgrades to single-speed elevators lifted

The TSSA recently lifted the requirement to undertake certain upgrades to the controls of single-speed elevators, but it doesn’t mean building owners should abandon modernization.
condo managers

CondoBusiness

Proposed reg details code of ethics for condo managers

A code of ethics for condo managers is now up for public comment after the release of proposed regulations under the Condominium Management Services Act.
noise complaints

CondoBusiness

Turning down the volume on noise complaints

Provincial authorities are preparing to introduce requirements relating to sound transmission due to deficiencies that could cut down on noise complaints.
Tarion

CondoBusiness

Tarion coverage for condo conversions anticipated in 2018

Tarion coverage for Ontario condo conversions is expected to become available at the beginning of 2018, according to a regulatory proposal.
Condominium Authority

CondoBusiness

Condominium Authority of Ontario adopts fees as proposed

Condo owners will pay a monthly fee of $1 per voting unit to fund services to be provided by the newly formed Condominium Authority of Ontario.
condo rule

CondoBusiness

A condo rule against complaining?

A condo corporation was reported to have enacted a rule which, among other things, sought to limit the ability of residents to complain to the condominium.
short-term rental

CondoBusiness

Vancouver echoes Toronto’s proposed short-term rental rules

City of Vancouver staff earlier this month proposed short-term rental rules that are markedly similar to rules proposed in Toronto.