Michelle Ervin

design

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Design casts Stereo D’s new facility in low light

At a time when organizations are pushing meeting rooms and private offices into the middles of floor plates, Stereo D Canada has done just the
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.
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.
millennials

Canadian Facility Management & Design

What are millennials really like in the workplace?

Are millennials really the acclaim-craving, job-hopping, social-media junkies they have variously been portrayed as?
Albion Library

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Albion Library first with trans-friendly signage

The new Albion Library, opened earlier this summer, is the first of Toronto’s 102 branches to introduce gender-neutral washrooms.
window wall

CondoBusiness

Why window walls are favoured for condos

The window walls commonly used to enclose condos have improved, addressing issues associated with past generations of the cladding, finds a new analysis.
UBC's Ponderosa Commons

Canadian Facility Management & Design

UBC breaks down barriers with mixed-use hub

UBC is breaking down barriers with Ponderosa Commons, the first of five mixed-use residences designed to activate the commuter campus year-round.
condo law

CondoBusiness

Countdown on to roll out of condo law reforms

The countdown to the roll out of changes to Ontario’s condo laws is on. Directors and owners will soon be able to call or email the Condominium Authority of Ontario (CAO).
net zero

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Net zero facility to become teaching tool

The Joyce Centre for Partnership & Innovation is poised to become a teaching tool for current and future building professionals alike.
York Recreation Centre

Canadian Facility Management & Design

York Recreation Centre revitalizes brownfield

With the development of the York Recreation Centre, the City of Toronto is serving a previously underserved community by using a previously underused site.
short-term rental

CondoBusiness

Proposed short-term rental regs see early support

Proposed regulations for short-term rentals in Toronto saw early signs of support, with a few exceptions, when a staff report went before executive committee.
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.
IT solutions

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Building a business case for, with IT solutions

As facility management and information technology become increasingly intertwined, there are business cases to be made both for and with IT solutions.
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.
Reliable Elevators Act

CondoBusiness

Reliable Elevators Act passes second reading

If it becomes law, the Reliable Elevators Act would require maintenance contractors to restore out-of-service elevators within 14 days in most buildings.