Michelle Ervin

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.
digital factory

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Scotiabank shifts gears with new Digital Factory

The half-pixelated gear that hangs above the entryway symbolizes the output of Scotiabank’s new Digital Factory in Toronto.
iceland arena

Canadian Facility Management & Design

City of Mississauga slashes electricity use at rink

The City of Mississauga has slashed the electricity use of the ice-making equipment at its Iceland Arena during winter and shoulder season operations.
elevator repairs

CondoBusiness

MPP proposes time limits for elevator repairs

Han Dong, the Liberal MPP for Trinity-Spadina, is proposing to set time limits for elevator repairs with a private member's bill.
Roehampton

CondoBusiness

Unit owners sell boutique buildings to developer

The sale of a property in midtown Toronto that closed in January marks Ontario’s first case of unit owners terminating a condo corporation by vote.
carbon neutral

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Evergreen targets carbon neutrality with retrofit

Evergreen is targeting carbon neutrality in the retrofit of its heritage-designated kiln building at Toronto’s Brick Works site.
waste contamination

CondoBusiness

Toronto cracks down on waste contamination

The City of Toronto is cracking down on bylaw infractions concerning the co-mingling of garbage and recycling in bins put out for municipal pick-up at multi-residential properties.
FMs

Canadian Facility Management & Design

How FMs can get recognized for their work

Amid persisting misconceptions about the role of FMs, experts shared tips on showing the value of facilities management in a PM Expo seminar last fall.
KPMG Vaughan

Canadian Facility Management & Design

KPMG looks to clients in locating Vaughan office

When KPMG selected its new location, proximity to clients factored prominently, leading the growing professional services firm to set up shop in Vaughan.
shared facilities agreement

CondoBusiness

Shared facilities agreements increasingly complex

As developments become increasingly complicated, so do the relationships between condo corporations and other parties bound by common interests.
housing affordability

CondoBusiness

CHBA pres to talk housing affordability with feds

Bob Finnigan, president of the Canadian Home Builders’ Association, heads to Ottawa this week to talk to the feds about housing affordability.
building information modelling

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Bergeron Centre a model for fully integrated BIM

The use of building information modelling to develop the Bergeron Centre at York University earned the project a Canada BIM Council award.
office design

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Survey finds link between office design, innovation

The presentation brought together findings from Gensler’s 2016 Workplace Survey and Design Forecast 2016, which looks ahead 10 years.
short-term rentals

CondoBusiness

Ruling could help condos fight short-term rentals

A court ruling released last week strengthened the position of condominium corporations struggling to enforce restrictions on short-term rentals.
condominium managers

CondoBusiness

RCMs may have head start in move to licensing

Registered Condominium Managers (RCMs) may be on the fast track to obtaining the license that will soon be required to manage condominiums in Ontario.
Chinook Regional Hospital

Canadian Facility Management & Design

A facility addition with surgical precision

Adding a new wing to the fully developed site would require surgical precision. The original Chinook Regional Hospital, which was constructed close to 30 years
Protecting Condominium Owners Act

CondoBusiness

Condo law reforms to roll out as early as summer

Ontario’s condo law reforms, passed late last year, are expected to start to roll out as early as next summer. Updates at the ACMO/CCI-T Condo