Property Management

Accessibility Standards Canada to conduct public consultation until Sept 25

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Accessibility Standards Canada seeks public input

The agency is mandated under the Accessible Canada Act to develop accessibility standards for all federally regulated organizations and to more widely promote accessibility and inclusiveness through research and public engagement.
condo managers

CondoBusiness

Aiding condo managers on the front lines

Creating less tension is one way to support condo managers who may be exposed to various levels of stress within their work environments.
Condo communities

CondoBusiness

Condo communities build up resilience in 2020

With always evolving guidelines and pandemic uncertainty, building resilience in condo communities is more important than ever.
condos

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.
abusive behaviour

CondoBusiness

Dealing with abusive behaviour in condos

Here are some steps that condo corporations should consider to protect managers and directors from unreasonable treatment.
Climate projections

REMI Network

Climate projections show Ottawa will get warmer, wetter

Ottawa will continue to get warmer and wetter year-round, with a greater chance of extreme weather, according to recent climate projections.
A new round of the federal Enabling Accessibility Fund is now open to applicants

Canadian Property Management

Enabling Accessibility Fund opens for proposals

A new flat-rate costing formula will replace the previous requirement to submit construction quotes and other budget information. Instead, applicants can match their proposals to standardized specifications.
challenges May 2020

Canadian Apartment Magazine

More challenges in store for rental-housing sector

Challenges due to COVID-19 continue to rock the apartment sector, with landlords fearing a rise in rent arrears as May 1 approaches.
living walls

Canadian Property Management

Survival prospects upbeat for living walls

Like humans, living walls might be overdue for a trim, but few are imperilled in the now largely empty surroundings of commercial and institutional buildings.
COVID-19's black swan prompts rollout of business continuity and recovery plans

Canadian Property Management

Black swan triggers business continuity plans

Commercial real estate operators are seeking advice across a wide spectrum of expertise as they deploy their crisis management, business continuity and recovery plans.
McMaster Innovation Park

REMI Network

Mega plans for McMaster Innovation Park

Plans for a 2.5 million-square-foot expansion at McMaster Innovation Park include a life sciences 'megahub.'
licence renewal

REMI Network

CMRAO extends licence renewal period

CMRAO is extending the application and payment of licence renewals for the 2020 to 2021 licensing year in an effort to ease pressure from the pandemic.
flooding

Canadian Property Management

Flood response to rely more on independent action

COVID-19 health protocol is sure to complicate flood response and cleanup in commercial and multi-residential buildings in the coming months, particularly if evacuation is required.
new housing

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Traffic intensifies on migratory songbird flight path

Advocates for bird-friendly lighting practices and building design recommend some adjustments to the special lighting displays now popping up on the urban landscape.
REMI Network webinar explores journey back to business as usual

Canadian Property Management

Steering the journey back to business as usual

As property managers look to both industry associations and professional service providers for support to navigate COVID-19 upheaval, REMI Network is bringing the three groups together for webinar-based sharing of insight.
deliveries

CondoBusiness

Building staff cope with flood of deliveries

Businesses that provide support and maintenance to buildings figure into the Ontario government’s list of essential services as the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds. Condo managers and
residential buildings

REMI Network

Toronto urges new health, safety policies for residential buildings

The City of Toronto is asking landlords and condo boards to follow specific health and safety guidelines in residential buildings.