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July 30, 2020 - Updates for Members
Tag(s): #BoardofDirectors #CondoFinances #Educational

Electricity Providers’ Requirement for a Security Deposit

When a condominium is presented with the requirement from an electricity distributor (ex. local municipal hydro corporation) to pay a security deposit, the Conditions of Service of the electricity distributor should be reviewed to ensure the request complies with the Ontario Energy Board Distribution System Code.

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July 22, 2020 - Educational
Tag(s): #BoardofDirectors #COVID-19 #Educational

TARION – Reinstatement of Timelines

Tarion announced the reinstatement of timelines on July 6, 2020. Tarion processes and timelines were suspended on March 16, 2020 under Ontario’s Emergency Order. We understood that all performance audit deadlines and builder repair periods were “on-hold” until the emergency order was lifted. We have been “on-hold” for 16 weeks

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July 15, 2020 - Condo Life is Grand
Tag(s): #BoardofDirectors #CondoLifeIsGrand #Maintenance

Tips for Replacing Your Condominium’s Asphalt Shingle Roofs

Tips for Replacing Your Condominium’s Asphalt Shingle Roofs

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July 8, 2020 - Updates for Members
Tag(s): #CondoLifeIsGrand #Educational #EnergyEfficiency

Are You Paying For Your Neighbour’s Utilities?

Does your Condo Corporation have a Utility Management System in place to ensure that you are paying only for your own consumption of water, electricity, heating and cooling? A fair monitoring and billing platform can be achieved through the sub-metering of utilities.

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June 30, 2020 - Educational
Tag(s): #BoardofDirectors #CondoLifeIsGrand #COVID-19 #Educational #IndustryNews

Selling/Buying A Condo During COVID19 – What to expect!

Real Estate is deemed an “Essential Service” however like all other industries, there are some significant changes to the processes of working from A-Z through a successful real estate transaction closing.

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June 25, 2020 - Educational
Tag(s): #BoardofDirectors #CondoLifeIsGrand #Educational #IndustryNews #Maintenance

Elevator Ups & Downs

There are certain factors that should be considered when preparing for planned and unplanned elevator down-time. On-site time for elevator installation crews ranges from about two weeks for an accessibility lift, to four weeks for a hydraulic elevator, and six weeks for a traction elevator.

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June 17, 2020 - Condo Life is Grand
Tag(s): #CondoLifeIsGrand #CondoTechnology #Educational #Maintenance #Security

Security: Keeping Up With The Times

Most people would agree that for the majority of us, advances in technology have significantly improved our daily lives. The use of the internet in particular has allowed us to get tasks done faster and more efficiently without having to leave the comfort of our homes.

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June 11, 2020 - Educational
Tag(s): #Educational #Event #IndustryNews

Thoughts About Racism in Condominiums

Experts far and wide tell us that racism is rife in our society, both on the systemic and individual levels. The injunction they deliver is to ask, and reflect upon, ourselves, our conduct: Are we clean and pure, or could our conduct and attitudes be sometimes tainted?

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June 3, 2020 - Updates for Members
Tag(s): #CondoLifeIsGrand #COVID-19 #Maintenance

Waste Management Considerations During COVID-19

When people think of garbage, they generally associate it with smelly, dirty items that they cannot wait to get rid of – either throwing them down the chute or tossing into a dumpster. With COVID-19 and its implications, it now becomes smelly, dirty, AND a potentially scary daily task.

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May 28, 2020 - Updates for Members
Tag(s): #Educational #Legal #Q&A

Condo Q & A: Changes at the Tribunal and Tarion

Will the Condominium Authority Tribunal of Ontario broaden the type of disputes it hears? Tarion now requires an information sheet be provided with pre-construction condominium purchase agreements – what is this new information sheet and why do we have it?

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