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November 25, 2021 - Educational
Tag(s): #CondoLifeIsGrand #Educational #IndustryNews

The Challenge of Aging Buildings

The Surfside collapse and the resulting loss of life is tragic. In addition to dealing with the far-reaching impact of that collapse, many occupants, owners, and managers of most buildings are now asking whether something similar could happen to their building.

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November 18, 2021 - Condo Life is Grand
Tag(s): #BoardofDirectors #CondoTechnology #Educational

Positive Communication: Email Edition

If you partake with the internet (and if you are reading this, you do at least dabble) then you have no doubt come across unpleasant online exchanges in some capacity

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November 11, 2021 - Updates for Members
Tag(s): #BoardofDirectors #CondoLifeIsGrand #Volunteer

Back by popular demand, we have more Condo Memoirs!

These Memoirs give members a chance to anonymously share their most unbelievable stories. Read on for a glimpse into the adventures of condominium living.

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November 4, 2021 - Updates for Members
Tag(s): #BoardofDirectors #CondoLifeIsGrand #Educational #EnergyEfficiency #Maintenance

Surviving the Cold – Winter Construction: EIFS

It’s that time of year again, the days are shorter, the temperature is cooler, and construction season is finally over. Wait a minute – contractors are still working? There’s no way they should be installing EIFS in this cold, right?

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October 28, 2021 - Educational
Tag(s): #BoardofDirectors #CondoLifeIsGrand #Educational #Maintenance

Surviving the Cold – Winter Construction: Concrete

It’s that time of year again, the days are shorter, the temperature is cooler, and construction season is finally over. Wait a minute – contractors are still working? There’s no way they should be placing concrete in this cold, right?

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October 21, 2021 - Educational
Tag(s): #BoardofDirectors #CondoLifeIsGrand #Educational #IndustryNews

Why Integrity Matters More in the Age of a Pandemic

Like anyone, Property Managers make mistakes. Owning it and making amends for it is more important in these strange and challenging times than ever before. In a time where information seems to be constantly changing and sometimes contradicting itself...

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October 14, 2021 - Educational
Tag(s): #Audit #CondoFinances #CondoLifeIsGrand #Educational

Who’s responsible for preparing your condominium's financial statements?

Most condominium corporations in Ontario have an audit completed annually and the resulting financial statements are provided to owners. But what about those condos that have less than 25 units and have waived the audit - do they still have to provide financial statements to the owners? The answer is...

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October 7, 2021 - Educational
Tag(s): #CondoLifeIsGrand #Educational #IndustryNews #Legal #Maintenance

Decisions from the CAT: Policies Are Not Rules

Boodram v. Peel Standard Condominium Corporation No. 843, 2021 ONCAT 31 Introduction: In Boodram v. Peel Standard Condominium Corporation No. 843, the Condominium Authority Tribunal (the “CAT”) discussed the difference between: (1) ‘rules,’ and (2) ‘policies’ in the enforcement context.

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September 30, 2021 - Educational
Tag(s): #COVID-19 #Educational #IndustryNews

COVID-19 Vaccination Policies for Housing Providers – Indoor Amenities

The government has advised that, as of September 22, 2021, Ontarians will need to be fully vaccinated (i.e. two doses plus 14 days post-second vaccine) and need to provide their proof of vaccination along with photo ID in order to access certain public settings and facilities.

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September 23, 2021 - Educational
Tag(s): #BoardofDirectors #CondoLifeIsGrand #Educational #Legal

Baseball Arbitration for Condominium Communities

Final offer selection is known as baseball arbitration because it is the process used by Major League Baseball when a player and team cannot agree on compensation.

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