November 25, 2021 - Educational
The Challenge of Aging BuildingsThe 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.
November 18, 2021 - Condo Life is Grand
Positive Communication: Email EditionIf 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
November 11, 2021 - Updates for Members
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.
November 4, 2021 - Updates for Members
Surviving the Cold – Winter Construction: EIFSIt’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?
October 28, 2021 - Educational
Surviving the Cold – Winter Construction: ConcreteIt’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?
October 21, 2021 - Educational
Why Integrity Matters More in the Age of a PandemicLike 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...
October 14, 2021 - 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...
October 7, 2021 - Educational
Decisions from the CAT: Policies Are Not RulesBoodram 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.
September 30, 2021 - Educational
COVID-19 Vaccination Policies for Housing Providers – Indoor AmenitiesThe 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.
September 23, 2021 - Educational