Management

procurement

Inquiry puts spotlight on procurement practices

News of a Competition Bureau inquiry has put a spotlight on procurement practices in the condominium industry.
condominium disputes

A new path for resolving condominium disputes

The idea of creating a tribunal to help address condominium disputes in Ontario, as envisioned in Bill 106, has been intriguing to many in the industry.
human rights

Human rights decision applies to condominiums

A recent Ontario Human Rights Tribunal decision confirms housing provider obligations when harassment and discrimination occur in multi-res communities.
board positions

Courts taking note of unreasonable positions

Courts are taking note of aggressive or unreasonable positions adopted by boards of directors, as the Couture v. TSCC No. 2187 case showed.
in-ground irrigation system

An untapped source of water savings?

Several seasons of wear and tear can impact the efficiency of a condominium’s in-ground irrigation system. How maintenance can help lower water bills.
landscape renovation

Plan a landscape renovation in three steps

An expert walks through how to plan a successful landscape renovation for condominium properties in three steps.
glass balcony guards

A guide to glass balcony guards and breakage

In the past few years, there have been many cases of glass balcony guards breaking. An expert explains why this happens and how to mitigate the risk.
Competition Bureau

Industry reacts to Competition Bureau inquiry

It’s too soon to know what the ultimate fallout from the Competition Bureau’s investigation into allegations of bid-rigging and conspiracy in the supply of condo refurbishment services might be.
Bill 106

Five ways Bill 106 will facilitate e-governance

Bill 106 is written with modern realities in mind — at a time when software is eating the world. The condo industry is about to experience the same.
tree removal

Taking the emotion out of tree removal decisions

It's important to make objective tree removal decisions because the physical condition of these dynamic organisms can deteriorate quickly.
line painting

Line paint fades faster under new regs

In recent years, property owners and managers may have noticed that the line paint in their parking lots is fading more quickly.
minute-taking

Why good minute-taking matters in condos

Minute-taking can be daunting, but keeping an unbiased record of decisions can go a long way toward bolstering the confidence residents have in their board.
remove graffiti

Remove graffiti fast to prevent future tagging

An expert offers tips on how to prevent building vandalism, suggesting the best method is to remove graffiti fast to avoid future tagging.
long-term care

A call for resources for lone elderly residents

These situations are rarely straightforward for property owners/managers juggling legal obligations to protect privacy, accommodate disabilities and ensure the health and safety of all building residents.
Macdonald Block

How to start an energy-saving campaign

A property manager walks through how condo boards can combat rising utility bills by starting an energy-saving campaign.
construction deficiencies

Dangerous defects and professional liability

In many cases insurance is unavailable, developers are unwilling or unable to help and condominiums end up repairing construction deficiencies themselves.
annual general meeting

Advertise your annual general meeting

It’s possible to run an annual general meeting in which an informed constituency of condo residents comes forth to participate. Here's how.