August 2017

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  • Investigation into Condo Board Elections
  • What Lawyers want Condo Boards to Know
  • Condo Gardens and Gardening
  • Condos are the New Starter Homes
  • Terminating a Condo Corporation
  • Condo Management Lessons from Goodwill
  • Police in Condos
  • Parking Spaces Cost MORE than Cars
  • Condo Smoking Wars
  • Electric Vehicles Recharging Receives Weak Support
  • Delivery of Alcohol to Condo Buildings
  • Paying for Accessibility Upgrades
  • Garbage Chute Systems – Managing Garbage in Large Buildings
  • The Airbnb Gamble
  • Condo Air Conditioning is an Energy Hog
  • Is Your Condo Corporation a Sinking Ship – Some Condo Corporations cannot be Saved

July 2017

  • Feeding the Pigeons; Pigeons damage buildings and resident relations
  • Accessibility Requirements for Condo Buildings; Intended for safety, they make a condo more marketable and increase sales
  • Managing In-Suite Renovations; “When owning a condo, renovations require a different approach to avoid complications”
  • Special Assessment or Borrow for Needed Funds; Alternatives to special assessments

June 2017

  • Condo Rent Controls; “The most likely impact will be on the election and composition of condo boards.”
  • Broken Elevators at Crisis Point; “A shortage of trained elevator technicians means that elevators are out of service for extended periods of time while waiting for what can be the simplest of repairs.”
  • Property Management Companies must Remain Competitive; “Property management firms are expected to handle everything that comes at them”
  • Reaching a State of Crisis – Could you handle a $30,000 Special Assessment

May 2017

  • The Condo Tax is Here; “… condo owners will soon be required to pay a monthly tax so that the government can provide this better education.”
  • Spring Cleaning for Condominium Corporations; More than a general tidying up is needed to keep condo corporations running smoothly
  • Preventative Maintenance Checklist; Ten condo vendors team up to provide a comprehensive list
  • Reaching a State of Crisis – Could you handle a $30,000 Special Assessment

April 2017

  • Condo Fees too low for 90% of Condo Corporations; Ontario has no rules to determine if condo fees are adequate
  • The Unreal World of Condo Living; ” … revolving door of directors making impractical promises is an ineffective way to manage”
  • The Danger of Free Legal Advice

March 2017

  • Condo Corporation Management – Harder than it seems
  • Licensing Condominium Managers

February 2017

  • How does YOUR Condo Budget Stack Up – Utilities can account for 40% of all expenditures
  • When Condo Disputes go Online– As use of online communications increase, problems may escalate

January 2017

  • Transformation of Yonge Street – Condo living continues to transform Yonge St.
  • Niagara Falls’ Contribution to Condo Living – Niagara Falls’ electricity crucial to Toronto condo living

December 2016

  • Medical Marijuana – Implications for Condo Dwellers
  • How to Reduce Condo Fees – Know where to look for big savings

November 2016

  • Your Rainy Day Fund – An inadequate reserve fund can mean a leaking roof, broken elevators and other nasty surprises.
  • Mental Illness Affects All Condo Residents – The actions of one can impact an entire condo community