December 2018

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  • Condo Corporations; A World Leader in Energy Conservation – Toronto’s condo community can lead the world in energy conservation while saving vast amounts of money
  • The Surprising Cost of Receiving Packages – The cost of this convenience can be of great concern to condo directors
  • Preparing for the Winter of 2018 / 2019
  • False Security Alarms Prompt Changes
  • Going on Vacation – What can go wrong at home
  • Comment Period for the Annual Budget
  • Condo Security Expectations
  • Reduce, Reuse and Recycle
  • New Technologies/Services for the Condo Home
  • Do Amenities Justify their Cost
  • Window Walls Technology Update
  • Hierarchy of Condo Documents
  • Popularity of Condo Renovations on the Rise
  • Fire Safety Procedures for High-Rise Condo Buildings
  • Recording Excessive Noise
  • Video Meetings
  • Increasing Condo Property Values – Advice from real estate professionals
  • Service Dogs are not Emotional Support Animals
  • Elevator Hazards
  • Preventing Bad Things from Happening
  • Public Art for Public Spaces

November 2018

  • Time Management for Condo Corporations – Time management is controlled by how directors choose to operate. How to make the job of a condo director easier, reduce the burden placed on the management office and create a happier community.
  • How Condo Living Works – Condo living can be misunderstood even by those who live in and manage condo buildings. We explain the basics.
  • Condo Balcony Fires on the Rise
  • Coming Back from Financial Mismanagement

October 2018

  • Condo Living and Toronto … a symbiotic relationship – It is no coincidence condo living has become the primary form of housing as Toronto has grown in stature and size
  • Electric Vehicle Charging Solution for Condo Buildings
  • Toronto’s Single Election Issue (Ward Realignment) – Toronto Municipal Election 2018
  • Imposing Fines in Condo Buildings
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September 2018

  • Condominium Authority of Ontario Year One Report Card – We review their first year in operation and grade its performance
  • Internet, TV/Cable and Telephone Service – What features condo residents require in their internet, television/cable and telephone services and cost of competing services
  • Condo Lobby Furniture a Fire Risk
  • Fines for Improper Waste Separation

August 2018

  • The Straight Poop on Dope – Come October, more people will be consuming and growing cannabis (marijuana) in condo buildings. Why this is happening, what choices must each community make and their impact.
  • Who Wants to be a Condo Director – Balancing the needs of a home and business is challenging. Good condo directors are hard to find.
  • Repayment Plans for Delinquent Condo Fees
  • Vacation Disasters – Empty homes may not have insurance coverage
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July 2018

  • Wish Recycling – The unspoken truth behind condo recycling programs
  • Smokers’ Rights and Condo Living – Compatibility of smokers’ rights and condo resident protections
  • Stages of Condominium Management – Experience vs. Cost
  • New Electric Vehicle Charging System Rules
  • No Proxies Required (Electronic Voting)

June 2018

  • Your Condo in 2050 – Condo living may be quite different than today. We explore lifestyle enhancements currently available or being tested for large scale implementation.
  • When Nobody wants to Serve as a Condo Director – Communities with individuals willing to serve as directors are preferable. Those with nobody willing to serve can find the alternative disappointing.
  • Cost of Water Leaks – $120,000 per month down the drain!
  • Who to Vote for in 2018 – Primary condo issues to consider when casting your vote.
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May 2018

  • Your Condo Brand – Your most important condo asset. Quality brands sell or rent for more. Lesser brands command a discount.
  • Hire Contractors, not Friends – Employing contractors because of friendship increases the likelihood of poor work, lack of support and accidents.
  • Mould Killed my Cat – Mould is much more than just a nuisance
  • What to Look for in a Condominium Manager – Condo communities require more than just a Property Manager

2018 April

  • Earn Extra Revenue for your Condo Corporation – It is easy to raise condo fees. Earning revenue is harder. It can also be the best approach to avoiding condo fee increases.
  • Condominium Authority of Ontario to Launch Public Registry – Goes live this month!
  • Fraud Lawsuit – Five Condos -The result of poorly managed condo elections?
  • Politicians Take Note – Condo Owners are Watching AND are a majority of Toronto Voters
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2018 March

  • The City Mayor Mel Lastman Built – Toronto’s History of Condos; A look back at how Toronto began its transition to a high-rise city of condos on the occasion of former Mayor Mel Lastman’s 85th birthday
  • Condos vs. Co-ops; Co-ops were once the dominant form of community living in Toronto. They continue to offer a practical option for those who desire the “condo” lifestyle.
  • Campaign for Transparency – Toronto’s poor example to Toronto Condo Corporations
  • Access to Condo Records

2018 February

  • Condo Industry Organizations – Five organizations serving the Toronto Condo Community, their purpose and goals
  • Make Your Vote Count – 2018 Municipal/Provincial Elections – Ensure elected politicians support condo community concerns
  • Toronto Regulates Short-Term Condo Rentals
  • Captain Kirk Battles Condo Developer
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2018 January

  • Predictions for 2018 – A new year comes with many changes. Our top condo community priorities for 2018.
  • New Requirements Affecting Condo Communities – New rules imposed on condo boards by the Condo Authority of Ontario now in effect.
  • Friendly Rentals Program for Condo Buildings
  • Fiduciary Failure – Who Pays?
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