No News Here – Condominium Authority of Ontario receives unwanted scrutiny and poor review
Leveraging your Reserve Fund – Increasingly loans are used by older buildings to spread out the cost of major projects
Condominium Manager Jobs Remain Secure
Respecting the Rights of those with COVID
COVID – Where do we go from here?
Changes to Electricity Bills and Cost – 2021
Circle of Care
Aging at Home Loses Lustre during COVID
Trends in High-Rise Condo Design
Closure of Common Areas Short-sighted
Intelligent Surveillance Systems
Any Way the Wind Blows ….
Amenities that Resonate Post-COVID
Hop On Hop Off is now The Better Way
Accessible Parking Spaces – Letter to the Editor
Taming your Condo Budget – Budget pressures increasing from energy, COVID and salaries – Condo budgets are under pressure on multiple fronts. Communities can choose to accept these higher costs, and increased condo fees, or adapt.
Cleaning – Back to Basics thanks to COVID – We have had to relearn forgotten behaviours. Cleaning and disinfecting, always important, have until recently been viewed as routine.
COVID – Facts, Rumours and Misrepresentations – An incomplete narrative has been presented by relying on selective presentation of data, daily news items and government announcements all of which impact on condo board decisions.
What has Condo Authority of Ontario done for You – How the CAO operates should be of great importance to condo owners. We review their recent higher-profile efforts.
The Unrecognized Star of your Condo Board – The treasurer has the greatest responsibility and time commitment.
Re-Opening Amenities after COVID Closure -Communities are looking at when and how to re-open. They are deciding what, if anything, needs to change.
Living with COVID – We hope for a COVID cure or vaccine. More likely we learn how best to mitigate against coronavirus. As we learn more about coronavirus and how to manage it our concerns and actions should lessen. Today’s preventative measures will be curtailed.
Life After Covid – Past pandemics offers a guide to how, and how much, things may change. Covid is likely to make specific impacts on high-rise and condo living.
Smart Buildings in a Post Covid World – Smart buildings and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies are likely to play a more important role in helping detect and control the spread of infectious disease while providing convenience, comfort and financial savings.
Taming Energy Costs – The experience of 400 McLevin Avenue