Why Your Condo Board Must Include Residents In Fire Safety Plans

Condo fire safety plans

High-rise buildings in Ontario require fire safety plans under section 2.8 of the Ontario Fire Code. As a critical part of building safety, everyone who lives and works in the building must understand how the plan works and their role when a fire alarm goes off. Here we look at why your condo board must…

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How to Keep Your Condo Parking Scalable for Increasing EV Demand – Part 2

EV Condo Parking

In Part 1 of our series, we reviewed the importance of understanding your capacity, establishing an advisory committee, and creating an EV policy. Here we look at government funding, responsibility for initiating the installation, and details related to charges and charging station ownership.  Investigate ZEVIP  Look into the possibility of covering costs through the Zero…

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Spotlight On Condo Window Replacement With Useful Tips For Success

Condo Window Replacement

The windows of your condo property impact the building’s aesthetics, energy efficiency, and water/air tightness. When your condo board embarks on a window replacement project, addressing these factors is critical. Here, we spotlight condo window replacements with tips for success.  Timing for Condo Window Replacement A general rule of thumb is that windows require replacement…

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Every Condo Board’s Guide to Ontario’s Complicated Building Permit Process

Condo Building Permit

Your condo board has a tough enough learning curve without trying to understand the complicated building permit process. To help make things easier, we’ve broken down the most critical building restoration administrative steps so you can cruise through the process from application to approval.  Identify Your Zoning Your condo’s building zoning is crucial as it…

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Does Your Condo Board Know About Following Proper Tendering Process?

Condo Board Process

Finding the right contractor for your condo corporation’s renovation projects is not an easy task. In fact, your condo board must remain compliant and follow a specific condo tendering process. Here, we look at the most critical steps to ensure you know how to follow the proper procedure.  Review Your Condo Corporation’s Tendering Process  Your…

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5 Eye-opening Ways to Modernize Tired Old Condo Buildings

Modern Condo Buildings

Condo buildings start to lose appeal and value the moment they look tired and old. However, your condo board can modernize your building to revitalize curb appeal and create a more inviting, upscale lobby. Here are five eye-opening ways to modernize your condo building to maintain value, improve owner satisfaction, and boost energy efficiency. Update…

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Money-Saving Building Restoration Tips Every Condo Board Should Know

Condo Building Restoration

Exterior building restoration is a capital project requiring careful budgeting. However, where many condo boards go wrong is sacrificing quality to save money. As a result, they face additional costs in material repairs and replacements down the road. Here, we share practical money-saving building restoration tips that save money in the short and long term.   …

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Building Restoration: Does Your Condo Board Know Who Does What?

Condo Building Restoration

When your condo board is about to embark on a building restoration project, you want to have the right experts on the job. Do you need an architect, an engineer, a building envelope contractor, or all three? Here, we look at the key players in building restoration to ensure you have access to the most…

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Every Condo Board’s Guide to the Cost Proportions for their Corporation

cost proportions for condo corporations

Let’s talk cost proportions for your condo corporation’s expenses. The monthly common element fees (CEF) your condo board collects come with an obligation to your unit owners. Your job is to ensure you allot those funds properly to cover expenses and manage your reserve fund effectively. Here we offer a comprehensive guide to help you…

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