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Maintenance and Repairs

April 4, 2024 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Henry Jansen, Anthony Irwin

Welcome Back, Snow Birds!

Now that you’ve made it back from the southern climes; what to do? Before you spend the next few days unpacking and doing some laundry, there are a couple things we recommend you do.


 
Maintenance and Repairs

March 21, 2024 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Corey Sargeant

Preparation for Capital Projects

When a condominium corporation is moving towards a capital repair project it can become a daunting process at times. Below are some best practices when undertaking a large project such as paving, building envelope restoration, and/or infrastructure replacement.


 
Maintenance and Repairs

March 7, 2024 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Jordan Swail

Winter Window Condensation

Around this time of year, many condominium owners, directors, and managers ask us: why are my windows dripping with water? Condensation is a common issue for older condominium windows and even some new windows. Here are some tips to better deal with condensation.


 
Environment - Climate Change

February 27, 2024 - Published by Huronia Chapter - Author(s): Mina Tesseris

Conserve Energy and Save Money

From the CCI Huronia Winter 2024 Condo Buzz Newsletter


 
Environment - Climate Change

February 27, 2024 - Published by Huronia Chapter - Author(s): Steve Hubbard

Charging Grants: Sources & Considerations for Condos

From the CCI Huronia Winter 2024 Condo Buzz Newsletter


 
Environment - Climate Change

February 27, 2024 - Published by Huronia Chapter - Author(s): Derrick Finn

Incentives for Energy Retrofits

From the CCI Huronia Winter 2024 Condo Buzz Newsletter


 
Environment - Climate Change

February 27, 2024 - Published by Huronia Chapter - Author(s): Thomas Noel

Why Get Energy Efficient Windows?

From the CCI Huronia Winter 2024 Condo Buzz Newsletter


 
Condo Living

February 27, 2024 - Published by Huronia Chapter - Author(s): Patricia Elia

CCI National Update

From the CCI Huronia Winter 2024 Condo Buzz Newsletter


 
Maintenance and Repairs

February 15, 2024 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Dushan Dvjak

Spring Preparation Checklist for Condominium Corporations: Essential Planning Steps

As the winter frost begins to thaw and signs of spring emerge, condominium corporations must gear up for the seasonal transition to ensure the smooth functioning and well-being of their properties. Spring brings its own set of challenges and opportunities, making proactive planning essential for maintaining the integrity and attractiveness of the condominium complex.


 
Environment - Climate Change

February 10, 2024 - Published by Manitoba Chapter - Author(s): Eric Hrycyk

Energy Efficient Lighting Upgrade

From the CCI Manitoba Winter 2024 Condominium News and Views Magazine


 
Insurance

February 10, 2024 - Published by Manitoba Chapter - Author(s): Seth Henoch

Going Away For The Winter

From the CCI Manitoba Winter 2024 Condominium News and Views Magazine


 
Maintenance and Repairs

February 10, 2024 - Published by Manitoba Chapter - Author(s): Alan Forbes

The Green Condo Page

From the CCI Manitoba Winter 2024 Condominium News and Views Magazine


 
Condo Living

February 10, 2024 - Published by Manitoba Chapter - Author(s): Doug Forbes

Anti-Harassment Rules

From the CCI Manitoba Winter 2024 Condominium News and Views Magazine


 
Condo Living

February 10, 2024 - Published by Manitoba Chapter - Author(s): Alan Reiss

The Reiss Report: Sales Outlook Bright For 2024

From the CCI Manitoba Winter 2024 Condominium News and Views Magazine


 
Governance

February 10, 2024 - Published by Manitoba Chapter - Author(s): Alan Forbes

Condo Conversation Corner - Winter 2024

From the CCI Manitoba Winter 2024 Condominium News and Views Magazine


 
Property Management

February 6, 2024 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): George Shalamay

When Condo Managers Are Hard To Find

From the Winter 2023 issue of CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine.


 
Legal

February 6, 2024 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Quintin Johnstone

Bill 7 Is One Of The Least Understood Ontario Laws

From the Winter 2023 issue of CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine.


 
Condo Living

February 6, 2024 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): James Russell

Condo Of The Year: One York Quay

From the Winter 2023 issue of CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine.


 
Maintenance and Repairs

February 6, 2024 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Henry J. Jansen

Making the Case for Invasive Performance Audit Inspections

From the Winter 2023 issue of CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine.


 
Common Issues

February 6, 2024 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Mike Fenton

Condominium Bicycle Theft Protection

From the Winter 2023 issue of CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine.


 
Insurance

February 6, 2024 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter

CondoSTRENGTH Session Focuses on Insurance – the Director Experience

From the Winter 2023 issue of CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine.


 
Legal

February 6, 2024 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Julia Lurye, Esther Ruan, Angad Singh

Decisions From The Courts

From the Winter 2023 issue of CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine.


 
Common Issues

February 6, 2024 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter

Are We Feeling Pooped Out?

From the Winter 2023 issue of CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine.


 
Environment - Climate Change

February 6, 2024 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Matthew Archdekin

Demystifying Net Zero For Condos

From the Winter 2023 issue of CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine.


 
Common Issues

February 6, 2024 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Steven Vasconcelos

Building A Quieter Tomorrow

From the Winter 2023 issue of CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine.


 
Condo Living

January 30, 2024 - Published by Newfoundland and Labrador Chapter - Author(s): David Cumming

Carriagehouse Condominium: An Historical Downtown Property with a Varied Industrial Heritage

From the CCI Newfoundland and Labrador Winter 2024 Condo Chronicle Newsletter


 
Governance

January 30, 2024 - Published by Newfoundland and Labrador Chapter - Author(s): David Cumming

Condominium Director Training Strategies – CCI-NL

From the CCI Newfoundland and Labrador Winter 2024 Condo Chronicle Newsletter


 
Condo Living

January 30, 2024 - Published by Newfoundland and Labrador Chapter - Author(s): David Cumming

Overview of the Latest Update to the Condominium Information Program (NL-CIP) – Released Feb. 2023

From the CCI Newfoundland and Labrador Winter 2024 Condo Chronicle Newsletter


 
Legal

January 30, 2024 - Published by Newfoundland and Labrador Chapter - Author(s): David Cumming

Some Thoughts on Condominium Legislation

From the CCI Newfoundland and Labrador Winter 2024 Condo Chronicle Newsletter


 
Insurance

January 30, 2024 - Published by Newfoundland and Labrador Chapter - Author(s): Blair Campbell

Commercial Condominium Insurance Thoughts For 2024

From the CCI Newfoundland and Labrador Winter 2024 Condo Chronicle Newsletter


 
Environment - Climate Change

January 30, 2024 - Published by Newfoundland and Labrador Chapter - Author(s): Colleen Morrison, Adrian Turpin, John Leonard, Kira Hanesly

We’ve Only Just Begun: The Quest to Make Our Building Electric Vehicle (EV) Ready

From the CCI Newfoundland and Labrador Winter 2024 Condo Chronicle Newsletter


 
Governance

January 25, 2024 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Henry Jansen

Passing Advice to New Condo Directors

You have purchased a condo. For many, whether it is your first home or your downsized home, condo living is a unique lifestyle. You find yourself living in a community within a community. Your new community will have a board of directors, rules, by-laws, an operating budget, a reserve fund budget, maintenance contracts, etc. Then you get notice of an Annual General Meeting (the “AGM”)...


 
Maintenance and Repairs

January 22, 2024 - Published by Golden Horseshoe Chapter - Author(s): Kelly McDonald

Ice Forming Along Your Eaves? Here’s What You Should Know

From the Volume 18, Winter 2024 issue of the CCI GHC Condo News Magazine


 
Maintenance and Repairs

January 22, 2024 - Published by Golden Horseshoe Chapter - Author(s): Justin DeBoer

Roofing Resilience: Navigating Warranties and Weather in Multi- Residential Properties

From the Volume 18, Winter 2024 issue of the CCI GHC Condo News Magazine


 
Maintenance and Repairs

January 22, 2024 - Published by Golden Horseshoe Chapter - Author(s): Zeke Margaritis

Design-Build vs. Design Tender for Condominiums: A Comparative Analysis

From the Volume 18, Winter 2024 issue of the CCI GHC Condo News Magazine


 
Finances

January 22, 2024 - Published by Golden Horseshoe Chapter - Author(s): Jordan Swail, Nigel Parker

The Cost of Deferred Maintenance – When Spending Money Makes Sense

From the Volume 18, Winter 2024 issue of the CCI GHC Condo News Magazine


 
Legal

January 22, 2024 - Published by Golden Horseshoe Chapter - Author(s): Johathan Miller

Navigating Damages in Ontario Condominiums: Understanding Responsibility and Recovery

From the Volume 18, Winter 2024 issue of the CCI GHC Condo News Magazine


 
Finances

January 22, 2024 - Published by Golden Horseshoe Chapter - Author(s): Will McKay

Navigating Financial Waters for Condominiums: Choosing the Right Financial Advisor for Your Investment Voyage

From the Volume 18, Winter 2024 issue of the CCI GHC Condo News Magazine


 
Property Management

January 22, 2024 - Published by Golden Horseshoe Chapter - Author(s): Andrew Poirier

Project Planning and Effective Communication

From the Volume 18, Winter 2024 issue of the CCI GHC Condo News Magazine


 
Condo Living

January 15, 2024 - Published by South Alberta Chapter

2023 South Alberta Condominium of The Year Winner

From the Winter 2024 issue of the CCI South Alberta CCI Review


 
Maintenance and Repairs

January 15, 2024 - Published by South Alberta Chapter - Author(s): John Campbell

Enhancing Building Envelope Coherence With Effective Communication

From the Winter 2024 issue of the CCI South Alberta CCI Review


 
Maintenance and Repairs

January 15, 2024 - Published by South Alberta Chapter - Author(s): Jesse Macleod

Maintaining and Identifying Deficiencies in Concrete: A Guide for Condo Board Members

From the Winter 2024 issue of the CCI South Alberta CCI Review


 
Legal

January 15, 2024 - Published by South Alberta Chapter - Author(s): Dana Hagg

Licence To Grill: Applicant Roasted in Condominium Balcony Barbeque Dispute

From the Winter 2024 issue of the CCI South Alberta CCI Review


 
Legal

January 15, 2024 - Published by South Alberta Chapter - Author(s): Elaine Courte

The City of Calgary Short-Term Rentals

From the Winter 2024 issue of the CCI South Alberta CCI Review


 
Condo Living

December 28, 2023 - Published by Grand River Chapter

Thanks for an Amazing Year, 2023!

Sparklers, noise makers, and countdowns. The anticipation is almost too much. It must mean that we’ve finally done it. We’ve reached the end of 2023. But before we say “hello” to 2024, let’s take a moment to reflect as a Chapter on all our accomplishments this past year!


 
Environment - Climate Change

December 22, 2023 - Published by London and Area Chapter - Author(s): Séan Eglinton

Are You Ready for Winter?

From the CCI Review 2023/2024-2 November 2023 issue of the CCI London Chapter


 
Environment - Climate Change

December 22, 2023 - Published by London and Area Chapter - Author(s): Trish Kaplan

Winter Safety on a Condominium Property

From the CCI Review 2023/2024-2 November 2023 issue of the CCI London Chapter


 
Condo Living

November 30, 2023 - Published by Grand River Chapter

Meet the Leaders Taking the Grand River Chapter into 2024

Let’s take a moment to welcome the Board of Directors who will be leading the Grand River Chapter (GRC) into the new year!


 
Finances

November 16, 2023 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Shalon Chapman, Dushan Dvjak

Streamlining Operations: The Benefits of Electronic Signatures and Payment Approvals for Condominium Corporations in Ontario

Condominium corporations in Ontario face numerous administrative tasks, including obtaining signatures and approving payments for various transactions. Traditionally, these processes involved manual paperwork, extensive printing, and time-consuming physical meetings. However, with the advent of electronic signatures and payment approvals, these tasks have become more efficient and cost-effective.


 
Legal

November 9, 2023 - Published by South Alberta Chapter - Author(s): Dana Hagg

Court Discusses Use of Single Purpose Corporations

From the Fall 2023 issue of the CCI South Alberta CCI Review


 
Insurance

November 9, 2023 - Published by South Alberta Chapter

Potting Soil Fires

From the Fall 2023 issue of the CCI South Alberta CCI Review


 
Governance

November 9, 2023 - Published by South Alberta Chapter - Author(s): Gary Caouette

So, You Are a New Board Member, What Do You Do Now?

From the Fall 2023 issue of the CCI South Alberta CCI Review


 
Reserve Funds

November 9, 2023 - Published by South Alberta Chapter - Author(s): Walter Wakula

Investing the Reserve Fund – Part 3 – GIC Strategy

From the Fall 2023 issue of the CCI South Alberta CCI Review


 
Legal

November 3, 2023 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Yulia Pesin

Decisions From the Courts

From the Fall 2023 issue of CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine.


 
Maintenance and Repairs

November 3, 2023 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Lisa Kay

Common Area Refurbishment Refresher

From the Fall 2023 issue of CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine.


 
Governance

November 3, 2023 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Geoff Grist

Building the Right Condo Board Team

From the Fall 2023 issue of CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine.


 
Reserve Funds

November 3, 2023 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Sophia Rojenko,

Reserve Fund Study Report Card - Study Term and Phase-in Periods Really Matter

From the Fall 2023 issue of CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine.


 
Legal

November 3, 2023 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Tony Bui

The CAT’s Cradle and How the Condo Authority Tribunal is Missing its Mark

From the Fall 2023 issue of CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine.


 
Condo Living

November 3, 2023 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): James Russell

Profile: 35 Mariner Terrace

From the Fall 2023 issue of CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine.


 
Environment - Climate Change

November 3, 2023 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Thomas Noel

Embrace the Green Revolution

From the Fall 2023 issue of CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine.


 
Property Management

November 3, 2023 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Katherine Sebben

Innovation & Technology

From the Fall 2023 issue of CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine.


 
Property Management

November 3, 2023 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Sue Langlois

Digital Notice Boards in Condos

From the Fall 2023 issue of CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine.


 
Environment - Climate Change

November 3, 2023 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Murray Johnson

Managing Air Quality in Highrise Condominiums

From the Fall 2023 issue of CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine.


 
Governance

November 2, 2023 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Maggie Matian

Happy Board, Happy Life!

A condominium’s Board of Directors play a significant and immeasurable role in the daily governance of a condominium corporation in Ontario. Board members are not only responsible for ensuring the corporation is well managed on behalf of all owners and residents, they are also responsible for ensuring that the corporation’s financial assets are secured and well managed.


 
Legal

November 1, 2023 - Published by Golden Horseshoe Chapter - Author(s): Dave Williams

A Plastic Shovel to Build a Condominium – Auditor General’s Report: A Business look at some solutions for the industry

From the Volume 17, Fall 2023 issue of the CCI GHC Condo News Magazine


 
Condo Living

November 1, 2023 - Published by Golden Horseshoe Chapter - Author(s): Robin Dafoe

Looking Back, Looking Forward; Six years of the Condominium Authority of Ontario

From the Volume 17, Fall 2023 issue of the CCI GHC Condo News Magazine


 
Legal

November 1, 2023 - Published by Golden Horseshoe Chapter - Author(s): Maria Durdan, Richard Elia

Bill 91 – Less Red Tape, 7.5/10 Stronger Economy Act, 2023 – effective October 1, 2023

From the Volume 17, Fall 2023 issue of the CCI GHC Condo News Magazine


 
Condo Living

November 1, 2023 - Published by Golden Horseshoe Chapter - Author(s): Martin Venema

FEATURE CONDO: Wentworth Condominium Corporation #36

From the Volume 17, Fall 2023 issue of the CCI GHC Condo News Magazine


 
Governance

November 1, 2023 - Published by Golden Horseshoe Chapter - Author(s): Craig McMillan

Effective Leadership

From the Volume 17, Fall 2023 issue of the CCI GHC Condo News Magazine


 
Maintenance and Repairs

November 1, 2023 - Published by Golden Horseshoe Chapter - Author(s): Kelly Halkett

Understanding The Role and Function of Makeup Air Equipment

From the Volume 17, Fall 2023 issue of the CCI GHC Condo News Magazine


 
Maintenance and Repairs

November 1, 2023 - Published by Golden Horseshoe Chapter - Author(s): Tyler Brook, Matt Foster

Buried Services: Out of Sight, Not Out of Mind

From the Volume 17, Fall 2023 issue of the CCI GHC Condo News Magazine


 
Maintenance and Repairs

November 1, 2023 - Published by Golden Horseshoe Chapter - Author(s): John De Vellis

Beware: Your “Independent Contractor” May be an Employee

From the Volume 17, Fall 2023 issue of the CCI GHC Condo News Magazine


 
Maintenance and Repairs

November 1, 2023 - Published by Golden Horseshoe Chapter - Author(s): Jeremy Nixon

“Top Tip” – Fall Readiness

From the Volume 17, Fall 2023 issue of the CCI GHC Condo News Magazine


 
Property Management

November 1, 2023 - Published by Golden Horseshoe Chapter - Author(s): Dan Webb

Q&A: Procedures, Harassment and Shared Facilities

From the Volume 17, Fall 2023 issue of the CCI GHC Condo News Magazine


 
Condo Living

October 30, 2023 - Published by Manitoba Chapter - Author(s): Alan Forbes

Short-term rentals in the news

From the CCI Manitoba Fall 2023 Condominium News and Views Magazine


 
Environment - Climate Change

October 30, 2023 - Published by Manitoba Chapter - Author(s): Denise Turnali

Building envelope upgrades save you energy — and money

From the CCI Manitoba Fall 2023 Condominium News and Views Magazine


 
Legal

October 30, 2023 - Published by Manitoba Chapter - Author(s): Eric Hrycyk

Manitoba Limitations Act sets new time limit to sue

From the CCI Manitoba Fall 2023 Condominium News and Views Magazine


 
Governance

October 30, 2023 - Published by Manitoba Chapter

CCI Manitoba’s Annual General Meeting (AGM)

From the CCI Manitoba Fall 2023 Condominium News and Views Magazine


 
Governance

October 30, 2023 - Published by Manitoba Chapter

Meet the four re-elected CCI Manitoba directors

From the CCI Manitoba Fall 2023 Condominium News and Views Magazine


 
Finances

October 30, 2023 - Published by Manitoba Chapter - Author(s): Kirsten Bishop

Inaugural forum attracts 37 treasurers

From the CCI Manitoba Fall 2023 Condominium News and Views Magazine


 
Condo Living

October 30, 2023 - Published by Manitoba Chapter - Author(s): Duane Rohne

We’re building stronger communities the MAC way

From the CCI Manitoba Fall 2023 Condominium News and Views Magazine


 
Condo Living

October 30, 2023 - Published by Manitoba Chapter - Author(s): Alan Reiss

The Reiss Report: Condo Real Estate Blog

From the CCI Manitoba Fall 2023 Condominium News and Views Magazine


 
Governance

October 30, 2023 - Published by Manitoba Chapter - Author(s): Alan Forbes

Condo Conversation Corner

From the CCI Manitoba Fall 2023 Condominium News and Views Magazine


 
Insurance

October 19, 2023 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Shalon Chapman, Annie Bailey

Mitigating Risk When Snowbirds Fly South

Things to consider before the Snowbirds Fly South. We hate to say it, but it’s that time of year again to prepare for plummeting temperatures and to make plans for the winter ahead. Maybe you like to head down south for the winter and escape Canada’s snow. But what are some things you should be thinking about before you leave your home for the winter?


 
Legal

October 6, 2023 - Published by London and Area Chapter - Author(s): Kristi Sargeant-Kerr

Less Red Tape, Stronger Economy Act, 2023

From the CCI Review 2023/2024-1 August 2023 issue of the CCI London Chapter


 
Legal

October 6, 2023 - Published by London and Area Chapter - Author(s): Kristi Sargeant-Kerr

Disputes Regarding the Declaration - Arbitration vs a Court Application

From the CCI Review 2023/2024-1 August 2023 issue of the CCI London Chapter


 
Maintenance and Repairs

October 6, 2023 - Published by London and Area Chapter - Author(s): Trish Kaplan

Safety Issues Around DIYs

From the CCI Review 2023/2024-1 August 2023 issue of the CCI London Chapter


 
Maintenance and Repairs

October 6, 2023 - Published by London and Area Chapter

Electrical Systems—Are You At Risk For A Fire?

From the CCI Review 2023/2024-1 August 2023 issue of the CCI London Chapter


 
Governance

October 6, 2023 - Published by London and Area Chapter - Author(s): Laura Gurr

Safeguarding Privacy: Protecting the Privacy of Board Members and Individual Employees

From the CCI Review 2023/2024-1 August 2023 issue of the CCI London Chapter


 
Condo Living

October 6, 2023 - Published by London and Area Chapter

Takeaways from the Spring CCI-National Leaders’ Forum

From the CCI Review 2023/2024-1 August 2023 issue of the CCI London Chapter


 
Governance

October 6, 2023 - Published by London and Area Chapter - Author(s): Trish Kaplan

Galvanize New Board Members

From the CCI Review 2023/2024-1 August 2023 issue of the CCI London Chapter


 
Maintenance and Repairs

October 6, 2023 - Published by London and Area Chapter - Author(s): Trish Kaplan

A Corporation Asset—Protecting Our Trees

From the CCI Review 2023/2024-1 August 2023 issue of the CCI London Chapter


 
Legal

October 5, 2023 - Published by Huronia Chapter - Author(s): Ashley Lamb

Common Elements VS. Exclusive-Use Common Elements

From the CCI Huronia Fall 2023 Condo Buzz Newsletter


 
Property Management

October 5, 2023 - Published by Huronia Chapter - Author(s): Debbie Dale, Kirsten Dale

Managing and Rule Enforcement

From the CCI Huronia Fall 2023 Condo Buzz Newsletter


 
Insurance

October 5, 2023 - Published by Huronia Chapter - Author(s): Michele Farley

Fire Safety on Exclusive-Use Property

From the CCI Huronia Fall 2023 Condo Buzz Newsletter


 
Legal

October 5, 2023 - Published by Huronia Chapter - Author(s): Sonja Hodis

Enforcing Breaches

From the CCI Huronia Fall 2023 Condo Buzz Newsletter


 
Common Issues

September 28, 2023 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Sara Hicks

The Negativity Bias and You!

Wait, what bias? The negativity bias is a psychological phenomenon in which humans tend to give more attention and weight to negative experiences, emotions, and information than to positive ones.


 
Legal

September 26, 2023 - Published by Eastern Ontario Chapter - Author(s): Cheryll Wood

Changes to the Condominium Act, 1998 – Effective October 1, 2023

From the Volume 35 issue of the CCI Eastern Ontario Condo Contact Magazine


 
Governance

September 26, 2023 - Published by Eastern Ontario Chapter - Author(s): Steve Christison

An Engineer’s Perspective on Meetings

From the Volume 35 issue of the CCI Eastern Ontario Condo Contact Magazine


 
Governance

September 26, 2023 - Published by Eastern Ontario Chapter - Author(s): Natasha Mayhew

A Director's Perspective on Meetings

From the Volume 35 issue of the CCI Eastern Ontario Condo Contact Magazine


 
Governance

September 14, 2023 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Maggie Matian

Are You Ready For Your AGM?

Preparing for your condominium’s Annual General Meeting can cause a lot of stress for your management company, board, and unit owners if your past meetings have not gone so smoothly. In a room full of people you don’t know very much, discussing financial and intimate details of your condominium community can feel daunting, to say the least.


 
Maintenance and Repairs

August 31, 2023 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Henry J. Jansen

Paving the Way

It’s near the end of summer with the grass burning with some condominium communities experiencing another drought, so what’s the rush in reminding the Board it needs to be making paving decisions, now?


 
Condo Living

August 26, 2023 - Published by Eastern Ontario Chapter - Author(s): Antoni Casalinuovo, Dylan Parobec

Managing Conflict Amidst An Influx of Demographic Changes

From the Volume 35 issue of the CCI Eastern Ontario Condo Contact Magazine


 
Maintenance and Repairs

August 17, 2023 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Dushan Divjak

The Importance of Cleaning Catch Basins in Building, Garages, and Parking Lots

A well-maintained infrastructure not only enhances the aesthetic appeal of a building but also plays a significant role in preserving the environment. Catch basins, commonly found in building garages and parking lots, serve as essential components of storm water management systems.


 
Condo Living

August 3, 2023 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Sara Hicks

Students in Condominiums: Parking, Noise and Garbage Oh My!

It is that time of year again! Students return and for condominiums with many student rentals, it can be a difficult period to navigate.


 
Legal

July 20, 2023 - Published by Manitoba Chapter - Author(s): Duane Rohne

Importance of Disclosure Statements

From the CCI Manitoba Summer 2023 Condominium News and Views Magazine


 
Environment - Climate Change

July 20, 2023 - Published by Manitoba Chapter - Author(s): Denise Turnali

Upgrade Your Heating and Cooling System to Save Energy

From the CCI Manitoba Summer 2023 Condominium News and Views Magazine


 
Legal

July 20, 2023 - Published by Manitoba Chapter - Author(s): Sean Restall

Court Case Lessons Learned

From the CCI Manitoba Summer 2023 Condominium News and Views Magazine


 
Condo Living

July 20, 2023 - Published by Manitoba Chapter - Author(s): Alan Reiss

The Reiss Report: Condo Real Estate Blog

From the CCI Manitoba Summer 2023 Condominium News and Views Magazine


 
Environment - Climate Change

July 20, 2023 - Published by Manitoba Chapter - Author(s): Alan Forbes

Advocacy Update - Summer 2023

From the CCI Manitoba Summer 2023 Condominium News and Views Magazine


 
Condo Living

July 20, 2023 - Published by Manitoba Chapter - Author(s): Patricia Salaam, Alan Forbes

CCI National Leaders Forum & Conference - A Newbie’s Perspective

From the CCI Manitoba Summer 2023 Condominium News and Views Magazine


 
Condo Living

July 20, 2023 - Published by Manitoba Chapter - Author(s): John Popowich

CCI National Council - Leading the way

From the CCI Manitoba Summer 2023 Condominium News and Views Magazine


 
Finances

July 20, 2023 - Published by Manitoba Chapter - Author(s): Alan Forbes

Condo Conversation Corner: A View & A Voice

From the CCI Manitoba Summer 2023 Condominium News and Views Magazine


 
Legal

July 20, 2023 - Published by Manitoba Chapter - Author(s): Alan Forbes

Fire Code, Parkades and Storage Lockers

From the CCI Manitoba Summer 2023 Condominium News and Views Magazine


 
Condo Living

July 20, 2023 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Maggie Matia

Why You Should Register as a Canadian Condominium Institute Member

What are reserve funds? Who funds them? Who audits them? What is a property manager and how do you contact one? Are you allowed to plant a garden in your yard? Did you even know you had to ask? Even seasoned condominium industry members need support and access to resources.


 
Finances

July 13, 2023 - Published by Golden Horseshoe Chapter - Author(s): Dave Williams

Here Comes the Judge……er Auditor General! [Opinion] A Look at the Industry from a Business Perspective!

From the Volume 16, Summer 2023 issue of the CCI GHC Condo News Magazine


 
Maintenance and Repairs

July 13, 2023 - Published by Golden Horseshoe Chapter - Author(s): Stephen MacDougall

Roof Truss Separation Anxiety

From the Volume 16, Summer 2023 issue of the CCI GHC Condo News Magazine


 
Condo Living

July 13, 2023 - Published by Golden Horseshoe Chapter

FEATURE CONDO: Hearthstone by the Lake

From the Volume 16, Summer 2023 issue of the CCI GHC Condo News Magazine


 
Maintenance and Repairs

July 13, 2023 - Published by Golden Horseshoe Chapter - Author(s): Tim Van Zwol

Top Planning Considerations for Parking Garage Restoration

From the Volume 16, Summer 2023 issue of the CCI GHC Condo News Magazine


 
Legal

July 13, 2023 - Published by Golden Horseshoe Chapter

Making Tough Decisions - Tips to Assist Directors Communicate Legal Obligations

From the Volume 16, Summer 2023 issue of the CCI GHC Condo News Magazine


 
Maintenance and Repairs

July 13, 2023 - Published by Golden Horseshoe Chapter - Author(s): Jeremy Nixon

Construction Contracts from an Engineer’s Perspective

From the Volume 16, Summer 2023 issue of the CCI GHC Condo News Magazine


 
Maintenance and Repairs

July 13, 2023 - Published by Golden Horseshoe Chapter - Author(s): Jonathan Miller

Updates to Elevator Reporting Requirements: Focus on Safety and Accessibility

From the Volume 16, Summer 2023 issue of the CCI GHC Condo News Magazine


 
Condo Living

July 13, 2023 - Published by Golden Horseshoe Chapter - Author(s): Carole Booth

Community Living – What does it mean to live in a Condo Community?

From the Volume 16, Summer 2023 issue of the CCI GHC Condo News Magazine


 
Property Management

July 13, 2023 - Published by Golden Horseshoe Chapter - Author(s): Craig McMillan

Continuing Professional Education for Condominium Managers

From the Volume 16, Summer 2023 issue of the CCI GHC Condo News Magazine


 
Governance

July 13, 2023 - Published by Golden Horseshoe Chapter - Author(s): Stephanie Sutherland

Q&A: Procedures, Harassment and Shared Facilities

From the Volume 16, Summer 2023 issue of the CCI GHC Condo News Magazine


 
Insurance

July 13, 2023 - Published by South Alberta Chapter - Author(s): Omar Khan

All Things Appraisals – Insuring to Value

From the Summer 2023 issue of the CCI South Alberta CCI Review


 
Environment - Climate Change

July 13, 2023 - Published by South Alberta Chapter - Author(s): Jason Stallard

The Rise & Risk of E-bikes

From the Summer 2023 issue of the CCI South Alberta CCI Review


 
Legal

July 13, 2023 - Published by South Alberta Chapter

Apathy is the Enemy of Condo Boards: Condo Faces $25k Fine for Ignoring Accessibility Complaint

From the Summer 2023 issue of the CCI South Alberta CCI Review


 
Reserve Funds

July 13, 2023 - Published by South Alberta Chapter - Author(s): Walter Wakula

Investing the Reserve Fund – Part 2

From the Summer 2023 issue of the CCI South Alberta CCI Review


 
Common Issues

July 6, 2023 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Sara Hicks

Summertime, and the Living’s…Not so Easy?

Summer should be a time to relax and enjoy the sunshine and some company. Despite condos being known for requiring less maintenance that owners need to take on themselves, they are not completely hands-off.


 
Condo Living

June 29, 2023 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Maggie Matian

Podcast Review – Parties in Your Condo

The CCI Condo Podcast, presented by the Grand River Chapter, and hosted by Michelle Dyer, offers insight, perspective, and advice across all sectors of the condominium industry.


 
Legal

June 28, 2023 - Published by North Alberta Chapter - Author(s): Dan Nielsen

Government Advocacy Report

Building on the busy winter season, this past spring did not prove to be any less active for our government advocacy for the Canadian Condo Institute in Alberta.


 
Condo Living

June 28, 2023 - Published by North Alberta Chapter - Author(s): Michael Janz

Council Connection - City Hall Needs You... Better Condos = Better Community

We need your help. Local leaders, City councillors (like me), Mayors, town councillors, and others are scratching our heads trying to determine better ways to engage you and your neighbours in your community.


 
Environment - Climate Change

June 28, 2023 - Published by North Alberta Chapter - Author(s): Keven Lackey

How to Have a Cool, Cool Summer

Edmonton is known for the Oilers, West Edmonton Mall, its River Valley, Festivals, and friendly people. What’s not well known, is we have 325 sunny days per year on average – one of the most in North America.


 
Condo Living

June 28, 2023 - Published by North Alberta Chapter

Alberta Condo Expo

A bustling crowd of over 400 filled the NAIT Innovation Productivity Centre for this year's Alberta Condo Expo (ACE), held over a day a half on April 28th and 29th.


 
Condo Living

June 28, 2023 - Published by North Alberta Chapter - Author(s): Dan Nielson

National Leaders' Forum

CCI National hosted delegates from across all chapters in sunny Saskatoon for the 2023 National Leaders' Forum.


 
Property Management

June 28, 2023 - Published by North Alberta Chapter - Author(s): Vahid Rashidi

Apartment and Condo Waste Changes

Answering the six biggest questions about changes to Edmonton’s apartment and condo collection.


 
Legal

June 28, 2023 - Published by North Alberta Chapter - Author(s): Erin Berney

Legal Corner - Navigating Difficult Situations (& Board Members)

Condominiums are special types of communities with all the benefits and potential problems that can come from living in close proximity to other individuals. From time to time, conflict will inevitably arise between unit owners, unit owners and the board, and even between board members.


 
Common Issues

June 22, 2023 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Jennifer Watson

Hoarding – When Clutter Becomes a Hazard

We have all experienced being disorganized and having large collections or too much clutter around. When does clutter move from just an unorganized mess to a safety hazard and a liability? At some point it becomes more than an unpleasing sight and turns into a hoarding situation that impacts individuals living in it and those around it.


 
Legal

June 22, 2023 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Brian Horlick

The Uninformed Purchaser

From the Summer 2023 issue of CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine.


 
Legal

June 22, 2023 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Andrea Lusk, An Nguyen

Decisions From the Courts

From the Summer 2023 issue of CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine.


 
Legal

June 22, 2023 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Quintin Johnstone

The Elephant in the Room

From the Summer 2023 issue of CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine.


 
Property Management

June 22, 2023 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): James O’Hara

Managing Service Providers is Everybody's Business

From the Summer 2023 issue of CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine.


 
Reserve Funds

June 22, 2023 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Samantha Kenkel, Justin Tudor

Reserve Fund Study Report Card - Standard Unit Prices Don't Always Work

From the Summer 2023 issue of CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine.


 
Maintenance and Repairs

June 22, 2023 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Patrick Cutten, Maciej Lysiak-Janiek

Are Your Garage Ramps Ready For Winter?

From the Summer 2023 issue of CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine.


 
Maintenance and Repairs

June 22, 2023 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Cobi Ladner

Refurbishing Your Floors?

From the Summer 2023 issue of CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine.


 
Finances

June 22, 2023 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Murray Johnson

Condominium Financial Pressures

From the Summer 2023 issue of CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine.


 
Maintenance and Repairs

June 22, 2023 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Kathryn Gaysinky

Diffusing Pressure at Refurbishing Project Presentations

From the Summer 2023 issue of CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine.


 
Condo Living

June 22, 2023 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Marc Bhalla, Andrea Menard

Whose Land is Your Condo On?

From the Spring 2023 issue of CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine.


 
Condo Living

June 15, 2023 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Sara Hicks

What You Didn’t Know About That Bird Feeder

Who doesn’t love the sound of soft chirps on a summer morning? Maybe you’ve picked up a cute little bird feeder from Terra, or perhaps you built one with your family. If your condominium permits bird feeders (please make sure they do!), what more is there to think about?


 
Reserve Funds

June 12, 2023 - Published by London and Area Chapter - Author(s): Vincent L. Londini

Are Appraisers Approved and Qualified to Provide Reserve Fund Studies?

From the CCI Review 2022/2023-4 May 2023 issue of the CCI London Chapter


 
Environment - Climate Change

June 12, 2023 - Published by London and Area Chapter - Author(s): Trish Kaplan

Power Outages—Are You Prepared?

From the CCI Review 2022/2023-4 May 2023 issue of the CCI London Chapter


 
Legal

June 12, 2023 - Published by London and Area Chapter - Author(s): Laura Gurr

Condo Corporation Wins CAT Case Against Disruptive Tenant, Landlord on the Hook for Costs

From the CCI Review 2022/2023-4 May 2023 issue of the CCI London Chapter


 
Condo Living

June 12, 2023 - Published by London and Area Chapter - Author(s): Kristi Sargeant-Kerr, Madeleine Stirland

The Director Certificate Program—Day 1

From the CCI Review 2022/2023-4 May 2023 issue of the CCI London Chapter


 
Legal

June 12, 2023 - Published by London and Area Chapter

Bill 91, Less Red Tape, Stronger Economy Act, 2023

From the CCI Review 2022/2023-4 May 2023 issue of the CCI London Chapter


 
Finances

June 12, 2023 - Published by London and Area Chapter - Author(s): Trish Kaplan

Finances and Condominium Deficits

From the CCI Review 2022/2023-4 May 2023 issue of the CCI London Chapter


 
Legal

June 12, 2023 - Published by London and Area Chapter - Author(s): Trish Kaplan

When Is It Time to Update Rules?

From the CCI Review 2022/2023-4 May 2023 issue of the CCI London Chapter


 
Environment - Climate Change

June 8, 2023 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Justin Tudor

EWRB Reporting Deadline for Condominiums is 3 Weeks Away

In Ontario, Condominium Corporations and property managers have a responsibility to ensure compliance with Energy and Water Reporting and Benchmarking (EWRB) regulations.


 
Property Management

June 1, 2023 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Michelle Dyer

Wasn’t that a Party?

It’s the story a Condominium Manager knows all too well. The Monday morning or Tuesday morning (after a long weekend) voicemail check.


 
Environment - Climate Change

May 25, 2023 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Corey Sargeant

Annual Fire Inspections

Annual fire inspections in your Condominium are a requirement of the fire code, while some owners, board members and property managers may find the process onerous, or an interruption of their day, all should remember this issue relates directly to life safety and should garner the attention that is deserved not fulfilled and filed away as a requirement that has been met.


 
Property Management

May 19, 2023 - Published by Huronia Chapter - Author(s): Jessica Laker

Differences Between Styles of Condominiums, Building VS. Townhouses

From the CCI Huronia Spring 2023 Condo Buzz Newsletter


 
Reserve Funds

May 19, 2023 - Published by Huronia Chapter - Author(s): Jon Juffs

Differences Between High-Rise and Town-House Reserve Fund Studies in Ontario

From the CCI Huronia Spring 2023 Condo Buzz Newsletter


 
Insurance

May 19, 2023 - Published by Huronia Chapter - Author(s): Michele Farley

Who Is Responsible for Fire Safety in Condos? Townhouses VS. Apartments

From the CCI Huronia Spring 2023 Condo Buzz Newsletter


 
Insurance

May 19, 2023 - Published by Huronia Chapter

Townhouse Condominium VS. Apartment Condominium Insurance Coverage: The Same but Different

From the CCI Huronia Spring 2023 Condo Buzz Newsletter


 
Condo Living

May 18, 2023 - Published by Manitoba Chapter - Author(s): Duane Rohne

Why Should A Condo Corporation Join CCI?

From the CCI Manitoba Spring 2023 Condominium News and Views Magazine


 
Maintenance and Repairs

May 18, 2023 - Published by Manitoba Chapter - Author(s): Jim Huntrods

Greener Shingles Winnipeg – An Alternative to Replacing Your Shingles

From the CCI Manitoba Spring 2023 Condominium News and Views Magazine


 
Environment - Climate Change

May 18, 2023 - Published by Manitoba Chapter

Efficiency Manitoba Is Here to Help You Improve The Energy Efficiency of Your Condominiums

From the CCI Manitoba Spring 2023 Condominium News and Views Magazine


 
Legal

May 18, 2023 - Published by Manitoba Chapter - Author(s): Ellad Gersh

Preventing Title and Mortgage Fraud

From the CCI Manitoba Spring 2023 Condominium News and Views Magazine


 
Insurance

May 18, 2023 - Published by Manitoba Chapter - Author(s): Duane Rohne, Seth Henoch

Fidelity Insurance for Condo Corporations

From the CCI Manitoba Spring 2023 Condominium News and Views Magazine


 
Condo Living

May 18, 2023 - Published by Manitoba Chapter

The Advantages of Condominium Living

From the CCI Manitoba Spring 2023 Condominium News and Views Magazine


 
Property Management

May 18, 2023 - Published by Manitoba Chapter - Author(s): Alan Forbes

Fake News is Real

From the CCI Manitoba Spring 2023 Condominium News and Views Magazine


 
Condo Living

May 18, 2023 - Published by Manitoba Chapter - Author(s): Alan Reiss

The Reiss Report: Condo Real Estate Blog

From the CCI Manitoba Spring 2023 Condominium News and Views Magazine


 
Property Management

May 18, 2023 - Published by Manitoba Chapter - Author(s): Ryan Grossman

Enhancing Communication in Condominium Communities: A Technological Approach for Board Members and Property Managers

From the CCI Manitoba Spring 2023 Condominium News and Views Magazine


 
Finances

May 17, 2023 - Published by Eastern Ontario Chapter - Author(s): Natasha Mayhew

Reserve Funds – from a Director (or four)’s perspective

From the Volume 34 issue of the CCI Eastern Ontario Condo Contact Magazine


 
Reserve Funds

May 17, 2023 - Published by Eastern Ontario Chapter - Author(s): James Davidson

What Causes a Special Assessment?

From the Volume 34 issue of the CCI Eastern Ontario Condo Contact Magazine


 
Condo Living

May 17, 2023 - Published by Eastern Ontario Chapter

Influencers

From the Volume 34 issue of the CCI Eastern Ontario Condo Contact Magazine


 
Property Management

May 17, 2023 - Published by Eastern Ontario Chapter

MAC Profiles

From the Volume 34 issue of the CCI Eastern Ontario Condo Contact Magazine


 
Environment - Climate Change

May 11, 2023 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Dushan Divjak

Internet, Wi-Fi, and TV in High-Rise Buildings

In today’s world, Wi-Fi and television have become an integral part of our daily lives. However, using them in high-rise condos and apartment buildings can be quite challenging due to various factors such as signal interference, congestion, and distance from the router.


 
Legal

May 10, 2023 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Megan Mollo, Ashley Winberg

Decisions From The Courts

From the Spring 2023 issue of CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine.


 
Legal

May 10, 2023 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Paola Beci Gjata, John De Vellis, Deborah Howden

Monitor This

From the Spring 2023 issue of CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine.


 
Condo Living

May 10, 2023 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Val Khomenk, Joy Mathews

Healthy Buildings - 9 Foundations For Wellness

From the Spring 2023 issue of CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine.


 
Environment - Climate Change

May 10, 2023 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Stewart Handrahan, Murray Johnson

Carbon Taxes

From the Spring 2023 issue of CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine.


 
Reserve Funds

May 10, 2023 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Guest Contributor

Reserve Fund Study Report Card - Failure of Pipe Linings

From the Spring 2023 issue of CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine.


 
Condo Living

May 10, 2023 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): James Russell

Condo of the Year Quarter Finalist

From the Spring 2023 issue of CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine.


 
Environment - Climate Change

May 10, 2023 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Justin Tudor

Getting Out What You're Putting In

From the Spring 2023 issue of CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine.


 
Governance

May 10, 2023 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Daniel Gary

6 Condominium Management Tools

From the Spring 2023 issue of CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine.


 
Maintenance and Repairs

May 10, 2023 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Christian Coldea

Best Practices Advice For Condominium Rope Access

From the Spring 2023 issue of CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine.


 
Condo Living

May 4, 2023 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Maggie Matian

To Renew or Not to Renew – Read This First

So, you’re a condominium corporation or professional in the Grand River area, and you’re coming to the end of your yearly CCI membership.


 
Governance

May 1, 2023 - Published by South Alberta Chapter - Author(s): Erin Berney, Maryam Musbah

Strategies for Board Members

From the Spring 2023 issue of the CCI South Alberta CCI Review


 
Reserve Funds

May 1, 2023 - Published by South Alberta Chapter - Author(s): Walter Wakula

Condo Case - Investing the Reserve Fund – Part 1

From the Spring 2023 issue of the CCI South Alberta CCI Review


 
Maintenance and Repairs

May 1, 2023 - Published by South Alberta Chapter - Author(s): Ryan Page

Considering the Importance of Periodic Inspections of Façades for Tall Buildings

From the Spring 2023 issue of the CCI South Alberta CCI Review


 
Finances

May 1, 2023 - Published by South Alberta Chapter - Author(s): Walter Wakula

Avoiding a Loss of Your Bank Account Balance

From the Spring 2023 issue of the CCI South Alberta CCI Review


 
Maintenance and Repairs

May 1, 2023 - Published by South Alberta Chapter - Author(s): Cory Bilyk

Is “Preventive” Maintenance Costing You Money?

From the Spring 2023 issue of the CCI South Alberta CCI Review


 
Condo Living

April 27, 2023 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Maggie Matian

Want to Learn More About the Condominium Community? Attend a Home Show!

It can be intimidating to approach condominium industry figures, such as real estate agents, property managers, or current owners, to get a sense of what it’s like living in a condominium community.


 
Finances

April 20, 2023 - Published by Grand River Chapter

Federal Underused Housing Tax – Update

The Underused Housing Tax Act came into force with an effective date of January 1, 2022.


 
Reserve Funds

April 13, 2023 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Corey Sargeant

Planning For Big Summer Projects

When a corporation is moving towards a large repair project it can become a daunting process at times. Below are some best practices when undertaking a large project such as paving, building envelope restoration, and or infrastructure replacement.


 
Property Management

April 11, 2023 - Published by Golden Horseshoe Chapter

A Condominium’s Spring Planning Checklist

From the Volume 15, Spring 2023 issue of the CCI GHC Condo News Magazine


 
Maintenance and Repairs

April 11, 2023 - Published by Golden Horseshoe Chapter - Author(s): Shawn Trudel

“Top Tip” - Roof Health

From the Volume 15, Spring 2023 issue of the CCI GHC Condo News Magazine


 
Condo Living

April 11, 2023 - Published by Golden Horseshoe Chapter - Author(s): Gaby Arato

FEATURE CONDO - 8111 Forest Glen Dr. Niagara Falls, Ontario

From the Volume 15, Spring 2023 issue of the CCI GHC Condo News Magazine


 
Condo Living

April 11, 2023 - Published by Golden Horseshoe Chapter - Author(s): Jeremy Nixon

The EV Evolution

From the Volume 15, Spring 2023 issue of the CCI GHC Condo News Magazine


 
Maintenance and Repairs

April 11, 2023 - Published by Golden Horseshoe Chapter - Author(s): Jon Juffs

Engineering Tips

From the Volume 15, Spring 2023 issue of the CCI GHC Condo News Magazine


 
Maintenance and Repairs

April 11, 2023 - Published by Golden Horseshoe Chapter - Author(s): Rick Malda, Tim Van Zwol

Spring Planning for Landscaping and Irrigation

From the Volume 15, Spring 2023 issue of the CCI GHC Condo News Magazine


 
Insurance

April 11, 2023 - Published by Golden Horseshoe Chapter - Author(s): William Shin

All Things Appraisals – Insuring to Value

From the Volume 15, Spring 2023 issue of the CCI GHC Condo News Magazine


 
Maintenance and Repairs

April 11, 2023 - Published by Golden Horseshoe Chapter - Author(s): Andrew Poirier

Thermal Loss & How You Can Spot It!

From the Volume 15, Spring 2023 issue of the CCI GHC Condo News Magazine


 
Environment - Climate Change

April 11, 2023 - Published by Golden Horseshoe Chapter - Author(s): Dave Williams

The Greening Revolution for Condos – Where are we as Canadians?

From the Volume 15, Spring 2023 issue of the CCI GHC Condo News Magazine


 
Legal

April 11, 2023 - Published by Golden Horseshoe Chapter - Author(s): Antoni G. Casalinuovo, Bill Thompson

Learning from a Tragedy - What Amendments Can be Made to the Condominium Act to Protect the Community?

From the Volume 15, Spring 2023 issue of the CCI GHC Condo News Magazine


 
Legal

April 11, 2023 - Published by Golden Horseshoe Chapter - Author(s): Patrick Maloney

Q&A: Standard Unit Bylaws

From the Volume 15, Spring 2023 issue of the CCI GHC Condo News Magazine


 
Property Management

April 6, 2023 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Natashia Houser

Are You Really Good, Though? What Happens if You Share That You Are Struggling?

As a condominium manager, people will often ask you how you are, and generally there is an automatic response: “I am good, how about you?” To then have the same response in return. All too often this is not the case. Whether one will admit it or not.


 
Legal

April 1, 2023 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter

Federal Underused Housing Tax - Update

The Underused Housing Tax Act came into force with an effective date of January 1, 2022. Any person or entity that owns residential property in Canada and that does not fall into the definition of “excluded owners” are considered to be an ”affected owner”. Affected owners must file an annual UHT return with the CRA by April 30, 2023 (a previous newsflash showed this date as May 1).


 
Property Management

March 30, 2023 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Sara Hicks

What to Expect When You Are Expecting

No…not that kind of expecting. Expectations. We all have them. We have different expectations for a variety of things as well, and they depend on our mood. We expect our coffee order to be made correctly. We expect people to drive safely. We expect responses to our emails. These are all fine and good, but when do our expectations hit the roof?


 
Maintenance and Repairs

March 23, 2023 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Roberto Imbiscuso

Spring Clean Up Checklist For Condominiums

As the snow melts and temperatures begin to rise, it’s time to get your property ready for a fresh start in the spring. It’s time to start thinking about ensuring your property looks its best for your tenants, customers, and visitors. Focusing on making sure your property is safe and well maintained with power sweeping, garden care and lawn maintenance services adds value to your building.


 
Finances

March 22, 2023 - Published by London and Area Chapter - Author(s): Michael Watson

Is Your Condominium Corporation Facing a $10,000 Penalty Under the Underused Housing Tax Act?

From the CCI Review 2022/2023-3 March 2023 issue of the CCI London Chapter


 
Governance

March 22, 2023 - Published by London and Area Chapter - Author(s): Lisa Skirten

COVID, Conflict, Patience, Communication

From the CCI Review 2022/2023-3 March 2023 issue of the CCI London Chapter


 
Maintenance and Repairs

March 22, 2023 - Published by London and Area Chapter - Author(s): Willie Carroll

How Drones Are Changing Condominium Property Inspections

From the CCI Review 2022/2023-3 March 2023 issue of the CCI London Chapter


 
Condo Living

March 22, 2023 - Published by London and Area Chapter - Author(s): Laura Gurr

Respectful Email Communication in Condos: A Primer for Unit Owners

From the CCI Review 2022/2023-3 March 2023 issue of the CCI London Chapter


 
Condo Living

March 22, 2023 - Published by London and Area Chapter

Religious Diversity in Our Community

From the CCI Review 2022/2023-3 March 2023 issue of the CCI London Chapter


 
Legal

March 22, 2023 - Published by London and Area Chapter - Author(s): Kristi Sargeant-Kerr, Madeleine Stirland

Violence and Harassment in Condominium Communities

From the CCI Review 2022/2023-3 March 2023 issue of the CCI London Chapter


 
Finances

March 22, 2023 - Published by London and Area Chapter - Author(s): Lyndsey McNally

Why Would a Condo Corporation Choose to Borrow?

From the CCI Review 2022/2023-3 March 2023 issue of the CCI London Chapter


 
Legal

March 22, 2023 - Published by London and Area Chapter - Author(s): Heather Dickenson

“Single Family Only” Clause in Ontario Condo Declarations

From the CCI Review 2022/2023-3 March 2023 issue of the CCI London Chapter


 
Legal

March 16, 2023 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Stephanie Giovinazzo

Audits to AGMs: What’s the Connection?

Your condominium’s fiscal year has just come to an end and now it is time to start gathering the information to send off to the auditor. Now you may start wondering: Why do we even need an audit? Great question!


 
Condo Living

March 9, 2023 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Maggie Matian

March Break in the Grand River Area

Arguably the second most-looked-forward-to time of the year. March Break. Whether your memories with March Break include a plane ride, or the best sleep-ins of your life, sometimes planning ahead makes sure you get the most out of your break.


 
Environment - Climate Change

March 2, 2023 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Daniel Brockenshire

Electricity Providers’ Requirement for a Security Deposit

The Ontario Energy Board Distribution System Code (the “OEB Code”) provides that all local electricity distributors’ Conditions of Service must fall within the framework of the OEB Code when requiring electricity security deposits from their customers.


 
Condo Living

March 1, 2023 - Published by Newfoundland and Labrador Chapter - Author(s): Holly Stone

Bayview Condominiums - A Modern Living Space on the West Coast

From the CCI Newfoundland and Labrador Winter 2023 Condo Chronicle Newsletter


 
Common Issues

March 1, 2023 - Published by Newfoundland and Labrador Chapter - Author(s): David Cumming

Experience of the Imperial Condominium Corp. With Persons Taking Up Residence in Our Entrance Foyer

From the CCI Newfoundland and Labrador Winter 2023 Condo Chronicle Newsletter


 
Common Issues

March 1, 2023 - Published by Newfoundland and Labrador Chapter - Author(s): David Cumming

Condominium Corporation vs. Home Owners Association – What Are The Issues?

From the CCI Newfoundland and Labrador Winter 2023 Condo Chronicle Newsletter


 
Common Issues

March 1, 2023 - Published by Newfoundland and Labrador Chapter - Author(s): David Cumming

Electric Vehicles (EVs) – an Update

From the CCI Newfoundland and Labrador Winter 2023 Condo Chronicle Newsletter


 
Legal

March 1, 2023 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter

Federal Underused Housing Tax

In June, 2022, the Underused Housing Tax Act came into force with an effective date of January 1, 2022. The purpose of this legislation was to introduce the Underused Housing Tax (UHT), which is calculated as a 1% tax on the value of residential property. The tax is aimed primarily at non-resident, non-Canadian owners of residential property that is considered to be vacant or underused.


 
Maintenance and Repairs

February 23, 2023 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Jordan Swail

Do You Have a Leak?

Have your windows or walls recently been leaking? Make sure to check for condensation before considering a larger repair.


 
Insurance

February 16, 2023 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): David Outa

Slip, Trip and Falls; Whose Fault is it Anyway?!

We have all seen and heard the commercials, ‘Hurt in a slip and fall? Call 555-555-5555 now! Our All Star team of lawyers are waiting to get you the compensation you deserve!’ Typically these advertisements run during prime time TV show times in the evenings or on your favorite radio station as you drive to and from work.


 
Insurance

February 15, 2023 - Published by Huronia Chapter - Author(s): Tom Marchese

Fire Safety - What to Expect in 2023

From the CCI Huronia Winter 2023 Condo Buzz Newsletter


 
Condo Living

February 15, 2023 - Published by Huronia Chapter - Author(s): Ashley Lamb

Things to Consider Going into the Real Estate Market in 2023

From the CCI Huronia Winter 2023 Condo Buzz Newsletter


 
Property Management

February 15, 2023 - Published by Huronia Chapter - Author(s): Jeff Struewing

CMRAO & CAT Updates

From the CCI Huronia Winter 2023 Condo Buzz Newsletter


 
Legal

February 15, 2023 - Published by Huronia Chapter - Author(s): Mina Tesseris

Bill 23

From the CCI Huronia Winter 2023 Condo Buzz Newsletter


 
Environment - Climate Change

February 15, 2023 - Published by Huronia Chapter - Author(s): Patricia Elia

Proposed Implementation of Ultra Low Overnight Energy Prices

From the CCI Huronia Winter 2023 Condo Buzz Newsletter


 
Insurance

February 15, 2023 - Published by Huronia Chapter - Author(s): Jon Juffs

Insurance Bureau of Canada Update

From the CCI Huronia Winter 2023 Condo Buzz Newsletter


 
Legal

February 15, 2023 - Published by Huronia Chapter - Author(s): Ashley Winberg

Bill 23: Friend or Foe?

From the CCI Huronia Winter 2023 Condo Buzz Newsletter


 
Legal

February 10, 2023 - Published by Eastern Ontario Chapter - Author(s): Victoria Craine

Condominium Authority Tribunal: Jurisdiction of the CAT

From the Volume 33 issue of the CCI Eastern Ontario Condo Contact Magazine


 
Legal

February 10, 2023 - Published by Eastern Ontario Chapter - Author(s): Katya Ukrainetz

A Look Back at CAT Cost Awards in 2022

From the Volume 33 issue of the CCI Eastern Ontario Condo Contact Magazine


 
Common Issues

February 10, 2023 - Published by Eastern Ontario Chapter - Author(s): Cheryll Wood, Michael Lewicki

In Reverse – Navigating the CAT – Experiences, Thoughts and Concerns

From the Volume 33 issue of the CCI Eastern Ontario Condo Contact Magazine


 
Governance

February 9, 2023 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Henry J. Jansen

Board Tips for 2023

What happened to 2022? We are already in February 2023? Time keeps marching along and passes so quickly. Not only are you busy with your own life, but as a board member you cannot forget about your condo life.


 
Condo Living

February 2, 2023 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Maggie Matian

Make Sure Your Winter is a Grand Ol’ Time

You can probably use one hand to count all the people you know who love the winter season. For the rest of us, finding the motivation to do any activities (regardless if they are indoors or outdoors) can feel like the world’s largest Band-Aid is being ripped off in slow motion.


 
Condo Living

January 30, 2023 - Published by Manitoba Chapter - Author(s): Eric Hrycyk

Consumer Protection for Buyers of New Condominiums

From the CCI Manitoba Winter 2023 Condominium News and Views Magazine


 
Environment - Climate Change

January 30, 2023 - Published by Manitoba Chapter - Author(s): Alan Forbes

The Green Condo Page

From the CCI Manitoba Winter 2023 Condominium News and Views Magazine


 
Environment - Climate Change

January 30, 2023 - Published by Manitoba Chapter - Author(s): Denise Turanli

Save Money And Energy With Lighting Upgrades

From the CCI Manitoba Winter 2023 Condominium News and Views Magazine


 
Common Issues

January 30, 2023 - Published by Manitoba Chapter - Author(s): Alan Forbes

Advocacy Update - Regulating Short Term Rentals - Winter 2023

From the CCI Manitoba Winter 2023 Condominium News and Views Magazine


 
Environment - Climate Change

January 30, 2023 - Published by Manitoba Chapter - Author(s): Duane Rohne

Building Community - Winter 2023: Condos and Composting

From the CCI Manitoba Winter 2023 Condominium News and Views Magazine


 
Condo Living

January 30, 2023 - Published by Manitoba Chapter - Author(s): Alan Reiss

The Reiss Report: Condo Real Estate Blog

From the CCI Manitoba Winter 2023 Condominium News and Views Magazine


 
Condo Living

January 26, 2023 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Maggie Matian

Hands Up If You Know Where Your Agenda Is

Does anyone else feel like New Year’s was simultaneously yesterday AND six months ago? We’re currently in that dark period. After the December holidays, and before spring, when leaving the house is especially hard.


 
Condo Living

January 19, 2023 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Henry J. Jansen

Let’s Talk About Those Winter Blues

Do you have a case of the winter blues? After a busy holiday season, it is normal to feel down in January and February. We do not get much sunshine, the weather is miserable, and life just is not as busy.


 
Condo Living

January 17, 2023 - Published by South Alberta Chapter - Author(s): Angel-Marie Reiner

Creating a Career Path for Condo Managers

From the Winter 2023 issue of the CCI South Alberta CCI Review


 
Maintenance and Repairs

January 17, 2023 - Published by South Alberta Chapter

City Ends Multiunit Toilet Rebate Program

From the Winter 2023 issue of the CCI South Alberta CCI Review


 
Legal

January 17, 2023 - Published by South Alberta Chapter - Author(s): Kate Kozowyk

When Remediation is Required

From the Winter 2023 issue of the CCI South Alberta CCI Review


 
Finances

January 17, 2023 - Published by South Alberta Chapter - Author(s): Stephen Chesney

Uptick in Fraud a Wake-Up Call for Condos

From the Winter 2023 issue of the CCI South Alberta CCI Review


 
Condo Living

January 12, 2023 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Maggie Matian

Warm Your Tummies This Winter with These Hot Recipes

Well, we certainly hyped up the snow piles this season, didn’t we? Though we didn’t get the 5-am-snow-shoveling-Mondays like we anticipated (drat!), we have been dipping in temperatures.


 
Maintenance and Repairs

January 9, 2023 - Published by Golden Horseshoe Chapter - Author(s): Justin Deboer

Condominium Winter Maintenance Tips from a Contractor’s Perspective

From the Volume 14, Winter 2023 issue of the CCI GHC Condo News Magazine


 
Environment - Climate Change

January 9, 2023 - Published by Golden Horseshoe Chapter - Author(s): Bill Clarke

Solar Power - is it worth it?

From the Volume 14, Winter 2023 issue of the CCI GHC Condo News Magazine


 
Property Management

January 9, 2023 - Published by Golden Horseshoe Chapter - Author(s): Carole Booth

Growing Pains of Switching from Self-Management to Property Management after 40 Years!

From the Volume 14, Winter 2023 issue of the CCI GHC Condo News Magazine


 
Property Management

January 9, 2023 - Published by Golden Horseshoe Chapter - Author(s): Matthew Atkin, Richard Elia

Transition in Management

From the Volume 14, Winter 2023 issue of the CCI GHC Condo News Magazine


 
Environment - Climate Change

January 9, 2023 - Published by Golden Horseshoe Chapter - Author(s): Dave Williams

The “Greening Revolution” for Condos - Sustaining Us and Ours…

From the Volume 14, Winter 2023 issue of the CCI GHC Condo News Magazine


 
Reserve Funds

January 9, 2023 - Published by Golden Horseshoe Chapter - Author(s): Jeremy Nixon

Why Do My Reserve Fund Projections not Match Reality?

From the Volume 14, Winter 2023 issue of the CCI GHC Condo News Magazine


 
Maintenance and Repairs

January 9, 2023 - Published by Golden Horseshoe Chapter - Author(s): Jordan Vandervelde, Will MacKay, Ryan Griffiths

Managing Projects in an Era of High Inflation

From the Volume 14, Winter 2023 issue of the CCI GHC Condo News Magazine


 
Legal

January 9, 2023 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Patrick Greco

Occupiers Liability

From the Volume 14, Winter 2023 issue of the CCI GHC Condo News Magazine


 
Legal

January 9, 2023 - Published by Golden Horseshoe Chapter - Author(s): Stephanie Sutherland

Tenants, Landlord Unit Owners, and Condos: How to Create Harmony in Your Condo Community

From the Volume 14, Winter 2023 issue of the CCI GHC Condo News Magazine


 
Maintenance and Repairs

January 9, 2023 - Published by Golden Horseshoe Chapter - Author(s): Jeremy Nixon

Q&A: Five Commonly Asked Questions about Engineering

From the Volume 14, Winter 2023 issue of the CCI GHC Condo News Magazine


 
Condo Living

January 9, 2023 - Published by Golden Horseshoe Chapter - Author(s): Andrew Zanatta

FEATURE CONDO: The Saxony, 1441 Elgin St., Burlington

From the Volume 14, Winter 2023 issue of the CCI GHC Condo News Magazine


 
Common Issues

January 5, 2023 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Sara Hicks

Fly On Snowbird

Snowbirds! Do not fly the coop just yet. I want to share a few reminders before you lock the door and kiss the winter goodbye.


 
Governance

December 29, 2022 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): George Shalamay

Reuniting the Divided Board: How to Make it Work Together

From the Winter 2022 issue of CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine, Volume 27, Issue Number 2.


 
Condo Living

December 29, 2022 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Deborah Howden

Breaking Bad Smells in Condos

From the Winter 2022 issue of CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine, Volume 27, Issue Number 2.


 
Legal

December 29, 2022 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Luis Hernandez, Joy Mathews, Benjamin Rutherford

Decisions From the Courts

From the Winter 2022 issue of CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine, Volume 27, Issue Number 2.


 
Governance

December 29, 2022 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Antoni Casalinuovo

Unrealistic Expectations Get You Nowhere

From the Winter 2022 issue of CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine, Volume 27, Issue Number 2.


 
Reserve Funds

December 29, 2022 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Sophia Rojenko, Sally Thompson

Reserve Fund Study Report Card - Clauses in an Elevator Modernization Contract

From the Winter 2022 issue of CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine, Volume 27, Issue Number 2.


 
Condo Living

December 29, 2022 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): James Russell

2022 Condo of the Year Award Winner

From the Winter 2022 issue of CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine, Volume 27, Issue Number 2.


 
Legal

December 29, 2022 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Quintin Johnstone

Read This Before You Sign

From the Winter 2022 issue of CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine, Volume 27, Issue Number 2.


 
Maintenance and Repairs

December 29, 2022 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Lisa Kay

Decisions Underfoot

From the Winter 2022 issue of CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine, Volume 27, Issue Number 2.


 
Condo Living

December 29, 2022 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Murray Johnson

The 24th ACMO/CCI Condo Conference

From the Winter 2022 issue of CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine, Volume 27, Issue Number 2.


 
Condo Living

December 29, 2022 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Francesco Deo

Thank You to Our Volunteers

From the Winter 2022 issue of CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine, Volume 27, Issue Number 2.


 
Condo Living

December 29, 2022 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Tania Haluk

We Did It!

From the Winter 2022 issue of CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine, Volume 27, Issue Number 2.


 
Legal

December 29, 2022 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Kiranpreet Basra, Taylor Blackwell,

Year-End Review of Condominium Cases

Well, another year is over, which means we have another year of decisions from the Condominium Authority Tribunal (the “CAT”). With so many interesting cases, this blog could go on forever. However, we’ve narrowed it down to four cases from 2022 worth knowing about.


 
Legal

December 27, 2022 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter

Legislative Newsflash: CCI-T Legislative Committee 2022 Wrap-Up

The CCI Toronto Legislative Committee thanks all our members for their continued support of our organization. Our members make it possible for us to make legislative submissions for the benefit of all condo owners in Ontario, and to provide important legislative updates to all our members.


 
Legal

December 21, 2022 - Published by North Alberta Chapter - Author(s): Anand Sharma, Hugh Willis

Government Advocacy Report

This year has been an exceedingly busy one for members of the advocacy team.


 
Condo Living

December 21, 2022 - Published by North Alberta Chapter - Author(s): Larry Payne

Exploring Truth & Reconciliation in Condos

As a member of the Board of Directors, I recently tabled the suggestion and possibility of renaming our building.


 
Maintenance and Repairs

December 21, 2022 - Published by North Alberta Chapter - Author(s): Rebekah Barron

How to Hire a Snow Removal Contractor

Choosing the right snow removal contractor is crucial when it comes to maintaining your property or condominium!


 
Legal

December 21, 2022 - Published by North Alberta Chapter - Author(s): Heidi N. Besuijen

Considerations for Privacy Rights in Condominiums

Following from a recent presentation addressing condominiums corporations and obligations under privacy law, this article works to recap that presentation and address certain questions arising from it.


 
Insurance

December 20, 2022 - Published by London and Area Chapter - Author(s): Laura Gurr

Rising Insurance Costs: an Ontario Legislative Sub-Committee

From the CCI Review 2022/2023-2 November 2022 issue of the CCI London Chapter


 
Maintenance and Repairs

December 20, 2022 - Published by London and Area Chapter - Author(s): Trish Kaplan

Risk Management by Owners

From the CCI Review 2022/2023-2 November 2022 issue of the CCI London Chapter


 
Legal

December 20, 2022 - Published by London and Area Chapter - Author(s): Trish Kaplan

A Layman’s Takeaways from CAT Cases

From the CCI Review 2022/2023-2 November 2022 issue of the CCI London Chapter


 
Condo Living

December 20, 2022 - Published by London and Area Chapter - Author(s): Trish Kaplan, Contributions by Alana Haggis, RCM

Q&A: Communication Techniques & Policies

From the CCI Review 2022/2023-2 November 2022 issue of the CCI London Chapter


 
Legal

December 15, 2022 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter

Legislative Newsflash: Update on the 2022 Auditor General's Report

As some of you may recall, back in December of 2020 the Auditor General released a report on the condominium sector in Ontario (see our December 9th, 2020 Newsflash here). In March of 2021, CCI-Toronto’s Legislative Committee made submissions to the Auditor General regarding the 2020 Auditor General report that...


 
Condo Living

December 15, 2022 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Maggie Matian

When Clutter Becomes a Problem

You may never even realize it’s happening. A couple of cell phone boxes kept in your closet, “just in case.” Take out containers that don’t make it into the trash bin. Electronics that no longer serve you but remain in a drawer.


 
Maintenance and Repairs

December 8, 2022 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Maggie Matian

Keep Warm This Winter with These Fire Safety Tips

The time for sunshiny outdoor activities has passed, as winter is beginning to roll in. That means the end of BBQs, casual walks in the parks, and lengthy patio hangouts.


 
Environment - Climate Change

December 1, 2022 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Michelle Dyer

Oh the Weather Outside is Frightful…

Welcome to winter in the Grand River area where it could be sunny in Waterloo, cloudy in Kitchener, raining in Guelph, light flurries in Cambridge and a full-on snow storm in Brantford.


 
Finances

November 25, 2022 - Published by Huronia Chapter - Author(s): Michele Farley

Managers & Boards! If You Have Any 2022 Budget Left Over, This is How to Spend It!

From the CCI Huronia Fall 2022 Condo Buzz Newsletter


 
Legal

November 25, 2022 - Published by Huronia Chapter - Author(s): Ashley Winberg

Is Bill 23 The Answer to Ontario’s Housing Crisis?

From the CCI Huronia Fall 2022 Condo Buzz Newsletter


 
Maintenance and Repairs

November 25, 2022 - Published by Huronia Chapter - Author(s): Jeff Struewing

Importance of Fall Maintenance & Preparedness

From the CCI Huronia Fall 2022 Condo Buzz Newsletter


 
Condo Living

November 25, 2022 - Published by Huronia Chapter - Author(s): Debbie Dale

Resilient Communities Rise Above the Rest

From the CCI Huronia Fall 2022 Condo Buzz Newsletter


 
Maintenance and Repairs

November 25, 2022 - Published by Huronia Chapter - Author(s): Mina Tesseris

Integrating Resilience into Condo Building Repair Projects

From the CCI Huronia Fall 2022 Condo Buzz Newsletter


 
Finances

November 24, 2022 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Shalon Seebach

How to Prepare for Upcoming Budgets

It’s that time of year again! For the many corporations with December 31st year-ends, it’s time to work on your corporation’s budget for the next fiscal year. This can be a very daunting endeavor for many board members, particularly in the current economic climate.


 
Legal

November 21, 2022 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Justin McLarty, Michael Prosia, Jason Rivait

Case Law Update

From the Fall 2022 issue of CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine, Volume 27, Issue Number 1.


 
Condo Living

November 21, 2022 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Patricia J. Parsons

Beyond the Newsletter

From the Fall 2022 issue of CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine, Volume 27, Issue Number 1.


 
Legal

November 21, 2022 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Joy Mathews

Callin' In the Condo Sheriff! The Court-Appointed Administrator!

From the Fall 2022 issue of CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine, Volume 27, Issue Number 1.


 
Reserve Funds

November 21, 2022 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Michelle Wallace-Carswell

Minor Repairs Stretch Roof Life and Save Reserve Funds

From the Fall 2022 issue of CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine, Volume 27, Issue Number 1.


 
Condo Living

November 21, 2022 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Farzad Lahouti, Eric Lakien

And the Winner is... Wait, What, Again?

From the Fall 2022 issue of CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine, Volume 27, Issue Number 1.


 
Legal

November 21, 2022 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Yulia Pesin

Navigating the Chargeback Matrix

From the Fall 2022 issue of CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine, Volume 27, Issue Number 1.


 
Finances

November 21, 2022 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Edmund Leong

Condo Lending

From the Fall 2022 issue of CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine, Volume 27, Issue Number 1.


 
Reserve Funds

November 21, 2022 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Neil Jenkins

Trees and Your Community

From the Fall 2022 issue of CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine, Volume 27, Issue Number 1.


 
Governance

November 21, 2022 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Salim Dharssi

Making the Most of Board Member Transitions

From the Fall 2022 issue of CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine, Volume 27, Issue Number 1.


 
Maintenance and Repairs

November 21, 2022 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): George Armstrong

Choosing the Right Winter Maintenance Company

From the Fall 2022 issue of CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine, Volume 27, Issue Number 1.


 
Condo Living

November 21, 2022 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Bradley Chaplick

The Right to Privacy in Condominium Buildings

From the Fall 2022 issue of CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine, Volume 27, Issue Number 1.


 
Finances

November 21, 2022 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Matilda Lici, Ava Naraghi

Trust in Me

From the Fall 2022 issue of CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine, Volume 27, Issue Number 1.


 
Finances

November 21, 2022 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Lyndsey McNally

Coming Out Behind

From the Fall 2022 issue of CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine, Volume 27, Issue Number 1.


 
Legal

November 18, 2022 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): CCI-Toronto Chapter

Legislative Newsflash: CMRAO Continuing Professional Education Framework

CMRAO published it's new Continuing Professional Education (CPE) framework on November 16, 2022.


 
Common Issues

November 17, 2022 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Michelle Dyer

Security – We Are All in This Together

I will never forget this day while working in property management. I received a phone call from a resident – their locker was broken into and articles stolen. While on the phone, I received another phone call, then another and another. We soon realized that in a 3 mid-rise building community – ALL locker rooms were entered, several lockers were cut and several items removed. How could this be?


 
Environment - Climate Change

November 10, 2022 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Maggie Matian

Understanding the Types of New Energy Available for Your Condo

The effects of greenhouse gasses on our climate are not new topics for discussion. However, in the spirit of doing our part for the community, there are areas that condominiums can look at to ease that greenhouse load.


 
Reserve Funds

November 3, 2022 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Henry Jansen

Reserve Fund Studies: What You Need to Know

The Condominium Act, 1998 requires that all condominiums have a reserve fund. The reserve fund is separate from the condominium’s operating fund, and it is used to pay for major repairs and replacements to the condominium’s common elements. By the same law, condominium corporations in Ontario must obtain a comprehensive reserve fund study report, which must then be updated every three years.


 
Insurance

October 27, 2022 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Stephen Skolny

Residential Real Estate Property Insurance 2022 Outlook – A Broker’s Perspective

The pandemic, a historic hard market cycle, and record-breaking global catastrophe losses have challenged the property insurance market over the last 28 months in many ways. As we head into 2022, a question that has been on everyone’s mind is how have global events impacted real estate insurance, and what can I expect when budgeting for insurance premiums? These are some of our thoughts ...


 
Finances

October 20, 2022 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Shalon Seebach, BBS, LCCI

Does Our Condo Budget Have to be Breakeven?

A breakeven budget is one where the anticipated revenue is the same amount as the expected total expenses. A good starting point is to consider the accumulated General (or Operating) fund balance. Should the condominium carry a surplus? The Condominium Act of Ontario acknowledges there could be a surplus – in subsection 84 (2) they indicate a surplus can be used for ...


 
Maintenance and Repairs

October 13, 2022 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Maggie Matian

Thinking Ahead to Winter Maintenance? Better Start Early!

It’s only natural for Canadians to get suspicious about any “good” weather we receive in the fall. Sure, we’ll enjoy the above 20°C we’ve been gifted this first week in October, but we all know what’s only a few short weeks away.


 
Finances

October 11, 2022 - Published by Golden Horseshoe Chapter - Author(s): Dave Williams

Inflation: Good News for Condos? Not!

From the Volume 13, Fall 2022 issue of the CCI GHC Condo News Magazine


 
Condo Living

October 11, 2022 - Published by Golden Horseshoe Chapter - Author(s): Cheryl Bristow

Beachview Place - NNCC #35

From the Volume 13, Fall 2022 issue of the CCI GHC Condo News Magazine


 
Environment - Climate Change

October 11, 2022 - Published by Golden Horseshoe Chapter - Author(s): Patricia Elia

Electric Vehicle Charging Systems

From the Volume 13, Fall 2022 issue of the CCI GHC Condo News Magazine


 
Environment - Climate Change

October 11, 2022 - Published by Golden Horseshoe Chapter - Author(s): Ron Gizzie

Energy Audits Mean Savings and that Just Makes Sense

From the Volume 13, Fall 2022 issue of the CCI GHC Condo News Magazine


 
Maintenance and Repairs

October 11, 2022 - Published by Golden Horseshoe Chapter - Author(s): Gail Cote, Bill Clark

Getting Ready for Winter…

From the Volume 13, Fall 2022 issue of the CCI GHC Condo News Magazine


 
Maintenance and Repairs

October 6, 2022 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Maggie Matian

Preparing Your Condominium for the Fall

Yes, it’s true. After that hot, humid summer, the leaves are finally starting to change. With the autumn colours setting in, we as Canadians know that winter is just around the corner. What does this mean for condominiums?


 
Maintenance and Repairs

September 29, 2022 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Ryan Dougherty, P.Eng.

Finding the “Easy” Button with Your Contractors

Is your condominium having trouble obtaining quotations from contractors? Are you struggling to implement projects on time and on budget? Taking a few simple steps can make it easier to hire contractors on time and for the right price.


 
Governance

September 22, 2022 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Henry Jansen

Getting Ready for 2023!

It is hard to believe that the summer has passed so quickly. It is already the fall. This is not a time for the board to take a breather. Now is the time to get ready for 2023!


 
Maintenance and Repairs

September 15, 2022 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Jonathan Scott

Five Questions You Should Be Asking Your Winter Service Provider

When evaluating your winter service needs and starting the process of looking for a qualified service provider, it is increasingly important to be thorough in your search. Asking the right questions can help you to differentiate between a mediocre and an exceptional winter service provider. Here are five key questions to be asking in pursuit of a great service provider.


 
Governance

September 9, 2022 - Published by South Alberta Chapter - Author(s): Mark DiPinto

How to Run a Great Virtual AGM

From the Spring/Summer 2022 issue of the CCI South Alberta CCI Review


 
Legal

September 9, 2022 - Published by South Alberta Chapter - Author(s): Gary Caouette

So you Need to Update Your Condo Bylaws?

From the Spring/Summer 2022 issue of the CCI South Alberta CCI Review


 
Property Management

September 9, 2022 - Published by South Alberta Chapter - Author(s): Jennifer Mahoney

Residential Security Companies – They are worth it!

From the Spring/Summer 2022 issue of the CCI South Alberta CCI Review


 
Maintenance and Repairs

September 9, 2022 - Published by South Alberta Chapter - Author(s): Ayman Ashebir

Warding off water damage:

From the Spring/Summer 2022 issue of the CCI South Alberta CCI Review


 
Condo Living

September 8, 2022 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Sara Hicks, B.A.,(H.), OLCM, RCM, LCCI

Students in Condominiums: Parking, Noise and Garbage Oh My!

Ah, September in Ontario. The nights begin to cool, the school buses are back on the roads, the condo visitor parking lot is full of unauthorized cars…


 
Insurance

September 7, 2022 - Published by London and Area Chapter - Author(s): Heather Dickenson, RCM , OLCM

Top Six Fire Safety Tips

From the CCI Review 2022/2023-1 September 2022 issue of the CCI London Chapter


 
Finances

September 7, 2022 - Published by London and Area Chapter - Author(s): Lyndsey McNally

Inflation is Coming for You

From the CCI Review 2022/2023-1 September 2022 issue of the CCI London Chapter


 
Environment - Climate Change

September 7, 2022 - Published by London and Area Chapter - Author(s): Carly MacArthur

Managing Different Culinary Smells in Shared Living Spaces

From the CCI Review 2022/2023-1 September 2022 issue of the CCI London Chapter


 
Legal

September 7, 2022 - Published by London and Area Chapter - Author(s): Kevin A. Kok, BA (Hons), MA, JD

CAT Case: The Importance of Pleadings

From the CCI Review 2022/2023-1 September 2022 issue of the CCI London Chapter


 
Insurance

September 7, 2022 - Published by London and Area Chapter - Author(s): The Board of Directors of Middlesex Standard Condominium Corporation No. 692

Risk Management in a HighRise—MSCC No. 692

From the CCI Review 2022/2023-1 September 2022 issue of the CCI London Chapter


 
Maintenance and Repairs

September 7, 2022 - Published by London and Area Chapter - Author(s): Andrew Megens, CSP,

Understanding Condominium HVAC Water Treatment

From the CCI Review 2022/2023-1 September 2022 issue of the CCI London Chapter


 
Reserve Funds

September 7, 2022 - Published by London and Area Chapter - Author(s): Jeff Runnalls, CPA, CA, RDBA

A Looming Threat for Condo Reserves

From the CCI Review 2022/2023-1 September 2022 issue of the CCI London Chapter


 
Maintenance and Repairs

September 7, 2022 - Published by London and Area Chapter - Author(s): Trish Kaplan, CCI (Hon’s)

Protecting Your Trees

From the CCI Review 2022/2023-1 September 2022 issue of the CCI London Chapter


 
Maintenance and Repairs

September 7, 2022 - Published by London and Area Chapter - Author(s): unknown

Condo Summer Maintenance Checklist

From the CCI Review 2022/2023-1 September 2022 issue of the CCI London Chapter


 
Maintenance and Repairs

September 7, 2022 - Published by London and Area Chapter - Author(s): unknown

Condo Fall Maintenance Checklist

From the CCI Review 2022/2023-1 September 2022 issue of the CCI London Chapter


 
Condo Living

September 7, 2022 - Published by London and Area Chapter - Author(s): Marcia Beaton

A Lifestyle Change—Your First Condo Buy

From the CCI Review 2022/2023-1 September 2022 issue of the CCI London Chapter


 
Finances

September 7, 2022 - Published by London and Area Chapter - Author(s): Braedon Hebert, CPA

Benefits of Accounts Payable Automation

From the CCI Review 2022/2023-1 September 2022 issue of the CCI London Chapter


 
Finances

September 7, 2022 - Published by London and Area Chapter - Author(s): Jennifer Dickenson, Séan Eglinton, Andrew Elliott, Alana Haggis, Lisa Skirten

Q&A—Inflation in Condos

From the CCI Review 2022/2023-1 September 2022 issue of the CCI London Chapter


 
Legal

September 7, 2022 - Published by London and Area Chapter - Author(s): unknown

CMRAO Enforcement News—Did you know?

From the CCI Review 2022/2023-1 September 2022 issue of the CCI London Chapter


 
Governance

September 1, 2022 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Maggie Matian

UPDATE: Expiry Date – Temporary Online Meeting Provisions

If your condominium corporation has benefited from the temporary legislation that made it possible to hold all meetings virtually, then there is a deadline you should be made aware of.


 
Maintenance and Repairs

August 25, 2022 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Ryan Griffiths

The Changes of Construction Costs In Your Condominium

From food prices to gas prices, mortgage rates to rental rates, there isn’t a sector on this big blue rock that hasn’t been effected by the recent rise in inflation.


 
Legal

August 23, 2022 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): CCI-Toronto Chapter

Legislative Newsflash: New Elevator Outage Reporting Requirements and Administrative Penalties under the TSSA

Further to our previous Legislative Newsflashes on elevator safety, elevator availability and administrative penalties for non-compliance, on July 1, 2022, two new provincial regulations under the Technical Standards and Safety Act came into effect. These new regulations will impact condominium corporations across Ontario, and we encourage all boards and managers to familiarize themselves with the changes and new requirements. A brief summary of each new regulation is set out below:


 
Condo Living

August 18, 2022 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Maggie Matian

What does being a CCI Grand River Chapter member mean?

When you’re new to any industry, looking at the networking and membership options can be daunting. Where do you start? What resources are available to you?


 
Governance

August 11, 2022 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): unknown

When it Moves, it Moves Fast – Condo Talk

Do you have a virtual meeting and electronic voting by-law?


 
Legal

August 4, 2022 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): CCI-Toronto Chapter

Legislative Newsflash: New Minister and Renamed Ministry Overseeing the Condominium Act

Following the June 2nd 2022 provincial election, the Ontario government announced on June 24th 2022 that the ministry responsible for overseeing the Condominium Act and the Condominium Management Services Act, formerly known as the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services, is now known as the Ministry of Public and Business...


 
Maintenance and Repairs

August 4, 2022 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Henry J. Jansen,

Hit the Road

It’s mid-summer with the grass burning as we experience another drought, so what’s the rush in reminding the Board it needs to be making paving decisions, now? The reason of course is the Board missed the fall deadline for the asphalt plant’s closing last November and had distractions this spring not allowing early action this year.


 
Legal

August 2, 2022 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Bharat Kapoor, Julia Lurye

Case Law Update

From the Summer 2022 issue of CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine, Volume 26, Issue Number 4


 
Maintenance and Repairs

August 2, 2022 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Inderpreet Suri

What To Do About Kitec Pipes

From the Summer 2022 issue of CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine, Volume 26, Issue Number 4


 
Governance

August 2, 2022 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Scarlett Guy

Post-Pandemic Meetings: Navigating the 'New Normal'

From the Summer 2022 issue of CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine, Volume 26, Issue Number 4


 
Maintenance and Repairs

August 2, 2022 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Yulia Pesin

Navigating the Chargeback Matrix

From the Summer 2022 issue of CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine, Volume 26, Issue Number 4


 
Condo Living

August 2, 2022 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): James Russell

Condominium Profile: The Pinnacle

From the Summer 2022 issue of CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine, Volume 26, Issue Number 4


 
Insurance

August 2, 2022 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Stephen Skolny

Residential Real Estate Property Insurance

From the Summer 2022 issue of CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine, Volume 26, Issue Number 4


 
Maintenance and Repairs

August 2, 2022 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Paul Rudling, Jason Truman

Glazed and Confused

From the Summer 2022 issue of CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine, Volume 26, Issue Number 4


 
Reserve Funds

August 2, 2022 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Sophia Simeone, Sally Thompson

Reserve Fund Study Report Card - Section 98 Agreements

From the Summer 2022 issue of CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine, Volume 26, Issue Number 4


 
Maintenance and Repairs

August 2, 2022 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Anne Beninger

Ramp Up Your Retrofits

From the Summer 2022 issue of CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine, Volume 26, Issue Number 4


 
Condo Living

August 2, 2022 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Nathan Helder

Enhancing your Condo's Curb Appeal

From the Summer 2022 issue of CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine, Volume 26, Issue Number 4


 
Property Management

August 2, 2022 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Tsehaie Makonnen

High Standards for Condominium Managers

From the Summer 2022 issue of CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine, Volume 26, Issue Number 4


 
Condo Living

August 2, 2022 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Brian Townsend

The Future of Condo Pools and Spas

From the Summer 2022 issue of CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine, Volume 26, Issue Number 4


 
Condo Living

August 2, 2022 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): James O'Hara

The Fundamentals of Condo Living

From the Summer 2022 issue of CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine, Volume 26, Issue Number 4


 
Condo Living

August 2, 2022 - Published by South Saskatchewan Chapter - Author(s): Connie Pappas-Boccitto

Creating Community After Covid

From the Summer 2022 issue of CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine, Volume 26, Issue Number 4


 
Legal

July 28, 2022 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Christopher Mendes

Condominium Pets vs. The CAT

May 2022 was a busy month in the Condominium Authority Tribunal (“CAT”). As our readers will know, the CAT has exclusive jurisdiction to resolve disputes between owners and condominium corporations with respect to the provisions of the declaration, by-laws and rules relating to pets/animals...


 
Reserve Funds

July 21, 2022 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Jeffrey Stevens, Jordan Swail

The Effects of Inflation on Your Reserve Funds

Almost all Canadians are experiencing the pinch of inflation, from gas to our grocery bills. Beyond its more visible day-to-day effects, inflation can have a significant impact on condominium budgets and on the overall health of your reserve fund.


 
Legal

July 21, 2022 - Published by North Alberta Chapter - Author(s): Anand Sharma, Hugh Willis

Government Advocacy Report

We have a number of updates on the government advocacy front. The Condominium Property Act is once again in front of the Legislature for amendment and there are a number of other regulatory and legislative changes in the works that will impact condominiums.


 
Condo Living

July 21, 2022 - Published by North Alberta Chapter - Author(s): Gerrit Roosenboom

Owners Guide to Condo Living

In the fall of 1999, we purchased our condo unit from a set of building plans and sales brochures. The sales agreement contained a tentative occupancy date of July 2000. Although construction had started, we felt that the builder was a little optimistic, so we added another 3 months to the potential occupancy date.


 
Legal

July 21, 2022 - Published by North Alberta Chapter - Author(s): HEIDI BESUIJEN, RMRF

Harassment and Workplace Violence – Do you need a plan?

With so much focus on the Condominium Property Act, it can be easy to overlook other statutes which can impact Alberta condominiums. Many condominium boards, managers and owners are aware of the applicability of privacy legislation but another area you may need to consider is employment law.


 
Environment - Climate Change

July 15, 2022 - Published by Nova Scotia Chapter - Author(s): Mark MacDonald

Going from Zero to Net Zero - A Condo’s Guide to Electric Vehicle Infrastructure

From the Summer 2022 issue of the CCI Nova Scotia Condo Connection Vol. 3, Issue 1


 
Condo Living

July 15, 2022 - Published by Nova Scotia Chapter

Common Element Rules – A Corporation’s Superpower

From the Summer 2022 issue of the CCI Nova Scotia Condo Connection Vol. 3, Issue 1


 
Legal

July 15, 2022 - Published by Nova Scotia Chapter - Author(s): Dan Campbell

Condominium Act Amendments Passed

From the Summer 2022 issue of the CCI Nova Scotia Condo Connection Vol. 3, Issue 1


 
Maintenance and Repairs

July 15, 2022 - Published by Nova Scotia Chapter

How Is Your Property Manager Doing? A Checklist

From the Summer 2022 issue of the CCI Nova Scotia Condo Connection Vol. 3, Issue 1


 
Condo Living

July 15, 2022 - Published by Nova Scotia Chapter - Author(s): Lorena MacDonald

Condo Demand Increasing

From the Summer 2022 issue of the CCI Nova Scotia Condo Connection Vol. 3, Issue 1


 
Insurance

July 15, 2022 - Published by Nova Scotia Chapter - Author(s): Dan Campbell

Check Your Liability Insurance Coverage for Water Damage

From the Summer 2022 issue of the CCI Nova Scotia Condo Connection Vol. 3, Issue 1


 
Governance

July 14, 2022 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Maggie Matian

Board of Directors – From Interest to Election

Purchasing a unit inside a condominium means investing in a community. Part of that community investment involves regular communication with the condominium’s Board of Directors.


 
Legal

July 14, 2022 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): CCI-Toronto Chapter

Legislative Newsflash: Airbnb Class Action Settlement

CCI-Toronto has been made aware of a class action lawsuit that was filed in British Columbia against Airbnb. Based on the proposed class definition as filed with the BC court, the class includes a) all condominium corporations in Canada whose common elements were used or rented through Airbnb without the corporation’s consent, and in breach of the corporation’s governing documents, and ...


 
Condo Living

July 8, 2022 - Published by Huronia Chapter - Author(s): Ashley Lamb

Special Assessments When Buying & Selling Condos

From the CCI Huronia Summer 2022 Condo Buzz Newsletter


 
Governance

July 8, 2022 - Published by Huronia Chapter - Author(s): Jeff Strewing

Things Boards Should Consider

From the CCI Huronia Summer 2022 Condo Buzz Newsletter


 
Legal

July 8, 2022 - Published by Huronia Chapter - Author(s): Patricia Elia

Legal Impacts of Special Assessments

From the CCI Huronia Summer 2022 Condo Buzz Newsletter


 
Finances

July 8, 2022 - Published by Huronia Chapter - Author(s): Ryan Griffiths, Robert Weinberg, Chris Jaglowitz

Borrowing

From the CCI Huronia Summer 2022 Condo Buzz Newsletter


 
Common Issues

July 8, 2022 - Published by Huronia Chapter - Author(s): Debbie Dale

Back to the Basics - Common Expense Fees

From the CCI Huronia Summer 2022 Condo Buzz Newsletter


 
Finances

July 8, 2022 - Published by Huronia Chapter - Author(s): Jon Juff

Condominium Operations

From the CCI Huronia Summer 2022 Condo Buzz Newsletter


 
Finances

July 8, 2022 - Published by Huronia Chapter - Author(s): Michelle Farley

Budgets - Fire Safety

From the CCI Huronia Summer 2022 Condo Buzz Newsletter


 
Condo Living

July 7, 2022 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Henry Jansen

Condominium Culture and What You’re Buying Into

Did you ever think you would grow up and buy a condominium unit? I am sure there are people who never thought of this. Your condominium is your home. Condominium living has pros and cons. On the positive side, it generally provides maintenance-free living and security.


 
Property Management

July 7, 2022 - Published by Eastern Ontario Chapter - Author(s): Gerry Bourdeau

Life as a Condominium Manager and the Challenges They Face

From the Volume 32 issue of the CCI Eastern Ontario Condo Contact Magazine


 
Condo Living

July 7, 2022 - Published by Eastern Ontario Chapter

Getting Familiar with Your Condo Manager’s Roles & Responsibilities

From the Volume 32 issue of the CCI Eastern Ontario Condo Contact Magazine


 
Property Management

July 7, 2022 - Published by Eastern Ontario Chapter - Author(s): Val Khomenko

A Manager’s Perspective on Burnout in Condominium Management Industry

From the Volume 32 issue of the CCI Eastern Ontario Condo Contact Magazine


 
Governance

July 7, 2022 - Published by Eastern Ontario Chapter - Author(s): Anne Burgoon

Strengthening the Condominium Corporation/Management Relationship

From the Volume 32 issue of the CCI Eastern Ontario Condo Contact Magazine


 
Legal

July 7, 2022 - Published by Eastern Ontario Chapter - Author(s): James Davidson

What Protects a Board or Manager from Excessive Questioning?

From the Volume 32 issue of the CCI Eastern Ontario Condo Contact Magazine


 
Condo Living

June 30, 2022 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Maggie Matian

Vacations and Your Condominium

With July just around the corner, and the end of the school year finally making its way through Ontario, many will be looking to pack their bags and go for a change of scenery. Whether it be a town over for a quick weekend getaway, or a plane ride to a whole new time zone, there’s much to consider when leaving your condominium for any length of time.


 
Legal

June 23, 2022 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): CCI-Toronto Chapter

Recent Amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Act

The Ontario government recently made changes to the Occupational Health and Safety Act to address the issue of delivery workers lacking reliable access to a washroom while working....


 
Governance

June 23, 2022 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Maggie Matian

How to Keep Your Board Members Happy

A condominium’s Board of Directors play a significant and immeasurable role in the daily governance of a condominium corporation in Ontario. Board members are not only responsible for ensuring the corporation is well managed on behalf of all owners and residents, they are also responsible for ensuring that the corporation’s financial assets are secured and well managed.


 
Maintenance and Repairs

June 22, 2022 - Published by Golden Horseshoe Chapter - Author(s): Bill Clark

Are You Considering a Saltwater Pool for Your Condominium?

From the Volume 12, Summer 2022 issue of the CCI GHC Condo News Magazine


 
Governance

June 22, 2022 - Published by Golden Horseshoe Chapter - Author(s): Dave Williams

Committee Work the Right Way

From the Volume 12, Summer 2022 issue of the CCI GHC Condo News Magazine


 
Condo Living

June 22, 2022 - Published by Golden Horseshoe Chapter

HCC#125 - “Where Small is Beautiful”

From the Volume 12, Summer 2022 issue of the CCI GHC Condo News Magazine


 
Condo Living

June 22, 2022 - Published by Golden Horseshoe Chapter - Author(s): Stephanie Sutherland

Purchasing and Selling Condominium Units: The Importance of the Status Certificate

From the Volume 12, Summer 2022 issue of the CCI GHC Condo News Magazine


 
Finances

June 22, 2022 - Published by Golden Horseshoe Chapter - Author(s): Dave Williams

Condo Financial Statements… Directors just need to review and ask questions… Follow the money!

From the Volume 12, Summer 2022 issue of the CCI GHC Condo News Magazine


 
Finances

June 22, 2022 - Published by Golden Horseshoe Chapter - Author(s): Will MacKay

Investing the Reserve Fund: How to Maximize Return and Minimize Risk

From the Volume 12, Summer 2022 issue of the CCI GHC Condo News Magazine


 
Legal

June 22, 2022 - Published by Golden Horseshoe Chapter - Author(s): Maria Durdan, Richard Elia

Pot of Gold (Chargebacks) – Pre and Post Amlani

From the Volume 12, Summer 2022 issue of the CCI GHC Condo News Magazine


 
Maintenance and Repairs

June 22, 2022 - Published by Golden Horseshoe Chapter - Author(s): Patricia Elia

So, You Want to Make the Attic a Family Room? – Sounds like a Great Idea!

From the Volume 12, Summer 2022 issue of the CCI GHC Condo News Magazine


 
Property Management

June 16, 2022 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Sara Hicks

Condo Chameleons- What does a Property Manager even do?

“What do you do for a living?” – the hardest question ever asked to a condominium manager. When I first started to write this, I thought about what it is to be a condominium manager, and how hard the job is to explain to people at dinner parties. Remember dinner parties?


 
Condo Living

June 9, 2022 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Patrick Stradiotto

Do Dryers and Other Home Exhaust Vents Pose a Health and Safety Risk?

Wiarton Willie told us that spring was going to come early. For birds migrating back to Ontario, this means one thing, it is time to find a nesting place.


 
Legal

June 3, 2022 - Published by London and Area Chapter - Author(s): Kate Schoffer

CAT Case: Emotional Support Dog in Condo with Pet Prohibitions

From the CCI Review 2021/2022-4 June 2022 issue of the CCI London Chapter


 
Legal

June 3, 2022 - Published by London and Area Chapter - Author(s): Kristi Sargeant-Kerr

No License Plate Sticker? How to Now Enforce Condominium Parking Rules?

From the CCI Review 2021/2022-4 June 2022 issue of the CCI London Chapter


 
Maintenance and Repairs

June 3, 2022 - Published by London and Area Chapter - Author(s): TLC Landscaping

Let’s Talk: About Spring and Landscaping

From the CCI Review 2021/2022-4 June 2022 issue of the CCI London Chapter


 
Legal

June 3, 2022 - Published by London and Area Chapter - Author(s): Trish Kaplan

Part 1—A Layman’s Insight into CAT Cases

From the CCI Review 2021/2022-4 June 2022 issue of the CCI London Chapter


 
Condo Living

June 3, 2022 - Published by London and Area Chapter - Author(s): Trish Kaplan

Who are the People in Your Neighbourhood? The Owners

From the CCI Review 2021/2022-4 June 2022 issue of the CCI London Chapter


 
Insurance

June 3, 2022 - Published by London and Area Chapter - Author(s): Chris DiPietro

Insurance—Did you Know?

From the CCI Review 2021/2022-4 June 2022 issue of the CCI London Chapter


 
Maintenance and Repairs

June 3, 2022 - Published by London and Area Chapter

Summer Condo Maintenance Checklist

From the CCI Review 2021/2022-4 June 2022 issue of the CCI London Chapter


 
Insurance

June 3, 2022 - Published by London and Area Chapter - Author(s): Jennifer Dickenson, Chris DiPietro, Michael Sroka, Tricia Baratta

Q&A: Insurance Basics

From the CCI Review 2021/2022-4 June 2022 issue of the CCI London Chapter


 
Governance

June 1, 2022 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Ian Miller

What You Need to Know About the Upcoming Election

The provincial election is this Thursday, June 2, 2022 – only 1 day away! In conjunction with the other Ontario CCI Chapters, CCI-GRC reached out to candidates of the major parties to provide them with information regarding condominiums and the issues they are facing in Ontario, and sent a questionnaire get their feedback on those issues.


 
Legal

May 31, 2022 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): CCI-Toronto Chapter

Ontario Provincial Elections - Election Outreach Responses

The provincial election to be held on June 2, 2022 is fast approaching. CCI-Toronto, in conjunction with the other Ontario CCI Chapters, sent a questionnaire to candidates representing the major parties in wards with a significant number of condominiums, asking for their positions on several condominium-related issues with background information to provide them with basic information on the issues.


 
Governance

May 26, 2022 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Annie Bailey

When to Send Written Notices to Unit Owners

A condominium’s board of directors is responsible for informing unit owners of events, changes, and other matters relating to the condominium community. Often the board has a property manager who assists with providing this information to unit owners.


 
Legal

May 24, 2022 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): CCI-Toronto Chapter

Ontario Further Strengthens Consumer Protection for Buyers of New and Pre-construction Condos

In view of heightened public concern and media reports about cancelled pre-construction condominium projects, the Ontario government has announced regulatory changes aimed at helping to protect buyers of new and pre-construction condominiums.


 
Common Issues

May 19, 2022 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Ian Miller

Elections Outreach Newsflash

As you may know, a provincial election will be held in Ontario on June 2, 2022. CCI-GRC recognizes that its members may have an interest in the positions and views that the respective parties and candidates have on matters relating to condominiums.


 
Insurance

May 18, 2022 - Published by Newfoundland and Labrador Chapter - Author(s): Jason Contant

Signs for Optimism in the Condo Insurance Market?

From the CCI Newfoundland and Labrador Summer 2022 Condo Chronicle Newsletter


 
Condo Living

May 12, 2022 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Maggie Matian

Reflections of a Condominium Owner – with Kathleen Schrumm

A condo owner of 27 years, Kathleen Schrumm reflects on her thoughts on being in the condominium industry.


 
Legal

May 5, 2022 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Francesco Deo

Case Law Update

From the Spring 2022 issue of CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine, Volume 26, Issue Number 3


 
Legal

May 5, 2022 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Marc Bhalla

It's Easy Being Green at Mediation

From the Spring 2022 issue of CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine, Volume 26, Issue Number 3


 
Legal

May 5, 2022 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Michele Farley

Condo Lobbies and Fire Rated Furniture Requirements

From the Spring 2022 issue of CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine, Volume 26, Issue Number 3


 
Environment - Climate Change

May 5, 2022 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Jeremy Nixon

The EV Revolution is Here

From the Spring 2022 issue of CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine, Volume 26, Issue Number 3


 
Environment - Climate Change

May 5, 2022 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Mark Marmer

When you Need EV Chargers Installed, Who you Gonna Call?

From the Spring 2022 issue of CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine, Volume 26, Issue Number 3


 
Environment - Climate Change

May 5, 2022 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Joel Berkovitz, Evan Holt

Is Your Condominium Ready for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations?

From the Spring 2022 issue of CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine, Volume 26, Issue Number 3


 
Condo Living

May 5, 2022 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): James Russell

Condominium Profile: The Claridges

From the Spring 2022 issue of CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine, Volume 26, Issue Number 3


 
Environment - Climate Change

May 5, 2022 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Brad Pilgrim

Going Green: Tech or Retrofits?

From the Spring 2022 issue of CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine, Volume 26, Issue Number 3


 
Maintenance and Repairs

May 5, 2022 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Gerald R. (Jerry) Genge

A Director's Dozen

From the Spring 2022 issue of CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine, Volume 26, Issue Number 3


 
Governance

May 5, 2022 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Noah Maislin

A Minute Taker's Guide to the Galaxy of Minute Taking

From the Spring 2022 issue of CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine, Volume 26, Issue Number 3


 
Legal

May 5, 2022 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Robert Buckler, Kateryna Polek

The Impact of Bid-Rigging

From the Spring 2022 issue of CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine, Volume 26, Issue Number 3


 
Reserve Funds

May 5, 2022 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Sophia Simeone, Sally Thompson

Reserve Fund Study Report Card - Unfamiliar Systems

From the Spring 2022 issue of CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine, Volume 26, Issue Number 3


 
Reserve Funds

May 5, 2022 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Alexander Etkin

The Trifecta of a Dysfunctional Condominium Corporation

From the Spring 2022 issue of CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine, Volume 26, Issue Number 3


 
Condo Living

May 5, 2022 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): James O'Hara

The Fundamentals of Condo Living

From the Spring 2022 issue of CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine, Volume 26, Issue Number 3


 
Condo Living

May 5, 2022 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Patricia Elia

Can Condos Remain Affordable?

From the Spring 2022 issue of CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine, Volume 26, Issue Number 3


 
Governance

May 5, 2022 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Maggie Matian

Preparing For Your Annual General Meeting

Preparing for your condominium’s Annual General Meeting can cause a lot of stress for your management company, board, and unit owners if your past meetings have not gone so smoothly.


 
Condo Living

April 28, 2022 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Corey Sargeant

Helpful Resources for Condominium Owners

When an owner has a question related to their condominium and/or condominium living in general, their first instinct is to likely seek out an answer for themselves.


 
Maintenance and Repairs

April 26, 2022 - Published by Eastern Ontario Chapter - Author(s): Bonnie Myers, Michelle Compton

ARE YOU READY FOR SPRING?

From the Volume 31 issue of the CCI Eastern Ontario Condo Contact Magazine


 
Legal

April 26, 2022 - Published by Eastern Ontario Chapter - Author(s): Jothathan Wright

CUSTOMIZING THE CCDC CONTACT FOR CONDOMINIUM CORPORATIONS

From the Volume 31 issue of the CCI Eastern Ontario Condo Contact Magazine


 
Legal

April 26, 2022 - Published by Eastern Ontario Chapter - Author(s): unknown

SPRING Q&A

From the Volume 31 issue of the CCI Eastern Ontario Condo Contact Magazine


 
Common Issues

April 14, 2022 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Tianna Brown

How to Maximize Networking Opportunities at Tradeshows and Conferences

In professional services, it is so important to build a network. Whether you’re fresh out of the gate or a well-seasoned expert, your network is your business lifeline. The challenge is… how do you build it?


 
Reserve Funds

April 12, 2022 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Sally Thompson

Reserve Fund Planning – Not as Simple as it Seems

From the Spring 2019 issue of the CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine.


 
Governance

April 12, 2022 - Published by Golden Horseshoe Chapter - Author(s): Dave Williams

Succession Planning for Your Condo Board… Really?

From the Volume 12, Spring 2022 issue of the CCI GHC Condo News Magazine


 
Condo Living

April 12, 2022 - Published by Golden Horseshoe Chapter - Author(s): The Board – WSCC 514, Randy Graham, Thomas Nederpel, Denise O’Connor

Dundas District Lofts - “The 514”

From the Volume 12, Spring 2022 issue of the CCI GHC Condo News Magazine


 
Maintenance and Repairs

April 12, 2022 - Published by Golden Horseshoe Chapter - Author(s): Gail Cote, Bill Clark

Spring Walk Abouts – and Often Overlooked Items

From the Volume 12, Spring 2022 issue of the CCI GHC Condo News Magazine


 
Legal

April 12, 2022 - Published by Golden Horseshoe Chapter - Author(s): Dave Williams

Annual Plan - Kudos to the Condo Authority of Ontario! They are out with a Best Practices Bulletin… See what it includes!

From the Volume 12, Spring 2022 issue of the CCI GHC Condo News Magazine


 
Maintenance and Repairs

April 12, 2022 - Published by Golden Horseshoe Chapter - Author(s): Jordan Swail

Window Replacement: Getting it Right

From the Volume 12, Spring 2022 issue of the CCI GHC Condo News Magazine


 
Common Issues

April 12, 2022 - Published by Golden Horseshoe Chapter - Author(s): Ross Morley

Getting Your Condo EV Ready

From the Volume 12, Spring 2022 issue of the CCI GHC Condo News Magazine


 
Maintenance and Repairs

April 12, 2022 - Published by Golden Horseshoe Chapter - Author(s): Bill Clark

EAVESTROUGHS - A Year Round Concern

From the Volume 12, Spring 2022 issue of the CCI GHC Condo News Magazine


 
Condo Living

April 7, 2022 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Maggie Matian

The Pros and Cons of Condo Living

Investing in a condo may seem like the right choice because of the price, but what really are the pros and cons of condo living?


 
Finances

March 31, 2022 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Mike McGinnis

Getting Personal With Your Tax Filing

Personal tax season is approaching quickly! We wanted to provide a general guide on how to get ready for submitting your income taxes.


 
Legal

March 30, 2022 - Published by London and Area Chapter - Author(s): Kate Schoffer

CAT vs Dog—What Conditions Can a Condo Impose on an Emotional Support Animal?

From the CCI Review 2021/2022-3 March 2022 issue of the CCI London Chapter


 
Insurance

March 30, 2022 - Published by London and Area Chapter - Author(s): Tricia Baratta

Condominium Insurance: Does Your Condo Look Good to Insurers?

From the CCI Review 2021/2022-3 March 2022 issue of the CCI London Chapter


 
Legal

March 30, 2022 - Published by London and Area Chapter - Author(s): Kristi Sargeant-Kerr

Reasonableness Regardless of the Route

From the CCI Review 2021/2022-3 March 2022 issue of the CCI London Chapter


 
Common Issues

March 30, 2022 - Published by London and Area Chapter - Author(s): Don Burgess

Benefit of a Whole House Surge Protector

From the CCI Review 2021/2022-3 March 2022 issue of the CCI London Chapter


 
Legal

March 30, 2022 - Published by London and Area Chapter - Author(s): Hetham Karky

Newcomer Perspective for the Condominium System—What do we need to know?

From the CCI Review 2021/2022-3 March 2022 issue of the CCI London Chapter


 
Legal

March 30, 2022 - Published by London and Area Chapter - Author(s): Josh Gooding, Olivia Valiquette, Joe McGowan

Managing Your Common Elements Warranty

From the CCI Review 2021/2022-3 March 2022 issue of the CCI London Chapter


 
Maintenance and Repairs

March 30, 2022 - Published by London and Area Chapter - Author(s): Justin Tudor, Jennifer Dickenson

The Little Manager that Couldn’t

From the CCI Review 2021/2022-3 March 2022 issue of the CCI London Chapter


 
Condo Living

March 30, 2022 - Published by London and Area Chapter - Author(s): Carly MacArthur

Tips for Being an Inclusive Condominium Community

From the CCI Review 2021/2022-3 March 2022 issue of the CCI London Chapter


 
Maintenance and Repairs

March 30, 2022 - Published by London and Area Chapter - Author(s): Trish Kaplan

Preparing for Spring

From the CCI Review 2021/2022-3 March 2022 issue of the CCI London Chapter


 
Property Management

March 30, 2022 - Published by London and Area Chapter - Author(s): Trish Kaplan

Your Search for Condominium Manager/Management Services

From the CCI Review 2021/2022-3 March 2022 issue of the CCI London Chapter


 
Legal

March 30, 2022 - Published by London and Area Chapter - Author(s): Laura Gurr, JD

Declaration vs Rules—What Boards Should Think About when Rules are Contained in the Declaration?

From the CCI Review 2021/2022-3 March 2022 issue of the CCI London Chapter


 
Maintenance and Repairs

March 24, 2022 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Maggie Matian

The “Shoulda, Coulda, Wouldas” of Condominium Repairs

By a show of hands, how many of us have ignored a simple repair, only for it to become a large, complicated pain later on?


 
Maintenance and Repairs

March 23, 2022 - Published by South Alberta Chapter - Author(s): Violet Lim

How to Prevent Leaks in Older Residential Buildings

From the Winter 2022 issue of the CCI South Alberta CCI Review


 
Property Management

March 23, 2022 - Published by South Alberta Chapter - Author(s): Brian Shedden

The Supply-Chain Condo Conundrum

From the Winter 2022 issue of the CCI South Alberta CCI Review


 
Governance

March 23, 2022 - Published by South Alberta Chapter - Author(s): Lauren Larre

Ten helpful tips to be an effective board member

From the Winter 2022 issue of the CCI South Alberta CCI Review


 
Legal

March 23, 2022 - Published by South Alberta Chapter - Author(s): David Cumming

The Litigation Committee Or, Why You Shouldn’t Have All Owners Vote On A Settlement Proposal

From the Winter 2022 issue of the CCI South Alberta CCI Review


 
Condo Living

March 23, 2022 - Published by South Alberta Chapter - Author(s): Shlomo Sharon

The delicate balance of social media in condos: Creating a safe venue for more transparent communities

From the Winter 2022 issue of the CCI South Alberta CCI Review


 
Maintenance and Repairs

March 17, 2022 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Andrew Westrik

SPRING FORWARD – in Your Condominium Landscaping!

It’s March! With the first real warm rays of spring about to caress our faces, our thoughts turn to the warm days of summer and once again enjoying the outdoors!


 
Governance

March 10, 2022 - Published by Grand River Chapter

5 Tips to Keep Your Virtual Meetings Productive

Whether it be a virtual meeting, conference, or webinar, either can be tough to get through while keeping them productive. Being behind a screen for the last couple years has taken away any excitement that was left behind the simplicity of virtual meetings.


 
Common Issues

March 3, 2022 - Published by Grand River Chapter

Going Electric: Electric Vehicles in Condominiums

Do you have an electric vehicle, or would you like to get an electric vehicle, and are wondering how to charge that electric vehicle at your condominium? Electric vehicles are becoming more and more common, and that is fantastic news for the environment. But is your condominium equipped to deal with this change?


 
Legal

February 25, 2022 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): CCI-Toronto Chapter

Legislative Newsflash: Case Law Update: Tharani Holdings Decision

Since November, 2017, the Condominium Act, 1998 (the Act) and the regulations thereunder have required any person running for election to a condominium corporation’s board of directors to disclose certain information to the unit owners in order to be qualified to be elected.


 
Common Issues

February 23, 2022 - Published by Grand River Chapter

Where Does Social Media Take Your Condominium?

Social media is an ever-evolving beast. Once you get comfortable with one algorithm, there have since been five updates, and a new sub-app that everyone is telling you to use. It’s understandable that most find themselves wanting to pull their hair out once tasked with social media managing. This can be especially frustrating if you are already overwhelmed should anyone utter “social media” around you.


 
Reserve Funds

February 17, 2022 - Published by Huronia Chapter - Author(s): Jon Juffs

Funds, Studies, and Plans - Oh My!

From the CCI Huronia Winter 2022 Condo Buzz Newsletter


 
Maintenance and Repairs

February 16, 2022 - Published by Grand River Chapter

Water Damage and Where it Starts

“Water, water everywhere,” is not what you want to be thinking as you’re standing in the living room of a townhouse condominium unit or peering into the lobby of a high-rise. Water inside any attached housing structure means likely damage – furnishings and fixtures, floors and walls; it also means the possibility of rotting wood and mold risks; it means potential liability, and that something has gone terribly wrong.


 
Legal

February 10, 2022 - Published by Grand River Chapter

Unit Owners’ Responsibility for their Occupants:

December 2021, York C.C. No 188 v. Caudhry, et al, 2021 ONSC 7027; & York Region C.C. No. 794 v. Watson, et al, 2021 ONSC 6574


 
Legal

February 8, 2022 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): CCI-Toronto Chapter

Legislative Newsflash: CCI-T Submission to the Condominium Insurance Consultation - Insurance Act, Condominium Act, 1998, Building Code Act, 1992

CCI-T has submitted comprehensive comments to the Ministry of Government and Consumer Service on behalf of all CCI chapters in response to the Ministry’s request for written comments as part of the Ministry’s consultation on condominium insurance issues.


 
Legal

February 3, 2022 - Published by Grand River Chapter

Nuisances, Annoyances, or Disruptions? Take it up with the CAT

On September 23, 2021, the Ontario Government announced that the Condominium Authority Tribunal (CAT) would have its jurisdiction expanded again in 2022. As a recap, its jurisdiction was originally limited to disputes related to record requests when it first opened its doors on November 1, 2017....


 
Condo Living

February 2, 2022 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): James Russell

The Fairways Hits a Hole In One!

From the Winter 2021 issue of CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine, Volume 26, Issue Number 2


 
Legal

February 2, 2022 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Bradley Chaplick

The Hidden Impact of New Nuisance Laws

From the Winter 2021 issue of CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine, Volume 26, Issue Number 2


 
Maintenance and Repairs

February 2, 2022 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Emiel Bril

The ‘Gold Standard’ for Vendor Sourcing & Procurement

From the Winter 2021 issue of CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine, Volume 26, Issue Number 2


 
Maintenance and Repairs

February 2, 2022 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Ryan Griffiths

Window Pain

From the Winter 2021 issue of CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine, Volume 26, Issue Number 2


 
Reserve Funds

February 2, 2022 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Sally Thompson, Warren Kleiner

Can I Pay for This From the Reserve Fund?

From the Winter 2021 issue of CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine, Volume 26, Issue Number 2


 
Maintenance and Repairs

February 2, 2022 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Dene Cousins

Winterizing Condos: A Manager’s Checklist

From the Winter 2021 issue of CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine, Volume 26, Issue Number 2


 
Legal

February 2, 2022 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Ari Nguyen, Tony Bui

Decisions From the Courts

From the Winter 2021 issue of CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine, Volume 26, Issue Number 2


 
Finances

February 2, 2022 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): hristina Ajith-Brandford, Justin McLarty

Bonuses Should be Handled With Care

From the Winter 2021 issue of CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine, Volume 26, Issue Number 2


 
Property Management

February 1, 2022 - Published by South Alberta Chapter - Author(s): Michael Ball and Jamie Cheng

The Consultant’s Role and What to Expect During a Project

From the Fall 2021 issue of the CCI South Alberta CCI Review


 
Property Management

February 1, 2022 - Published by South Alberta Chapter - Author(s): Chris McKenzie

Ways to Keep Your Business Safe This Year

From the Fall 2021 issue of the CCI South Alberta CCI Review


 
Legal

February 1, 2022 - Published by South Alberta Chapter

Licensing updates for Condo Managers

From the Fall 2021 issue of the CCI South Alberta CCI Review


 
Finances

January 20, 2022 - Published by Grand River Chapter

Budgeting: Should Last Year’s Surplus Be Used to Fund a Pet Sanctuary?

It’s that time of year again for the Annual General Meeting and the process of forming next year’s budget. The auditor happily noted that the condominium had a growing surplus in both accounts. A golden retriever with a goofy grin ran onto the stage. His owner read a flyer that showed the benefits of having a pet sanctuary.


 
Finances

January 13, 2022 - Published by Golden Horseshoe Chapter - Author(s): Kent Schultz

Planning for Capital Projects

From the Volume 11, Winter 2022 issue of the CCI GHC Condo News Magazine


 
Maintenance and Repairs

January 13, 2022 - Published by Golden Horseshoe Chapter - Author(s): Patricia Elia, Henry Jansen, Matthew Atkin

Duty to Repair – The Case Study

From the Volume 11, Winter 2022 issue of the CCI GHC Condo News Magazine


 
Maintenance and Repairs

January 13, 2022 - Published by Golden Horseshoe Chapter - Author(s): Greg Corbiere, Jordan Switzer

Shedding Light on Your Dark, Scary Attic

From the Volume 11, Winter 2022 issue of the CCI GHC Condo News Magazine


 
Legal

January 13, 2022 - Published by Golden Horseshoe Chapter - Author(s): Dave Williams

Shifting the Snow and Ice Removal Paradigm…Occupiers Liability Act!

From the Volume 11, Winter 2022 issue of the CCI GHC Condo News Magazine


 
Legal

January 13, 2022 - Published by Golden Horseshoe Chapter - Author(s): Michelle Kelly

Update on Ontario’s Proof of Vaccine Requirements for Condominiums

From the Volume 11, Winter 2022 issue of the CCI GHC Condo News Magazine


 
Maintenance and Repairs

January 13, 2022 - Published by Golden Horseshoe Chapter - Author(s): TJ Umb

The Benefits of Winter Pruning & Tree Removal

From the Volume 11, Winter 2022 issue of the CCI GHC Condo News Magazine


 
Maintenance and Repairs

January 13, 2022 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Jordan Swail

Winter Window Condensation

Around this time of year, many condominium owners, directors, and managers ask us: why are my windows dripping with water? Condensation is a common issue for older condominium windows and even some new windows. Here are some tips to better deal with condensation:


 
Legal

January 6, 2022 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): CCI-Toronto Chapter

Legislative Newsflash: COVID-19 Modified Stage 2 and Proposed Permanent Changes to Enable Digital and Virtual Processes under the Condominium Act, 1998

As the Ontario government announced on January 3rd, 2022 in response to an increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations, as of January 5th at 12:01 AM, the province has entered into a “Modified Step 2” phase of its road to recovery from the pandemic.


 
Governance

January 6, 2022 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Jamie Poodry

Smooth Transitions: Making the Move Between Management Companies Seamless

As condominium managers, we have all been there – your relationship with a condominium community comes to an end. This can happen for any number of reasons – financial difficulties, personality conflicts, board unrest or lack of trust, to name a few – but no matter the reason, you will find yourself in the position of having to hand over a (preferably neat and organized) package of information to the


 
Legal

December 20, 2021 - Published by Eastern Ontario Chapter - Author(s): Graeme Macpherson

2021 – Looking Back at Changes and Developments in Condominium Law

From the Volume 30 issue of the CCI Eastern Ontario Condo Contact Magazine


 
Legal

December 20, 2021 - Published by Eastern Ontario Chapter - Author(s): James Davidson

Looking Forward to 2022

From the Volume 30 issue of the CCI Eastern Ontario Condo Contact Magazine


 
Common Issues

December 16, 2021 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Laurie Reed

Tech Savvy Condos

Sustainable, Smart, Eco Friendly and Ahead of the Class What do you think about when you think technology? Most likely your thoughts immediately go to smartphones or computers. But do your thoughts ever travel to Condominium Living?


 
Governance

December 9, 2021 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Wayne Haves

Wait a Minute – What is the Deal with Minutes?

We have all been there – an important meeting where issues are raised, debated and decisions made. That is the substance of the meeting but you cannot overlook the importance of the minutes of those meetings. That written summary of the meeting will live on as a reference document that many stakeholders will rely on to verify what took place.


 
Legal

December 2, 2021 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Victor Yee

Winter Is Coming: Ready Your Condo’s Noise And Other Nuisance Enforcements

On September 23rd 2021, the Ontario Ministry of Government and Consumer Services (the “MGCS”) announced that as of January 1st 2022, the Condominium Authority Tribunal (the “CAT”) will have the jurisdiction to hear condominium disputes regarding noise, odour, smoke, vapour, light, or vibration (collectively, “NOSVLV” disputes).


 
Maintenance and Repairs

November 25, 2021 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Henry J. Jansen

The Challenge of Aging Buildings

The Surfside collapse and the resulting loss of life is tragic. In addition to dealing with the far-reaching impact of that collapse, many occupants, owners, and managers of most buildings are now asking whether something similar could happen to their building.


 
Property Management

November 24, 2021 - Published by London and Area Chapter - Author(s): Laura Gurr

Cultural Awareness and Sensitivity in Housing Sector

From the CCI Review 2021/2022—November 2021 issue of the CCI London Chapter


 
Property Management

November 24, 2021 - Published by London and Area Chapter - Author(s): Séan Eglinton

Working through a Landscape Bid Process

From the CCI Review 2021/2022—November 2021 issue of the CCI London Chapter


 
Legal

November 24, 2021 - Published by London and Area Chapter - Author(s): Stephanie Sutherland, LL.B.

Nuisances, Annoyances and Disruptions: CAT Jurisdiction Expanding

From the CCI Review 2021/2022—November 2021 issue of the CCI London Chapter


 
Legal

November 24, 2021 - Published by London and Area Chapter - Author(s): Trish Kaplan

The CAT Jurisdiction Expanding: Another Perspective

From the CCI Review 2021/2022—November 2021 issue of the CCI London Chapter


 
Common Issues

November 24, 2021 - Published by London and Area Chapter - Author(s): Jennifer Dickenson

The Shortage Economy and its Effects on Condos

From the CCI Review 2021/2022—November 2021 issue of the CCI London Chapter


 
Common Issues

November 24, 2021 - Published by London and Area Chapter - Author(s): Trish Kaplan

Protect Your Landscape in Winter

From the CCI Review 2021/2022—November 2021 issue of the CCI London Chapter


 
Property Management

November 24, 2021 - Published by London and Area Chapter - Author(s): Trish Kaplan

Strategic Planning: Getting Ready for Winter

From the CCI Review 2021/2022—November 2021 issue of the CCI London Chapter


 
Maintenance and Repairs

November 24, 2021 - Published by London and Area Chapter - Author(s): Trish Kaplan

A Water Heater Casualty

From the CCI Review 2021/2022—November 2021 issue of the CCI London Chapter


 
Finances

November 24, 2021 - Published by London and Area Chapter - Author(s): Jennifer Dickenson

Q&A: Audit Basics

From the CCI Review 2021/2022—November 2021 issue of the CCI London Chapter


 
Governance

November 18, 2021 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Sara Hicks

Positive Communication: Email Edition

If you partake with the internet (and if you are reading this, you do at least dabble) then you have no doubt come across unpleasant online exchanges in some capacity.


 
Common Issues

November 11, 2021 - Published by Grand River Chapter

Back by popular demand, we have more Condo Memoirs!

These Memoirs give members a chance to anonymously share their most unbelievable stories. Read on for a glimpse into the adventures of condominium living.


 
Condo Living

November 9, 2021 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Sophia Simeone, Sally Thompson

Reserve Fund Study Report Card - Shared Facilities

From the Fall 2021 issue of CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine, Volume 26, Issue Number 1


 
Finances

November 9, 2021 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Mo Killu, Carrie Cowton

The Top-Ten Ways to Save

From the Fall 2021 issue of CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine, Volume 26, Issue Number 1


 
Legal

November 9, 2021 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Julia Lurye, Paneet Bhandal

Decisions From the Courts

From the Fall 2021 issue of CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine, Volume 26, Issue Number 1


 
Reserve Funds

November 9, 2021 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Stefan Nespoli, Paul Rudling

Recognizing Risky Reserves

From the Fall 2021 issue of CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine, Volume 26, Issue Number 1


 
Legal

November 9, 2021 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Peter Murphy

PIPEDA Law and Ontario's Condominium Corporations

From the Fall 2021 issue of CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine, Volume 26, Issue Number 1


 
Condo Living

November 9, 2021 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): James Russell

Condominium Profile: 60 Absolute

From the Fall 2021 issue of CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine, Volume 26, Issue Number 1


 
Legal

November 9, 2021 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Alexander Etkin

When the Enemy will not Wage War in the Flesh

From the Fall 2021 issue of CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine, Volume 26, Issue Number 1


 
Property Management

November 9, 2021 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Tsehaie Makkonen

Training Tomorrow's Managers

From the Fall 2021 issue of CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine, Volume 26, Issue Number 1


 
Condo Living

November 9, 2021 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Ryan Ricci

Trespassers and Squatters: 9 Tips to Secure Your Property

From the Fall 2021 issue of CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine, Volume 26, Issue Number 1


 
Finances

November 9, 2021 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Anne Burgoon

A Loan Was Exactly What They Needed

From the Fall 2021 issue of CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine, Volume 26, Issue Number 1


 
Legal

November 9, 2021 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Robert Appel

Ontario's C.A.T. Gets Upgraded Claws

From the Fall 2021 issue of CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine, Volume 26, Issue Number 1


 
Environment - Climate Change

November 9, 2021 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Melissa Kois

I Found Mould, What Now?

From the Fall 2021 issue of CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine, Volume 26, Issue Number 1


 
Legal

November 8, 2021 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): CCI-Toronto Chapter

Legislative Newsflash: Condominium Authority Seeks Feedback About Potential Changes to Tribunal’s Rules of Practice

In light of the upcoming expansion of the Condominium Authority Tribunal’s jurisdiction on January 1st 2022 into disputes about noise, odours, smoking, vapours, light, and vibrations, the Condominium Authority of Ontario is seeking the public’s input regarding: 1) Whether and when legal fees should be awarded to a party, and 2) Whether some CAT disputes should proceed by way of a hybrid model of combined Mediation-Arbitration.


 
Maintenance and Repairs

November 4, 2021 - Published by Grand River Chapter

Surviving the Cold – Winter Construction: EIFS

It’s that time of year again, the days are shorter, the temperature is cooler, and construction season is finally over. Wait a minute – contractors are still working? There’s no way they should be installing EIFS in this cold, right?


 
Legal

November 3, 2021 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): CCI-Toronto Chapter

Legislative Newsflash: Provincial Government Proposes New Employee Protections

The Ontario government has recently (on October 25, 2021) introduced Bill 27, the Working for Workers Act, 2021. If passed, the act will amend various pieces of legislation affecting the rights of employees. We have focused on two of the most potentially relevant workplace changes for condominium communities.


 
Insurance

October 29, 2021 - Published by Huronia Chapter

The Evolution of Condominium Insurance: From Routine to Obstacle Course

As something moves from a simple to a more complex form, it has evolved. The evolution of insurance for condominiums has proven to have fewer pros than cons and it has certainly become more complex to navigate than in the recent past.


 
Common Issues

October 29, 2021 - Published by Huronia Chapter

Innovative Tech Solutions for Hybrid Meetings

Virtual meetings safeguarded residents, guests, board members and managers as condo corporations navigated through social distancing rules due to the pandemic. In condominium communities, virtual meetings have become the ‘new normal.’


 
Governance

October 29, 2021 - Published by Huronia Chapter

Meeting in the New World

It’s no exaggeration to say the last eighteen months have been a huge learning curve for many of us, with an unprecedented reliance on the Internet, and digital communication swiftly becoming a vital skill to master. Although the end of our isolation seems to be in sight (fingers crossed), many of these digital skills are going to remain in place for a long time, so now we all have to


 
Maintenance and Repairs

October 29, 2021 - Published by Huronia Chapter

Fire Safety in Condos, Ever Evolving

We hear from clients every day who are frustrated that there always seems to be a new Fire Code requirement or standard that they have to comply with. How are they supposed to know them all? How are they supposed to keep up? WHY does the Fire Code keep changing?


 
Legal

October 29, 2021 - Published by Huronia Chapter

CAT’S Evolution - January 21, 2022 Sees a Further Expansion of Their Jurisdiction

The Condominium Authority Tribunal (commonly known as CAT) has gone through quite an evolution since its inception which occurred as a result of the 2017 changes to the Condominium Act (the “Act”).


 
Legal

October 29, 2021 - Published by North Alberta Chapter - Author(s): ERIN BERNEY

Legal Corner – Annual General Meetings: The Importance of Proper Notice

From the North Alberta Chapter: Vol. 27, Issue 1 - Fall 2021 of Insite to Condos


 
Common Issues

October 29, 2021 - Published by North Alberta Chapter

Fire Safety: More than Smoke Alarm Inspections

From the North Alberta Chapter: Vol. 27, Issue 1 - Fall 2021 of Insite to Condos


 
Common Issues

October 29, 2021 - Published by North Alberta Chapter

Condominium Manager Licensing - Everything You Need to Know

From the North Alberta Chapter: Vol. 27, Issue 1 - Fall 2021 of Insite to Condos


 
Maintenance and Repairs

October 28, 2021 - Published by Grand River Chapter

Surviving the Cold – Winter Construction: Concrete

It’s that time of year again, the days are shorter, the temperature is cooler, and construction season is finally over. Wait a minute – contractors are still working? There’s no way they should be placing concrete in this cold, right?


 
Property Management

October 21, 2021 - Published by Grand River Chapter

Why Integrity Matters More in the Age of a Pandemic

Like anyone, Property Managers make mistakes. Owning it and making amends for it is more important in these strange and challenging times than ever before. In a time where information seems to be constantly changing and sometimes contradicting itself...


 
Legal

October 21, 2021 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): CCI-Toronto Chapter

Legislative Newsflash: COVID-19 Passports/Certificates And QR Codes And Other Announcements

As everyone will have heard, last month the Ontario government announced that effective September 22nd, proof of full vaccinations and vaccine passports (referred to as “certificates”) are required for certain places open to the public, such as restaurants, casinos, and movie theatres.


 
Common Issues

October 20, 2021 - Published by Nova Scotia Chapter - Author(s): Devon Cassidy

Records: To Provide or Not to Provide, That is the Question.

From the October 2021 issue of the CCI Nova Scotia Condo Connection Vol. 2, Issue 2


 
Legal

October 15, 2021 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): CCI-Toronto Chapter

Legislative Newsflash: Legislation Prohibits Harassment Of Property Management

As the Province of Ontario continues to navigate through the fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, CCI Toronto and Area Chapter continues to hear reports from property managers who are being subject to harassment in their respective condominium communities. These complaints stem from on-site and online interactions with owners and residents respecting the enforcement of mask policies, as well as other issues.


 
Finances

October 14, 2021 - Published by Grand River Chapter

Who’s responsible for preparing your condominium's financial statements?

Most condominium corporations in Ontario have an audit completed annually and the resulting financial statements are provided to owners. But what about those condos that have less than 25 units and have waived the audit - do they still have to provide financial statements to the owners? The answer is...


 
Reserve Funds

October 8, 2021 - Published by Eastern Ontario Chapter - Author(s): Michael Lewicki

Reserve Funds

From the Volume 29 issue of the CCI Eastern Ontario Condo Contact Magazine


 
Legal

October 8, 2021 - Published by Eastern Ontario Chapter - Author(s): James Davidson

Waiting for Amendments About Reserve Funds and Reserve Fund Studies

From the Volume 29 issue of the CCI Eastern Ontario Condo Contact Magazine


 
Reserve Funds

October 8, 2021 - Published by Eastern Ontario Chapter - Author(s): Cindy Johnston

Special Assessments & Reserve Funds

From the Volume 29 issue of the CCI Eastern Ontario Condo Contact Magazine


 
Maintenance and Repairs

October 8, 2021 - Published by Eastern Ontario Chapter - Author(s): William Shin

Rising Costs of Raw Materials and Delayed Projects

From the Volume 29 issue of the CCI Eastern Ontario Condo Contact Magazine


 
Legal

October 8, 2021 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): CCI-Toronto Chapter

Legislative Newsflash: Provisions for Electronic Meetings Extended to September 30, 2022

The Government of Ontario made regulatory amendments on October 1, 2021 under the Business Corporations Act (OBCA), Corporations Act (CA), Co-operative Corporations Act (CCA) and Condominium Act, 1998 (Condo Act) that extend the temporary legislative amendments permitting corporations governed under the OBCA, CA, CCA and Condo Act to call and hold meetings virtually, as applicable, notwithstanding current requirements.


 
Legal

October 7, 2021 - Published by Grand River Chapter

Decisions from the CAT: Policies Are Not Rules

Boodram v. Peel Standard Condominium Corporation No. 843, 2021 ONCAT 31 Introduction: In Boodram v. Peel Standard Condominium Corporation No. 843, the Condominium Authority Tribunal (the “CAT”) discussed the difference between: (1) ‘rules,’ and (2) ‘policies’ in the enforcement context.


 
Insurance

September 30, 2021 - Published by London and Area Chapter - Author(s): Gareth Stackhouse

Managing Costs and Risks in Condominium Insurance

From the September 2021 issue of the CCI London CCI Review


 
Common Issues

September 30, 2021 - Published by London and Area Chapter - Author(s): Trish Kaplan

Fireworks—Information for Everyone

From the September 2021 issue of the CCI London CCI Review


 
Common Issues

September 30, 2021 - Published by London and Area Chapter - Author(s): Trish Kaplan

Steps Toward Emergency Preparedness

From the September 2021 issue of the CCI London CCI Review


 
Maintenance and Repairs

September 30, 2021 - Published by London and Area Chapter - Author(s): Lyndsey McNally

The Importance of Annual Capital Repair Planning

From the September 2021 issue of the CCI London CCI Review


 
Common Issues

September 30, 2021 - Published by London and Area Chapter - Author(s): Trish Kaplan

Alert: Observing the Rules

From the September 2021 issue of the CCI London CCI Review


 
Reserve Funds

September 30, 2021 - Published by London and Area Chapter - Author(s): Jennifer Dickenson

Q&A: Site Inspections and their Budget Effects

From the September 2021 issue of the CCI London CCI Review


 
Legal

September 24, 2021 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): CCI-Toronto Chapter

Legislative Newsflash: Expanding the Condominium Authority Tribunal’s Jurisdiction to Include Nuisance-Related Disputes

The Ontario government’s Ministry of Government and Consumer Services announced on Thursday September 23rd, 2021 that the certain amendments to the Condominium Act, 1998 and the Regulations thereto would be proclaimed into force on Saturday, January 1st, 2022.


 
Maintenance and Repairs

September 22, 2021 - Published by Golden Horseshoe Chapter - Author(s): Colin Ogg

Why Won’t They Call Me Back? Tips to Avoid Construction FOMO in 2022

From the Fall 2021 issue of the Condo News Magazine of the Golden Horseshoe Chapter of the Canadian Condominium Institute


 
Common Issues

September 22, 2021 - Published by Golden Horseshoe Chapter - Author(s): Dave Williams

Part III - Condo Communications Matter... Boards and Residents... Even the Blue Jays do it!

From the Fall 2021 issue of the Condo News Magazine of the Golden Horseshoe Chapter of the Canadian Condominium Institute


 
Common Issues

September 22, 2021 - Published by Golden Horseshoe Chapter - Author(s): Jennifer Hogan

Drones: A Useful Tool in the Building Science Professional’s Toolbox

From the Fall 2021 issue of the Condo News Magazine of the Golden Horseshoe Chapter of the Canadian Condominium Institute


 
COVID-19

September 22, 2021 - Published by Golden Horseshoe Chapter - Author(s): Michelle Kelly

New Ontario Proof of Vaccine Requirements: What is Your Responsibility

From the Fall 2021 issue of the Condo News Magazine of the Golden Horseshoe Chapter of the Canadian Condominium Institute


 
Finances

September 22, 2021 - Published by Golden Horseshoe Chapter - Author(s): Lyndsey McNally

Taking the Fear out of Financing

From the Fall 2021 issue of the Condo News Magazine of the Golden Horseshoe Chapter of the Canadian Condominium Institute


 
Maintenance and Repairs

September 22, 2021 - Published by Golden Horseshoe Chapter - Author(s): Tim Van Zwol

Considerations for Condo Asphalt Pavement Repairs

From the Fall 2021 issue of the Condo News Magazine of the Golden Horseshoe Chapter of the Canadian Condominium Institute


 
Legal

September 22, 2021 - Published by Golden Horseshoe Chapter - Author(s): Patrick Greco

Upcoming Condo Act Changes

From the Fall 2021 issue of the Condo News Magazine of the Golden Horseshoe Chapter of the Canadian Condominium Institute


 
Legal

September 3, 2021 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): CCI-Toronto Chapter

Legislative Newsflash: Competition Bureau – Criminal Charges Laid

On March 29, 2021, the Federal Competition Bureau published a brief news release related to alleged bid rigging in GTA condominium refurbishments occurring between 2009 and 2014.


 
Common Issues

August 11, 2021 - Published by Huronia Chapter - Author(s): Michele Farley

Tips for Sustainable Fire Safety & Fire Code Compliance

From the CCI Huronia Summer 2021 Newsletter


 
Common Issues

August 11, 2021 - Published by Huronia Chapter - Author(s): Patricia Elia

Common Element Etiquette

From the CCI Huronia Summer 2021 Newsletter


 
Common Issues

August 11, 2021 - Published by Huronia Chapter - Author(s): Ashley Winberg

Water Safety and your Condo

From the CCI Huronia Summer 2021 Newsletter


 
Common Issues

August 11, 2021 - Published by Huronia Chapter - Author(s): Rolly Mechler

Top 5 Elevator Safety Tips

From the CCI Huronia Summer 2021 Newsletter


 
Common Issues

August 11, 2021 - Published by Huronia Chapter - Author(s): Kirsten Dale

Dock & Shoreline Safety for Condos

From the CCI Huronia Summer 2021 Newsletter


 
Common Issues

August 11, 2021 - Published by Huronia Chapter - Author(s): Debbie Dale

Ready? Set? Go... Where's your Go Bag?

From the CCI Huronia Summer 2021 Newsletter


 
Common Issues

August 10, 2021 - Published by Newfoundland and Labrador Chapter - Author(s): David Cumming

Electric vehicles (EVS) are coming!!!

From the CCI Newfoundland and Labrador Summer 2021 Condo Chronicle Newsletter


 
Maintenance and Repairs

August 10, 2021 - Published by Newfoundland and Labrador Chapter - Author(s): Mark Graesser

Thoughts Arising from on the Florida Condo Collapse

From the CCI Newfoundland and Labrador Summer 2021 Condo Chronicle Newsletter


 
Maintenance and Repairs

August 10, 2021 - Published by Newfoundland and Labrador Chapter - Author(s): Colleen Morrison and John Leonard

Preventive Maintenance Plans (PMPs) – An Ounce of Prevention Is Worth a Pound of Cure

From the CCI Newfoundland and Labrador Summer 2021 Condo Chronicle Newsletter


 
Maintenance and Repairs

August 10, 2021 - Published by North Alberta Chapter - Author(s): Hannah Tough

Retrofitting the Right Way

From the CCI North Alberta Summer 2021 Insite to Condos Vol. 36, Issue 4


 
Insurance

August 10, 2021 - Published by North Alberta Chapter - Author(s): Cory Gilliam

When Your Condo Is Damaged

From the CCI North Alberta Summer 2021 Insite to Condos Vol. 36, Issue 4


 
Legal

August 10, 2021 - Published by North Alberta Chapter - Author(s): AMBER NICKEL

(Please don't) Lien on Me

From the CCI North Alberta Summer 2021 Insite to Condos Vol. 36, Issue 4


 
Legal

July 30, 2021 - Published by South Alberta Chapter - Author(s): Paulette Handberg

WCB: Are you covered?

From the Summer 2021 issue of the CCI South Alberta CCI Review


 
Legal

July 30, 2021 - Published by South Alberta Chapter - Author(s): Spencer Chimuk

What you need to know about Changes to the Builders’ Lien Act

From the Summer 2021 issue of the CCI South Alberta CCI Review


 
Environment - Climate Change

July 30, 2021 - Published by South Alberta Chapter - Author(s): Brian Shedden

The Calm before the Storm

From the Summer 2021 issue of the CCI South Alberta CCI Review


 
Property Management

July 30, 2021 - Published by South Alberta Chapter - Author(s): Nicholas Fuss

Birth of a Condominium Corporation: Perils

From the Summer 2021 issue of the CCI South Alberta CCI Review


 
Legal

July 15, 2021 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): CCI-Toronto Chapter

Legislative Newsflash: Ontario Step 3

On July 16, 2021, the Province of Ontario is set to enter Step 3 of the Provincial Government’s re-opening plan. Step 3 allows for more relaxed public health restrictions, many of which may have an impact on the re-opening of condominium amenities.


 
Insurance

July 6, 2021 - Published by CCI National

Insurance Legislative Summary Chart

This document is a summary of Insurance across Canada, compiled by the CCI National Government Relations Committee.


 
Legal

July 1, 2021 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Jason Rivait, Justin McLarty, Michael Prosia

Case Law Update

From the Summer 2021 issue of the CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine.


 
Property Management

July 1, 2021 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Steven Ilkiw

Using Data to Improve Your Condo

From the Summer 2021 issue of the CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine.


 
Maintenance and Repairs

July 1, 2021 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Julia Lurye

Changes to the Common Elements

From the Summer 2021 issue of the CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine.


 
Condo Living

July 1, 2021 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): James Russell

In an Ivy League of Their Own

From the Summer 2021 issue of the CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine.


 
Maintenance and Repairs

July 1, 2021 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Mark Marmer

How COVID Has Changed Working in Condos

From the Summer 2021 issue of the CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine.


 
Governance

July 1, 2021 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Joy Mathews, Lyndsey McNally

Please Shut-up and Sit Down!

From the Summer 2021 issue of the CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine.


 
Insurance

July 1, 2021 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Audrey Loeb, E. Rudy Petershofer

The Looming Condominium Insurance Crisis

From the Summer 2021 issue of the CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine.


 
Governance

July 1, 2021 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Marc Bhalla

Baseball Arbitration for Condominium Communities

From the Summer 2021 issue of the CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine.


 
Condo Living

July 1, 2021 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Frank Aiello

Landscaping and Mental Wellness

From the Summer 2021 issue of the CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine.


 
Property Management

July 1, 2021 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Benjamin Tabesh

The Ongoing Impacts of COVID-19 on Security

From the Summer 2021 issue of the CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine.


 
Property Management

July 1, 2021 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Catherine Murdock

Who's Managing Your Condo?

From the Summer 2021 issue of the CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine.


 
Insurance

July 1, 2021 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Warren Kleiner

Condominium Insurance

From the Summer 2021 issue of the CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine.


 
Legal

June 10, 2021 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): CCI-Toronto Chapter

Legislative Newsflash: Sudbury Case

It is generally understood by most condominium managers and directors that condominium corporations have certain obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA). The OHSA arises most often in cases involving allegations of violent or harassing behaviour that is directed toward persons for whom the condominium corporation is their workplace.


 
Legal

May 20, 2021 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): CCI-Toronto Chapter

Legislative Newsflash: Protection From Liability – COVID-19

As previously referenced in our legislative newsflash of November 3, 2020, Bill 218, the Supporting Ontario’s Recovery and Municipal Elections Act, 2020 (“SORMEA”) has become law. The legislation was effective as of November 20, 2020 and is retroactive to March 17, 2020.


 
Insurance

May 10, 2021 - Published by Eastern Ontario Chapter

Condominium/Strata Corporation Insurance Q&A

From the Volume 28 issue of the CCI Eastern Ontario Condo Contact Magazine


 
Insurance

May 10, 2021 - Published by Eastern Ontario Chapter - Author(s): Gareth Stackhouse

Managing Costs and Risks in Condominium Insurance

From the Volume 28 issue of the CCI Eastern Ontario Condo Contact Magazine


 
Insurance

May 10, 2021 - Published by Eastern Ontario Chapter - Author(s): William Shin

Review Your Insurance Annually

From the Volume 28 issue of the CCI Eastern Ontario Condo Contact Magazine


 
Insurance

May 1, 2021 - Published by Other - Author(s): CCI National

IBC National Commercial Insurance Task Force Final Report

When Canada’s property and casualty (P&C) insurance industry launched its National Commercial Insurance Task Force (Task Force) in January 2020, its initial focus was to help those businesses and organizations, such as condominium and strata corporations, struggling to find affordable insurance options in a hardening commercial insurance market. Then COVID-19 hit.


 
Legal

April 23, 2021 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): CCI-Toronto Chapter

Legislative Newsflash: Covid19 Update

The Ontario Government announced new restrictions that came into effect on Thursday, April 8 at 12:01 a.m. to address the increasing number of COVID-19 infections across the province. The new restrictions include a Declaration of Emergency and a province wide Stay-at-Home Order.


 
Legal

April 22, 2021 - Published by Manitoba Chapter - Author(s): Duane Rohne, Director CCI Manitoba

Condos, Electric Vehicles & Charging Stations

EV's are coming, meaning that Condominium Corporations (CC) might consider beginning a dialogue with unit owners considering the purchase of a ZEV or PHEV.


 
Legal

April 9, 2021 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter

Legislative Newsflash: Ontario Extends Time for Virtual Meetings and Voting and also Orders Stay-at-Home

Ontario Extends Time for Virtual Meetings and Voting and also Orders Stay-at-Home


 
Legal

April 1, 2021 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Joy Mathews, Ben Rutherford, Erin Merryweather

Decisions From the Courts

From the Spring 2021 issue of the CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine.


 
Governance

April 1, 2021 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Julia Lurye

To Speak or Not to Speak, That Is the Question

From the Spring 2021 issue of the CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine.


 
Condo Living

April 1, 2021 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Joel Berkovitz

Townhouse Condominiums

From the Spring 2021 issue of the CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine.


 
Condo Living

April 1, 2021 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): James Russell

Condominium Profile: The Pinnacle III

From the Spring 2021 issue of the CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine.


 
Finances

April 1, 2021 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Ryan Griffiths

Special Assessments

From the Spring 2021 issue of the CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine.


 
Condo Living

April 1, 2021 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Eric Lakien

Notes From a Neophyte

From the Spring 2021 issue of the CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine.


 
Finances

April 1, 2021 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Brian Antman

Why Pay for Closed Amenities?

From the Spring 2021 issue of the CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine.


 
Finances

April 1, 2021 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Jason Rivait, Justin McLarty

The Future of the Chargeback

From the Spring 2021 issue of the CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine.


 
Maintenance and Repairs

April 1, 2021 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): James (Lee) Senter

Water Damage Standards

From the Spring 2021 issue of the CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine.


 
Legal

April 1, 2021 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Tania Haluk, Antoni Casalinuovo, Patrick Greco, Andrea Lusk

Condos, Case Law, and COVID

From the Spring 2021 issue of the CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine.


 
Condo Living

April 1, 2021 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Murray Johnson, John De Vellis, Stacey Kurck, Connie Pappas-Boccitto

COVID-19 and the Condo Climate

From the Spring 2021 issue of the CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine.


 
Condo Living

April 1, 2021 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Edmund Leong

Why I Like to Talk to Condominium Owners

From the Spring 2021 issue of the CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine.


 
Condo Living

April 1, 2021 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Tania Haluk

HumanKind – Be Both

From the Spring 2021 issue of the CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine.


 
Common Issues

March 25, 2021 - Published by Huronia Chapter - Author(s): Dr. Mabel Hsin

Mental Health During Covid-19

From the CCI Huronia Spring 2021 Condo Buzz Newsletter


 
Common Issues

March 25, 2021 - Published by Huronia Chapter - Author(s): Sonja Hodis

the Positive Side of Covid-19

From the CCI Huronia Spring 2021 Condo Buzz Newsletter


 
Common Issues

March 25, 2021 - Published by Huronia Chapter - Author(s): Jeff Struewing

Covid-19 Impact on Condominiums

From the CCI Huronia Spring 2021 Condo Buzz Newsletter


 
Common Issues

March 25, 2021 - Published by Huronia Chapter - Author(s): Joanna Tomaszewski

How Covid-19 Impacted Communicating in Condos

From the CCI Huronia Spring 2021 Condo Buzz Newsletter


 
Common Issues

March 25, 2021 - Published by Huronia Chapter - Author(s): Patricia Elia

Condos, Covid, and Compliance

From the CCI Huronia Spring 2021 Condo Buzz Newsletter


 
Legal

March 24, 2021 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter

Legislative Newsflash: Residential Tenancies

Residential Tenancies


 
Maintenance and Repairs

March 19, 2021 - Published by North Alberta Chapter - Author(s): Cole Goshulak

Things to Consider When Hiring a Contractor

Leaky roof? Concrete tripping hazards? Mechanical issues? New siding and balcony railings? We all understand the woes of condo repair, restoration, and construction. Projects forcing condo corporations to spend their hard-earned and meticulously saved reserve funds to maintain the status of the building is not typically an exciting undertaking.


 
Property Management

March 19, 2021 - Published by North Alberta Chapter - Author(s): Max Pharaon

The Importance of Analytics in Managing Your Building Operations

Are you considering creating a sustainability plan to reduce your building’s carbon footprint and reduce energy costs? Are you thinking about implementing an efficient and safe usage of amenities?


 
Maintenance and Repairs

March 19, 2021 - Published by North Alberta Chapter

A Spring Maintenance Schedule for Condos

A regular schedule of seasonal maintenance can put a stop to the most common and costly problems, before they occur. If necessary use a camera to take pictures of anything you might want to share with an expert for advice or to monitor or remind you of a situation later.


 
Legal

February 19, 2021 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter

Legislative Newsflash – Bill 118, Now Proclaimed- Feb 2021

Bill 118, Now Proclaimed- Feb 2021


 
Legal

January 18, 2021 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter

Legislative Newsflash – COVID-19 Updates - January 2021- Jan 2021

COVID-19 Updates - January 2021- Jan 2021


 
Legal

January 14, 2021 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): An Nguyen, Andrea Lusk

Decisions From the Courts

From the Winter 2020 issue of the CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine.


 
Property Management

January 14, 2021 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Bill Colucci

A House Divided Cannot Stand

From the Winter 2020 issue of the CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine.


 
Condo Living

January 14, 2021 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Marc Bhalla

Treat People With Kindness

From the Winter 2020 issue of the CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine.


 
Condo Living

January 14, 2021 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): James Russell

Good Governance and Gothic Elegance

From the Winter 2020 issue of the CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine.


 
Maintenance and Repairs

January 14, 2021 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Sabine Grimes

Designing for Resilience

From the Winter 2020 issue of the CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine.


 
Maintenance and Repairs

January 14, 2021 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Stefan Nespoli, Josh Hanek

Understanding Underground Parking Garages

From the Winter 2020 issue of the CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine.


 
Condo Living

January 14, 2021 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Albi Nani

Why We Need Smarter Buildings

From the Winter 2020 issue of the CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine.


 
Governance

January 14, 2021 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Scarlett Guy

Meetings Held Electronically May Now Be the New Standard

From the Winter 2020 issue of the CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine.


 
Maintenance and Repairs

January 14, 2021 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Kathryn Gaysinsky

Interior Condo Refurbishment

From the Winter 2020 issue of the CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine.


 
Legal

January 14, 2021 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Lyndsey McNally

There's a New Big CAT in Town

From the Winter 2020 issue of the CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine.


 
Condo Living

January 14, 2021 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Joy Mathews

Condo STRESS – It's Real and It's Happening to a Condo Near You!

From the Winter 2020 issue of the CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine.


 
Condo Living

January 14, 2021 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Brian Antman

Condos and COVID: Safety Should be Everyone's Top Priority

From the Winter 2020 issue of the CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine.


 
Insurance

January 11, 2021 - Published by Other - Author(s): IBC

Condominium/Strata Corporation Insurance Q & A

Insurance Bureau of Canada and the insurance industry recognize the seriousness of the insurance affordability issues some condominium and strata corporations and owners are currently facing. In response, the insurance industry has developed a Condominium/Strata Action Plan that will help find solutions to improve insurability. By working together with all stakeholders we believe we can help find solutions to stabilize insurance costs.


 
Legal

January 1, 2021 - Published by Manitoba Chapter - Author(s): Manitoba Chapter

The Manitoba Condominium Act − Suggestions for Improvement - Winter 2020/2021

CCI Manitoba has a section on its website for you to submit suggestions for improving the Provincial Condo Act. See below for link


 
Legal

January 1, 2021 - Published by Manitoba Chapter - Author(s): Manitoba Chapter

Condo Conversation Corner: A View & A Voice - Manitoba Winter 2020/2021

Here are some items in relation to prior newsletter articles, Lunch-n-Learns, webinars and Conversations in prior Newsletter editions. If you want to contribute to the discussion, you can make a submission to cci-manitoba.ca/resources/condo-conversation-corner


 
Common Issues

December 18, 2020 - Published by North Saskatchewan Chapter

Submetering for Electric Vehicle Charging in MURBs

From the North Saskatchewan Chapter Winter 2020 issue of Condo Voice


 
Property Management

December 18, 2020 - Published by North Saskatchewan Chapter

So, You’re Thinking of Switching Management Companies?

From the North Saskatchewan Chapter Winter 2020 issue of Condo Voice


 
Legal

December 18, 2020 - Published by North Saskatchewan Chapter

Short-Term Pain for Long-Term Gain

From the North Saskatchewan Chapter Winter 2020 issue of Condo Voice


 
Legal

December 18, 2020 - Published by North Saskatchewan Chapter

Saskatchewan Enshrines Remote Witnessing Option

From the North Saskatchewan Chapter Winter 2020 issue of Condo Voice


 
Legal

December 18, 2020 - Published by North Saskatchewan Chapter

Enforcing a Condo’s Governing Documents

From the North Saskatchewan Chapter Winter 2020 issue of Condo Voice


 
Common Issues

December 18, 2020 - Published by North Saskatchewan Chapter

Condo communities build up resilience in 2020

From the North Saskatchewan Chapter Winter 2020 issue of Condo Voice


 
Common Issues

December 18, 2020 - Published by North Saskatchewan Chapter

Appraisal, Assessment, Opinion... Oh My

From the North Saskatchewan Chapter Winter 2020 issue of Condo Voice


 
Legal

December 14, 2020 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter

Legislative Newsflash – Proposed Changes to the Employment Standards Act – December 2020 - Dec 2020

Proposed Changes to the Employment Standards Act – December 2020 - Dec 2020