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December 8, 2021 - Blog Post Tag(s): adapting to change || AGM || be prepared || condo owners meetings || condominium communities || Connecting with others through technology || duties of condominium corporations || Hybrid Meetings || Technology for Meetings
Author: Emilie Stroud, MCRS Property Management

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.

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December 8, 2021 - Blog Post Tag(s): adapting to change || be prepared || CO Detectors || condo corporation policies || duties of condominium corporations || Emergency Preparedness || fire alarms || fire code || Fire Emergency Safety Training || fire extinguishers || fire safety compliance || fire safety in condos || fire safety plan || smoke alarms
Author: Michele Farley, FCS Fire Consulting Services Ltd.

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?

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October 28, 2021 - Blog Post Tag(s): be prepared || common elements || duties of condominium corporations || elevator safety || mobility issues
Author: Rolly Mechler, Elevator One Inc. - Sales & Marketing Manager

Top 5 Elevator Safety Tips

Elevators are critical pieces of any apartment or condo as they transport precious cargo (people) every day.

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October 28, 2021 - Blog Post Tag(s): be prepared || condominium owners || Emergency Preparedness || GO Bag
Author: Debbie Dale, MCRS Property Management

READY? SET? GO ... WHERE’S YOUR GO BAG??

What would you take with you in an emergency evacuation? Prepare your "GO bag" now!!

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October 27, 2021 - Blog Post Tag(s): accident || be prepared || common elements || condominium communities || duties of condominium corporations || duty of care || hot tub || injuries || Occupier’s Liability Act || swimming pool || water safety
Author: Ashley Winberg, Elia Associates PC

Water Safety and Your Condo

Residing in a condominium that is situated on a lake or has a hot tub, pool and/or pond is a huge perk in the summer months but comes with significant risk and potential liability.

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October 26, 2021 - Blog Post Tag(s): adapting to change || condo corporation policies || condo repairs || Condominium Act || condominium owners || COVID-19 || COVID-19 Policies || Dispute Resolution || duties of condominium corporations || pandemic restrictions
Author: Patricia Elia, Elia Associates PC

Condos, COVID and Compliance

Toronto Standard Condominium Corporation No. 1704 brought an application to prevent a condominium unit owner from continuing repairs, contrary to its policy.

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October 26, 2021 - Blog Post Tag(s): be prepared || common element etiquette || common elements || Community || condo corporation policies || condo repairs || condominium owners || dryer vents || duties of condominium corporations || fire alarms || fire code || fire extinguishers || fire in condo unit || fire safety compliance || fire safety in condos || fire safety plan || practice fairness || sharing || smoke || smoke alarms || stay or go policy
Author: Michele Farley, FCS Fire Consulting Services Ltd.

Tips for Sustainable Fire Safety and Fire Code Compliance

Fire Safety has always been an important topic. Now, with more people being home because of COVID we are seeing a significant increase in home fires and home fire fatalities. This makes this topic even more important than ever for corporations, Boards of Directors and individual unit owners!

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October 26, 2021 - Blog Post Tag(s): be kind to your neighbour || common element etiquette || common elements || Community || condominium owners || courtesy || Dispute Resolution || don't sweat the small stuff || fairness || good hygiene || gratitude || manners || respect || sharing
Author: Patricia Elia, Elia Associates PC

Common Element Etiquette

As we emerge back into society, we thought the following common element etiquette rules would be helpful.

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October 19, 2021 - Blog Post Tag(s): COVID-19 || Exercise || Mental Health || Mindfulness || Pillars of Optimal Health || Social Connection
Author: Dr. Mabel Hsin, M.D.

Mental Health During COVID-19

It is not infection from the virus which had the greatest impact on most people's health during this pandemic.

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October 19, 2021 - Blog Post Tag(s): adapting to change || Community || Connecting with others through technology || COVID-19 || don't sweat the small stuff || good hygiene || gratitude || Mental Health || Mindfulness || Pillars of Optimal Health || Social Connection
Author: Sonja Hodis, Hodis Law

The Positive Side of COVID-19

Although COVID has not been a picnic in the park, I do believe there is a silver lining to this pandemic.

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October 19, 2021 - Blog Post Tag(s): adapting to change || condominium budget || COVID-19 || snow removal || waste and recycling
Author: Jeff Struewing Property Manager - Shore to Slope Management Services Inc.

COVID-19 Impact on Condominiums

The Covid-19 pandemic has brought about many impacts on condominiums. While some are restrictions on amenities and day-to-day living, some impact the condominium budget and operations.

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October 19, 2021 - Blog Post Tag(s): adapting to change || condo owners meetings || condominium communities || condominium owners || Connecting with others through technology || COVID-19 || pandemic restrictions || Social Connection || virtual meetings
Author: Joanna Tomaszewski Property Manager, Bayshore Property Management

How COVID-19 Affected Communicating in Condos

Covid 19 has changed many things around us, most of all how we communicate, not only with our friends and family but within condominium communities as well.

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