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December 14, 2021 - Blog Post Tag(s): be prepared || condo corporation policies || Condo Insurance || duties of condominium corporations || Insurance Claims History || Insurance Obstacle Course || Insurance Renewal || Liability Insurance for Condos
Author: Tricia Baratta, Gallagher Canada

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.

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December 14, 2021 - Blog Post Tag(s): adapting to change || AGM || be prepared || condo corporation policies || condo owners meetings || condominium communities || condominium owners || Connecting with others through technology || COVID-19 || duties of condominium corporations || Hybrid Meeting Equipment || Hybrid Meetings || pandemic restrictions || Technology for Meetings || virtual communication || virtual meetings
Author: Adam Arcuri, CondoVoter

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".

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December 14, 2021 - Blog Post Tag(s): adapting to change || awarding costs || CAT's expanding jurisdiction || CAT’s jurisdiction || common elements || condo corporation policies || Condominium Act || condominium communities || condominium owners || courtesy || disagreements || Dispute Resolution || dogs || duties of condominium corporations || enforcing bylaws || fairness || light || noise || nuisance || Occupier’s Liability Act || odour || pets || vapours || vibrations
Author: Sonja Hodis, Hodis Law

CAT’s Evolution – January 1, 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”). 

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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 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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