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3 Ways to Prepare your Parking Garage for the Winter

By |2018-11-01T19:49:34+00:00November 1st, 2018|Categories: CDCPro|

Completing repairs on a condo’s underground parking garage can be a costly and frustrating process. That’s why completing regular maintenance is crucial. Not only does it extend the lifetime of the underground parking garage, but it also reduces the risk of potential damage to tenants and their vehicles.   Here are three tasks that should be completed on your condo’s underground parking garage [...]

Ontario’s Legalization of Cannabis: What it Means for Condo Communities

By |2018-10-25T09:02:12+00:00October 25th, 2018|Categories: CDCPro|

When you look back on the year 2018, what will you remember the most?  For many, it will be the year that marijuana legalization came into effect. As of October 17, 2018, newly implemented federal and provincial legalization makes it legal to now use, possess and produce cannabis for recreational purposes in private residences. Cannabis can now be smoked wherever tobacco smoking is permitted.  As [...]

CDC’s Specialty Services: Where You Can Find the Information You Need

By |2018-10-17T14:34:22+00:00October 18th, 2018|Categories: CDCPro|

CDC understands the unique needs of the condominium environment, and this knowledge helps us to provide excellent service to the condo sector. CDC collaborates with Board members, property managers and engineers in high and low-rise condominiums to assess what needs to be done in your building.   We have a lot of information we want to [...]

Stepping on Greatness: The Best Flooring for Condominium Common Areas

By |2018-10-01T11:24:58+00:00October 1st, 2018|Categories: CDCPro|

Chicago’s Willis Tower, Moscow’s Mayakovskaya Metro Station, Pompeii’s House of the Faun and New York’s 30 Rockefeller Plaza all have one thing in common: award-winning flooring. Even though your condominium may not be a building of the same calibre, it can still have great flooring! Here’s what you should keep in mind when picking out flooring [...]

5 Reasons Why a Green Roof Would Benefit Your Condo Building

By |2018-09-20T09:16:04+00:00September 20th, 2018|Categories: CDCPro|

There is no denying the aesthetically pleasing appearance of a green rooftop, but you likely have never considered it as a possibility for your condo building’s rooftop or parking garage.   Green roofs are the norm in Europe, but the culture is catching on more slowly in the western world. Cost seems to be the main factor [...]

How much do you know about your building’s Fan Coil Unit?

By |2018-09-11T09:54:44+00:00September 10th, 2018|Categories: CDCPro|

Fan coil units (FCUs) are the heating and cooling systems most commonly used in Canadian high-rise residential units. They are critical to the quality of air flow in each individual unit.  Old or dirty Fan Coil Units impact the entire central system and can draw more energy than they should, resulting in higher maintenance and energy [...]

Who is Living in GTA’s Condos?

By |2018-09-04T14:08:01+00:00September 4th, 2018|Categories: CDCPro|

A larger proportion of GTA residents are living in condos than ever before. According to the 2016 census, one in five households in Toronto now live in condos – and that number is only expected to increase in the future. With today’s ever-rising real estate prices, condominium units are an appealing option for people who cannot [...]

Doing it (Eco) for the Money?

By |2018-08-27T09:53:59+00:00August 27th, 2018|Categories: CDCPro|

Every time an election happens, changes are bound to happen. The latest election was no different. One of the first changes that the newly elected Progressive Conservatives (PC) led by Premier Doug Ford have already made is to cancel Ontario's cap-and-trade program. This program, which offered thousands of dollars worth of rebates, funded GreenON as well [...]

The Lowdown on Your Condo Building’s Reserve Fund

By |2018-08-11T12:01:03+00:00August 11th, 2018|Categories: CDCPro|

Since life can be full of surprises, it’s always important to have a rainy-day fund. Who knows when an unexpected expense will crop up or you will be out of work and you need some money…and fast. The same principle applies to your condo building, which is why a building reserve fund comes in handy. After [...]

Kitec Plumbing Glossary 101

By |2018-06-26T13:58:30+00:00July 2nd, 2018|Categories: CDCPro|

There’s that dirty word again – Kitec. It’s a word that sends pangs of fear through the hearts of property managers and Board members alike. If you’re looking to replace Kitec plumbing in your building, the first step is gaining knowledge of the situation at hand. How can you do that? Our handy glossary of terms [...]