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The Rise of Condo Fees (and the Factors that Cause them to Increase)

By |2019-02-25T12:40:10-04:00February 25th, 2019|Categories: CDCPro|

Although there are more than 2,500 registered condominium corporations in the City of Toronto alone, one thing is common between them all: condo maintenance fees. Designed to spread the cost of common expenses among all unit owners, condo fees can fluctuate greatly between condo buildings. On average,  condominium fees in the GTA are approximately $0.50 per [...]

Kitec Plumbing Replacement – Demystifying the Process

By |2019-02-16T11:09:41-04:00February 15th, 2019|Categories: CDCPro|

Let’s face it, replacing Kitec plumbing in your condo building is a messy, disruptive and long process. Not to mention expensive -- and at the expense of the individual unit owner, at that. No Property Manager or Board member truly wants to deal with it, but it’s one of those necessary evils that goes along with [...]

Risky Business: Protecting Yourself from Liability Risks during a Condo Improvement Process

By |2019-02-07T10:47:53-04:00February 6th, 2019|Categories: CDCPro|

From creating energy efficiencies to improving broken or damaged items, construction projects are meant to improve a condominium building. However, these improvements do not come without their fair share of risk to the building corporation, property manager and contractor teams. Here’s the type of risks to look out for and what you should do to avoid [...]

Recent Changes that Impact the Condo Industry – and What it Means for 2019

By |2019-01-30T14:37:04-04:00January 29th, 2019|Categories: CDCPro|

How do you deal with changes in your condo community? Are you someone who can easily and calmly navigate new ways, or do you find change scary and/or frustrating? With the many recent changes affecting the condominium industry in 2018, including cannabis legalization, mandatory director training and electronic voting and proxies, 2019 promises to be a [...]

The 3 Biggest Advantages of Replacing Fan Coil Units in Condos

By |2019-01-16T14:07:42-04:00January 21st, 2019|Categories: CDCPro|

When operating correctly, fan coil units (FCUs) can keep a condo unit and its inhabitants comfortable and safe. But once units start to age, it’s only a matter of time before negative side effects start to appear.  Here are three of the biggest reasons why aging fan coil units (especially units more than 15 to 20 years old) should be replaced [...]

What’s on Your Building’s Wish List for 2019?

By |2019-01-08T11:33:43-04:00January 8th, 2019|Categories: CDCPro|

January is a month of careful reflection. Whatever mistakes we made or regrets we had the year prior can be erased. It’s a fresh start. For many of us, that includes promises to eat healthier and make it to the gym for that dreaded 6 a.m. daily workout. Perhaps it also means tightening the purse strings [...]

Congratulations to the ACMO Award Winners!

By |2018-12-10T14:18:25-04:00December 10th, 2018|Categories: CDCPro|

Your hard work certainly paid off! Last Friday, we gathered together at the Richmond Hill Country Club to honour the commitment and dedication of professional Condominium Managers, Management Companies and Associate Members. CDC would like to offer our sincere congratulations to the R.C.M. associates who were recognized for their years of service and hard work. We also extend a [...]

4 Tips for Holiday Hosting in a Condo Party Room

By |2018-12-04T10:12:54-04:00December 4th, 2018|Categories: CDCPro|

One of the best parts of the holiday season is spending time with family and friends. But as a condo owner, hosting can be tricky when there is limited space available in your unit. In these cases, why not encourage the residents of your building to make use of the condo building’s party room? Here are four tips you can pass along [...]

CCI-ACMO Condo Conference – 2018

By |2018-11-30T13:41:40-04:00November 30th, 2018|Categories: CDCPro|

Another year -- another amazing show. The CCI-ACMO Condo Conference is the most important industry event of the year and we were so pleased to once again be a part of it. It’s been an exciting year for CDC. We’ve continued to grow and hone our skills in our specific areas of expertise. To date, [...]

Smelling Cannabis Without Smoking Cannabis: Why Replacing a Condo’s Old Fan Coil Unit is Important

By |2018-10-26T12:29:54-04:00November 27th, 2018|Categories: CDCPro|

Why Replacing a Condo’s Old Fan Coil Unit is Important  When you think of unhealthy air, you likely think of car exhaust fumes and factory smokestacks. But what about the indoor air being circulated throughout your condo building? Are you confident that what your tenants are breathing in is healthy?  Fan Coil Units (FCUs) – normally relied upon to provide air conditioning and heating in the condo [...]