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Energy Efficiency Tips for Your Condo Buildings

By |2018-05-29T12:39:51+00:00May 27th, 2018|Categories: CDCPro|

With the rising costs of gas, electricity and water services in condo buildings, achieving energy efficiency is now the new normal. Since utilities can account for 40 percent of a condo’s ongoing operating expenses, completing energy efficient upgrades will not only help the environment – but your bottom line, too. When it comes to completing upgrades [...]

Managing the Logistics of Your Parking Garage Restoration

By |2018-05-22T09:48:58+00:00May 22nd, 2018|Categories: CDCPro|

We all know keeping your parking garage in great structural shape is crucial. And even though repairs are sometimes necessary, they can present challenges if the repairs take more than a day and parking must be accommodated elsewhere. Traffic flow can become altered and residents’ frustration levels can rise. The good news? The inconvenience can be [...]

Celebrating Spring with Your Condo Community

By |2018-05-07T10:31:51+00:00May 7th, 2018|Categories: CDCPro|

It’s easy to get stuck in a routine of work, work, work around your condo building. Although it’s important to keep your building in great condition, it’s also important to sometimes take a break! And with spring just around the corner, what better time to schedule a fun activity aimed at bringing your condo community together? [...]

Congratulations to the ACMO Award Winners!

By |2018-05-02T12:24:58+00:00May 2nd, 2018|Categories: CDCPro|

Last Friday, we gathered together at the Toronto Congress Centre for an Annual General Meeting, and to honour the commitment and dedication of professional Condominium Managers, Management Companies and Associate Members. CDC Inc. would like to offer our sincere congratulations to the R.C.M. associates who were recognized for their years of service and hard work. Honourable mention [...]

Tips to Making Your Condo Barbecue a Day to Remember

By |2018-04-25T14:01:31+00:00April 26th, 2018|Categories: CDCPro|

Condo communities need resident involvement to thrive. As a hard-working property manager, or Board member, you can create thriving condo communities with a few memorable resident events. A condo barbecue presents a wonderful opportunity to get to know the residents living in your condo community, and for them to form lasting relationships with each other. We [...]

3 Signs that Your Condo Parking Garage Needs Attention

By |2018-04-13T14:56:19+00:00April 13th, 2018|Categories: CDCPro|

The best way to avoid future costly repairs on your condominium’s parking garage is to complete regular inspections. But that can be easier said than done! A condominium’s parking garage is a huge space and there are plenty of places to look to prevent future issues – where do you even start?! Noticing problematic issues like [...]

Your Condo’s Fan Coil Units: A Hidden Mould and Dust Factory?

By |2018-04-14T13:11:00+00:00April 5th, 2018|Categories: CDCPro|

How old are the fan coil units (FCUs) in your condominium building? If the answer is more than 15 or 20 years, your building's central system is likely running inefficiently, resulting in higher energy costs. Plus, the dirty air being produced by your condo’s older FCUs is placing your residents’ health at risk. When you replace [...]

A Quick Summary of New Condo Board Training Requirements

By |2018-03-19T10:52:58+00:00March 19th, 2018|Categories: CDCPro|

This is a time of change for Board Members, as everyone  is no doubt aware by now. The Ontario government has recently announced some changes to the way condo boards are governed. These new regulations will be passed in phases, with the first rolling out as of July 2017. One key area of focus is that [...]

Parking Garages 101: The Glossary

By |2018-03-19T11:16:13+00:00March 12th, 2018|Categories: CDCPro|

Assessing the state of your building’s parking garage is a crucial task you should be conducting regularly.  Parking garages have to be strong - both structurally and on the surface - to endure a lot of daily vehicular traffic.  To carry out a parking garage inspection with or without the building’s superintendent, it will help to [...]

Do You Know How to Do a Condominium Parking Garage Inspection?

By |2018-03-01T14:04:58+00:00February 27th, 2018|Categories: CDCPro|

Winter can be especially hard on condominium parking garages. Salt and water that gathers from parked cars not only causes concrete surface damage but can contribute to rebar deterioration if it seeps into cracks that have been allowed to form. Besides creating unsightly dips and cracks in the concrete slab, this type of damage can, over time, affect the [...]