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How to Create the Best Condo Board Meeting Minutes

By |2019-05-01T11:45:46-04:00May 1st, 2019|Categories: CDCPro|

Taking minutes at a board meeting is not as easy as it may seem. How detailed do the minutes need to be? What statements are unnecessary to include that may put your association at risk for future legal action? And how should the information be accurately recorded? Since meeting minutes are one of the most important [...]

The New Carbon Tax Law and its Effect on Your Condominium

By |2019-05-14T10:36:58-04:00April 22nd, 2019|Categories: CDCPro|

As of April 1, the federal carbon tax established to meet Canada’s emission reduction goals will bring implications to Ontario residents. Wondering what the new carbon tax will mean for condominium Boards, property managers and unit owners? We’ve got the details for your below! The Background on Ontario’s New Carbon Tax At the 2015 Paris Global [...]

3 Spring Maintenance Tasks to Complete on Your Condominium’s Underground Parking Garage

By |2019-04-11T12:40:51-04:00April 11th, 2019|Categories: CDCPro|

Sunshine. Flowers. Warmth. After a long winter, spring is finally here. While spring brings welcomed warmth and melting snow, it also showcases the damage that winter has left behind. Here are three maintenance measures that you should complete on your underground parking garage in anticipation of the warmer weather. A little maintenance today could result in [...]

What a great show! The annual CCI Education Extravaganza conference didn’t disappoint.

By |2019-05-14T10:36:58-04:00April 7th, 2019|Categories: CDCPro|

Many thanks to those of you who stopped by our booth! Board Directors serving the condo industry and their communities have a tough job – don’t think we don’t notice! It was wonderful to speak with you about the challenges you face daily in your respective condo communities. Whether it's to do with Kitec Plumbing [...]

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

By |2019-05-14T10:36:58-04:00February 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 |2019-05-14T10:36:58-04:00February 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 |2019-05-14T10:36:58-04:00February 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 |2019-01-30T14:37:04-05:00January 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 |2019-07-08T12:52:19-04:00January 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 New Year’s Wish List?

By |2019-12-20T15:33:31-05:00January 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 [...]

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