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Five ways Bill 106 will facilitate e-governance
Big changes are coming to the condo landscape in Ontario. This past December, Bill 106, the Protecting Condominium Owners Act, was passed and obtained royal assent. It still remains anyone’s guess as to when its amendments to the Condominium Act will be proclaimed into force (i.e. become law). However, technology looks poised to take centre stage in the way condos are governed at that time.
Continued condo boom defines T.O. construction
Construction costs are escalating in Toronto, but less so than the average across 38 global markets analyzed in a newly released overview of project development trends.
Housing starts expected to slow in 2016 and 2017
In the second quarter Housing Market Outlook (HMO), Canada Edition released by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), national housing starts are predicted to slow in 2016 and 2017, while MLS sales will reflect renewed economic growth in 2016 but will falter slightly in 2017.
 
5 Spring Cleaning Tips to Refresh Your Property
Spring has officially arrived! As a property manager, spring cleaning should be at the top of your to-do list, because winter residue can leave a parking garage looking extra dirty, litter that was trapped under the snow is revealed and overall, the building appears less than fresh.
 
National luxury housing market on upturn
Royal LePage has recently released the findings to a national survey of residential luxury real estate professionals on current and long-term trends in the luxury housing market in four Canadian provinces.
Ontario opens way to inclusionary zoning
New inclusionary zoning legislation in Ontario could soon give municipalities the power to require that builders include affordable housing units in all new residential developments.
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Great Gulf purchases YWCA of Calgary site
The YWCA of Calgary recently hosted a cheque presentation and media opportunity on the south patio of its downtown site, located at 320 5th Avenue SE, to celebrate a donation made by Great Gulf, the purchaser of the site.
Service provider introduces hoarding cleanup
A restoration services provider is introducing extreme cleanup and training in its ongoing efforts to raise awareness about hoarding, which was recently added to the diagnostic manual used by mental health professionals.

How to start an energy-saving campaign
Many board members and property managers would agree that utilities represent a tough challenge for their corporation. Not only do these expenses represent one of the largest shares of the condominium’s operating budget, but they continue to rise, forcing many corporations to raise maintenance fees year after year to cover the costs.
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