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January 20, 2022 - Educational
Tag(s): #BoardofDirectors #CondoLifeIsGrand #Educational #IndustryNews

Budgeting: Should Last Year’s Surplus Be Used to Fund a Pet Sanctuary?

It’s that time of year again for the Annual General Meeting and the process of forming next year’s budget. The auditor happily noted that the condominium had a growing surplus in both accounts. A golden retriever with a goofy grin ran onto the stage.

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January 13, 2022 - Educational
Tag(s): #CondoLifeIsGrand #Educational #EnergyEfficiency #Maintenance

Winter Window Condensation

Around this time of year, many condominium owners, directors, and managers ask us: why are my windows dripping with water? Condensation is a common issue for older condominium windows and even some new windows. Here are some tips to better deal with condensation:

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January 6, 2022 - Updates for Members
Tag(s): #BoardofDirectors #CondoLifeIsGrand #Educational #IndustryNews

Smooth Transitions: Making the Move Between Management Companies Seamless

As condominium managers, we have all experienced when a relationship with a condominium community comes to an end, and you find yourself in the position of having to hand over a property to another firm. Now what?

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December 16, 2021 - Condo Life is Grand
Tag(s): #CondoLifeIsGrand #CondoTechnology #IndustryNews #UpdatesForMembers

Tech Savvy Condos

What do you think about when you think technology? Most likely your thoughts immediately go to smartphones or computers. But do your thoughts ever travel to Condominium Living? Well they should - just imagine the possibilities

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December 9, 2021 - Educational
Tag(s): #Announcement #BoardofDirectors #CondoFinances #Educational

Wait a Minute – What is the Deal with Minutes?

We have all been there – an important meeting where issues are raised, debated and decisions made. That is the substance of the meeting but you cannot overlook the importance of the minutes of those meetings.

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December 2, 2021 - Updates for Members
Tag(s): #Announcement #BoardofDirectors #IndustryNews #Legal

Winter Is Coming: Ready Your Condo’s Noise And Other Nuisance Enforcements

On January 1st, 2022, the CAT will expand its jurisdiction into condo disputes regarding noise, odour, smoke, vapour, light, or vibration. Is your condo ready? Victor Yee talks about how condominium corporations can and should be ready for this latest expansion of the CAT.

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November 25, 2021 - Educational
Tag(s): #CondoLifeIsGrand #Educational #IndustryNews

The Challenge of Aging Buildings

The Surfside collapse and the resulting loss of life is tragic. In addition to dealing with the far-reaching impact of that collapse, many occupants, owners, and managers of most buildings are now asking whether something similar could happen to their building.

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November 18, 2021 - Condo Life is Grand
Tag(s): #BoardofDirectors #CondoTechnology #Educational

Positive Communication: Email Edition

If you partake with the internet (and if you are reading this, you do at least dabble) then you have no doubt come across unpleasant online exchanges in some capacity

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November 11, 2021 - Updates for Members
Tag(s): #BoardofDirectors #CondoLifeIsGrand #Volunteer

Back by popular demand, we have more Condo Memoirs!

These Memoirs give members a chance to anonymously share their most unbelievable stories. Read on for a glimpse into the adventures of condominium living.

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November 4, 2021 - Updates for Members
Tag(s): #BoardofDirectors #CondoLifeIsGrand #Educational #EnergyEfficiency #Maintenance

Surviving the Cold – Winter Construction: EIFS

It’s that time of year again, the days are shorter, the temperature is cooler, and construction season is finally over. Wait a minute – contractors are still working? There’s no way they should be installing EIFS in this cold, right?

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