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Condominium Manager Magazine

CM Magazine is the flagship quarterly publication of the Association of Condominium Managers of Ontario (ACMO) and for more than 30 years has served as the leading source of in-depth coverage of industry news, issues, information, education and best practices for condominium management professionals and service providers.

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Fall 2022 Issue
Who doesn’t like free advice? This is an entire edition dedicated to providing practical information and advice on several current, relevant topics related to the governance and management of a condominium corporation from legal professionals, managers, and those within the condominium industry.

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Technology & Elevators

Your Condo: Technology

Your Condo || Ray Eleid

What if I told you that technology and digitization are also evolving into something as mundane as elevators? Would you be shocked, or would you see this as normal and expected?


Be Safe. Be Informed. Be Calm.

Your Condo: Health & Safety

Your Condo || Roger Tickner

The wrath of COVID-19 will continue to have a significant impact on many sectors of society – unlike any other health crisis before. It has left an indelible mark on our work, our state of mental and physical health while ushering in a new normalcy in our day-to-day lives.


Dawn of the Virtual Meeting

Your Condo: Meetings

Your Condo || Noah Maislin

Condominium life doesn’t get put on hold during a worldwide health crisis. If anything, clear communication and nimble decision-making become paramount when the global situation and business landscape can change hour by hour. Add to the mix the spring AGM season and the challenges may seem insurmountable.


Ask the Expert

Are board members qualified to approve insurance policies?

Your Condo || Sandy Fantino

From a qualification perspective, condominium board members are typically not licensed brokers, risk managers nor insurance professionals. They are people from varying backgrounds, bringing different views to the table. 


Restricting Short-Term Rentals

Local Planning Appeal Tribunal Upholds Toronto’s Bylaws

Your Condo || Jackie Bartlett and Daniel Litsos

Airbnb and other short-term rentals have been a hotly debated topic of discussion in Toronto and other major metropolitan cities, nearly since its inception in 2008. It is argued that the many conveniences offered by STRs, including their often reasonable prices and locations, have come at the expense of other residents in the City of Toronto, including those who reside nearby to STR units.


The Crisis in Condominium Insurance

Opinion

Your Condo || James Davidson

The fundamental problem, I believe, is that condominium insurance just isn’t sufficiently profitable for the insurers. I think the reason is that the premiums are based on the risk of large claims (say, insured losses of $100,000 or more) … and in actual practice condominium corporations often have many smaller claims.


Can Enforcement Costs be Charged Back to Owners?

Case Law

Your Condo || Josh Milgrom and Sarah Morrey

It has been common practice in the condominium industry for a condominium corporation to chargeback these legal costs to the non-compliant owner; however, a recent case of the Superior Court of Justice has some in the Ontario condo industry taking the position that these chargebacks are no longer permissible, absent a court order.


Benefits of Modern Energy Management Platforms

Technology to Manage Business and Life

Your Condo || Brian MacLeod


Recent CAT Decisions: Key Takeaways

Technology to Manage Business and Life

Your Condo || Gareth Stackhouse


Details of Distinction

Common Elements Design

Your Condo || Sharon Nease


Electronic Voting: The Better Alternative?

Meetings

Your Condo || Warren Kleiner


How to Get the Most Out of the Relationship with Your Contractor

Professional Services & Trades

Your Condo || Linda Duttman


How Do You Support Diversity in Your Condo Community

A Day in the Life

Your Condo || Tammy Stapleton, RCM


10 Things You Need to Know

about Payment Procedures for Capital Repairs

Your Condo || Gerald R. (Jerry) Genge

There are major changes to the old Construction Lien Act that will significantly affect Ontario condominiums. Amendments have been passed that will modernize the Act, help ensure that businesses and workers get paid on time, and help ensure that payment disputes are addressed quickly. 


Is Your Team Ready to Protect Your Corporation

from the Opioid Crisis?

Your Condo || Michael Gavendo

As someone who has been in the security and concierge industry for over 20 years and who works closely with condominium managers, it is my responsibility to not only bring awareness to issues that attract liability, protect property/ assets or adversely reflect the image of the corporations we service, but I must also recommend training programs and procedures that will assist condominium managers in the preservation of human life.