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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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Is a Towering Inferno

Possible in Ontario?

Your Condo || Dale Kerr

Eighty dead, another seventy injured, and over three hundred people homeless. Many say that the Grenfell Tower apartment fire in London, England was a disaster just waiting to happen. One must wonder, “Could such a fire happen here in Ontario?” 


Year-end

Case Summaries

Your Condo || Jason Rivait

Patterson v. York Condominium Corporation No. 70, 2018 ONSC 3735


11 Red Flags

When Taking Over a Property

Your Condo || Ronald Smith

Managers are likely familiar with the horror stories of condominium corporations being defrauded and, unfortunately, some of you may have experienced this first-hand. But, my guess is that the vast majority of you have only seen a limited number of examples of fraud, if any. With the enactment of the Condominium Management Services Act, it appears that there is more legislated responsibility being placed upon property managers to be increasingly vigilant for potential improprieties.


The New

Construction Act

Your Condo || Denise Lash, Danielle Swartz

The condominium industry has experienced its share of changes over the past few years, however, there is one more piece of legislation that the condominium industry needs to prepare itself for. As of July 1, 2018, the first wave of amendments to the Construction Lien Act (now called the Construct ion Act ) came into force , which will affect all condominium corporations where a person supplies services or materials to an “improvement” to the common elements of a condominium corporation.


The Twin Towers

Guildwood Village

Your Condo || Linda Duttman

The Guild Inn was a historic hotel located in the Guildwood village neighbourhood. The Guildwood Terrace, located at 3231 and 3233 Eglinton Ave. East, is a twin tower residential condominium which was built in 1990.


Hit the

Road

Your Condo || Henry Jansen

With summer just barely behind us, what’s the rush in reminding the board it needs to be making paving decisions, now? The reason of course is the board missed the fall deadline for the asphalt plant’s closing last November, and had distractions this spring not allowing early action this year. 


Lessons Learned

as Professionals

Your Condo || Anne Horruzey

So, what’s it like to be a manager in 2018 under a revised Condominium Act? This is the talk of 2018 for all managers, directors, residents of condominiums and many others in this industry.


Spring Case Law

Update

Your Condo || David Thiel

While much of the attention in the condominium community over the past many months has been concentrated on the ongoing changes to the condominium legislation in Ontario, the courts continue to release decisions of significance. We will explore two of these recent cases in this article.


The Curious Case of Director Emails:

American Case Law

Your Condo || Robert Mullin

The Case: Lori Benedict v. Kemeys Cove Condominiums and Stillman Management Inc., 2013 NY Slip Op 32835


Construction Projects

New Criteria

Your Condo || J. Robert Gardiner

A new regime affecting condo construction projects will arise as a result of modernizing amendments to the Construction Lien Act. Bill 142 (the Construction Lien Amendment Act) was enacted by the Ontario legislature on December 12, 2017. 


Staying CO Safe

From the Ground Up

Your Condo || Greg Kerr

As a condo manager, you’re well versed in managing costs within a diverse, operational framework – sometimes known as the bottom line – with the goal of providing a safe and thriving environment for tenants. Nothing gets by you. But did you know that there’s something in your condo that you can’t see, can’t smell, can’t taste – and only know it’s there when you fall unconscious or die?


Q&A

with Lindsey McNally, RCM

Your Condo || ACMO

ACMO’s Manager of the Year award is presented to a Registered Condominium Manager (RCM) who has demonstrated an extraordinary commitment and dedication to professional condominium management. 


Physical Assault at Board Meetings:

Is the Condo Corp Responsible?

Your Condo || Denise Lash

In a recent case, Omotayo v. Da Costa, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice considered whether a condominium corporation was responsible to prevent an assault at a board meeting by one participant against another participant.


Eye Contact, Body Language and Posture

Help Build Great Relationships

Your Condo || Mark Seenarine

Managers are quite often the first person that owners and residents meet. Along with concierge and housekeeping staff, this team makes up the front facing connection for many owners, residents and guests. It’s important to make them feel welcome no matter if they have a complaint or just want to chat. 


Stay on High Alert

for Summer Pests

Your Condo || Alice Sinia

Your residents aren’t the only ones that look forward to summer – pests also come out in droves to enjoy the nice weather. As you show off your property to potential condo owners and work to please current residents, these unwelcome guests can cause quite the disruption.