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ACMO Manager's Blog

The ACMO Blog is a peer-to-peer resource exclusively for Registered Condominium Managers (RCMs) to share tips, advice, and experiences with fellow condominium managers and those within the condominium industry.   

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Deciding When It's Time for an Elevator Modernization
The implication of “elevator modernization” is often associated with an aesthetic upgrade to the interior finishes of the elevator cabin. Although important, the aesthetic updating of the cabin is only a modicum of the modernization process. Sponsored Post by National Elevator Consulting.

A Smart Solution for Renovation Woes
Condo renovation and restoration projects can be rendered less stressful with the addition of a smart parcel locker. Sponsored Post by Snaile - Canada's Parcel Locker Company.

How to Winterize Your Condominium
Once again, winter will soon be upon us here in the Greater Toronto Area. While we bask in the last few days of fall’s milder temperatures, it’s important to take some time to winterize your condominium building. Here are some tips to keep your residents comfortable and protected during the

Five Ways to Get Your Property Ready for Fall
Autumn is here and that means it's time for a fresh slate after a long and dry summer. Here are some quick tips to get your building ready for the upcoming holidays!

Outdoor Annual General Meetings
During the COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions of public gatherings, condo corporations have had to postpone or conduct virtual annual general meetings.  But what happens when a virtual AGM is not possible, and regulations change resuming the meeting deadlines?  Condominium managers get creative. 

Condominium Managers - The Silent Shareholders
In today’s world, criticism, be it constructive or negative, needs to be taken seriously and acted upon swiftly. Within the condominium industry, a condominium manager has very strict guidelines to follow, as well as the personal responsibility to create and strengthen fundamental moral values and principals, which will remain with …

Building Trust by Communicating with Condominium Residents
Given the number of moving parts involved in the operation of a condominium corporation, communication is key to maintaining a strong relationship between the resident, board of directors, building staff and management team. Condominiums have a unique challenge to effectively blend business and community which at times can cause friction.

Measuring Value in a Condominium Setting
Value in a business environment is a concept that has many different interpretations. In our personal lives we all know what we value most – our families, our homes, our friends, our happiness. In business, the focus is different. Or is it? At its most basic, business value is...

Is the Condominium Industry ready for $500,000 Deductibles?
Is this even possible? The answer is yes, it is possible and it is happening before our very eyes. Although this is certainly not the norm at this time, this writer is aware of no less than six Condominium Corporations with just such a deductible and there are many...

Don’t Get Caught; Be Ready for the Inspection
THERE ARE SEVEN THINGS that a manager needs to have to be compliant should an inspector from the Ministry of Labour randomly visit the site.