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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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Protect the Corporation’s Interests When Renovating

Your Condo: Renovations

Your Condo || Adriana Mot

Refurbishment projects in condominiums often wrongfully use the CCDC2 contract for a design-build contractual arrangement. This practice, despite its commonality, is a risky approach.


Soundproofing Condominiums

Your Condo: Soundproofing

Your Condo || Frederick Seebacher

Property managers and board of directors in condominiums are looking to solve or prevent problems in existing buildings/renovations. Owners are simply trying to follow their condo regulation chart when renovating floors. They do that by looking at soundproof ratings, which can often become a nightmare. Is the high-performance number advertised the right thing to look at to make a good decision? The answer is yes, but there are also several factors to be taken into consideration.


Elevator Codes are Changing. Is Your Property Ready?

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Your Condo || March Elevator

Property Managers are not typically mindful of elevator codes and developments. However, incoming amendments to jurisdictionally adopted elevator codes (related to elevator safety and emergency features) will affect capital expenditure planning (CapEx) whether these are initially considered or not.


What You Need to Know Tendering an HVAC Contract

Your Condo: HVAC

Your Condo || Kelly Halkett

ne of the many jobs a manager has is the tendering of the corporation’s contracts. From firsthand experience, I think we can all take a collective sigh and agree that this can be a challenging and time-consuming process. There is a lot to consider with potential vendors, including whether they are registered with ACMO, their overall experience level, and reputation in the industry, to name a few.


A Guide to Electric Vehicle Charging in Ontario

Your Condo: EV Charging

Your Condo || Bradley Chaplick

This article provides an introductory guide for the two main types of EVCS installations; by the condominium corporation on the common elements for shared use and by unit owners in their own parking spaces. It also provides practical advice so that you can be well-prepared for the growing demand for electric vehicle charging in multiple-dwelling residential buildings.


Continuing Shortages in the Condo Industry Due to the Pandemic

Your Condo: Supply Chain

Your Condo || Vince Bennett, RCM

The pandemic continues to have a significant impact on our industry with little end in sight. We are all aware that almost all sectors that service our communities face employment challenges. Service providers from management companies, to accounting firms, to security companies and plumbing companies; most have reported that they are understaffed.


Cheques are Only Good for Paper Cuts – Stop the Bleeding!

Your Condo: Digital Payments

Your Condo || Wally Vogel

The paper tools that we once used for so many purposes have, by and large, given way to digital alternatives that we now use every day and take for granted. Yet many condominium corporations, and the property management companies that serve them, are still using paper bills and cheques to pay their suppliers.


Connecting People, Services, and Equipment for Better Living While Reducing Your Building’s Carbon Footprint

Your Condo: Building Automation Systems

Your Condo || Fan Fong and Nancy Zdravko

Smart Building Control Systems are generating a lot of buzz these days, with fancy terms like “cloud control,” “AI-driven,” and “carbon negative” to contemporize decades-old technology as the next fad for today’s condo owners. Digital devices have come a long way with technological capabilities and, more importantly, lower fees to purchase and maintain devices and software.


Getting to Net-Zero: Improving Your Building With Support From the City of Toronto

Your Condo: Energy Efficiency

Your Condo || Duncan MacLellan

The City of Toronto’s Net-Zero Existing Buildings Strategy has set the stage for all existing buildings in Toronto to reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to net-zero by 2050. To reach this important goal, all existing buildings will have to be significantly transformed and retrofitted.


Prompt Payment Compliance: Nine Things Condominium Managers Must Start Doing Today

Your Condo: Construction Act

Your Condo || Justin Tudor

The new regime gives the contractor and sub-contractors a method to ensure payment is made when it is rightfully due, without terminating the contract for non-payment and walking off-site.


How to Spot and Avoid Fraud in Your Next Renovation Project

Your Condo: Renovation

Your Condo || Adriana Mot

The two most common methods of renovating an existing condominium building are hiring one team that does both design and construction or hiring a designer first and then tendering the contractor afterwards. It sounds easy. Yet, under this apparent simplicity lies a web so intricate and complex that boards can rarely cut through all the fine print with confidence and ensure a reliable service for their owners.


The Cost of “Saving Money”

Your Condo: Professional Services

Your Condo || Noah Maislin & Marko Lindhe

With more people working from home and experiencing pandemic-related cost sensitivity, condominiums are now challenged to support the increased reliance on common elements and amenities and show residents that their fees are being spent wisely to improve the community.


The Importance of Kitchen Stack Cleaning

Your Condo: Maintenance

Your Condo || Gianpaul Callipo

Grease and sludge build-up have been shown to cause millions of dollars of insurance claims and damaged property throughout the high-rise condominium industry.


Is Your Condo Well Managed?

Your Condo: Management

Your Condo ||

A condominium is more than a mere asset; it is possibly the largest investment the owner will ever make; and, more importantly, it is their home. Understandably, condominium boards and owners want the best for their homes, and that extends to how they are managed.


Improving Your Reserve Fund Study

Your Condo: Reserve Funds

Your Condo || Mitchell Gerskup

Does your condominium have a proper plan in place for reserve fund expenses? Condominium boards are often unaware that the planning you do above and beyond your reserve fund study will save time and money.