Condo Tips

Seasonal Tips for Spring

Spring has finally arrived after a long winter 2016-2017.  With each change in season, special considerations need to be taken by a Condominium Corporation as well by individual Unit Owners. Clocks recently were brought forward 1 hour for daylight savings time.   It is important that all...

Winter Planning for Condominiums

Proactive planning is very important in the smooth operation of a Condominium Corporation.  Throughout the winter months, most major projects from the previous summer season have been completed, allowing your Property Manager to take time to look to the Spring and beyond. Throughout the winter,...

What to Expect after an Insurable Loss

From time-to-time, major emergencies can occur in a condominium corporation.  It is unfortunate when residents are affected within their suites.  What can you expect when disaster strikes from a recovery perspective? We asked IBX Services to provide us some details on dealing with these...

Seasonal Tips for Winter

With the arrival of snow, we are reminded that winter is on its way!  We wish to take this opportunity to remind all persons of a few important reminders so as to ensure to stay safe through this season. -    If not already completed it is recommended that a full inspection be completed of...

Halloween Safety Tips and Reminders

With the festivities of Halloween approaching we wish to take this opportunity to provide a few reminder and tips for everyone to with respect to Halloween.  Tips & Reminder for Townhome Communities We would encourage all residents to leave external lighting on, especially if...

Seasonal Considerations for Fall

With the winter season approaching there are many considerations property management must take into account related to a Condominium Corporation.   As part of our seasonal process a full site inspection is completed of your condo by your Property Manager. We follow-up by ensuring that all...

Garage Door Damages “Who Pays”?

Ontario drivers have responsibilities when operating a vehicle.  In Ontario drivers are required to have vehicle insurance and are responsible to report accidents to the Police or at a Collision Reporting Centre when the damage is over $1000.  Collisions on private property such as the...

Summer Parking Reminders

With the warmer weather upon us we can all appreciate everyone’s desire to entertain at their homes.   As a result parking can often become a problem within any Condominium Townhome Community.  Following are some common sense parking reminders from Malvern's Operations Manager: Andre LeBlanc,...

ARE YOUR CONDOMINIUM CONTENTS AND UPGRADES INSURED?

One question Property Managers are regularly asked is whether a Unit Owner needs condominium insurance.  The answer is YES!  Both the Condominium Corporation and the Unit Owner should have their own insurance coverage.  However each policy covers different items. Condominium Corporations are...

The City of Toronto’s “Towering Challenge”

Mayor John Tory recently announced a "Towering Challenge" for condominium buildings and apartments in the City.  The goal of the challenge is to divert as much recycling and organic material away from landfills as possible. According to the City, "Toronto residents living in apartments,...