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Ontario is looking to boost elevator availability in multi-storey residential buildings, as well as long-term care and seniors’ homes. In what would be a global first, the provincial government plans to establish a data-based standard for the time it takes to turn around elevator repairs.
The Condominium Management Services Act (CMSA) will significantly change the way condo managers manage. In order to understand how, and what kind of supervision licensing will require for junior managers, it is important to know what type of licensing condo management companies and condo managers are required to apply for by Jan. 29, 2018.
Tensions boiled over last week at Toronto apartment buildings without air conditioning as temperatures soared into heat wave territory in late September.Tenants aired their frustrations in the media and city councillors implored landlords to turn the AC back on, assuring them that they would not face enforcement from the city.
Live-in superintendents in multifamily buildings continue to have little protection in Ontario law. Earlier hints that the provincial government might move quickly to guarantee entitlement to the minimum wage, overtime pay, set working hours with food breaks and public holidays proved unfounded when proposed amendments to the Employment Standards Act (ESA) were introduced, in Bill 148, in June.
Toronto had the most square footage of green roofs installed out of all North American cities in 2016, followed by Chicago, Washington D.C., and Seattle, according to the 13th Annual Green Roof Industry Survey. Montreal, Vancouver and Quebec City were also on the list of top 10 metropolitan regions.