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Crossbridge is proud their energy manager was a key contributor to a new report that identifies best practices and potential ways to work-around barriers to electric vehicle (EV) charging in multi-unit residential buildings.  A summary of that report can be found here –...Read more

Insurance brokers have advised us to expect significant insurance premium increases in 2019 and 2020.

World-wide weather volatility, aging class of business, depressed rate levels, low return on investment, claims frequency and severity (water damage claims, slip & fall liability...Read more

Crossbridge’s custom budgeting tools typically reflect only the latest rates approved by the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) and/or regulation that has passed.  This solid foundation is key to having a transparent, defendable budget basis, which is critical to every board of directors....Read more

Since 2011, the Bell Let’s Talk campaign has supported more than six million people in accessing mental-health care and generated more than $93 million for mental-health initiatives.

In 2016, Crossbridge produced a white paper entitled “Responding to Mental Illness in Condominium...Read more

A recent law blog stated that the repeal of the Green Energy Act meant that condominiums would no longer need to report their energy and water usage.  This is incorrect.

Essentially, the requirement to report energy and water usage was moved from the Green Energy Act to the...Read more

On January 1st, Toronto Hydro announced increases to their distribution rates.  These increases were significant, so we asked our energy manager to provide some background on the impact...Read more

We have been working behind the scenes with Toronto Hydro to refine their SuiteSaver program since our blog entry of August 17th.  As a result of that work, the program now reduces...Read more

Landscape Ontario has advised landscaping contractors that salt for winter de-icing is expected to be in very short supply this winter and through 2019. A summer strike, mine closures due to water leaks and strong domestic and international demand are part of the cause.

Condominium...Read more

Property management is a Iot like an iceberg.  The tip of an iceberg, like the property manager, is easy to see and identify with.  And just like that iceberg, what you see is only a hint of what lies beneath the surface – there are many people and processes working behind the scenes to support...Read more

The natural gas utilities will be directed by the Ontario Energy Board to remove the Carbon Tax from all gas bills starting October 1st.  This will result in an approximately 12% reduction in a condominium corporation’s natural gas bill.  We are also pleased to advise that Crossbridge...Read more

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