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Dear Board Members:

We wish you a Happy Holiday Season and a Prosperous New Year.

We are thankful for the opportunity to partner with you. We look forward to our continued working relationship and making the condominium-living experience the best it can be.

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We recently provided a blog entry announcing the province’s introduction of Bill 159: The Rebuilding Consumer Confidence Act, 2019.  The Act includes provisions to expand the range of disputes to be heard by the Condominium Authority of Ontario (CAO).  Specifically, the province is seeking your...Read more

On December 6th, the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services introduced Bill 159: The Rebuilding Consumer Confidence Act, 2019. Bill 159 affects 10 Acts, including the Condominium Act, 1998, Condominium Management Services Act, and several related to the changes coming...Read more

Starting in the last half of 2018, following several high-rise fires, Toronto Fire Services increased inspections in high-rise buildings (7 stories and higher) for Ontario Fire Code, Part 7 – Smoke Control Inspection and Testing Compliance.  Many 905 municipalities have joined Toronto...Read more

The short answer is “No”.

There several regulatory changes that did come into effect on November 1st though – the net impact is an increase of about 1.8% per year to condominium electricity expenses.  This is consistent with the government’s announcements to have...Read more

On July 1, 2018, the first phase of regulations to the Construction Lien Act, now the Construction Act, came into effect.  The amendments modernize the Act and deal with payment issues. New holdback rules were implemented which include increases in the holdback period...Read more

The merit of installing cameras on the common elements for the safety of the residents and the property seems obvious.  However, condominium corporations must be attentive to privacy as well as safety. 

The law firm of Fine & Deo, with specialization in condominium law, has produced...Read more

The Ontario Secondary Teachers’ Federation has produced an exceptionally good summary of the Ontario Fire Code. Although tailored to school settings, the summary is quite handy and broadly applicable to condominium settings. 

We encourage you to download and print the...Read more

As highlighted by our March 29, 2019 blog posting, the federal carbon charge went into effect April 1, 2019.  The 3.9 cents per cubic meter charge will increase...Read more

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

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