The local, national and international newswires have been packed with great condo-related items in recent weeks. Here are some of the best that we’ve tweeted about.
My little hometown has approved a new condo plan (its first?) http://bit.ly/jNVCzs (@DelhiNewsRecord)
RT @TOMayorFord: #TOCouncil has rescinded the mandatory #TTC Metropass program for new condos built in #Toronto. Discount passes still available
Four Seasons penthouse #condo sells for $28-million – http://bit.ly/k65EOU (@syladurantaye)
RT @OREAGR: PC Party #changebook proposes to create a registry of former Grow Ops. Registry would help protect #Ontario home buyers http://ow.ly/56M2V
Condominium Act needs overhaul, critics say: http://bit.ly/kwDQFb
RT @ACMOnews: ACMO Legislative Brief Presented today to Ontario Gov’t – http://bit.ly/lzjGiB
ACMO/CCI submit long-awaited Legislative Brief to revise the Condo Act. Full txt: http://bit.ly/l8wdHl; Exec summary: http://bit.ly/mRABzi
Physician’s proposed #condo devlpmt (with handy built-in medical clinic) on hold pending OMB appeal. http://bit.ly/iI8Hhs (@TheWindsorStar)
Looking for a no-kids condo? Keep dreaming. InsideHalton article: In search of quiet. http://bit.ly/kt9YLZ
Shall we take heed? RT @Urbanation: Carney sees excesses in certain condo markets: http://bit.ly/m54uTB via @globeandmail
Historic condo courtyard faces demolition – Debate rages over removing gardens to fix parking garage. http://bit.ly/k2N8Hz (@OttawaCitizen)
"Are too many condominiums being built in Toronto?" Anxiety, as condo sales hit record high – Moneyville.ca – http://bit.ly/mpHoF4
Bidding closed for #Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games Athletes’ Village – Daily Commercial News http://bit.ly/li12rd > Slum condos for sale in 2016?
Danforth condo devlpmt "sparks" controversy http://bit.ly/kICqNI (@toronto_life) Q: Who’d buy a condo from a developer accused of arson?
#Toronto land developer guilty of arson, manslaughter in blaze clearing site for new condo. http://bit.ly/jmoXgv
Condo garbage piles stinking mess, says councillor – Brantford Expositor – http://bit.ly/pUzW7g
Chronic shoddy construction continues. Calgary condo owners await solutions to long, soggy saga. http://bit.ly/k3q1RD
Canadian Condominium Institute setting up chapter to help folks meet New Brunswick condo boom. http://bit.ly/k2KqUN
Manitoba announces changes to Condo Act. Province to strengthen rights of condo buyers, existing owners. http://bit.ly/kE6jQP
Condo owners need their own advocacy group – http://bit.ly/kSnkhG > I’m not convinced an owners group could match CCI’s proven track record.
Quebeckers mopping up a decade of shoddy condo construction. Gazette: Condos built to crumble http://bit.ly/lp66Ej
Report calls for more protection for buyers of converted condos – Winnipeg Free Press: http://bit.ly/k73Rcz
Good move for upcoming Ontario elxn? B.C. Conservatives target condo owners | Straight.com – http://bit.ly/iKMlrT #ontpoli
Good on Halifax for ensuring compliance with their codes! Condo developer fined for jumping the gun – http://bit.ly/mUnq7K
Alberta Gov’t promises action when latest crappy #Calgary #condo costs unit owners $5M to repair – http://bit.ly/lFqjq4
Shoddy workmanship blamed as Calgary condo owners crippled by huge repair bills http://bit.ly/kXoHoC > City now sued, province under fire.
Condo crisis – CTV Calgary http://bit.ly/kSYWaH More on shoddy condos and gov’t failure to protect purchasers.
U.S. / WORLD / INTERGALACTIC NEWS
RT @canetwork: Bin Laden Diary: I’ve been in my new pad for a week and the "condo commandos" at Abbottabad HOA are already on my back http://bit.ly/mh0WaW
Naked driver crashes truck through condo, say police | SeacoastOnline.com http://bit.ly/luOm4q
Update on yesterday’s news: Naked man who crashed truck into condo felt there was an emergency – http://bit.ly/iqtA6b
County sues on behalf of Chihuahua owner’s right to live in condo –http://bit.ly/mEXg3V – New term: "Emotional service animal." Puh-lease.
RT @ColoradoHOAGal: New law requires Illinois community association managers to be licensed: http://trib.in/lk2RIX
Turtle Bay crane collapse developers file $100M malpractice suit vs. their lawyers | The Real Deal, NY – http://bit.ly/mC95EL
Condo bd liable for delaying nearby development. Court: Doctors delayed project – The Boston Globe http://bo.st/kQ0EUS
RT @tarleyrobinson: Buyers in the world’s tallest residential tower in Dubai get surprised by changes in HOA documents. http://htl.li/51zJI
Lindsay Lohan blocks view of #condo rooftop with new bamboo fence – NYPOST.com http://nyp.st/kAxyir
Caped ‘evaders’ – Condo board vs. ‘delinquent’ duo –http://nyp.st/kT8n1b >> I love the costumes!
Florida county to sue condo for refusing Canadian dad’s purchase of vacation unit (because of his 3 young kids) –http://sunsent.nl/jTKsNq
Pamela Anderson Sued for Ex-Boyfriend’s Condo Failure – FoxNews.com http://fxn.ws/lKlyw6 (Yes, that’s "condo" failure.)
Pamela Anderson responds to condo lawsuit | Examiner.com – http://exm.nr/lUxBmj
"Don’t screw with the view." NJ condo owners win $4M for developer’s broken promise of "breathtaking" views – http://nyp.st/j7klDS
A thoroughly crappy idea. RT @Minn_HOA_Law: DNA test for dog poop. This is not going to end well… http://bit.ly/jFYEWC
North Miami’s Condo Catastrophe – BusinessWeek http://buswk.co/livYqf
Shortsale Prices Dip Below $100 PSF In South Florida, According To @CondoVultures.com – http://t.co/KM2PwUE
"Predator" NY condo developer guilty of fraud, fined $7.4M, banned from real estate biz – http://bit.ly/kuoHXV (@cnybrealestate)
FL Court: Condo prez to pay $400K over false invoices rendered on unit reno job he did as unlicensed contractor – http://sunsent.nl/ntc1Qv
Dim-Witted Homeowners Association Finally Sees the Light. http://lexne.ws/3fq
RT @tarleyrobinson: ADA, FHA, and HOAs and Service Animals Updated: Florida Association Sued for housing discrimination: http://bit.ly/kq0lCU
Condo Commandos on Mars? Why Is This Man Smiling? http://bit.ly/ktM4qf
GMA IN THE NEWS
Quoted in a news story by @syladurantaye on buildings in trouble: The hidden cost of low condo-maintenance fees http://bit.ly/jSiRGU
RT @ACMOnews: Congratulations to all our 2011 ACMO Award Recipients: acmo.org/acmo.php?id=300
RT @GMALaw: GMA’s Warren Ragoonanan quoted in Law Times article on online business contracts, page 9 of the June 6, 2011 edition.
"Green Legislation and Condos" — Useful article by GMA’s Andrea Krywonis published in this month’s Condo Business. http://fb.me/YfrqClA7