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Fallen trees – Don’t be a sap

Posted in Living Together, Maintenance & Repairs, The Environment
The massive ice storm that recently devastated the Toronto area felled whole trees and large branches.  This damage to the urban canopy knocked out electrical service to hundreds of thousands of people and caused untold property damage. With the post-storm clean-up now underway and expected to last several weeks, condominium managers may need guidance dealing… Continue Reading

“Do you want a loan with that balcony retrofit?”

Posted in Financial Issues, Maintenance & Repairs
Daily Commercial News reports on a trend emerging in response to the deteriorating physical and financial condition of older condominiums — "lender tenders." The article cites a report by GRG Building Consultants showing that condominiums built in the 1970s are in worse shape today in terms of their building envelope and structure compared to complexes… Continue Reading