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ACMO 2000 Re-Certification

Wilson, Blanchard Management Inc. is proud to announce that we have again completed the ACMO 2000 Re-Certification Audit. Pictured below receiving our Compliance Audit are Ray Wilson, President and Karen Reynolds, COO.

Since 2000, ACMO has been administrating the ACMO 2000 Certification Program in an effort to measure and recognize […]

By |December 12th, 2017|Categories: WBCondo Blog||0 Comments|

Input on Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Proposal

The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services in seeking input on proposed regulations under the Condominium Act, 1998, to make it easier to install and access electric vehicle charging stations in existing condominiums.

To provide feedback, please view the proposal (linked here) which is available on the Ontario’s Regulatory Registry.

The ministry […]

By |December 4th, 2017|Categories: Legislation, WBCondo Blog||0 Comments|

Fast Facts for Condo Owners & Management

The Ontario Ministry of Government and Consumer Services has released the following two “Fast Facts” documents that contain an overview of the new condo law changes that are taking effect on Nov 1. The first is for Condo Owners and Residents, while the second is aimed at Condo Management.

For […]

By |October 24th, 2017|Categories: Legislation, WBCondo Blog||Comments Off on Fast Facts for Condo Owners & Management|

WB Wins Consumer Choice Award Again

Wilson, Blanchard Management was recently presented with the Consumer Choice Award for business excellence for the 5th consecutive year in Hamilton and has now also won in back-to-back years as the top Property Management company in Waterloo. Pictured is company President Ray Wilson accepting the award.

By |October 2nd, 2017|Categories: Announcements, WBCondo Blog||Comments Off on WB Wins Consumer Choice Award Again|

Seasonal Property Prep

By Maria Aitkenhead, RCM, Cambridge Office

Summer is almost over and before we know it, the wet season will be raining down on us once more.  By now the majority of seasonal repairs have likely been taken care of, but a review of the following components should be completed to […]

By |September 21st, 2017|Categories: Condo Connection, Condo Management, WBCondo Blog||Comments Off on Seasonal Property Prep|

Proposed Regulations under CMSA Open for Public Commentary

Please click here to view the original government release.

 

The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services has prescribed licensing and other regulatory requirements for condominium managers and condominium management providers in Ontario under the Condominium Management Services Act, 2015 (CMSA). Licensing will take effect on November 1, 2017.

The ministry is […]

By |August 31st, 2017|Categories: Legal, Legislation, WBCondo Blog||Comments Off on Proposed Regulations under CMSA Open for Public Commentary|

Coming Soon: The Long Awaited Updates to the Condo Act

Note: This article was originally published in the Spring 2017 edition of the WB Condo Connection.

 

By: Sandy Foulds, Director of Property Management, Hamilton

The updates to the Condominium Act will soon be upon us.  Most of the Condominium Act changes will take effect on November 1, 2017 with the remainder […]

By |August 15th, 2017|Categories: Condo Connection, Legislation, WBCondo Blog||Comments Off on Coming Soon: The Long Awaited Updates to the Condo Act|

Condominium Authority of Ontario Confirms Fee Amounts

The Condominium Authority of Ontario (CAO) has confirmed both the unit assessment fees that will be levied to condominium corporations and the amounts that will be charged for use of the Condominium Authority Tribunal (CAT). These fees were determined following a public consultation period and will help to ensure […]

By |August 2nd, 2017|Categories: Announcements, Legislation, WBCondo Blog||Comments Off on Condominium Authority of Ontario Confirms Fee Amounts|

Official News Release from the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services

For the original government news release, please click here…

 
Ontario Implementing New Protections for Condo Residents this Fall
New Laws to Build Healthy and Sustainable Condo Communities
July 25, 2017 8:37 A.M.
Ministry of Government and Consumer Services

Ontario is moving forward to better protect condo owners and residents by increasing consumer protections in […]

By |July 26th, 2017|Categories: Announcements, Legislation, WBCondo Blog||Comments Off on Official News Release from the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services|

Condominium Authority of Ontario – Proposed Requirements for Public Database

The following release is from the Ontario Ministry of Government and Consumer Services. To view the full, original release please click here.

 
We want your input on proposed requirements for a public database of condo corporations under the Condominium Act, 1998
The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services is seeking your input on […]

By |July 24th, 2017|Categories: Legislation, WBCondo Blog||Comments Off on Condominium Authority of Ontario – Proposed Requirements for Public Database|

Condominium Authority of Ontario – Proposed fees for Public Comment

The following release is from the Ontario Ministry of Government and Consumer Services. To view the full, original release please click here.

 

Ontario is making progress on its commitment to increase consumer protections and build stronger condo communities.

To deliver new services that will benefit condo owners and residents, the Condominium Authority […]

By |July 4th, 2017|Categories: Announcements, Community, Legislation, WBCondo Blog||Comments Off on Condominium Authority of Ontario – Proposed fees for Public Comment|

Working with Professionals – An Insurance Perspective

By: Mike Mullen, Executive Director of Property Management, Hamilton

Everyone in the condominium industry is familiar with the term “cheaper is not always better”; however, sometimes cheaper can also be much more expensive in the long run, especially in terms of condominium insurance.

If a major loss was to occur due […]

By |June 20th, 2017|Categories: Condo Connection, Insurance, WBCondo Blog||Comments Off on Working with Professionals – An Insurance Perspective|

Dates Announced for New Condo Law Changes

Please note the article below is an excerpt directly from the Ontario Ministry of Government and Consumer Services – for a direct link to the original article please click here. Wilson, Blanchard Management is sharing this information in the best interests of our clients and the condominium industry.

 

Ontario is making […]

By |June 13th, 2017|Categories: Announcements, Legal, Legislation, WBCondo Blog||Comments Off on Dates Announced for New Condo Law Changes|

Canada’s 150th Anniversary of Confederation

By: Laura Coulter, RCM

Property Manager, Hamilton
‘Long may it wave, and grace our own
Blue skies and stormy weather,
Within my heart, above my home,
The Maple Leaf forever!’
From: ‘The Maple Leaf Forever’, by Alexander Muir, 1867
As we approach the momentous occasion of Canada’s 150th birthday, many condo owners are beginning […]

By |June 5th, 2017|Categories: Community, Condo Connection, Legislation, WBCondo Blog||Comments Off on Canada’s 150th Anniversary of Confederation|

Condo Manager Licensing Regulations Officially Released

The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services has released the final version of the Licensing Regulations for Condo Managers (link here).

Licensing is expected to begin in the fall of 2017, although the education requirements for condo managers have not yet been specified.

The Ministry and the Condominium Authority of Ontario have […]

By |April 26th, 2017|Categories: Announcements, Condo Management, Legal, Legislation, WBCondo Blog||Comments Off on Condo Manager Licensing Regulations Officially Released|

Ray Wilson Receives ACMO Lifetime Award

Wilson, Blanchard Management Inc. is proud to congratulate our co-founder and President Ray Wilson on receiving the Association of Condominium Managers of Ontario (ACMO) Lifetime Award. ACMO presented the award to Ray on April 21, 2017 at their 40th Anniversary Celebration.

Ray has been involved in the condominium management industry […]

By |April 24th, 2017|Categories: Announcements, WBCondo Blog||Comments Off on Ray Wilson Receives ACMO Lifetime Award|

Ontario Condo Authority Websites Launched

The Condominium Authority of Ontario (CAO) and The Condo Management Regulatory Authority of Ontario (CMRAO) have launched their websites.

The CAO is being created to better protect and serve the condominium community, including providing information for condo owners about purchasing and owing a condo and providing education for condo directors.

The CMRAO is being […]

By |April 7th, 2017|Categories: Announcements, Legislation, WBCondo Blog||Comments Off on Ontario Condo Authority Websites Launched|

Round 2 of Draft Regulations Now Available for Comment

The second set of proposed regulatory changes under the Condominium Act has been released for comment. The Ministry is proposing regulations to support the designation of the Condominium Authority of Ontario (CAO) under the Condominium Act and the Condominium Management Regulatory Authority of Ontario (CMRAO) under the Condominium Management Services […]

By |February 27th, 2017|Categories: Condo Management, Legal, Legislation, WBCondo Blog||Comments Off on Round 2 of Draft Regulations Now Available for Comment|

Draft Regulations under the “New Act” Now Available for Comment

The first phase of proposed regulatory changes under the Condominium Act has been released for comment. The ministry is proposing to have many of these regulatory changes, and related Condominium Act amendments, come into effect on July 1, 2017. The proposal is focused on 4 areas:

1. Communications – Improving communications between […]

By |February 15th, 2017|Categories: Legal, Legislation, WBCondo Blog||Comments Off on Draft Regulations under the “New Act” Now Available for Comment|

Safety Reminder – The Dangers of Careless Smoking on Balconies

By: Debbie Anderson, Property Manager, Toronto

All residents who choose to smoke need to make safe choices when extinguishing smoking materials. In multi-residential buildings, many people are at risk when a smoker fails to properly extinguish something that so obviously can start a fire. In condominiums where one unit is […]

By |January 17th, 2017|Categories: Community, Condo Connection, Condo Management, Education, Insurance, Legal, WBCondo Blog||Comments Off on Safety Reminder – The Dangers of Careless Smoking on Balconies|

Board Confidentiality – A Requirement & Responsibility

By: Stan Dulberg, Property Manager, Hamilton

Under the Condominium Act, 1998, Section 37, Standard of Care (1): “Every Director and every officer of a corporation in exercising the powers and discharging the duties of office shall (a) act honestly and in good faith; and (b) exercise the care, diligence and […]

By |December 7th, 2016|Categories: Condo Connection, Condominium Meetings, Legal, WBCondo Blog||Comments Off on Board Confidentiality – A Requirement & Responsibility|

The Ups and Downs of Elevator Maintenance Contracts

By: Harry Nielsen, Property Manager, PSCC 888 – Stonebrook

Recent articles about the decrease in elevator service and the increase in entrapments in the GTA would normally concern us… but PSCC 888 has a solution… they have an Elevator Consultant!

During budget preparation in September 2015, PSCC 888 realized that their […]

By |November 17th, 2016|Categories: Condo Connection, Condo Management, Physical Condo Management, WBCondo Blog||Comments Off on The Ups and Downs of Elevator Maintenance Contracts|

ACMO Conference – Booth 418/519

Visit WB at the ACMO Conference – Booth 418/519 – Nov 11-12, 2016
Wilson, Blanchard Management will be in attendance at the 20th Annual ACMO Conference on Nov 11-12, 2016 at the Toronto Congress Centre. Come visit us at booth 418/519.  Looking forward to a productive weekend of learning, networking and […]

By |October 28th, 2016|Categories: Announcements, Condo Management, Education, WBCondo Blog||Comments Off on ACMO Conference – Booth 418/519|

Wilson, Blanchard Featured in Yardi Success Stories

Yardi Systems Inc. recently featured Wilson, Blanchard Management on their Client Success Stories website – the article written by Yardi which is shown below can also be accessed directly at http://www.yardi.com/document/wilson-blanchard-can-condo/

By |October 27th, 2016|Categories: Accounting, Condo Management, WBCondo Blog||Comments Off on Wilson, Blanchard Featured in Yardi Success Stories|

WB on Social Media

Are you looking for an easy way to stay up-to-date on news from Wilson, Blanchard Management and information related to Condominiums in Ontario? It’s simple – follow us on social media! There are lots of options to fit your social media preferences.

Posts such as this one that appear on […]

By |October 18th, 2016|Categories: Community, Condo Management, WBCondo Blog||Comments Off on WB on Social Media|