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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 […]

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 […]

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|

Important Message from Toronto Fire

We would like to share the following important message from Toronto Fire regarding condo fire rules for highrise buildings.  Thank you to 680News and CityNews for the below video.

(Please note that advertisements and sponsor messages shown before the Condo Fire Rules video below are randomly streamed directly from the […]

By |October 14th, 2016|Categories: Community, Education, WBCondo Blog||Comments Off on Important Message from Toronto Fire|

Consumers Choice Award Press Release

The 2016 Waterloo Consumer Choice Award Winner’s Press Release has been released on Market Wired (and they saved the best for last on the list of companies!).

Review the 2016 Waterloo Consumer Choice Award Winner Press Release

By |October 12th, 2016|Categories: Announcements, WBCondo Blog||Comments Off on Consumers Choice Award Press Release|

Congratulations Nik!

Congratulations to Nik Papadhopulli who received his RCM designation at an ACMO Luncheon on Sept 30, 2016. Nik joins more than 40 other Wilson, Blanchard managers who are proud to be Registered Condominium Managers in Ontario. Pictured with Nik is Mike Mullen, the Executive Director of Property Management for Hamilton.

By |October 3rd, 2016|Categories: Announcements, WBCondo Blog||Comments Off on Congratulations Nik!|

WB Rides for the Heart & Stroke Big Bike

For a second year, twenty-eight Wilson, Blanchard Management employees set out from Ancaster Jack Astor’s to ride the Heart & Stroke Big Bike to help create more survivors!  Together, this year we raised $7,077.22 towards heart and stroke research, where they will use it to develop life-saving treatments that […]

By |September 23rd, 2016|Categories: Community, WBCondo Blog||Comments Off on WB Rides for the Heart & Stroke Big Bike|

Congratulations Waterloo Regional Office

Congratulations to our Waterloo Regional Office who were recently presented with the Consumers Choice Award for Waterloo. Wilson, Blanchard Management President Ray Wilson was on hand to accept the award along with property managers Melissa Kirkaldie, Courtney Cartmill and Director of Property Management Brad Wells.

By |September 8th, 2016|Categories: Announcements, WBCondo Blog||Comments Off on Congratulations Waterloo Regional Office|

Insurance Evaluations – No Longer a Luxury

By: Mary Morden, Property Manager, Waterloo Region

The Condominium Act, 1998, Section 99 (1), states: “The Corporation shall obtain and maintain insurance, on its own behalf and on behalf of the owners, for damage to the units and common elements that is caused by major perils or the other perils […]

By |August 2nd, 2016|Categories: Condo Connection, Condo Management, Insurance, WBCondo Blog||Comments Off on Insurance Evaluations – No Longer a Luxury|

Dampen Your Water Bill!

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

Boards and property managers are always looking for opportunities to manage costs. Utilities are one area where we have little, if any, influence on rates and must look to consumption reduction as our leverage. LED lighting, low-flow toilets, gas contracts, and […]

By |July 7th, 2016|Categories: Condo Connection, Condo Management, Education, WBCondo Blog||Comments Off on Dampen Your Water Bill!|

What is Radon Gas?

By: Amanda Boakes

Property Manager – Waterloo Region

When a unit owner approached me in November of last year to enquire whether the site had ever been tested for radon gas I was not aware of what radon gas was. She informed me that since she and her husband moved into […]

By |June 20th, 2016|Categories: Condo Connection, Condo Management, Education, WBCondo Blog||Comments Off on What is Radon Gas?|

Cutting Costs

By: Melissa Kirkaldie, RCM

Property Manager – Waterloo Region

No matter the size of your Condominium there are ways to save money on utilities, whether it be checking for leaking plumbing fixtures or installing more efficient mechanical equipment. Another cost saving measure to consider would be to complete an LED retrofit. […]

By |June 3rd, 2016|Categories: Condo Connection, Condo Management, WBCondo Blog||Comments Off on Cutting Costs|

Better Know Bill 106 – Part 5

BETTER KNOW BILL 106 – Part 5 of a 5 part series
Reprinted with the permission of Michelle Ervin and CondoBusiness Magazine
Bill 106, also known as the Protecting Condominium Owners Act, passed the first of three readings in the provincial legislature in 2015. If it becomes law, the proposed legislation […]

By |May 17th, 2016|Categories: Condo Management, Legislation, WBCondo Blog||Comments Off on Better Know Bill 106 – Part 5|

Better Know Bill 106 – Part 4

BETTER KNOW BILL 106 – Part 4 of a 5 part series
Reprinted with the permission of Michelle Ervin and CondoBusiness Magazine
Bill 106, also known as the Protecting Condominium Owners Act, passed the first of three readings in the provincial legislature in 2015. If it becomes law, the proposed legislation […]

By |May 11th, 2016|Categories: Condo Management, Legislation, WBCondo Blog||Comments Off on Better Know Bill 106 – Part 4|

WB @ the CCI-GHC Conference

That’s a lot of acronyms – property managers from WB (Wilson, Blanchard) attended and presented at the recent CCI (Canadian Condominium Institute) GHC (Golden Horseshoe Chapter) conference held in Waterloo on May 6 & 7, 2016.  Pictured are Ray Wilson, President and Karen Reynolds, Chief Operating Officer at our […]

By |May 9th, 2016|Categories: Condo Management, Education, WBCondo Blog||Comments Off on WB @ the CCI-GHC Conference|