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City of Toronto- Enhanced MRAB Inspection Criteria & Reports

Posted in Appraisal, Bylaws / Regulations, Communications, Exterior Building, Finance, Health & Safety, Housing, HVAC / Mechanical, Industry Trends, Interior Building, Legislation, Maintenance, Newsworthy

City of Toronto- Enhanced MRAB Inspection Criteria & Reports

FRPO has received a copy of the City of Toronto’s Evaluation Letter, and their Evaluation Scorecard Report (provides a detailed scoring matrix including the 20 areas of review and evaluation criteria). Please click on each link below to review. RentSafeTO Building Evaluation letter  RentSafeTO Building Evaluation Report  From our ongoing discussions with the City staff, this year’s building inspections will largely focus on judging buildings relative to compliance with the old Property...

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Energy Programs and Incentives Conference (EPIC) 2017

Posted in Bylaws / Regulations, Communications, Development, Elevators, Events, Exterior Building, Finance, Housing, HVAC / Mechanical, Industry Trends, Interior Building, Legislation, Maintenance, Media Releases, Newsworthy, Professional Services, Restoration, Retrofit, Roofing, Suite Renovations, Technology, Utility Management

Energy Programs and Incentives Conference (EPIC) 2017

MINGO Rally presents: The Energy Programs and Incentives Conference (EPIC), Toronto   ONE FOCUS. ONE GOAL. Did you know that more than tens of $millions of energy incentives are available to building owners every year? Navigating the variety of energy programs and incentives available to apartment owners can be overwhelming and intimidating. EPIC – The Energy Programs and Incentives Conference, showcases active energy programs within the City of Toronto, along with their incentives...

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Up to 25% of heating energy escapes from multi-residential buildings

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Up to 25% of heating energy escapes from multi-residential buildings

Most multi-residential buildings are very leaky (not airtight), with 20 to 25% of heating energy simply seeping away. As a result, air leakage has a significant impact on annual space heating and cooling costs as well as peak energy demand. Furthermore, leakage is greatest during the coldest periods of the year. In fact, during the winter, air leakage can account for 40% of a building’s overall heating bill. Air leakage can also have a significant impact on a building’s envelope. Moisture...

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World’s tallest mostly wood building poised to be built in downtown Vancouver alongside Erickson classic

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World’s tallest mostly wood building poised to be built in downtown Vancouver alongside Erickson classic

A design by award-winning Japanese architect Shigeru Ban for the world’s tallest hybrid timber structure is poised to be built in downtown Vancouver. When complete, the wood, glass and concrete building will stand 19 storeys and 71 metres tall — one storey higher than the wood-hybrid Brock Commons at the University of B.C. — said Tobi Reyes, the CEO of PortLiving, the Vancouver-based developer behind the project. Ban designed the residential tower, Terrace House, as a tribute to late architect...

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Neighbors Anonymous: Engaging Residents in Multifamily Communities

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Neighbors Anonymous: Engaging Residents in Multifamily Communities

Increasing renewals through engaging residents with their neighbours This is no time in the apartment industry for bashful property managers when it comes to ensuring the kind of resident satisfaction that drives renewals. Today’s apartment renters are more social butterflies than they’ve been in recent years, expecting a greater sense of community in the place they call home. They want better neighbors and more friends who live in the same place. But they can’t always make that happen on...

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CFAA Awards – Your National Showcase

Posted in Bylaws / Regulations, CMHC, Communications, Development, Employment, Events, Exterior Building, Finance, Health & Safety, Housing, Industry Trends, Interior Building, Legal, Legislation, Marketing, Newsworthy, Professional Services, Real Estate Law, Rent Control, Restoration, Senior Housing, Student Housing, Technology, Tenancy Law, Utility Management

CFAA Awards – Your National Showcase

The clock is ticking down to the close of CFAA’s second annual Rental Housing Awards Program.  Applications in all categories are due on Monday, May 1, by 12 midnight PDT. The CFAA Rental Housing Awards Program was started in 2016 to create a stage on which to celebrate excellence in rental housing across Canada. The winners are announced at the CFAA Awards Dinner, which takes place annually after the first day of sessions at CFAA Rental Housing Conference. That is to take place this...

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No Tricks! 8 Halloween Safety Tips for Your Rental Property

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No Tricks! 8 Halloween Safety Tips for Your Rental Property

Story by Jennifer Chan While Halloween is typically a night of festive fun, the increased foot traffic can bring some additional risks to your rental property. Before your tenants dole out the candy to little ghosts and witches, make sure your rental is ready. Here are eight Halloween safety tips to help protect your property and its visitors. 1. Clear walkways and sidewalks of leaves and debris Make sure any areas where trick-or-treaters tromp, including your sidewalk, driveway and walkways,...

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Hamilton developments mix the old with the new

Posted in Communications, Condo Conversions, Development, Exterior Building, Industry Trends, Interior Building, Restoration

Hamilton developments mix the old with the new

Character is the name of the game when it comes to downtown residential and commercial developments in Hamilton. Witton Lofts When Steve Kulakowsky and his partner David Sauve bought the old McIlwraith Public School for $750,000 in 2011, they wouldn’t put their condo sales centre on the site. “We weren’t sure if anybody would actually want to live in that area,” said Kulakowsky. But the 36-unit Witton Lofts was just ahead of the curve as the first condo built north of...

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Building owners have work to do on accessibility

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Building owners have work to do on accessibility

Story by: Chad Griffiths Most businesses, owners and property managers are aware of laws, building codes and bylaws designed to better accommodate those with disabilities. However, from my own experience, there’s still a lot of progress that needs to be made on accessibility. I recently had a reconstructive foot surgery that confined me to a wheelchair for the first couple of weeks and crutches for a further six weeks. In no way whatsoever will I suggest that this temporary situation was...

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Rental stock in B.C. getting scarcer and older

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Rental stock in B.C. getting scarcer and older

Story by: Ephraim Vecina Recent figures from British Columbia’s central statistics agency revealed that a shortage in the supply of rental properties in the province is intensifying, despite a steady growth in both starts and population. As reported by Peter Mitham for Business Vancouver, the latest numbers from BC Stats showed that Vancouver has seen 4,616 starts last year, a higher figure than the 4,261 10-year average. This has been counterbalanced by the inflamed demand, which has left...

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