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City of Toronto’s New Apartment Building Bylaw Passed by City Council Effective July 1st, 2017

Posted in Bylaws / Regulations, Communications, Health & Safety, Housing, Industry Trends, Interior Building, Legislation, Maintenance, Newsworthy, Pest Control, Tenancy Law

City of Toronto’s New Apartment Building Bylaw Passed by City Council Effective July 1st, 2017

On March 29, 2017, Toronto’s City Council passed a new Apartment Building Management bylaw that will impact all multi-res buildings three stories or more and 10 or more units in Toronto. This regulatory bylaw, that comes into effect on July 1st, 2017, requires the registration of rental apartment buildings and the payment of annual per unit fees, imposes new standards to “improve” preventative and on-going maintenance and tenant communications, requires compliance with additional information...

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Avoiding a Property Nightmare

Posted in Communications, Fire Safety, Health & Safety, Housing, Janitorial, Maintenance, Marketing, Payments Processing, Pest Control, Security

Avoiding a Property Nightmare

Keep these Spooky Signs in Mind You might enjoy getting freaked out this time of year, but operating an apartment community doesn’t have to be scary . In many instances, property nightmares can take many forms for onsite managers. However, there are ways you can control your property and keep it from becoming a nightmare to residents. Beware of the following alarming things and position your property for success: Story by:  Tim...

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Bed Bugs Throughout History

Posted in Health & Safety, Maintenance, Newsworthy, Pest Control

Bed Bugs Throughout History

If you’re to believe news coverage over the past few years, the bed bug epidemic has reached new heights. Is this really the case, or is the media sensationalizing people’s worst fears about bed bugs? News coverage of unfortunate bed bug incidents has resulted in the blacklisting of hotels, stores, and even cities that travellers fear are hotbeds for bed bug activity. Is all this hype blowing the ‘bed bug epidemic’ out of proportion? In a word: yes. While there’s certainly no doubt that bed...

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