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April 5, 2020

Ari Soroka,Nicholas Chirametli

#WeSpeakCondo resumes with special guest Carol Dirks, Partner at Fogler Rubinoff’s Condo Law Group. Carol Dirks has been practicing condominium law and litigation for more than 25 years and joins us to discuss what condominium boards and managers are adapting to COVID-19. Our discussion includes recreational facilities, condominium liens and collections, board and community meetings …

July 29, 2019

Ari Soroka,Nicholas Chirametli

Established in 2016, Parity is an energy management platform for condo buildings. Using smart sensors & controls, their cloud software guarantees energy savings (typically 20-30%) on energy consumption through data-driven optimization of a building’s HVAC system. Parity customers will save over $2M combined in the coming year. Every building is different. Contact Parity to see …

May 24, 2019

Ari Soroka,Nicholas Chirametli

Special Guest: Noah Maislin & Marko Lindhe of Minutes Solutions Minutes Solutions Inc. is an experienced, professional third-party minute taking company specializing in transcribing comprehensive meeting minutes, allowing board members to focus on the tasks at hand. Founded in 2014, Minutes Solutions continues to grow and has a fundamental understanding of what goes (and doesn’t …

April 22, 2019

Ari Soroka,Nicholas Chirametli

Special Guest: Armand Conant We’re back! After a temporary hiatus #WeSpeakCondo returns with condominium lawyer Armand Conant to discuss the Condominium Authority of Ontario (“CAO”) and the Condominium Management Regulatory Authority of Ontario (“CMRAO”). These two separate governing bodies were recently established by the Province to oversee condominium corporations and condominium managers. We discuss why …

August 16, 2018

Ari Soroka,Nicholas Chirametli

Special Guest: Shawn Pulver A condominium lawyer and litigation partner at Macdonald Sager Manis, LLP Condominium Boards and Owners throughout the GTA are rushing to figure out how to respond to the legalization of marijuana. The law will permit residents to consume cannabis recreationally and grow up to four plants inside their homes. How does …

July 22, 2018

Ari Soroka,Nicholas Chirametli

Special Guest: Tom Gallinger, BBA, FCIP Atrens-Counsel Insurance Brokers part of Arthur J. Gallagher (Canada) Limited Have you ever been faced with a nasty insurance claim at your condo? Did your upstairs neighbor flood your home forcing you to relocate for a few weeks? You might have been hit with a surprising repair bill for …

May 12, 2018

Ari Soroka,Nicholas Chirametli

Special Guest: Ryan Grossman Have you ever tried to get in touch with a Property Manager to rent a party room, book an elevator or just ask general question about your condo? What happens when the Property Manager isn’t in the office? Doesn’t answer their emails? Doesn’t return your calls? In today’s modern and tech-savvy …