Many types of renovations require approval from the Board of Directors, even though these renovations are within your unit. This is because in a Condominium environment, work done in one unit can have an impact on neighbouring units or the Condominium as a whole.
If in doubt, consult the Property Manager before making any changes in case they may be deemed to be more than just decorative in nature. Getting written permission from the Board is typically a quick and easy matter, and protects you if any questions arise down the road.
In the case of an emergency or when there is a need for building maintenance, the Property Manager needs to have a key to access your unit. If you wish to have locks changed for security reasons, please contact the Property Manager.
For the same reasons, if you decide to have an alarm system installed in your unit, please ensure that the code is provided to the Property Manager.
Unused paint is considered hazardous waste, and may not be disposed of using the waste facilities in the building. Try not to purchase more paint than needed. If you end up with more paint than you expected, painting an extra coat is a good way to use the extra paint, while maximizing the life of your paint job. Various local retailers will also take unused paint back for disposal.
When having any renovations done, please be mindful that noise can easily disturb your neighbors. For these reasons the Condominium Rules and City bylaws both restrict the hours at which such work can be done.