The Simcoe-Muskoka District Health Unit awarded MCRS Property Management one of only 6 Tobacco-Free Champion Awards handed out in the region for smoke-free initiatives. Our team was recognized for “championing smoke-free multi-unit housing” in our area. Check out the links for articles with the complete story!

Muskoka organizations recognized by health unit for no-smoking policies

By Brent Cooper, Bracebridge Examiner, Monday, December 17, 2018

Muskoka Region News Story

SIMCOE-MUSKOKA — Two Muskoka organizations are among six winners of the 2018 Tobacco-Free Champion Awards handed out by the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit.

Huntsville-based MCRS Property Management, according to a press release from the health unit, is no stranger to managing smoke-free, multi-unit housing.

“About 80 per cent of the buildings the company manages are designated as no smoking and that’s no coincidence. MCRS recognizes smoke-free living in apartments and condos makes good business sense on a number of fronts. It reduces fire risks at the properties, lowers the costs to clean, refurbish and maintain units, and it makes the properties attractive to the largest possible audience of both local and seasonal residents. The property management company is also recognized for championing smoke-free multi-unit housing with developers, in the hopes that as new buildings come on to the market they will be 100 per cent smoke-free and attractive to buyers and rental audiences,” the release stated.

Another award recipient, Bracebridge condominium “Legends at the Falls” is celebrating its first full year as a no-smoking property.

“Both buildings at the Kimberly Avenue site, as well as the manicured grounds and patios overlooking the falls, are all no smoking. The condominium board members did their homework with the help of property manager Julie Bryant, held information meetings with owners and gained the required support of owners to include no smoking in the condo corporation’s declaration to ensure all owners could be protected from second-hand smoke of all kinds in the years ahead,” the release stated.

According to the health unit, the two groups have contributed on two important fronts — helping people quit smoking and increasing the number of smoke-free condos and apartment options available in the region.