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Ontario’s New Housing Supply Action Plan: Bill 23 - The More Homes Built Faster Act

Sweeping legislative and regulatory reforms coming soon The Province of Ontario is in an ongoing crisis of home unavailability and unaffordability. Among other measures, on October 25, 2022, the Government ...
Nov 2022
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Is Halifax Expropriating a Developers Land? Supreme Court of Canada Orders Trial to Find Out

The law of de facto expropriation and property rights in Canada: A review of Annapolis Group Inc v Halifax Regional Municipality Annapolis Group (“the Group”) is a Halifax developer. They have owned about 1000 acres of land in the Blue Mountain Birch Cove Lakes area ...
Nov 2022
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An Overview of Condominium Conversions: What You Need to Know

Waterloo Region Official Plan, Ayr Meadows Developments and Tenant Rights Did you know that land owners are able to convert existing buildings into condominiums? For example, a land owner is able to convert their existing re...
Nov 2022
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Ontario to Permit Mid-Rise Wood Frame Buildings up to 6 Storeys as of January 1, 2015

Through amendments to the Building Code introduced by Ontario Regulation 191/14, Ontario will increase the permissible height of wood frame buildings ...
Dec 2014
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Municipal Bonusing: “Obvious undue advantage” remains the threshold, but still little judicial guidance on how municipalities should draw the line

Section 106 of the Ontario Municipal Act, 2001 is a much worried about “anti-bonusing” provision of broad application. It is wor...
Nov 2014
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Recovering No-Fault Clean Up Costs Post Kawartha Lakes

Recovering No-Fault Clean Up Costs Post Kawartha Lakes A recent decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal, Kawartha Lakes (City) v. Ontario (E...
May 2014
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Ontario’s Draft PPS Policies and the Greening of Provincial Policy

As part of its consultations on the development of a new Provincial Policy Statement (“PPS”), Ontario’s Ministry of Municipal Affair...
Feb 2014
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Land Acquisitions: Three Unique Ontario Land Use Controls to Consider

Real estate developers in Canada and the United States will all be familiar with the due diligence issues that are common to most jurisdictions during...
Feb 2014
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