Municipal, Planning & Land Development

Miller Thomson’s Municipal, Planning & Land Development Group regularly acts for municipalities, other public sector entities, developers, landowners and public interest groups to assist with their complex legal issues or questions in a timely and cost-effective manner. We have appeared before all levels of Court as well as various tribunals such as the Ontario Municipal Board, the Assessment Review Board and the Environmental Review Tribunal.

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Miller Thomson recognized in 2017 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory

In the recently released 2017 edition of the Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, 79 Miller Thomson lawyers across 30 areas of law have been recognized for their industry-leading advisory expertise.  These latest rankings are the culmination of an extensive annual peer...

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Steve O’Melia comments on CN Rail land being sold to scrapyard

Steve O’Melia is quoted in a Record article about the sale of CN Rail land to a scrapyard in a Kitchener neighbourhood. Read the article: “Municipal board clears way for scrapyard to buy CN lands“

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Steven O’Melia quoted in Law Times

Steven O’Melia, a partner in Miller Thomson Waterloo’s Municipal Group, is quoted in the Law Times digital article, “Review of OMB means mandate tweak.” “You want to be careful with it, because I don’t think one size necessarily fits all,” says...

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Eric Davis comments on Ontario Municipal Act in Ayr News article

Read the article: Expert says North Dumfries council can reveal why it decided not to buy former Foodland

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Eric Davis quoted in article on surplus farm severance

The article in the Stratford Gazette discusses surplus farm severance in Perth County, Ontario, which currently does not allow a buyer of a farm to sever the accompanying house if they do not intend to live in it. Eric Davis, who practices...

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Miller Thomson lawyers recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2017

126 Miller Thomson lawyers from across the country and in numerous areas of law have been recognized for their expertise in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada. This result is up from 122 lawyers ranked last year....

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Roberto Noce interviewed by Global News on basement suites built by landlords

Roberto Noce, Q.C. is interviewed by Global News regarding landlords building basement suites. Click here to view the article and video.

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Roberto Noce, Q.C. quoted in Edmonton Journal

Roberto Noce, Q.C. is quoted in the Edmonton Journal article “City’s ‘not our problem’ approach could turn residents against infill“

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Steven O’Melia interviewed by CTV Kitchener

Miller Thomson’s Steven O’Melia, a partner in the firm’s Kitchener-Waterloo office with expertise in municipal law, was interviewed by CTV News Kitchener about Hamilton city councillors passing of a bylaw that allows the city to have a say in where...

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Miller Thomson lawyers successfully represent City of Cambridge

Steve O’Melia and Eric Davis successfully represented the City of Cambridge, opposing an application to disqualify two mayoral candidates from the election on October 27. Read more on The Record.com

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Mike Nienhuis moderates First Nations panel at real estate forum

Mike Nienhuis moderates the session on “Working with First Nations: Land Development in Metro Vancouver” at the 23rd annual Vancouver Real Estate Forum.

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Troy Baril and Kit McGuinness present on “Cost Recovery and Project Development for Small-Medium Size Communities” at the Municipal Infrastructure Conference in Nipawin, SK

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Roberto Noce, Q.C. is discussing land development and rezoning on Calgary’s Newstalk QR770 at 5:15 MST

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Eric Davis and Jean Leonard speak on municipal planning law and commercial leasing at the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce Business Growth Series. Eric and Jean will discuss issues affecting local businesses, including zoning bylaws, expropriations, minor variances, commercial leasing and property development.

http://www.cambridgechamber.com/events.htm#id=1316&wid=1101&cid=232

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Steve O’Melia and Jeffrey Lem speak on “Regulatory System, Zoning By-laws and Negotiating with Municipalities” at the Annual Conference of the Canadian-Chinese Professional Accountants Association (CCPAA).

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Ce que les OBNL doivent savoir sur les taxes foncières et les exemptions

Le groupe Impact social de Miller Thomson vous invite à son deuxième déjeuner-conférence d’une série de quatre. Date : Jeudi 4 mai 2017 Horaire : 8 h à 9 h Réservation obligatoire par courriel : etardif@millerthomson.com L’appellation « Organisme à but non lucratif » (« OBNL ») n’est pas...

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Environmental Issues in Property Development

Miller Thomson hosts a complimentary seminar presented by lawyers in our Environmental and Real Estate practice groups. Topics include: Regulatory Framework for Dealing with Contaminated Land Managing Environmental Due Diligence Investigations Environmental Considerations in Property Transactions Dealing with Excess Fill Time:...

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Municipal Law Update

Roberto Noce, Q.C. hosts a seminar on municipal law in Devon, AB. Location: Devon Golf & Country Club

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Morning Recess: An Education Industry Seminar Series

Robin-Lee Norris and Steven O’Melia present a Morning Recess seminar on “The Intersection of Municipal and Education Law.”

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Understanding Your Role as an Elected Official from both a Legal and Political Perspective

Miller Thomson’s Edmonton Municipal Group hosts a seminar in Westlock on “Understanding Your Role as an Elected Official from both a Legal and Political Perspective.”

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Environmental Issues in Property Development

Miller Thomson seminar

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It’s An Honour Just to be Nominated

7 D.M.P.L. (2d), February 2015, Issue 2

Hill v. Di Lullo and the nomination requirements of municipal elections.

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Could a property-tax break revive mature neighbourhoods in Edmonton?

Roberto Noce, Q.C. provides commentary for the article by Gary Lamphier.

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Magder v. Ford: A Call to Reform the Ontario Municipal Conflict of Interest Act

Municipal Lawyer 54:1, January/February 2013, 17

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All Aboard the Conflict Train

Municipal World

Ontario’s Municipal Conflict of Interest Act and light rail transit in the Waterloo Region.

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Exploration minière et aires protégées

Colloque « Québec Exploration 2009 »

Colloque « Québec Exploration 2009 »

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