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More Homes, More Choice… More Density: Ontario’s housing plan takes effect

Addressing supply-side economics, the province approves plans for Toronto’s Downtown and Yonge-Eglinton areas and Bill 108 comes into force. On June 6, 2019, Bill 108, referred to as the More Homes, More Choice Act (the “Bill”), was passed by the...

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More Homes, More Choice Act, 2019: What will Bill 108 do to Ontario’s Planning and Development Regime?

The Ontario Government’s introduction of More Homes, More Choice Act, 2019 (“Bill 108” or the “Bill”) will significantly change how planning and development decisions will be made, opposed, reconsidered and ultimately adjudicated upon. Bill 108 restores key elements of the...

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More Homes, More Choices: Bill 108 and Ontario’s Housing Supply Action Plan

Revisions to the Land Use Planning Regime in addition to Purely Housing Related Proposals On May 2, 2019, Ontario’s Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing introduced new legislation under Bill 108, referred to as the More Homes, More Choice Act,...

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Disclosure to Purchasers in Ontario Condominium Developments: A Recent Court of Appeal Decision and Legislative Amendments Already Addressing the Issue

To enable informed decision-making in the condominium market, the Condominium Act, 1998 (Ontario) (the “Condo Act”) imposes upon “Declarants” (the builders of new condominiums who are responsible for registering the declaration and description that will govern the property) the obligation...

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Regulating Real Estate Brokerages, Brokers and Salespersons in Ontario

The Government of Ontario announced a proposal on January 31, 2019, to review and modernize the Real Estate and Business Brokers Act, 2002 (the “Act”). The Act governs real estate brokerages, brokers and salespersons (collectively, “Registrants”), setting the rules for...

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Use and Non-Use of Licensed Land Agents by Renewable Energy Companies

In Alberta, oil and gas companies have long required the services of accredited land agents in acquiring or leasing land to exploit the mineral resources there.  The recent surge in interest in renewable energy sources, especially wind and solar, presents...

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Reminder Notice to Real Estate Owners and Tenants in Quebec – 2018-2020 Property Assessment Appeals

Deadline : April 30, 2018 The value of your Quebec property is assessed every three years by the relevant assessing authority (“Authority”), depending on the assessment cycle your municipality is part of. This triennial assessment will determine the property taxes...

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Environmental Liability of Commercial Landlords: Limited Landlord Liability for Acts/Omissions of its Tenants

A case review of Sorbam v Litwack 2017 ONSC 706 (CanLII), aff’d 2017 ONCA 850 Synopsis The case involves a somewhat typical contaminated land dispute between neighbouring commercial property owners. The plaintiff conducted investigations on its property in support of...

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“Green” Changes Announced for Ontario Building Code

On July 14, 2017, the Ministry of Municipal Affairs announced the replacement of the Ontario Building Code, effective January 1, 2019. The changes are being made to include new requirements supporting the government’s Climate Change Action Plan (CCAP) of June...

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What Does the Elimination of the Ontario Municipal Board Mean? – Preliminary Expectations

The Ontario government has announced that it will introduce legislation to replace the Ontario Municipal Board (“OMB”) with a new Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (“LPAT”).  The most important change is the elimination of the OMB’s power to substitute its decision...

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