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COVID-19 and Business Interruption Claims

Coverage under a typical insurance policy for business interruption is initiated by the insured sustaining a loss caused by “direct physical loss or damage to buildings, equipment or stock”.   Despite the substantial economic damage that COVID-19 continues to cause, the...

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Unavoidable Delay – Tarion Statement of Critical Dates and Addendum Q&A COVID-19

With the rapid spread of COVID-19 across Canada and worldwide, governments and businesses are taking steps to contain the virus and flatten the curve of transmission. As a homebuilder, you might be concerned about meeting your obligations to your purchasers...

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“Material Change” in Condominium Developments: A Recent Court of Appeal Decision

Back in April, we looked at a Court of Appeal decision addressing disclosure to purchasers of proposed units in condominium developments.  It was a cautionary tale for the risk associated with inconsistent or confusing disclosure or omitting to disclose where...

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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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COVID-19 Resources

We have written on a variety of topics to help identify the pertinent issues, understand the legal implications, minimize risk exposure and manage legal obligations.

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