Breaking Ground: MT Construction Law Ontario Edition

Photo of a construction site, taken from the ground and facing the sky

January 30, 2023

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Section 47 motions under Ontario’s lien legislation

Riccardo Del Vecchio, Nathan Lean

A recent Ontario Superior Court decision from April 2022, Louis Jones Construction Ltd. v. Rocque, 2022 ONSC 2362, adds to the line of cases dealing with motions brought under Section 47 of Ontario’s construction lien legislation to discharge an expired lien....


Construction lien claims: Takeaways from Nova Concrete Inc. v. 2035211 Ontario Inc.

Riccardo Del Vecchio, Daniel Guerrisi

Introduction An April 2022 Ontario decision Nova Concrete Inc. v 2035211 Ontario Inc., 2022 ONSC 2391 (which involved cross-motions and various layers of relief sought by the parties) outlines the importance of: the summary nature of construction lien proceedings; the...


Get your priorities right: Arrears of prior mortgages before liens

Emily C. Durst

Overview The Court of Appeal for Ontario recently confirmed that where a mortgage has priority over a construction lien, all related mortgage interest, enforcement fees and other expenses will have priority over the lien, even if the mortgage-related fees, charges...


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