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May 24, 2022

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5 tips arising from Ontario Divisional Court’s denial of property tax exemption for lands owned by places of worship

David Tang, Jesse White

Ontario’s religious organizations are used to relying upon Ontario’s Assessment Act’s property tax exemptions for lands owned by a church or religious organization and used as “a place of worship and the land used in connection with it.” The Divisional...

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Donations of time and money do not create a trust: A look at Mee et al. v. Y.M.C.A.

Amanda J. Stacey

A recent decision of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice was unequivocal in its refusal to recognize a trust in certain recreational lands owned by the YMCA. The court did not mince its words. It said to find otherwise would...

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