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Tall buildings: up up and away?

  • Blaney McMurtry LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • April 18 2011

There has been much debate about tall buildings (buildings over 12 storeys in height) in Toronto in the past number of years particularly due to the decreasing availability of development land, and the province and municipal forces on intensification - but how tall is too tall and where should tall buildings be permitted?

Actions under the Construction Lien Act - discovery planning will cost you less

  • Blaney McMurtry LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • April 18 2011

Actions under the Construction Lien Act (the "CLA") involve three distinct stages: pleadings, discovery (in various forms) and trial

Contractors' liability to third parties: an indeterminate liability to an indeterminate class?

  • Blaney McMurtry LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • February 12 2013

The question of remoteness has vexed courts in dealing with problems arising both in contract and in tort. This paper deals primarily with the tort

City of Toronto proposed changes to securing affordable housing through section 37 benefits: does affordable housing for some make housing more expensive for others?

  • Blaney McMurtry LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • October 29 2012

At its meeting of 2 October 2012, Toronto City Council approved the recommendations of the 16 August 2012 Planning Staff Report that the City update its policies on affordable housing by amending the City’s Official Plan to: recognize affordable ownership housing and to authorize affordable rental units to be located within a registered condominium, subject to certain conditions, as community benefits through the City’s section 37 heightdensity incentives policies

Construction Lien Act amendment impacts condominium developments

  • Blaney McMurtry LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • June 10 2011

On July 1, 2011 an amendment to the Construction Lien Act (CLA) will come into force which will have an impact on condominium developers

Tarion Revised Builder Bulletins 24 and 27: good and bad news for developers

  • Blaney McMurtry LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • July 6 2012

Effective July 1, 2012, new home enrolment fees are reduced by $150 per enrolled home under the Tarion Revised Builder Bulletin 27

Canada - Your next retail frontier

  • Blaney McMurtry LLP
  • -
  • Canada, USA
  • -
  • May 15 2012

With its cultural similarity, close proximity and urbanized population, Canada is a natural place for retailers, based in the U.S. and other countries, to pursue expansion

Further update on Condominium Act review

  • Blaney McMurtry LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • November 7 2013

In a previous issue, we reported on the efforts by the Province of Ontario, facilitated through the Public Policy Forum not for profit organization

The new residential rental property rebate

  • Blaney McMurtry LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • June 17 2011

As we enter into our third decade of dealing with the federal Goods and Services Tax, most recently amended in Ontario by harmonization with the Retail Sales Tax to become the Harmonized Sales Tax, many aspects of the GSTHST continue to be the subject of some confusion

Growth plan updates

  • Blaney McMurtry LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • April 18 2011

On 4 March 2011 the Province of Ontario released the Growth Plan for Northern Ontario, 2011