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Agreement between Competition Bureau and Canadian Real Estate Association promises to reshape residential real estate business

  • Blaney McMurtry LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • December 1 2010

A settlement between the Canadian Competition Bureau and the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) will have a major impact on the way business is done in Canada's residential real estate market by allowing real estate agents to offer clients a wider range of service options and models when using the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) controlled by CREA

Mandating a healthy built environment?

  • Blaney McMurtry LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • December 22 2010

We have previously written on the new "green" building standards being imposed by municipalities, particularly the City of Toronto

Development charges alert - a holiday gift for municipalities

  • Blaney McMurtry LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • December 22 2010

Municipalities are indexing andor raising development charges again

New year, new provincial policies

  • Blaney McMurtry LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • December 22 2010

As we head into 2011 we look to a year that will likely see the issuance by the Province of Ontario of significant new planning policies, most notably a new Provincial Policy Statement (PPS) and an amendment to the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe (the "Growth Plan"

City of Toronto planning initiatives

  • Blaney McMurtry LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • September 30 2010

At its meeting of 25-27 August 2010, City of Toronto Council approved the following significant planning initiatives

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

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

City of Toronto’s Third Party Sign Tax Bylaw upheld by Ontario Superior Court

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

In a Decision dated March 3, 2011 on an application to quash the effect of a municipal Bylaw to tax third party signage, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice upheld the ability of the City of Toronto to impose a tax on the owners of third party signs through the City’s Third Party Sign Tax Bylaw No. 197-2010 (Municipal Code Chapter 771) (the “By-law”), while at the same time grandfathering existing signage as at 6 April 2010

City of Toronto planning

  • Blaney McMurtry LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • April 15 2011

The 24 March 2011 meeting of the City of Toronto Planning and Growth Management Committee was a big one