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Recent developments with (extra) development charges
  • Blaney McMurtry LLP
  • Canada
  • November 7 2013

We have previously written on the issue of the unrelenting rise of the rate of development charges in Ontario. Recent actions by a number of


Joint debts, joint tenants - insolvency law meets real property law
  • Blaney McMurtry LLP
  • Canada
  • September 30 2014

The decision of the Court of Appeal in TD Bank v. Phillips 2014 ONCA 613 involves a separated couple, their joint asset, a joint debt, and an


Update on the Condominium Act review
  • Blaney McMurtry LLP
  • Canada
  • October 29 2012

In our previous issue of Blaney’s on Building we reported on an announcement by the Provincial Government of its intention to launch a public consultation process to modernize the Condominium Act, 1998


Interesting BC condominium case law: Mazarei v. Icon Omega Developments Ltd., 2012 BCSC 673
  • Blaney McMurtry LLP
  • Canada
  • October 29 2012

A recent case out of the British Columbia Supreme Court highlights the hazards that may befall developers entering the marketplace of other jurisdictions


Will developers be required to subsidize Canada post’s financial losses?
  • Blaney McMurtry LLP
  • Canada
  • October 30 2012

Canada Post recently provided notice via Mayors’ offices across Canada that, in addition to the current requirement for the developer to build either a condominium mailroom or provide super mail box pads, developers will now be charged a one-time fee of $200 per address to install and activate these community mailboxes for new developments


Location, location, location - or not
  • Blaney McMurtry LLP
  • Canada
  • February 6 2013

A recent decision of the Supreme Court of Canada in Southcott Estates Inc. v. Toronto Catholic District School Board, 2012 SCC 51, confirms that it


City of Toronto employment lands review: To convert or not to convert
  • Blaney McMurtry LLP
  • Canada
  • February 6 2013

A key piece of the City of Toronto's current review of its Official Plan concerns the City's Employment Areas policies. This is particularly


Court of Appeal Summaries (April 11-15, 2016)
  • Blaney McMurtry LLP
  • Canada
  • April 18 2016

Following are this week’s summaries of civil decisions released by the Court of Appeal. Topics covered included limitation periods, summary judgment


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


Effective strategies for minimizing negligent building inspection claims
  • Blaney McMurtry LLP
  • Canada
  • February 13 2013

In Ontario, the legislative scheme and standards relevant to building inspectors are set out in the Building Code Act, 1992, S.O. 1992, c.23. (the