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COVID-19 Resource Centre

The health and welfare of our employees, our clients and our communities are foremost in our thoughts as we actively monitor and adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic.

We have the business continuity plans in place to allow us to operate as we adapt to the consequences of the pandemic with as little disruption as possible.

We have implemented proactive measures focused on the safety of our employees, clients, guests and vendors, and we continue to adapt as circumstances evolve. Our plans have been informed by the advice of the appropriate governmental agencies as well as medical experts.

  • Our teams can and do operate effectively on your behalf from any location. We have implemented plans for critical business units to work remotely, and we continue to stress-test our protocols and capabilities.
  • Technology, systems and data are secure and well tested.
  • Client meetings and events are being limited, moved to teleconferencing or rescheduled, as appropriate.
  • We have implemented enhanced cleaning and disinfecting protocols in our offices.
  • We have implemented and are regularly updating policies for personnel who become ill or are concerned that they may have been exposed to the virus
  • We are monitoring personal travel to identify risks.
  • In the event that office closures are necessary, we want to assure you that Robins Appleby LLP remains committed to being fully accessible and responsive to your legal and business needs.

We hope that you and your loved ones remain safe and healthy as this global health challenge unfolds.

We have consolidated all of our COVID-19 resources below ​for ease of consumption:

 

 

Latest News

Jul 24, 2020

COVID's economic impact creating new risk and new opportunities in shareholder agreements: lawyers

Jonathan Zepp & Charlie Kim interview with Canadian Lawyer Magazine | July 22, 2020 With COVID-19’s unequal distribution of pain an... Read More

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May 1, 2020

Ontario’s Eviction Moratorium During COVID-19 – What Landlords Need to Know

The landlord-tenant relationship will once again be impacted as May 1 is the second monthly rent due date for tenants since the COVID-19 pandemic. ... Read More

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Apr 30, 2020

Rent is due May 1. Experts say CERB isn’t enough for some Canadian tenants

Posted April 30, 2020 | Global News  The financial sting of COVID-19 may deepen for some Canadians this week, as May 1 ushers in the... Read More

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Apr 7, 2020

Governing Your Non-Profit During COVID-19 – Holding Electronic Meetings

During these turbulent times Non-Profits need to be able to respond quickly to the changing environment and many executive directors or other membe... Read More

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Mar 20, 2020

Builder Update-Tarion Unavoidable Delay Notices

Tarion has confirmed in its recent bulletins that it considers the recent outbreak of the Covid-19 coronavirus as a "pandemic" and therefore, a for... Read More

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Mar 16, 2020

COVID-19 Update

The health and welfare of our employees, our clients and our communities are foremost in our thoughts as we actively monitor and adapt to the COVID... Read More

 

 

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Further to our prior advisories regarding the CECRA program, on June 30, 2020 the Federal government announced that the rent relief program will be... Read More

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NEWS RELEASE | TORONTO, ON – June 23, 2020 Robins Appleby LLP ‘Real Estate Workout + Enforcement Team’ helps lenders, devel... Read More
As we are all aware, a consequence of the covid-19 pandemic is the current "down market" in which we find ourselves.  In light of these times,... Read More
This blog is a critical update to our previous article. On June 17, 2020, the Ontario government passed the Protecting Small Business Act, 2020 (th... Read More
On June 3, 2020, following months of news about long-established businesses' permanently closing due to financial struggles related to COVID-19, On... Read More

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Published June 08, 2020 | renx.ca After just over a month since the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance Program (“Program”) wa... Read More
On Friday, May 29, 2020, the Ontario government passed a new regulation (O. Reg. 228/20) under the Employment Standards Act, 2000 that made a funda... Read More

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Published on medium.com , May 09, 2020 If #lawtwitter is a barometer for the future of legal practice, the profession has de... Read More

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May 20, 2020 | The Lawyer's Daily  At the time of writing this five-part series, more than 800,000 people had signed a petition on change.org... Read More

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On May 12, 2020, the Government of Ontario passed Bill 190, the COVID-19 Response and Reforms to Modernize Ontario Act, 2020 into law, which introd... Read More

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Wednesday, May 13, 2020 | The Lawyer's Daily  For social housing tenants, evictions for arrears have other challenges. And, the consequences ... Read More

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Friday, May 08, 2020| Published in The Lawyer's Daily  Even if eviction was possible in these COVID-19 times, it would be very hard for a lan... Read More

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This is a significant decision for contractors and for project owners, particularly in the COVID-19 world, in which the financial viability of cons... Read More
Published Monday, May 04, 2020 | The Lawyer's Daily  The impact on renters and landlords of the COVID-19 crisis is complex; there are many is... Read More

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On April 27, 2020, our firm posted an article to explain the recently announced Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance program (the "Program")... Read More
We all recognize that the economy is suffering from COVID-19 virus and the real estate industry has been hard hit.Government emergency measures imp... Read More
Wednesday, April 29, 2020 | The Lawyer's Daily  The COVID-19 crisis is having a significant impact on the economy as we all deal with the new... Read More

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Friday, April 24th the Province announced the Ontario-Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance Program (the “Program”). The Pro... Read More
If you have a civil or commercial legal matter during the COVID-19 state of emergency, this article is the place to start. April 27, 2020 (updated ... Read More
April 21, 2020 (last updated April 27, 2020) COVID-19 has changed the landscape for employers and employees. We are writing this article to provide... Read More

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Apr 21, 2020
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In response to COVID-19, federal, provincial and municipal governments have taken urgent steps to respond to the health and economic crisis unfoldi... Read More
On March 12, 2020, the Ontario Government introduced Bill 184 – Protecting Tenants and Strengthening Community Housing Act, 2020 (“Bill... Read More

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Many of you have already read conflicting comments from lawyers around the province that Section 7.1(2) of the Emergency Management and Civil Prote... Read More

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I am writing to update you , further to my E blast yesterday, regarding a resolution to the current dilemma relating to construction lien holdbac... Read More

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To my clients and confreres in the construction lending and development industries: I am writing to you first and foremost to make sure that all o... Read More

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On April 7, 2020, the Ministry of the Attorney General announced an emergency order under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act, ... Read More
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Since our last e-mail to you on March 23rd, existing emergency measures have been extended to April 14, 2020. In addition, the Federal and Provinc... Read More
Published in renx.ca| March 26, 2020 We have been in the midst of a “pandemic” since March 11, 2020 when the COVID-19 outbreak was dec... Read More

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Mar 23, 2020
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The spread of the novel coronavirus, Covid-19, has triggered the exercise of numerous emergency powers by the Federal, Provincial, and Municipal go... Read More
Published in The Lawyer's Daily | Wednesday, April 01, 2020 Covid-19 is causing the largest disruption to the Canadian economy, potentially in a c... Read More
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Latest ​​Blogs

Jul 31, 2020

Residential Evictions in Ontario: What Landlords and Tenants Need to Know about Bill 184 and the End of the Eviction Moratorium

Published in MONDAQ Aug 03, 2020 As Ontario begins to re-open with Phase 3, there is a renewed focus on the plight of residential renters who... Read More

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May 30, 2020

What’s New with Housing Now – City of Toronto Announces Phase Two Sites

Housing Now, the City of Toronto’s initiative to unlock city-owned sites for the creation of long-term affordable housing, just got a little ... Read More

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May 28, 2020

What Is In Store for the Commercial Real Estate Market in the GTA?

I have a good friend who practices commercial real estate in New York City and is bemoaning the utter collapse of the real estate market over there... Read More

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May 26, 2020

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. (CMHC), Chief Executive, Paints Bleak Picture for Residential Housing in Canada

You may recall my previous blogs about Evan Siddall, CEO of CMHC who last year severely criticized efforts to modify the mortgage stress test in an... Read More

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Apr 27, 2020

Ontario Announces Relief for Commercial Tenants

Friday, April 24th the Province announced the Ontario-Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance Program (the “Program”). The Pro... Read More
Apr 23, 2020

FAQ - Tax Planning Opportunities in a Down Market?

As we are all aware, a consequence of the covid-19 pandemic is the current "down market" in which we find ourselves.  In light of these times,... Read More
Apr 9, 2020

Everyone is Talking About Tenants and Their Rent; What About Owners and Their Mortgages?

There is not one part of society that has not been materially impacted by the drastic measures taken to beat this awful COVID-19 virus.  Busin... Read More

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