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I am sure everyone vividly remembers the chaos that the residential building industry went through in 2016. I've been working with OHBA and Tario ... Read More

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guidelines  |  builders  |  Unavoidable Delay  |  strike  |  Tarion Addendum Rules  |  construction  |  provincial legislation  |  Tarion  |  OHBA

Monday, February 11, 2019 @ 11:44 AM | By Charlie Kim and Nathan Holloway - The Lawyer's Daily  “Up your … dividends!” was... Read More

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Issuing dividends must be a careful corporate decision under CBCA  |  Ontario corporations must comply with the solvency  |  OBCA  |  financial adviser  |  federal corporations  |  dividends  |  CBCA  |  Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants  |  assessing liabilities

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As one of its final acts of 2017, the provincial legislature passed Bill 142, the Construction Lien Amendment Act, 2017. Bill 142, and the resultin... Read More

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This past June/July, NIMBYism combined with political pandering and destroyed three years of in-depth work on the midtown Focus Study of ... Read More
Aug 31, 2018
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SUMMARY OF JULY 1ST CHANGES TO ONTARIO'S CONSTRUCTION LIEN ACT Phase 1 Amendments in Force as of July 1, 2018 On July 1, 2018, the first set of am... Read More
The promise of inclusionary zoning in the draft of the regulation and the reality of what was actually passed by the province is radically different. Read More

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Jun 5, 2018
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The upcoming provincial election comes not a day too soon. Ontario is coming off 15 years of a steady and constant stream of consumer protection le... Read More

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Construction Lien Amendment Act  |  residential construction  |  Greenbelt legislation  |  Condominium Owners Act  |  affordable housing  |  consumer protection legislation

What should housing administrators consider when preparing a RFP for affordable housing development and regeneration? Shifts in the way portfolios ... Read More

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housing providers  |  procurement rules  |  affordable housing

Effective January 1, 2018, builders backed by Tarion will be providing new home warranties for residential condominium conversions as a result of a... Read More

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Pre-Existing Elements Fund  |  Capital Replacement Plan  |  Property Assessment Report  |  Non-residential  |  Conversions  |  Amendments  |  Commercial Real Estate

As a significant and influential landowner in the Toronto real estate landscape, the City of Toronto’s reorganization of the management agenc... Read More

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Housing Development  |  Toronto housing  |  Toronto city Property  |  CreateTO  |  Real Estate  |  city of toronto

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condo boards  |  car sales  |  hydrogen vehicle  |  regulatory changes  |  electric vehicles  |  condo owners  |  Condominium Act  |  electric vehicle

Sep 19, 2017
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Zale Skolnik writes about charging Ontario with the task of incentivizing electric vehicle infrastructure Read More
You just leased space to carry on a fast-food restaurant in a university neighbourhood where the target market is students who don’t carry ca... Read More

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2249778 Ontario Inc v Smith (Fratburger) 2014 ONCA 788 (CanLII)  |  ATM  |  Lease

Mar 3, 2015
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A recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision serves as a stern reminder for those working with any kind of contract to get it in writing. If not, thousands of dollars can be on the line. For one real estate broker, the failure resulted in the loss of $100,000 in commission along with a costs award of $150,000.

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Presented by John Fox, this webinar will equip you with the information to help you assess the role of your corporate structure in redevelopment. Drawing on examples from Ontario, during this webinar you will learn:

  • Types of corporate structures and their pros and cons
  • Elements to think about in assessing what structure is right for you
  • Implications to consider- legislation, political, governance
  • How risk is assigned in a corporate structure
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Corporate Structure  |  Governance  |  Housing Development  |  Limited Liablility  |  Non-Profit  |  Risk Allocation  |  SHARE Webinar Series  |  Shareholder

 In November 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada (Bhasin v. Hrynew, 2014 SCC 71 ) issued a unanimous decision which effectively expanded the common law approach to “good faith” in contracts by recognizing that there is a duty to act honestly in the performance of contractual obligations as part of that “good faith”.

In order to better understand what this means in terms of contracts and their performance going forward, we need to consider the facts in the Supreme Court case

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Bhasin v. Hrynew 2014 SCC 71  |  Contracts  |  Good Faith  |  Honesty  |  Lease  |  RENX  |  The Legal Corner

In this still hot real estate market, in order to provide a ‘firm offer’ as quickly as possible, many deals are entered into without a professional inspection of the property. However, hastily entering into a deal carries great risk to the buyer, especially where older properties are involved.

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Property Biz Canada  |  Real Estate  |  The Legal Corner

  Presented below are a few due diligence searches that proactive tenants and counsel should consider carrying out before entering into a binding offer to lease or lease. Read More

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Due Diligence  |  Enviromental Issues  |  Landlord  |  Property Biz Canada  |  Real Estate  |  Tenant  |  The Legal Corner  |  Zoning

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