Advised client in its co-venture acquisition of commercial development site for a purchase price of $29 million.
On behalf of a private developer was successful in obtaining approval at the Ontario Municipal Board for a mixed use/commercial development on lands in the former City of Scarborough (now Toronto). This development proposal, which was resisted by the City of Toronto, represented one of the first challenged employment land conversion cases in the City of Toronto.
Obtained zoning approvals and negotiated heritage easement agreement to facilitate redevelopment of industrial lands in Toronto for successful commercial development.
Negotiated a Heritage Easement Agreement on behalf of a university with the City of Toronto, thereby permitting the unencumbered redevelopment of the site for a student centre.
On behalf of a municipality, provided a legal opinion and on-going strategic advice with respect to the preparation of a Heritage Conservation District under the Ontario Heritage Act.
Successful appeal of City of Toronto refusal of an OPA and rezoning to permit a 29-storey condo development in the downtown area of Toronto.
On behalf of an association of wine growers, providing ongoing advice with respect to the impact of various planning instruments proposed by the local and regional municipalities. Represent the association in on-going dealings with various levels of government.
On behalf of a private landowner, was successful in having high density commercial and residential development approved by the Ontario Municipal Board in the area known as the Park Lawn Block in Toronto.
On behalf of a cottage area municipality, successfully resisted a motion for leave to appeal to the Divisional Court from an Ontario Municipal Board decision upholding an interim control by-law.
Successfully defeated applications for aggregate extraction operations (pit/quarries) on behalf of a rural municipality.