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Maggie Bassani

Partner Admitted to the Ontario Bar: 2012

Maggie is pragmatic in her approach to facilitating municipal and land use planning approvals. She has extensive experience advising private sector clients in all aspects of the development process in the Greater Toronto Area and throughout Ontario, which allows her to offer valuable insight and practical experience to help clients resolve issues and advance their development plans.

Maggie is a member of the firm’s Municipal & Land Use Planning Group. She represents sophisticated Canadian and international developers with complex, high-profile mixed use projects. Maggie’s expertise lies in supporting clients through the lifecycle of a project, from the application and development process through consultation with various city departments and stakeholders to representation before municipal authorities and administrative tribunals. She has particular expertise in the preparation and processing of development applications, including official plan and zoning by-law amendments, consents to sever lands, plans of subdivision, minor variances and site plan approvals. Maggie’s practical experience is bolstered by her academic background in land use planning.

Maggie has a well-earned reputation in Toronto’s development community as a tireless advocate and project manager. Her extensive experience working on Toronto-based projects ensures that she can guide clients through all stages of the City’s complex policy and regulatory regime. She is adept at managing the many moving pieces of a project and coordinating other project consultants to deliver a successful outcome. Maggie is committed to capacity building, and adds value by keeping her clients informed of land use planning issues and updates that affect them.

Maggie is an Adjunct Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School where she has taught the Land Use Planning Law course. She is also a member of the firm’s Student Recruitment Committee, and often acts as a mentor for summer and articling students.

Languages

Cantonese (Conversational)

Awards & Recognition

  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada in the field of Municipal Law

Professional Involvement

Memberships

  • Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD)
  • Canadian Urban Institute (CUI)
  • Urban Land Institute (ULI)
  • International Council of Shopping Centres 

Teaching Engagements

  • Adjunct Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School – “Land Use Planning Law”

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Education

  • JD, Osgoode Hall Law School, 2011
  • MES (Planning), York University, 2011
  • BES (Hons. Planning), University of Waterloo, 2007