Naomi Mares

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Admitted to the Ontario Bar: 2018

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Naomi is skilled at negotiating with multiple stakeholders on complex municipal and land use planning matters. She is an effective advocate who draws on her passion for city building and experience navigating the planning process to deliver strategic advice to help her clients with development approvals.

Naomi is a member of the firm’s Municipal & Land Use Planning Group. She assists landowners, applicants and developers with securing development approvals, including processing planning applications from pre-consultation through to approval. She also advises clients on official plan and zoning by-law amendments, site plan approvals and minor variance applications.

Naomi regularly appears before the Ontario Land Tribunal.

Selected Speaking Engagements

Speaker, "Ontario Heritage Act," A Deep Dive: Analyzing the Legislative Changes of Bill 23 (Webinar), March 7, 2023. 

Selected Publications

Co-Author, "First Reading of Bill 185 and the Draft 2024 Provincial Planning Statement," Aird & Berlis LLP Municipal & Planning Law Bulletin, April 12, 2024.

Quoted in " 'Kindness Can Accomplish Everything': Lawyers Discuss LGBTQ2+ Inclusion in the Workplace," Law Times, August 14, 2023.

Co-Author, “Adverse Possession Claims Against Municipally-Owned Lands," Digest of Municipal & Planning Law, September 2022. 


  • JD, University of Toronto, 2017
  • MA, Queen’s University, 2014
  • BA (Hons., with Distinction), Queen’s University, 2013