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Published on: 13 May 2019 By

What are my legal rights if municipal roadwork harms my business?

As road repair and construction season ramps up in municipalities across Ontario, many business owners will be facing the news that the street and sidewalk outside their business will be temporarily closed due to municipal roadwork. Depending on the extent of the project, this can range from…

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Published on: 2 May 2019 By

Big Changes Coming (again) to Land Use Planning Appeals in Ontario

The Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing announced on May 2, 2019, that the most significant and disruptive of the 2017 legislative changes to Ontario’s land use planning appeal process are being repealed. The government announcement, contained in its “Housing Supply Action Plan” (the “…

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Published on: 16 Feb 2016 By

Development Charges Act: funding for transit and recycling

Last week, we reported on the passage of Bill 73: Smart Growth for Our Communities Act, 2015 (the “Act”) and its implications for the Planning Act. This week we look at the amendments to the Development Charges Act, which mean more funding tools for municipalities for transit and recycling i…

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Published on: 15 Feb 2013 By

Four Ways to Be a Better Neighbour: London By-Laws and How They Affect You

Although most of us are lucky enough to live next door to reasonable and friendly people, living in a City means that sometimes we get in each other’s way. If you are building a fence, have a dog or a pool or are planning a big backyard party there are some rules and by-laws you...

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