Real Estate & Land Development

Leasing to a Data Centre – Considerations

A data centre is, in short, a facility that stores a multitude of computers, machinery, and hardware. The facility acts as a hub for hosting…

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Shopping for Competition: New Proposed Amendment to the Competition Act Affecting Commercial Leases

On September 21st, 2023, the Canadian Government proposed several bold new amendments to the Competition Act (the “Act”) under Bill C-56. One of the major…

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Bill 112, Hazel McCallion Act: The End of the Regional Municipality of Peel

On June 8, 2023, the Ontario government passed a bill to dissolve the government of the Regional Municipality of Peel (informally known as Region of…

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Ontario’s PPSA Future

The Personal Property Security Act, R.S.O. 1990 (“PPSA”) in Ontario should once again consider following its counter part south of the border. In the United…

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Toronto’s New Vacant Home Tax

Overview Starting in 2023 an annual tax will be levied on vacant Toronto residences. A property is considered vacant if it has either been unoccupied…

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Land Severances: Redevelopment at the Local Level

What do you do when all the land has been developed? Well…you start redeveloping. These are the wise words of Mr. John Keyser, one of…

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Beds Or Sheds: What’s The Difference

Mark Twain’s old adage “Buy land, they’re not making it anymore” continues to remain relevant as we see property values increase in Ontario year over year…

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Know What to Expect When Purchasing A Pre-Construction Condo

If I were to create a word cloud from my conversations with clients about their pre-construction condominium purchases, I am confident the two most common…

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Backing Out Of A Real Estate Deal

Backing Out & Real Estate Rules Residential real estate purchases are not always a straight-forward process. Sales can take weeks between offer, acceptance and the…

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Beware Of Debtor-in-Possession Financing: The Risks to Existing Lenders & Vendor-Take-Back Mortgages

Mortgage Risks & Vendor Take Backs ​Priority is a major consideration for any lender when evaluating risks associated with financing. This becomes all the more…

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