In today's sophisticated regulatory climate, building projects require development approval from the local, regional or county municipality, as well as from other public agencies. Land developers, builders, commercial clients, municipalities and individuals often require counsel to assist them with the approvals process, from small-scale changes that can be expedited, to subdivision or condominium plans with unique challenges, to the major rezoning and Official Plan changes that shape the face of our cities.
The Blakes Real Estate group includes lawyers practising in the areas of municipal and planning law, land-use law, and litigation. We work for your best interests with respect to licensing, regulation of business, assessment of property, taxation of lands, expropriations, regulation of traffic, zoning and density. When necessary, we appear on behalf of clients before administrative tribunals, other approval-granting authorities and the courts.
Blakes has the municipal and planning law insight to help you work through approvals efficiently and effectively.
- Canderel Stoneridge Equity Group zoning and planning advice in connection with the development of a 75-storey mixed-use condominium and retail project being constructed at College Park in downtown Toronto.
- Jim Pattison Enterprises and Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada Ltd. zoning and planning advice to permit the development of an aquarium at the base of the CN Tower in downtown Toronto.
- Stonebrook Properties Inc. zoning and planning advice to permit the development of a two-phase multi-unit residential condominium project in Mississauga, Ontario, which presented a number of environmental and municipal infrastructure issues.