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Canada’s favourable business environment presents opportunities for tenants and landlords who are well prepared.

For a tenant purchasing or starting a business in Canada, a well-negotiated lease agreement can be the start of a successful operation, strongly influencing future business opportunities.

Our Leasing lawyers act for office building, industrial and shopping centre landlords, as well as many other types of property owners who lease space. Our tenant clients include some of Canada’s leading retailers and food supermarkets, as well as numerous office tenants, restaurant operators and industrial users.

Real estate leasing law in Canada can be a complex and protracted process. Our Leasing lawyers are a multidisciplinary team providing practical and technical expertise on any lease transaction.

Recent Experience
  • Bank of Nova Scotia on its lease of more than 420,000 square feet as anchor tenant of the new phase-three office building at the Bay-Adelaide Centre, prompting construction of the new tower.

  • Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce on the lease of its new global headquarters comprising 1.75-million square feet of office and retail space to be located in the new CIBC Square at 81 and 141 Bay Street in downtown Toronto.

  • CI Financial Corp. on its lease of nine floors of office space at Maple Leaf Square in Toronto’s downtown waterfront district.

  • Crate & Barrel on the leasing of all of its retail sites in Canada.

  • Oliver & Bonacini Restaurants on the leasing of all of its new retail/restaurant locations in Ontario.

  • True Religion Brand Jeans in connection with its expansion into Canada.

Awards & Recognition

Members of the Blakes Leasing team are recognized as leaders in the following publications:

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory – Three lawyers are recognized.