Adapting to the New Era of Municipal and Planning Law: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Author(s): Ontario Bar Association
Publication Date: February 2019
Format: shipped (hardcopy), download (PDF)

With the implementation of Bill 139 and new provincial and municipal governments assuming control within the past year, the municipal and planning law landscape has undergone a seismic shift. Keeping informed about these changes and how they impact the way we practice is critical. Find out how many leading practitioners in Ontario are navigating the new landscape including contentious and interesting topics such as the municipal implications of cannabis legalization.

You will hear the latest news from the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal and other administrative boards and courts, and get updates on the key decisions, regulatory and legislative changes that are affecting municipalities, public agencies, developers, landowners and other stakeholders. Join this important discussion with your peers at the largest municipal law event of the year.


Ian Andres, Goodmans LLP
Peter Gross, Gowlings WLG

Table of Contents

Planning Case Law Update
Chris Barnett, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Ward Boundary Reviews and The Court Challenge To Bill 5 (Toronto City Council)
Diana Dimmer, City of Toronto
Glenn K.L. Chu, City of Toronto

Section 26 of the Planning Act - Provincial Conformity and Recent Use
Post-Bill 139
David Bronskill, Goodmans LLP

Interim Control By-laws
Kim Mullin, Wood Bull LLP

Cultural Heritage Landscapes
Rodney Northey, Gowling WLG

Pleadings, Practice and Procedural Fairness in the Post-Bill 139 World
Isaac Tang and Julie Lesage, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Municipal Implications of Cannabis Legalization: Growing & Harvesting Facilities
Melissa Winch, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP

Ontario's Budding Framework for Cannabis Legalization
Carolyn Poutiainen, Ministry of Municipal Affairs & Housing

Private Cannabis Retail Stores: Municipal Considerations
Patricia De Sario, Town of Aurora

The Legal Framework For Municipal Regulation Of Cannabis Consumption In Ontario
Ajay Gajaria, Legal & Court Services Department, Regional Municipality of York

Minor Variance and Consent Conditions - the Limits of Municipal Authority
Jacob Polowin, Gowling WLG - Ottawa

Integrity Commissioners and Code of Conduct Issues
Valerie Jepson, Integrity Commissioner, City of Toronto

Hot Topics on Expropriations
Jonathan Minnes, Gowling WLG

Municipal Liability under Section 44 of the Municipal Act, 2001:
Recent Developments

Brian Grant, Lerners LLP

Municipal Case Law Update
John Mascarin, Aird & Berlis LLP

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