Articles 2019


The Ontario HVAC Rental Scam

  • March 17, 2022

This article outlines the "Ontario HVAC Scam," which exploits loopholes in consumer protection laws and the real property registration system to dupe unsuspecting homeowners.

Real Property Law, Student Forum

Municipalities Do Not Owe a Duty of Care to Developers to Protect their Economic Interest during Rezoning Application Process

  • February 14, 2022
  • Faiza Tariq, articling student, Teplitsky, Colson LLP

This article summarizes a recent court of appeal decision where the court ruled that a municipality's undertaking to process a zoning application for the developer does not include protecting the developer's economic interests. In other words, the municipality is not liable for damages the developer incurs due to the municipality's provision of inaccurate information when processing the zoning application.

Real Property Law, Student Forum

A Lot from the DOT: Teraview Changes that came into effect on December 20, 2021

  • December 22, 2021
  • Jeffrey Lem, Director of Titles for the Province of Ontario

"A Lot from the Dot" bulletin by Mr. Jeffrey Lem. This bulletin describes Teraview changes that came into effect on December 20, 2021, including modifications made to the Statements to be made for Corporate Authorization.

Sole, Small Firm and General Practice, Real Property Law, Student Forum

Much Needed Relief: Ontario Courts Address Anti-Black Racism in the Context of Relief From Forfeiture

  • December 08, 2021
  • Ardy Mohajer, Kwaku Tabi, Spencer Green, Sabah Kalim

The Ontario Court of Appeal recently upheld the Ontario Superior Court's decision in Elias Restaurant v. Keele Sheppard Plaza Inc. and acknowledged that the application judge was entitled to find anti-Black racism as a relevant factor behind the landlord’s refusal to renew the lease. This case is noteworthy as it illustrates a court’s willingness to view legal disputes within the context of systemic and interpersonal racism.

Real Property Law, Student Forum

Diversity among Directors and Executives in Canada’s Real Estate Industry

  • October 30, 2021
  • Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

This article provides an insightful analysis of diversity and inclusion within Canada's commercial real estate industry. It provides a breakdown of the number and percentages of women directors and executive officers within the real estate sector, outlines familiar obstacles women and visible minorities often face at the corporate level, and sets out some best practices sector leaders have undertaken to remove systemic barriers for women and minorities.

Real Property Law, Student Forum