Annik Forristal Photo
Annik Forristal Photo
Annik Forristal Photo

Annik is a Group Head of McMillan’s National Infrastructure and Construction Group whose practice is dedicated to the construction, infrastructure and development industries. She provides considered advice and representation on project delivery, contractual allocation and management of risk, municipal land use planning and related approvals, project administration, claims management, environmental law and dispute resolution.

A practicing engineer before becoming a lawyer, Annik is committed to providing informed, practical advice to all stakeholders in the construction and development industries, including owners, developers, municipalities, contractors, engineers and architects. Her extensive project experience includes condominiums, university and hospital developments, entertainment facilities, industrial facilities, and solar and wind energy installations. In 2022, Annik advised her clients on projects with a cumulative value of over $1.5 billion

Frequently sought after for her experience negotiating, drafting and advising on complex construction and development agreements, Annik assists her clients with custom-drafted and standard form construction contracts (such as CCDC, CCA, OAA and ACEC), integrated project delivery (IPD) agreements, tie-back and crane swing agreements, master supply agreements, operation and maintenance agreements, site plan agreements, and community benefit agreements. Annik also fervently supports her clients through the dispute resolution processes, employing a results-oriented, creative and cost-effective approach in mediation and arbitration proceedings, as well as Building Code, by-law and regulatory compliance matters before the Provincial Offences Court.

Annik is fully versed in the front-end approvals and permitting necessary for development and construction projects. She helps her clients obtain official plan amendments, rezonings, severances and minor variances, as well as authorizations from heritage and conservation authorities. Annik also makes submissions to municipal councils and committees of adjustment, and appears before the Ontario Land Tribunal (formerly the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal and the Ontario Municipal Board), the Environmental Review Tribunal and the Toronto Local Appeal Body.

A frequent speaker and writer in her areas of expertise, Annik is an elected member of the Ontario Bar Association’s Construction Law Executive as of 2021 and was an elected member of the Ontario Bar Association’s Municipal Law Executive for years from 2016-2020.



Representative Matters

Construction – Industry Engagements

  • Retained by the Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) to assist with updating its industry standard form OAA 600 contract for architect’s services and OAA 900 contract for subconsultant’s services.
  • Retained by the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies – Ontario (ACEC-ON) to assist with updating its industry standard form Client/Engineer Agreement for Professional Consulting Services in partnership with the Municipal Engineers Association (MEA).
  • Assisted the Ontario General Contractors Association (OGCA) in working with the Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) to update their joint standard supplementary conditions to the CCDC 2 standard form contract.

Construction – Institutional Projects

  • Retained by an Ontario municipality to prepare a custom-drafted stipulated price contract for use in construction of a new recreational facility and to otherwise provide support during the procurement process for and construction of the project.
  • Acted for a trade contractor in the review and negotiation of its subcontract with the general contractor for the provision of steel stud, drywall and ceiling services for the Royal Columbian Hospital Redevelopment Project Phase 2 in New Westminster, British Columbia.
  • Acted for The Hospital for Sick Children for the drafting and negotiation of a supply agreement and CCDC 14 design-build contract for the supply and installation of a new CT Scanner.
  • Acted for The Hospital for Sick Children for the drafting and negotiation of an OAA-600 contract for the provision of architectural services for early works for Project Horizon, a significant campus redevelopment project being undertaken by SickKids in cooperation with the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care over the next decade in the heart of Toronto’s downtown.
  • Provided support and advice to a leading Canadian University in the issuance of its Request for Proposals for construction management services for a new campus building, including drafting of the CCDC 5B contract for inclusion in the RFP and negotiation of such contract with the successful bidder.
  • Acted for a large Canadian Bank in the preparation of template construction contracts, including CCDC 5B contracts, for use on their projects in Canada.

Construction – Residential and Mixed Use Development Projects

  • Acted for affiliate of Dream Unlimited to draft and negotiate construction management (CCDC 5B) contracts for construction of residential and commercial buildings on certain blocks located in both Ontario and Quebec forming part of Dream’s Zibi Project – a complex 34-acre master planned community involving development of shoreline and islands on the Ottawa River located in Ottawa, Ontario and Gatineau, Quebec.
  • Acted for Metroview Developments Inc. in the drafting and negotiation of the construction contracts required for construction of its 15-storey, 204 unit mixed-use development at 8888 Yonge Street in Richmond Hill, Ontario, including consultant contracts for architectural design services, a construction management contract (CCDC 5A), and stipulated price construction contracts (CCDC 17).
  • Acted for Mattamy Homes Limited in the drafting and negotiation of the construction contracts and related agreements necessary for construction of the Springwater community, a 312 home sustainable development in the City of Markham that will be one of the largest low-rise community developments in Canada to connect all houses to a geothermal energy system.
  • Assisted with the drafting and negotiation of construction management (CCDC 5A), stipulated price construction contracts (CCDC 17) and other associated contracts for Westbank Project Corp.’s Mirvish Village development (including for future energy services at the development).  Also provided support and advice in respect of issues arising during construction. Mirvish Village is an extensive redevelopment in Toronto’s iconic Bloor West/Annex neighbourhood at the former location of the landmark Honest Ed’s. The development has been planned as a mixed-use rental community and consists of 5 mixed use buildings ranging from 13 to 26 storeys in height. The development will involve the restoration of numerous historical buildings as well as the creation of new public green spaces and will create 916 rental units and over 225,000 square feet of retail, offices and community uses.
  • Acted for Westbank Projects Corp. for the drafting and negotiation of CCDC 5A, CCDC 17 and other associated contracts and in respect of issues arising during construction for Westbank and Allied Properties REIT’s redevelopment of a heritage office building located at 19 Duncan Street in the City of Toronto’s Entertainment District for a 58-storey mixed-use building comprised of ground floor retail, hotel suites and rental apartments.
  • Acted for Westbank Projects Corp. for the drafting and negotiation of CCDC 5A, CCDC 17 and other associated contracts and in respect of issues arising during construction for Westbank and Allied Properties REIT’s development of a 16-storey mixed-use building designed by renowned architect Bjarke Ingels and located at 489 King Street West in the City of Toronto.
  • Acted for Timbercreek Asset Management Inc. in the drafting and negotiation of development and construction contracts, including development agreements, cost sharing agreements, CCDC 2 contracts and CCDC 5B contracts, for use on various residential development projects across Canada.
  • Acted for an architectural firm in the drafting and negotiation of consultant agreements for the provision of design services for various mixed use development projects in Ontario.
  • Acted for a concrete forming contractor in the review and negotiation of construction contracts, including CCDC 17 contracts, for various mixed use development projects in the GTA.

Construction – Industrial Projects

  • Acted for Magna International Inc. in the preparation of template construction contracts, including CCDC 5B contracts, for use on their projects in Canada.
  • Acted for a Canadian cold storage and refrigerated food storage company in the drafting and negotiation of a CCDC 2 contract for construction of a new cold storage facility.

Construction – Infrastructure and P3 Projects

  • Act as counsel to a major Canadian engineering and management firm providing assistance with the drafting and negotiation of numerous agreements for the provision of professional services, including for P3 projects and large infrastructure projects.
  • Assisted a major authority in successfully resolving construction delay and cost overrun disputes under a P3 agreement involving allegations of changed site conditions, severe weather, protest actions, and increased financing costs in respect of the construction of an underwater tunnel.

Construction – Energy Projects

  • Acted for a leading steel stud, drywall and acoustic ceilings contractor in the review and negotiation of its subcontract with the general contractor for the new liquefied natural gas liquefaction facility and export terminal in Kitimat, British Columbia.
  • Acted for an international electric utility company in the drafting and negotiation of turbine supply and turbine servicing agreements in support of their bid in SaskPower’s RFP for a 300MW wind farm.
  • Acted for Mattamy Homes Limited in the drafting and negotiation of the construction contracts for geothermal work necessary for construction of the Springwater community, a 312 home sustainable development in the City of Markham that will be one of the largest low-rise community developments in Canada to connect all houses to a geothermal energy system.
  • Assisted Westbank Project Corp. with the drafting and negotiation of a construction agreement for the energy system that will provide heating, cooling, electricity and domestic hot water for  the Mirvish Village development.
  • Acted for a large Canadian rooftop solar company for the drafting and negotiation of Master Equipment Supply Agreements (e.g., PV modules, racking and inverters), Design-Build Agreements, Remote Monitoring Agreements and Operation and Maintenance Agreements for hundreds of solar projects.

Development and Land Use Planning

  • Acted for Durabody Industries Ltd. in appealing and achieving settlement before the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal of a neighbouring developer’s application for plan of subdivision approval in the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury, including the securing of noise mitigation measures to protect facility longevity.
  • Acted for 1477037 Ontario Limited in obtaining approval of a Regional Official Plan Amendment to permit rural employment uses on 60 acres of land located on Highway 47 in the Township of Uxbridge.
  • Acted for Dulcina Investments Inc. and Sandra Mammone in obtaining approval of Official Plan Amendments and Zoning By-law Amendments for High Density Mixed Use Residential and Commercial Developments at 8940 and 9060 Jane Street in the City of Vaughan for a total of 2,864 units in 10 towers with heights ranging from 18-28 storeys.
  • Acted for Amexon Development Corporation in obtaining approval of Zoning By-law Amendments for a High Density Mixed Use Residential and Commercial Development at 225 Jarvis Street for a total of 546 residential units and 177 hotel suites in a single 45-storey tower.
  • Assisted Amexon Development and Heritage York Holdings Inc. in obtaining approval for a High Density Mixed Use Residential and Commercial Development on 1200, 1210 & 1200 Sheppard Avenue for a total of 1793 Residential units, 28,189 square feet retail and 136,000 square feet commercial office
  • Assisted Lee Development in obtaining approval for a townhouse apartment development with 451 units
  • Assisted Dunpar Developments Inc. in obtaining a Zoning By-law Amendment for 4390 Mississauga Road for a midrise, 65 townhome developments

Environment

  • Acted as counsel to the Canadian Owners and Pilots Association in opposing the installation of 8 wind turbines in the Collingwood/Stayner Area, resulting in the first decision of the Environmental Review Tribunal where it was found that engaging in a renewable energy project in accordance with its renewable energy approval will cause serious harm to human health.
  • Acted as environmental counsel to purchasers of impacted lands including advising in respect of conducting due diligence investigations, preparing remediation plans, obtaining Records of Site Condition (full-depth generic, background and risk-based), and negotiating agreements for purchase and sale.
  • Acted as environmental counsel on the purchase of lands for re-development for industrial, commercial, office, residential and recreational uses.

Speaking Engagements

Panelist for RAIC Webinar “Modern Practice: Standard of Care Considerations” with Jennifer Roberts and Lena Wang, moderated by Andrea Lee

June 4, 2024

Co-Chair of OBA Construction and Infrastructure Law Program “Year in Review” with L. Bruschetta and panelists G. Ackerley, K. Salter and G. Banfai

December 7, 2023

Presenter/panelist at The Buildings Show “Construction Law Update” with G. Ackerley, A. Esposito, N. Keith, T. Dreyer and H. Krupat

November 29, 2023

Guest lecturer at Toronto Metropolitan University regarding “Environmental, Indigenous, and Heritage Issues in Construction Law” for course re: “Negotiating Legal, Regulatory and Contractual Issues”

November 15, 2023

Presentation at The Canadian Institute’s 8th Annual Forum on Healthcare Infrastructure, Eastern Canada re: “Contracting Trends in Today’s Healthcare Infrastructure Market”

November 7, 2023

Negotiation Demonstration: Key Terms in Design Contracts, The Osgoode Certificate in Construction Law (Fall), Osgoode Hall Law School– Professional Development, Speaker

November 2, 2023

Presented at Excess Soils Symposium re: The Winding Road of O. Reg. 406/19 as panelist with G. Walsom, T. Missiuna, T. Repass-Subang and P. Sutton

September 21, 2023

OAA presentation with Annik Forristal, Allen Humphries and Melisa Audet re: Contract Suite – 2021: The new OAA 900 (Subconsultant Agreement)

April 4, 2023

OAA presentation with Annik Forristal, Allen Humphries and Melisa Audet re: OAA Contract Suite – 2021: The New OAA 800-2021 (Short form)

March 28, 2023

OAA presentation with Annik Forristal, Allen Humphries and Melisa Audet re: Contract Suite – 2021: The new OAA 600 (long form)

March 21, 2023

Negotiation Demonstration: Key Terms in Design Contracts, The Osgoode Certificate in Construction Law (Winter), Osgoode Hall Law School– Professional Development, Speaker

February 10, 2023

OAA presentation with Annik Forristal, Allen Humphries and Melisa Audet re: Contract Suite – 2021: The new OAA 900 (Subconsultant Agreement)

November 29, 2022

Guest lecturer at Toronto Metropolitan University regarding “Environmental, Indigenous, and Heritage Issues in Construction Law” for course re: “Negotiating Legal, Regulatory and Contractual Issues”

November 15, 2022

OBA Construction Primer - presentation with T. Betts re: Risk Allocation through the Construction Contract: Key Provisions

November 3, 2022

CDAO Procurement Project 2022 - How to Manage and Mitigate Risk – Presentation by Annik Forristal re: Standard Form Contracts

October 28, 2022

OAA presentation with Annik Forristal, Allen Humphries and Melisa Audet re: OAA Contract Suite – 2021: The New OAA 800-2021 (Short form)

October 27, 2022

OAA presentation with Annik Forristal, Allen Humphries and Melisa Audet re: OAA Contract Suite – 2021: The New OAA 600 (long form)

October 20, 2022

Osgoode Construction Law Certificate National Fall 2022 – presentation with Annik Forristal and Karen Groulx re: Negotiation Demonstration: Key Terms in Design Contracts

October 6, 2022

MCAC Annual National Conference - Panel Session - Recruitment and Retention of the Next Generation with Annik Forristal, Beth Jacombe, Brandi Ferenc and Emily Arrowsmith

Sepember 26-October 1, 2022

OBA Construction Law Symposium: Examine the Evolving Roles of the GC & Design Professionals – Annik Forristal and Jason Lewis Co-Chairs

May 17, 2022

Osgoode Webinar Ontario’s Construction Act – Practical Considerations for Managing Disputes and Key Risks in 2022 and Beyond – Presentation with Annik Forristal and Tedd Betts, “Legal Risks and Contract Management Updates and Best Practices”

April 22, 2022

OGCA 13th Annual Construction Symposium – Presentation with Glenn Ackerley, A Conversation about Contracts: Emerging Trends and Challenges

April 7-9, 2022

Presentation with Geza Banfai to the Greater Toronto Sewer and Watermain Contractors Association regarding Covid-19 Impact Claims in Construction

April 6, 2022

ACEC-Ontario/ODACC presentation re: Adjudication under the Construction Act

March 29, 2022

Navigating Vaccine Mandates Planning, presented to the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies members

March 1, 2022

Urban Land Institute (ULI) Webinar re: New Year, New Excess Soil Regulations with Annik Forristal, Prasoon Adhikari, Hayley Valleau and Nathan Corriveau

January 26, 2022

Navigating Vaccine Mandates Planning, presented to the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies members

October 5, 2021

Speaker at Toronto Lawyers Association Professional Development Event re: Toronto Real Estate Issues

June 9, 2021

Osgoode Hall Law School Professional Development Program – Annual Update: Ontario’s Construction Act - The Practical Guide to Navigating Key Risks & Obligations, Co-Presenter with Ted Betts re: Gaps in the Act: How to Fill Them Using Your Contracts & Subcontracts

March 31, 2021

Osgoode Hall Law School Professional Development Program – Legal Guide to Managing Contracts & Risk in Design Projects, Presenter and Co-Program Chair with Jennifer Roberts

December 4 & 11, 2020

The Osgoode Certificate in Construction Law, Osgoode Hall Law School – Professional Development, Co-speaker with Kathryn Lack re: Live Demonstration: Negotiating Key Terms in Design Contracts

October 23, 2020

Selecting and Managing External Counsel Ontario Bar Association Institute's Program re: "Legal Departments and Economic Uncertainty – How to Add Value to Your Employer", Member of panel

February 2020

Live Demonstration: Negotiating Key Terms in Design Contracts Osgoode Construction Law Certificate Program

November 12, 2019

Allocating Risks: Managing Troublesome Contract Clauses Ontario Architect's Association Annual Conference in Quebec City

May 23, 2019

Allocating Risks by Contract: Troublesome Contract Clauses Osgoode Professional Development – Advanced Legal Risk Management for Design Professionals

March 7, 2019

Construction Work Ahead: Land Development and Construction Law Issues in Ontario Part 2 Construction and Infrastructure Law Municipal Law Co-Chair with Jason Lewis (WSP) Ontario Bar Association, Twenty Toronto Street

March 21, 2018

Allocating Risks by Contract: Troublesome Clauses to Watch Out Legal Risk Management For Design Professionals: Strategies For Dealing With Today's Complex Projects, Osgoode Hall

March 2, 2018

OBA Infrastructure Primer III - Negotiating Design Construction Law Ontario Bar Association, Twenty Toronto Street

May 3, 2017

Allocating Risks by Contract: Troublesome Clauses to Watch Out Legal Risk Management For Design Professionals: Strategies For Dealing With Today's Complex Projects, Osgoode Hall

March 31, 2017

Construction Work Ahead: Land Development and Construction Law Issues in Ontario

March 28, 2017

The Role of Expert Witnesses: Further Update and the Latest Court Decisions Six Minute Municipal Lawyer, Donald Lamont Learning Centre

May 4, 2016
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Rankings & Recognitions

 

  • Recognized in the 2024 Lexpert Special Edition on Canada’s Leading Infrastructure Lawyers
  • Recognized in the 2024 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a Repeatedly Recommended Lawyer in the area of Construction Law
  • Recognized by Chambers Canada (2024) as a leading lawyer in the area of Construction
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada (2024) as a leading lawyer in the area of Construction Law
  • Winner of the Lexpert 2023 Rising Stars Awards: Leading Lawyer Under 40
  • Named one of Onsite Magazine’s Top 40 under 40 in Canadian Construction (2023)
  • Recognized in the 2023 Lexpert Special Edition on Canada’s Leading Infrastructure Lawyers as an Infrastructure Lawyer
  • Recognized as a 2022 Lexology Legal Influencer Infrastructure – Canada
  • Recognized by Chambers Canada (2023) as a leading lawyer in the area of Construction Law
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada (2023) as a leading lawyer in the area of Construction Law
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada (2022) as a leading lawyer in the area of Construction Law
  • Award for highest academic achievement in environmental law at the University of Calgary, 2010
  • Dean’s List, University of Calgary 2011

Directorships & Affiliations

  • Ex-officio legal representative on the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies – Ontario (ACEC-ON) Business Practices Committee as of 2021
  • Elected member of the Ontario Bar Association’s Construction and Infrastructure Law Executive as of 2021
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Elected member of the Ontario Bar Association’s Municipal Law Executive for 4 years from 2016 to 2020

Education & Admissions

2012
Called to the Ontario bar
2011
JDUniversity of Calgary
2008
BA Sc, Applied Science in Chemical EngineeringUniversity of Waterloo

Publications

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Plan for the Ban – Construction Industry Targeted in Canada’s Federal Plastics Registry

This bulletin discusses construction industry reporting requirements under the Federal Plastics Registry and who in the industry is obligated to report.

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Part Three of McMillan’s R. vs Greater Sudbury Webinar

As a follow up to our first two webinars back in December 2023 and February 2024 where we considered the history, details and legal implications of the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in R. v. Greater Sudbury.

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Thursday, June 27, 2024
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The Quick and Dirty on Ontario’s Latest Amendments to the Excess Soil Regulation

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Introducing Bill 185, the Cutting Red Tape to Build More Homes Act, and an Update on the New Provincial Planning Statement

On April 10, 2024, Ontario’s provincial government introduced new legislation in its quest to “cut red tape”, speed up government processes, and meet its goal.

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Apr 17, 2024
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Part Two of McMillan’s R. vs Greater Sudbury Webinar

As a follow up to our first webinar back in December 2023 where we considered the history, details and legal implications of the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in R. v. Greater Sudbury, please join us for “Part 2” where Patrick Groom, Victor Kim and Annik Forristal will be joined by a panel of industry experts.

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Thursday, February 8, 2024
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R. vs Greater Sudbury Webinar

Following a brief overview of the case and the SCC’s split decision, this discussion will focus on the implications of the decision to the roles and responsibilities of each project party, including the owner, contractor and design consultant (architect and engineer). The discussion will be interactive and will include an extensive Q&A period.

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Wednesday, December 13, 2023
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The Quick and Dirty on Ontario’s Proposed 2024 Amendments to the Excess Soil Regulation

The Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks has proposed amendments to the excess soil regulation, which will come into effect on January 1, 2024

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Oct 24, 2023
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Bill 112: The Hazel McCallion Act, 2023 and Potential Impacts of the Proposed Dissolution of the Peel Region

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May 31, 2023
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Client News Alert: Ontario Introduces Bill 97 and Says Goodbye Growth Plan, Hello New PPS – Bill 97 and the new Proposed Provincial Planning Statement

Further changes have been proposed to Ontario's land use planning regime, which will collapse the Growth Plan and Provincial Policy Statement into one document

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Apr 12, 2023
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The Quick and Dirty on Amendments Impacting Low-Risk and Contaminated Projects Under Ontario’s Excess Soil Regulation

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Dec 21, 2022
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News Flash: Generational Shift in Ontario’s Planning Legislation as the More Homes Built Faster Act Receives Royal Assent

As a further update to our earlier bulletins, Bill 23 has now received Royal Assent meaning that much of the More Homes Built Faster Act is in force.

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Nov 29, 2022
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Bill 23 Update: Revisions Proposed to Bill 23 Following Lengthy Second Reading

Ontario's most talked about piece of legislation, Bill 23, received some revisions from the Standing Committee prior to Third Reading.

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Nov 24, 2022
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Bill 39: The Province’s Newest Addition to the Tool Belt for Combating the Housing Crisis

In the latest move to address Ontario's housing crisis, the provincial government has proposed further changes to three key pieces of planning legislation.

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Nov 17, 2022
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Bill 23: The More Homes Built Faster Act, 2022, and the Proposed Amendments to the Greenbelt Plan and Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan

Ontario's Provincial Government has proposed sweeping amendments to several Acts, Regulations, the Greenbelt Plan and the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan.

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Nov 16, 2022
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The Quick and Dirty on Ontario’s Proposed Amendments to the Excess Soil Regulation

Proposed amendments to Ontario's Excess Soil Regulation remove reuse planning requirements in low-risk projects and increase flexibility in excess soil storage.

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Nov 9, 2022
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Official Plan for Toronto 2051 – The Future of Toronto’s Planning and Development

Information on Toronto's invitation for landowners, residents and other stakeholders in the development industry to have their say on the next official plan.

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May 24, 2022
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Growth Funding Tools (“GFTs”) and the City of Toronto’s Recent Draft GFT By-laws

Growth Funding Tools (GFTs); City of Toronto publishes drafts of its new Development Charges, Community Benefits Charges, and Parkland Dedication By-laws

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Apr 20, 2022
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Ontario Proposes to Postpone Implementation of Phase Two of the Excess Soil Regulation

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Mar 15, 2022
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The Impacts of the On-Site and Excess Soil Management Regulation on the Construction Industry

Join Talia Gordner and Annik Forristal of McMillan LLP on March 3rd, for a discussion about the impacts of the On-Site and Excess Soil Management Regulation on the construction industry as we enter Phase 2 of Ontario’s new excess soil regime.

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Thursday, March 3, 2022
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The Quick and Dirty on Phase Two of Ontario’s Excess Soil Regulation

Phase Two of Ontario’s On-Site and Excess Soil Management Regulation took effect on January 1, 2022 introducing a new framework for excess soil in Ontario

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Jan 10, 2022
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Vaccination Mandates in the Construction Industry – What You Need to Know

An overview of vaccination mandates in the Construction industry and what you need to know.

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Oct 12, 2021
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Divisional Court confirms Environmental Significance of Ministerial Zoning Orders and Importance of Consultation under the Environmental Bill of Rights, 1993

Review of Divisional Court decision: Ontario’s compliance with Environmental Bill of Rights in passing Bill 197, particularly re: Ministerial Zoning Orders

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Sep 13, 2021
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Evidence of ESG in the Construction and Development Industry

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Aug 18, 2021
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Striking a Balance Between Major Facility and Sensitive Land Use Developments: A Discussion of Ontario’s New Land Use Compatibility Guideline

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Jun 30, 2021
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Impending Implementation of Ontario’s Inclusionary Zoning Regime in Toronto and the GTA

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Jun 25, 2021
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Ontario’s New Excess Soil Regulations – Construction Contract Implications

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May 5, 2021
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COVID-19: July 22nd Update on the Impacts to Development Applications and Hearings

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Jul 22, 2020
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Managing Construction Risk in 2020 and Beyond – The Pursuit of Success and the Art of Avoiding the Train Wreck

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Jul 6, 2020
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COVID-19: June 3rd Update on the Impacts to Development Applications and Hearings

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Jun 3, 2020
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COVID-19: May 20th Update on the Impacts to Development Applications and Hearings

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May 20, 2020
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COVID-19: May 13th Update on the Impacts to Development Applications and Hearings

Status update (May 13, 2020) re: land use planning and municipal response to COVID-19 in Ontario; processing applications, appeals, and municipal closures.

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May 13, 2020
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COVID-19: May 6th Update on the Impacts to Development Applications and Hearings

Status update (May 6, 2020) re: land use planning and municipal response to COVID-19 in Ontario; processing applications, appeals, and municipal closures.

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May 6, 2020
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COVID-19: April 22nd Update on the Impacts to Development Applications and Hearings

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Apr 22, 2020
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COVID-19: April 15th Update on the Impacts to Development Applications and Hearings

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Best practices for construction project management during the COVID-19 pandemic, and other force majeure circumstances.

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The Impact of COVID-19 on the Construction Industry: A Reference Guide to the Changed Landscape

Contractual clauses, Permits & Inspections, Health & Safety, Labour, Litigation, Arbitration & Court Procedures,
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The Impact of COVID-19 on the Construction Industry: McMillan Answers Your Questions

This webinar will unpack and address the impacts of COVID-19 on the construction industry and how these impacts can be best managed.

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COVID-19: March 30th Update on the Impacts to Development Applications and Hearings

Status update (March 30, 2020) re: land use planning and municipal response to COVID-19 in Ontario; processing applications, appeals, and municipal closures.

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Mar 30, 2020
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COVID-19: What is the Impact on Development Applications and Hearings?

Status update re: the land use planning and municipal response to COVID-19 in Ontario; processing applications, appeals, and municipal closures.

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Mar 23, 2020
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Construction Law Seminar and Webcast: Ontario’s New Construction Act

Ontario’s new Construction Act is now in force – What does this mean for my business and what practices do I need to change?

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April 11, 2019 - 8:00 am to 9:45 am
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Think twice before obtaining a labour and material payment bond – new liability for an old security

Filing away procured labour and material payment bonds without taking proactive steps to notify claimants of the bond's existence exposes owners to claims from unpaid subcontractors

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Mar 26, 2018
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Change is Coming to Ontario’s Construction Lien Act – What Do You Need to Know for 2018?

Construction Lien Amendment Act received Royal Assent and became law in Ontario. It represents a thorough modernization of the Construction Lien Act including amendments to the lien and holdback rules

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Mar 1, 2018
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Federal Jurisdiction in Municipal Matters: What Happens When the Provinces or Municipalities Step on Federal Toes?

Federal Jurisdiction in Municipal Matters: What Happens When the Provinces or Municipalities Step on Federal Toes?

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Mar 13, 2017
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What to Expect from Toronto’s Local Appeal Body – Knowns and Unknowns

What to Expect from Toronto's Local Appeal Body – Knowns and Unknowns

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Feb 21, 2017

Deals & Cases (4 Posts)

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Westbank’s Mirvish Village

Westbank Projects Corp. proposed an extensive redevelopment in Toronto’s iconic Bloor West/Annex neighbourhood at the former location of the landmark Honest Ed’s Department Store.

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Sep 1, 2020
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The Hospital for Sick Children: Project Horizon

Project Horizon is a significant campus redevelopment project being undertaken by SickKids in cooperation with the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care over the next decade in the heart of Toronto’s downtown core.

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Sep 1, 2019
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Legrand acquires Solarfective Products Limited

Legrand acquires Solarfective Products Limited

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Aug 3, 2016
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McMillan represents Underwriters on Petrus Bought Deal Financing and Going-Public Transaction

McMillan represents Underwriters on Petrus Bought Deal Financing and Going-Public Transaction

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Feb 22, 2016