Changes to Toronto Zoning Bylaws Impact all Landowners
Stephen Waque, a leading environmental lawyer at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, outlines the changes made recently to Toronto’s zoning bylaws and how they impact property owners in the city.
The City of Toronto has released a proposed new zoning by-law for the entire city, and is now engaging in public consultations. The by-law has implications for all property owners in the city: The zoning for a site prescribes permitted uses, height, setbacks, maximum density, and other standards that directly govern development rights and, accordingly, property values. Changes to the zoning by-law can affect existing developments by restricting uses or altering redevelopment potential.
Stephen Waque is a senior partner with BLG and a founding director and past president of the Ontario Expropriation Association. He has more than 30 years experience in the practice of expropriation legislation and real estate law. Stephen is the author of New Law of Expropriation, a two-volume reference text that deals comprehensively with government acquisitions of real estate and business interests, and is considered an authority in Canada. For more information on Stephen Waque please visit http://www.blg.com/en/home/our-professionals/Pages/Waque-Stephen.aspx