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REGULATORY - Expropriation

We are involved in virtually every major expropriation of land in Ontario, acting for either the expropriating authority or the land owner.

  • Our engagements have included numerous expropriations for infrastructure and city-building projects, the largest expropriation of land in Ontario's history (the Province of Ontario's expropriation of over 1200 acres of land for the planned community of Seaton), and the expropriation of land for most — if not all — of Ontario's major highways.

  • Our lawyers acted as counsel for the successful landowner on Canada's leading expropriation case. Toronto Area Transit Operating Authority v. Dell Holdings Ltd., [1997] 1 S.C.R. 32.

  • On several occasions, our partners have held the position of President of the Ontario Expropriation Association.