Counsel advising shareholders of private corporations need to pay careful heed to the Ontario Court of Appeal decision in Frye v. Frye Estate.
“Shopping centre owners are looking for ways to use their centres as depots for internet service providers.” Executive partner Lisa Borsook comments on sustainability trends at Toronto’s Green Real Estate […]
With franchisors and franchisees involved, lease agreements can get fairly complicated. In many situations, it’s not immediately obvious where obligations lie, or whether a clause will be harmful or helpful. […]
The Financing Triangle: The Top Five Practical Considerations in Negotiating Tenant Financing Rights and “Landlord Waivers”
When a typical franchisee in the food service industry seeks to open a business in a shopping centre, it usually obtains a commitment from its lender to provide financing for the purchase of the furnishings, fixtures, inventory and equipment…
This case summary illustrates how a landowner may strategically gain control over an otherwise unwieldly planning process. If the right circumstances exist to invoke a Joint Board consolidated hearing under the provisions of the Consolidated Hearings Act (“CHA”), any hearings that may proceed within the same land area covered by the CHA might be precluded from proceeding.