WeirFoulds is passionate about seeing Toronto continue to deliver a high-quality standard of living, and build upon its well-deserved international reputation. We used our passion and resilience when we were retained in 1983 by the City of Toronto on the redevelopment of 150 acres of prime land near the waterfront – the largest redevelopment in Canadian history at the time. This project led to the construction of the Rogers Centre (“SkyDome”), 14 million square feet of office space and 6,000 housing units.

As one of Canada’s leading real estate, construction, leasing and land development law firms, our lawyers can draw on a wealth of expertise to assist public and private organizations in developing commercial, residential and transportation infrastructure, communications networks and cultural institutions along Toronto’s waterfront. We have extensive experience advising on procurement law, public-private partnerships, public and private funding arrangements and all aspects of infrastructure and property development. We regularly assist land developers and project proponents with obtaining regulatory approvals and conducting environmental assessments. We also assist with all forms of real estate transactions, including condominium and commercial leasing, acquisitions and divestitures.

We take a multi-disciplinary approach to assisting clients that are developing Toronto’s waterfront. We engage our public, procurement, infrastructure, construction, leasing, corporate, commercial, regulatory and environmental law experts as necessary to ensure our clients receive excellent advice that is tailored to their needs.

Meet our lawyers and professionals in this area

Key Contact

Lisa Borsook

Executive Partner

Jeff Cowan

Partner

Michael McQuaid

Partner Emeritus

Areas of Expertise

  • Construction
  • Environmental assessments
  • Heritage properties
  • Infrastructure
  • Leasing
  • Municipal law
  • Procurement
  • Project finance
  • Public-private partnerships
  • Real estate
  • Shopping centres
  • Site plans
  • Telecommunications
  • Waterfront Toronto requirements

Waterfront - Insight & Events

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