Reasons Why A Starter Home is No Longer an Option

June 23rd, 2017 by

By: Nicolas Di Nardo Toronto’s chief planner Jennifer Keesmaat says you won’t be able to have the traditional starter home that previous generations have had in the city of Toronto anymore. With current prices, increased condo and apartment developments, and fewer single family homes being built, the idea of a starter home with a patch […]


Income Earned by Wrongfully Dismissed Employees No Long …

June 22nd, 2017 by

By: Michelle Cook, Summer Law Student The duty of wrongfully dismissed employees to mitigate their damages is no longer as clear-cut as it once was. Notice periods are seen as an amount of time, or a level of compensation, to assist a dismissed employee to find comparable work. Previously, lawyers made the assumption that any income […]


Upcoming LCBO Strike and Labour Reforms

June 22nd, 2017 by

By: Nicolas Di Nardo In the wake of Ontario’s new labour reforms, as mentioned in our previous blog post, Premier Kathleen Wynne has had to address some rumours surrounding the LCBO and the new labour law reforms. The Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) and other public sector employers will have to abide by the new […]


Affluent Boomers are Taking Pressure from ‘YIMBY& …

June 21st, 2017 by

By: Nicolas Di Nardo During the recent Ontario Housing Summit the main focus was on millennials and home ownership, and the consensus of the Summit was that there is a need for more affordable housing supply. Some of the points that were made are: Boomers are restricting access to prime property Boomers would like to move […]


Hockey Union alleges the OHL broke Labour Laws

June 21st, 2017 by

By: Nicolas Di Nardo Back in 2014, a class-action lawsuit was filed against the Canadian Hockey League (CHL) over wages. It claimed the league was breaching minimum wage laws. In summary, they are seeking $180 million in outstanding wages, vacation, holiday and overtime pay and employer contributions for thousands of players between 2012 and 2014. […]


Toronto Housing Solution: Laneway Suites

June 21st, 2017 by

By: Nicolas Di Nardo Laneways are plentiful in Toronto, covering more than 300 kilometres in the city. To Alex Sharpe, co-founder of Lanescape, a design and planning organization, he sees that as untapped potential for the building of laneway housing. With laneway houses, the detached garages that exist in them are dependant on the principle […]


Short Term Airbnb-style Rental Proposal to be Drafted

June 20th, 2017 by

By: Nicolas Di Nardo As stated in a previous blog post, the city of Toronto proposed a registration and licensing system for short-term rentals in order to open up long-term rentals for Torontonians. The primary objective is to limit and discourage commercial operators from offering multiple listings in order to lower rental rates, and encourage […]


Bill C-16: Proud to Extend Protections to Transgender a …

June 20th, 2017 by Marc Kemerer

June is Pride Month, when we celebrate sexual diversity and gender variance in the context of gains made by the Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) communities. It is thus fitting that the Canadian Senate last week passed Bill C-16, An Act to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code to protect […]


Breaking up Before the Wedding: Who gets the Ring?

June 19th, 2017 by

By: Katelyn Bell, Summer Law Student Many television shows and movies portray it, and many couples live it. When a couple separates, who really should keep the engagement ring? While some may argue that it is the recipient’s to keep (after all – it was a gift!), others take the position that the ring belongs […]

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