More Changes to the Construction Lien Act Are Coming in …

December 6th, 2018

Ontario’s new Construction Lien Amendment Act (the “Act”) has significantly overhauled Ontario’s construction law rules. While the first set of the amendments have already come into force (see our previous blog here), the second set of changes with respect to prompt payment, a new adjudication process and procedural rules are set to come into force […]

 

Ontario Has a New Construction Act: What You Need to Kn …

November 27th, 2018

On July 1, 2018, the first set of changes under Ontario’s Construction Lien Amendment Act (the “Act”) came into force. This Act overhauls Ontario’s construction regulatory framework. Not only should the changes be made note of by Ontario businesses in the construction sector, but the implementation of similar legislation is expected to follow in other […]

 

Part 1: The Construction Act – Proposed Changes t …

May 9th, 2018

Part 1: The Construction Act – Proposed Changes to the Construction Lien Act This is Part 1 of a continuing blog series on the proposed changes to the Construction Lien Act and generally, the enactment of Ontario’s new Construction Act. Background The Construction Lien Act (“CLA”), introduced in 1983, grants special protections to people involved […]

 

Midrise Condo Battle may go to Mediation with OMB

September 7th, 2017

High-profile residents of the Annex have brought their fight against a proposed midrise condo development to the Toronto & East York community council, which agreed Wednesday to have the city’s lawyer ask for mediation at the Ontario Municipal Board – a move they will consider next month – which is most likely to go forward. […]

 

Toronto Housing Solution: Laneway Suites

June 21st, 2017

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 […]

 

Holy Construction Damage

May 26th, 2017

By: Katelyn Bell, Summer Law Student Without a doubt, those of us who live, work and/or drive in Toronto are frustrated by the seemingly never-ending construction. The consequences of such construction are significant, for drivers, businesses, and infrastructure. While drivers face road delays, roadwork also hurts storefront business owners, as their business becomes less accessible […]

 

Construction Trust Claims: How to Protect Yourself

May 12th, 2017

Caught up in the moment of construction work chaos and scrambling to complete jobs, it is all too easy for invoices to accrue and accounts to build up. While construction liens provide one way to secure payment due to contractors and subcontractors, preventing one’s lien rights from expiring requires meeting strict deadlines, which are often […]

 
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