Toronto Planning and Development Law Lawyer Marc  Kemerer
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EDUCATION: McGill University, Queen's University, the London School of Economics
ASSOCIATIONS: Law Society of Ontario, Canadian Bar Association, IMLA (International Municipal Lawyers Association), ONEIA (Ontario Environment Industry Association) and AWMA (Air and Waste Management Association).

Marc Kemerer

B.A. (Hons.), M.Sc., LL.B.

Featured Area of Practice:  Planning and Development Law


Marc is an experienced Planning and Development lawyer who has acted for a number of large developers and regularly provides strategic and legal advice on large residential, condominium, commercial, retail/commercial and subdivision developments. Marc has been counsel to large educational institutions such as the University of Toronto and the Toronto District School Board. As an experienced Toronto lawyer, Marc has represented a number of municipalities, such as the City of Toronto, the City of Waterloo and the City of Oshawa. He also has considerable experience with respect to P3 projects, procurement, heritage and development charges matters.

Marc regularly attends before municipal councils, committees of adjustment and the Ontario Municipal Board to obtain approvals for official plan and zoning by-law amendments, subdivision and site plans and minor variances/consents. He has represented clients before the courts, the Environmental Review Tribunal and other administrative Tribunals.

Marc writes frequently in these areas and has taught courses in Municipal and Planning Law at Conestoga College and a course in Development Law at Ryerson University.

For all of your planning and development needs, please contact our experienced Planning and Development lawyer, Marc Kemerer directly at 416-446-3329.


  • "All Families Are Equal Act — Simplifying Parentage or Creating New Challenges for Families?" — Ontario Family Law Reporter, Volume 30, Issue 9
  • “Best Practices for Reviewing and Revising Existing By-Laws”, Advanced Creating & Enforcing Municipal By-Laws Course: Federated Press (January 2015)

  • “Public Private Partnerships: Emerging Issues in P3 Relationships”, Ontario Bar Association’s Institute 2015 (February 2015)

  • “No Contact Rule”, International Municipal Lawyers Association (April 2015)

  • “Planning and Policy: Municipalities & Brownfield Development” – Canadian Environmental Conference (May 2015)

  • “Legal Issues in Public Construction”, 6th Public Procurement Law Course: Federated Press (September 2015)

  • “The Grass is Always Greener: Intensification, Sustainability and Discretion in Parkland Dedication”, Ontario Bar Association, Program Chair, (October 2015)

  • “Emerging Practices in the RFP Process”, 2nd RFPs for Supply Chains Course: Federated Press (November 2015)

  • “Cultural Heritage Landscapes & Heritage Conservation Districts”, Ontario Bar Association Municipal and Planning Law v. 2.0 2016 Institute (February 2016)

  • Seminars

  • Municipal By-laws Landscape Ontario

  • OSSGA annual conference

  • Marc Kemerer presented on the planning approvals required for all aspects of condominium developments (new builds and conversion projects) as part of the Condominium Development 101 program for the Building Industry and Land Development Association. The advice and insights Marc presented should prove invaluable to all landowners and developers embarking on condominium or similar projects.

  • Condominium Development 101

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