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Government of Canada Announces $12bn Investment Package for Toronto Subways, Hamilton Rapid Transit

Doron Lurie

On May 11, 2021, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that the Government of Canada will be committing more than $12 billion towards 5 public transit projects across the GTHA. Approximately $10.7 billion will be going towards funding four prior......

Screening out the Scheme: Potential lessons from the Paciorka re-hearing about the application of Expropriations Act S. 14(4)(b) in “mixed screening” scenarios

Doron Lurie

Introduction When a landowner in Ontario is expropriated by an expropriating authority, such as by the Ministry of Transportation (MTO), Metrolinx or by a municipality, the expropriated owner is entitled to be paid sufficient financial compensati......

Ontario Moves Forward with Widening Highway 17 from Arnprior to Renfrew

Doron Lurie

On May 27, 2020, MPP John Yakabuski (Renfrew-Nipissing Pembroke) announced that the Government of Ontario would be moving forward with the long-awaited widening of Highway 17 from two to four lanes between Arnprior and Renfrew. For Stage 1 of the......

Ontario and Federal Governments Announce Highway 401 Widening Project in Cambridge

Doron Lurie

Ontario and Federal Governments Announce Highway 401 Widening Project in Cambridge On May 20, 2020, the governments of Ontario and Canada announced plans for the widening of Highway 401 from six to ten lanes in the Cambridge area, between Hespele......

In the Wake of the Cancelled LRT, Task Force Recommends Rapid Transit in Hamilton

On April 9, 2020, a special task force commissioned by the Province of Ontario issued a report on the proposed course for public transit development in Hamilton. The report recommended that the City spend the $1 billion in capital funding it has b......

Guidance from the Director of Titles During the Covid Pandemic

The battle against the global pandemic has impacted us all. Adjustments to patterns of regular life are necessary. Those who have the agility to adjust appropriately are able to address the impacts of emerging and ongoing expropriations.   &n......

THE PROPOSED BUILDING TRANSIT FASTER ACT: WHAT IT COULD MEAN FOR LANDOWNERS

The Ontario government has introduced legislation aimed at fast-tracking the property acquisition and expropriation process for four ‘priority’ projects – the Ontario Line, Scarborough Subway Extension, Yonge North Subway Extensi......

Highway 407 Transitway Preliminary Studies Underway

Guillaume Lavictoire

The Ministry of Transportation is currently undertaking the planning, design and environmental assessment regarding the ‘407 Transitway’ anticipated to be constructed from Hurontario Street in Brampton/Mississauga to east of Highway 40......

The GTA West Highway Corridor: Will Expropriation Affect You?

The GTA West Highway Corridor, also known as Highway 413, is a transportation route that is currently in the planning and analysis stage. Originally suspended in 2015, the Environmental Assessment has now been resumed by the Ontario Ministry of Tr......

What is Metrolinx?

Guillaume Lavictoire

  According to its website, ‘Metrolinx, an agency of the Government of Ontario under the Metrolinx Act, 2006, was created to improve the coordination and integration of all modes of transportation in the Greater Toronto and Ha......

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