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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

Margaret Wong

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......

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......

Bill 108 Amendments to the Education Act are now in Full Force and Effect

On May 2, 2019, the provincial government introduced the More Homes, More Choice Act, 2019 (Bill 108).  Bill 108 proposed sweeping changes to Ontario’s land use planning regime in order to help bring new housing to market sooner, thereb......

The Provincial Government Announces Funding for Large-scale Transit Improvements in the GTA

On April 10th, the provincial government unveiled plans for a transit expansion project in the Greater Toronto Area that will include: Ontario Line (potential completion by 2027): a new 15-kilometre light-rail line to run primarily undergroun......

Into/Out of the Shadows: “Ignoring the Scheme” in Expropriation Valuation

Expropriation law dictates that when land is expropriated, its market value must be determined without the scheme. For example, if an authority announces plans to build a future highway through a particular neighbourhood, property values may drop.......

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