Municipal and Planning Law
Canada is an urban country. Municipalities are more important to the functioning of the country now than they ever have been before. Municipal law raises some of the most complicated and specialized administrative law issues many individuals, small businesses and even major corporations will ever encounter. Navigating the municipal world without good advice can have serious financial and even penal consequences.
Paliare Roland has a diverse and varied municipal law practice. It is focused on appeals and judicial reviews brought under various statutes, as well as public inquiries and other cases touching on important municipal law issues. We acted in the Toronto Computer Leasing Inquiry. In recent years, we have acted successfully for clients in leading cases related to land use and development as appellate counsel for appeals from the Ontario Municipal Board. We have advised clients respecting the Municipal Conflicts of Interest Act and proceedings before the City of Toronto’s Integrity Commissioner. We have also played a key role in various cases arising from the 2010 municipal election in the City of Toronto, including election financing issues and an application to invalidate the election of municipal councilor.