Municipal Matters

April 1st remedies for residential landlords during Covid-19

Does my tenant need to keep paying rent?

Rent is almost due and many people are experiencing uncertain financial times. At the same time, posts and petitions are circulating on social media encouraging tenants not to pay their rent on April 1st and an impending ‘rent strike‘ seems possible.

Premier Doug Ford announced last week that if the options lie between affording . . .

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March 30, 2020

LPAT hearing events cancelled to June 30, 2020

Update from the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal

The Government of Ontario passed an Emergency Order (O.Reg. 73/20) under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act. This Order is retroactive to March 16, 2020, and will affect proceedings before the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal in the following ways:

• The Tribunal will not schedule any hearing events, including in-person, . . .

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March 24, 2020

Can I Cut Down My Own Christmas Tree?

Tree-cutting laws in Ontario

The holidays are fast approaching. If you love having a real Christmas tree but you don’t want to pay for one, you may be looking to chop one down in a local forest or maybe get one from your own property.

But…is it allowed? In Ontario, the short answer is: it depends.

Individuals are permitted to cut down a tree on crown . . .

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December 11, 2018