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New Realities: Real Estate Development in the New Toronto


Lawyer David Bronskill
Area Municipal, Planning and Property Tax


All too familiar with the previous municipal administration’s attitude towards development applications, Rob Ford’s recent victory and the election of 14 new City Councillors has left Toronto’s real estate sector uncertain about its future.

Despite Mayor-elect Ford’s promise of a new approach to City Hall, it remains unclear what this new administration will mean for land developments in the City of Toronto and, as such, the industry is left wondering...

  • How will the Mayor-elect and members of the new Council view the development industry?
  • What changes to Toronto Planning can we expect?
  • Will resident associations and local rate payer groups be more or less influential in the new administration?
  • What can we expect from the new Councillors on ward-specific developments?

For answers to these and other questions about the new reality for today’s real estate developers, please join us for an informative- and off the record- conversation, led by the Chair of Mayor-elect Ford’s Transition Team, Case Ootes.  Joining Councillor Ootes will be municipal law specialist David Bronskill and development consultant Alan Slobodsky who will offer their insights on the municipal election and its impact on your business.

Danny Roth, Partner, Brandon/Slobodsky; President, Brandon Communications

Councillor Case Ootes
, Chair, Mayor’s Transition Team
David Bronskill, Partner, Goodmans LLP
Alan Slobodsky, Partner Brandon/Slobodsky; Founder, Slobodsky Associates

7:30am – 7:45am Registration and Light Breakfast
7:45am – 9:00am Remarks and Discussion

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