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  • Developers Facing Closing Risks

    The Toronto Star has been relentless in its doom and gloom analysis of GTA real estate.  Everyday, another article is published telling us that sales are dropping, prices are dropping, and now they are focussing the inability of buyers who are locked in on purchase agreements with high prices, to co … Read more »

  • Bill 23 – More Homes Built Faster Act, 2022 – WoodGreen Submission

    I collaborated with my friends at Woodgreen Community Services to submit comments on Bill 23 – The Build More Homes Faster Act. The Bill has one binding philosophy: increasing the supply of housing. And, through the Bill the government is doing what it can to increase supply. If I can generalize our … Read more »

  • The Affordability Task Force Reports

    The report of the Province’s Task Force on housing affordability is breathtaking in its scope and ambition, particularly overhauling land use planning as we’ve come to know it. They bank on an increase in supply as the solution to Ontario’s housing affordability problem and they do not hold back: do … Read more »

  • In Memory of Gerry Taub

    Gerry Taub, Head of the Real Estate Group at Robins Appleby LLP from the early 1980s until the early 2000s, passed away peacefully last week at the age of 83.  He was an amazing lawyer who handled only the most creative and challenging of legal structures.  Whenever someone said it couldn’t be done, … Read more »

  • 2021 Budget for Housing

      In an effort to address the housing crisis in Canada, which has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government’s 2021 Budget plans to invest and reallocate significant funds to speed up the construction, repair, or support of 35,000 affordable housing units across Canada. The bu … Read more »