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Are All Animals Welcome in your Building?

Monday, Sep 23, 2019

Service animals, ranging from guide dogs to emotional support animals, often present challenges to commercial building owners, who not only must co...

Ontario Court of Appeal Addresses "Ancient" Sublease/Assignment Law

Thursday, Aug 22, 2019

It is a widely understood notion that when a tenant subleases premises for the entire remainder of its lease term, the common law will consider tha...

A Construction Lien Primer - Part I

Thursday, Jul 04, 2019

On July 1, 2018, most of the revisions of the overhauled Construction Lien Act (which was renamed the Construction Act (the “New Act”))...

Here Today, Gone Tomorrow — A Primer on Pop-ups

Monday, Jan 21, 2019

A recent study shows that in Canada almost a quarter of all online and brick-and-mortar retailers are using pop-up stores to enhance sales. Pop-ups...

Ontario Government Releases Strict Regulations For Recreational Cannabis Retailers

Wednesday, Nov 21, 2018

On November 14, 2018, the Ontario government published a news release which declared that the government had passed new, "strict" regulations perta...

To Indemnify or Not? What is the Big Deal?

Monday, Nov 12, 2018

An indemnity provision can be found in almost any standard form commercial lease. It typically states that one party to the lease will "indemnify a...

Consent to Change of Use

Tuesday, Oct 02, 2018

Lease use clauses are very important to both landlords and tenants, especially in the context of shopping centres and other retail properties. Land...

Measure Twice and Cut Once BOMA 2017 For Office - Be Careful!

Thursday, Jun 28, 2018

As most of our readers know, Building Owners and Managers Association International (BOMA) has developed standards (BOMA Standrds) for measuring co...

Estoppel Certificates: Broad Shields and Legal Minefields

Monday, Feb 26, 2018

It is commonplace that commercial tenants are expected to deliver signed estoppel certificates in connection with any sale or financing transaction...

New Year, New Laws - Get Ready!

Thursday, Jan 18, 2018

HNY!  As if it’s not enough to be staring down those ridiculously ambitious New Year’s resolutions that you made in a hungover/blo...

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