66 Wellington St W, Suite 5300, TD Bank Twr, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1991 (ON)
As counsel in the firm’s Municipal group in Toronto, John’s practice emphasizes advocacy before municipal councils and the Ontario Land Tribunal, and liaising with officials at all levels of government. He provides advice on the municipal law aspects of public utility and other service or infrastructure transactions. His practice comprises advice and representation on both matters of general public policy in a government relations context and on specific approvals of real estate development applications, including related infrastructure, under the Planning Act and other legislation. Applications include those in support of development or redevelopment proposals for brownfield, greyfield and greenfield scenarios and urban boundary expansions. Examples include residential complexes, luxury hotel towers, major offices, industrial plants, residential subdivisions, major retail stores and shopping centres. He is a member of the Municipal Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association and was called to the Ontario Bar in 1991.