Municipal Law and Land Use Planning
Bruce specializes in administrative and municipal law and has extensive experience in appearing before municipal councils and other administrative tribunals on issues related to the Ontario Municipal Board and acts almost exclusively in planning and land use matters, including all manners of approvals under the Planning Act and related legislation.
He has appeared on behalf of numerous municipalities, public agencies, major development companies, individual land owners and ratepayer groups before the Ontario Municipal Board on numerous complex hearings involving major and controversial developments. Examples of his work include, representing the City of Toronto with respect to various planning matters before the Ontario Municipal Board, including the Central Waterfront area; acting as lead counsel for the Cities of Toronto and Burlington and the Town of Oakville in connection with Ontario Municipal Board appeals resulting from adoption of new Official Plans; and contentious hearings of appeals related to high density residential projects in municipalities such as Mississauga, Richmond Hill, Burlington, Whitby and Toronto.
In addition to the Municipal Board, Bruce has appeared before various Municipal Councils, Committees of Adjustment, Conservation Authorities, the Niagara Escarpment Commission, the Conservation Review Board and the Board of Negotiation.
Bruce’s cases are reported in the Ontario Municipal Board Reports. He enjoys a much deserved reputation as one of the leading planning lawyer in Toronto and has frequently been selected by his peers for inclusion within the annual listing of Best Lawyers in Canada.
As part of his professional endeavours, Bruce has authored a number of papers and appeared as a speaker on various topics related to land use planning at continuing legal education programs sponsored by the Law Society and the Canadian Bar Association.
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