Ontario Legal Conference:
Municipal, Planning and Environmental Law

Feb. 9-10, 2023
Toronto ON

There is never a dull moment in the life of a municipal, planning, or environmental lawyer and with the implementation of More Homes Built Faster Act, 2022, the legal landscape is in constant motion. Don’t miss this year’s comprehensive conference to sharpen your knowledge and stay ahead of the changes and challenges that will undoubtedly impact your practice and the clients you serve.

Listen in to the annual update from the Ontario Land Tribunal itself. Learn from leading Ontario professionals as they share best practices and updates on a wide range of key topics including:

  • Bill 23, More Homes Built Faster, 2022
  • Case law updates in municipal, planning, expropriation, and environmental law
  • Ontario Land Tribunal and the impact of Bill 23
  • Single-use plastics update
  • Building permits, conditional permits, and occupancy permits and the discretion of the Chief Building Official
  • Municipal by-law enforcement
  • Extended producer responsibility and implementation
  • Duty to consult with Indigenous communities
  • Limitation periods in environmental law

Join your colleagues at this event where environmental, municipal, and planning legal expertise intersect and learn to navigate the critical issues you face daily whether you are in private or public practice.


Christie E. Gibson, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
Sarah Hahn, Barriston Law
Jessica Boily, Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP


Municipal Law Section
Christie E. Gibson, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
Sarah Hahn, Barriston Law
Matthew Lakatos-Hayward, Goodmans LLP
Brittany Maione, Regional Municipality of Halton
Jonathan Nehmetallah, McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Aaron Platt, Davies Howe LLP
Kailey Sutton, McMillan LLP
Katy Vergis-Mayo, Dentons LLP
Environmental Law Section
Jessica Boily, Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP
Talia Gordner, McMillan LLP
Matthew Lakatos-Hayward, Goodmans LLP
Kristi Ross, Barrister and Solicitor
Venetia Whiting, Bennett Jones LLP


For more information, please view the full program agenda


Day 1:
Day 2:
Thursday, February 9, 2023 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Friday, February 10, 2023     | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: OBA Conference Centre
20 Toronto Street, 2nd Floor | Toronto, ON | M5C 2B8


CBA Member: $595* | CBA Student Member: $170* | Non-Member: $940*

(includes e-materials access) *plus applicable taxes



Please note the following pandemic-related protocols:
Please note the following pandemic-related protocols: The Government of Ontario no longer requires proof of vaccination for participation in this event. Accordingly, we will not be requiring proof of vaccination. Attendees are asked to self-screen before entering the OBA premises. While the Government of Ontario no longer requires the wearing of masks for this event, out of consideration for other participants, we ask that you wear a mask while onsite when you are not actively eating or drinking. As circumstances evolve, these protocols may be changed.

Platinum Sponsor for the Environmental Law Stream

Platinum Sponsor for the Municipal Law Stream

Reception Sponsor

Silver Sponsor


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