Aird & Berlis LLP

At Aird & Berlis LLP, we are known for our practical, creative and cost-effective approach to navigating Ontario’s heritage legislation regime and resolving the legal challenges it presents. We advise our clients on all aspects of the Ontario Heritage Act, providing a sound understanding of their obligations and opportunities under that Act.


When you enlist the services of Aird & Berlis LLP, you benefit from the knowledge and experience of leading authorities who are familiar with the latest developments. Our municipal and land use planning lawyers are counsel on the leading cases, have spoken at the most recent professional conferences and lectures, and have published texts on the principal statutes in their areas of expertise.

All of our lawyers are involved in numerous legal publications and advisory groups to ensure that we are well positioned to not only keep abreast of emerging changes, but also to provide input to policy and decision makers. Our lawyers have literally written the book on the legislation that is most important to municipalities, with published authoritative texts including the Ontario Heritage Act & Commentary, Annotated Municipal Act, Ontario Municipal Act & Commentary, Annotated Ontario Building Code Act, Annotated Land Development Agreements, Ontario Planning Legislation & Commentary and A Comprehensive Guide to the City of Toronto Act.

Our Municipal & Land Use Planning Group is the largest in Canada and has been regularly recognized for its expertise. The firm has repeatedly been ranked by The Best Lawyers in Canada as a “Top Listed” firm in the area of Municipal Law. In addition, the Municipal & Land Use Planning Group consistently receives one of the highest rankings in Novae Res Urbis’ annual ranking of the top planning and development law firms in Toronto.

As a result, you are working with a legal team that is respected within the municipal and land use planning community for providing top-notch legal counsel, representation and service.


Our specialized lawyers and planners devote their practice exclusively to matters relating to municipal law, land use planning and development law, acting on behalf of landowners, developers, financial institutions, municipalities and various public interest groups.

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