Municipal and Land Development Law

A boutique Toronto law firm serving
clients across Canada since 1987

Land Development and Municipal Law

At Papazian | Heisey | Myers, we provide advice and representation on a wide variety of matters related to planning, development, land use, zoning, bylaw, and permit and liability issues.

PHM has been one of the top ranked development law firms in Toronto for the last 20 years. (NRU land development industry trade publication Top 20).


With decades of practice, our lawyers have gained a solid reputation in this specialized area of law. Our ability to generate practical, strategic solutions is a prime reason why numerous clients throughout Toronto and Southern Ontario continue to turn to us for help in solving challenging problems involving municipal matters.

PHM provides advice and representation on a wide variety of matters related to planning, development, land use, minor variance, zoning, bylaw, building permit and municipal liability issues.

PHM also has extensive experience with development charges, section 37 agreements, land use planning, affordable housing, air emissions, acoustical, hydrogeological, ecological, biological, land economist, transportation, expert evidence, as well as licensing applications under the Aggregate Act and the Oak Ridge's Moraine Conservation Plan.

Clients in land development industry have included History Hill, Cortel Group, Castlepoint Developments, Menkes, Tribute Developments, Freed Corp and Terra Corp.

Public sector clients in the municipal and development law area have included the Upper Grand District School Board, Town of Markham, GO Transit, the Rouge Park Alliance and the City of Toronto.

Industrial and transportation clients have included Chrysler Canada (Brampton) , United Parcel Service (Canada) Inc. (Parcel Distribution and Trucking facility in Vaughan), Ottawa Central Railway, Southern Ontario Railway, CP Rail, Toronto Terminals Railway (Toronto), Loblaw's Properties Limited ( Meadowvale Distribution Centre both rail and trucking in Mississauga) , Toronto Terminals Railway( Union Station ), Onterra (the Ontario Northland Railways), South Etobicoke Industrial Employer's Association (New Toronto), Via Rail , GO Transit, Metrolinx , Infrastructure Ontario, Ontario Realty Corp (planning for interregional bus terminal in Ancaster) and CN Rail (throughout Ontario).


Consult with one of our municipal and land development lawyers:

Alan M. Heisey Q.C.


Assistant: Lorna Groves