Patrick Harrington

Patrick Harrington

Partner, Aird & Berlis.

Patrick has a patient and engaging approach to municipal and land use planning matters. He excels at narrowing issues through research and consensus and devising comprehensive solutions acceptable to all parties within the legal and political framework. A strong written and oral advocate with a background in Theatre Arts, Patrick is outstanding at crafting his clients’ positions into compelling and persuasive cases. 

Patrick is a member of A&B’s Municipal & Land Use Planning Group. He frequently appears before the Ontario Land Tribunal (formerly the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal), seeking or opposing development approvals for a broad range of clients. Patrick regularly advises municipalities, private businesses, landowners, property managers and ratepayer groups on a broad range of regulatory matters, including zoning and Building Code infractions, by-law interpretation, sign regulation, property standards, development charges and minor variances. Patrick also represents private/public housing landlords and tenants on a variety of matters before the Landlord and Tenant Board. 

Patrick advocates for both public and private sector clients on motions, actions, applications and appeals before the Superior Court of Justice, the Divisional Court, the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada


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