Al Burton

Al Burton

Practice highlights

Biography

Al’s practice focuses on municipal law, environmental approvals, land use planning and expropriation. Al appears before municipal councils, tribunals (such as the Ontario Land Tribunal, Environmental Review Tribunal, and the Board of Negotiation) and Courts on behalf of municipalities, corporations and private individuals on a variety of matters including expropriation, land development issues, contaminated lands, telecommunications, municipal-by-laws and aggregate resources.

Al spent a year at the City of Hamilton as one of their environmental counsel.

Year of Call

2002

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts in Urban Geography, McGill University (1996)
  • Bachelor of Laws, Osgoode Hall Law School (2000)
  • Masters in Environmental Studies, York University (2000)

Industry recognition

Cases of note

2167534 ONTARIO INC. ET AL V. WOOLWICH (TOWNSHIP), FEBRUARY 1, 2013 OMB FILE NO. PL110809

ULTRAMAR LTD. ET AL V. DIRECTOR, MINISTRY OF THE THE ENVIRONMENT, FEBRUARY 25, 2009 ERT CASE NOS. 07-127 TO 07-134

RICHMOND HILL (TOWN) OFFICIAL PLAN REDESIGNATE LANDS AMENDMENT (RE) [2006] O.M.B.D. NO. 1252

SHPKA ESTATE V. ONTARIO (MANAGEMENT BOARD OF CABINET), 87 LCR 56, 87 LCR 149 (2005)

LIONHEART ENTERPRISES LTD. ET AL. V. TOWN OF RICHMOND HILL (NO. 2) 46 O.M.B.R. 375 (2004)


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December 17, 2015

Peat moss business wins appeal over town

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