Eileen is a member of the Aird & Berlis Municipal & Land Use Planning Group. She assists clients with acquiring development approvals for a broad range of projects and advises municipalities on all aspects of the statutory and regulatory scheme which governs land development and regulation in the Province. Eileen’s outgoing personality and natural story telling abilities make her a convincing and relatable advocate.
Eileen’s commitment to her community and to the broader precepts of city building give her a well-rounded – and particularly effective – approach to her clients’ matters. She appears regularly before municipal authorities and administrative tribunals. Eileen also appears before the Superior Court of Justice, the Divisional Court and the Court of Appeal in respect of leave motions and appeals from the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (formerly the Ontario Municipal Board), by-law interpretation matters, and matters under the Ontario Heritage Act.
Eileen is the author of The Ontario Heritage Act and Commentary and regularly advises private property owners and municipal governments in respect of property designations, Heritage Conservation, Districts and property standards bylaws to address designated properties. Eileen is an active citizen in her community and sits on a number of non-profit boards. This, together with her young family, provides perspective and meaning to her work on behalf of clients"