The Hamilton LRT is coming

We're here to help you protect your property rights.

Will the Hamilton LRT affect your property rights?

To build the LRT project, the expropriating authority may need to acquire land from you and your neighbours. If you are affected by this project, as a property owner, a tenant, a business owner or otherwise (an "Affected Party"), you may be entitled to compensation for your loss

The Ontario Expropriations Act provides for full compensation that includes payment by the expropriating authority of the Affected Party's reasonable legal, appraisal and expert fees. 

The expropriation process can be complicated and is governed by strict timelines and procedures. We invite you to attend one of our FREE open houses to learn more about the project, navigating the process, protecting your rights and helping you receive fair compensation. 

Free Open House

Click here to register for one of our upcoming free open houses on May 28, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. or 7:00 p.m. at the Sheraton Hamilton Hotel, 116 King Street West, Hamilton, ON L8P  4V3.

The Expropriation Process 

Learn more about the steps in the expropriation process, including: 

  • Informal negotiations 
  • Application for approval to expropriate 
  • Approval of expropriation 
  • Registration of a plan of expropriation 
  • Notice of expropriation and election 
  • Possession 
  • Statutory offer of compensation 
  • Negotiation proceedings before the Board of Negotiation 
  • Arbitration proceedings before the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal  

Expropriation Compensation

Learn about your rights to compensation, including: 

  • Market value 
  • Injurious affection 
  • Disturbance damages/relocation costs 
  • Business Loss 
  • Interest 
  • Costs

Gowling WLG Expropriation Team

The Gowling WLG expropriation team is recognized as a leader in this practice area, having acted as legal counsel in many leading cases. Our expertise and experience will help guide Affected Parties to receive full and fair compensation.

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