Anna Côté Associate

Speaks:  English, French

Year of Call: 2017 - Ontario

Primary phone: +1 416-369-6691

Fax: +1 416-862-7661


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Primary office:  Toronto

Anna Côté

Anna Côté is an associate lawyer in Gowling WLG's Toronto office, practising in the areas of environmental law and land use planning law. She works with corporate, municipal, and Indigenous clients.

Anna brings a dedicated, engaged approach to her practice, forging collaborative relationships while advising her clients on complex environmental and planning law matters. She works in the following areas:

  • Environmental assessments
  • Planning policy and land use development
  • Natural resource management
  • Environmental issues related to food and agriculture
  • Compliance with environmental legislation
  • Environmental litigation and tribunal work

Anna is engaged in her community, serving on the Environmental Law Section Executive of the Ontario Bar Association (OBA), and as a member of both the Canadian Association for Food Law and Policy and the Urban Land Institute. She recently co-chaired a panel involving the former Environmental Commissioner of Ontario on Climate Change, and organized the bi-annual OBA Environmental Law Mentorship Dinner. 

In assisting her clients, Anna draws on her knowledge of Canada's dual legal systems, having completed law school in McGill's joint Common Law/Civil Law program. Anna equally applies her background in environmental planning and sustainable development consultancy, including insight gained from working with Evergreen Brick Works and the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority.

Anna has international work and study experience, and can assist her clients in both French and English.

Career & Recognition

Filter timeline:
  • 2017

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      Year of Call, Ontario
  • 2016

    • Education
      McGill University – BCL/LLB
  • 2013

    • Rankings & Awards
      McGill University, Chief Justice R.A.E. Greenshields Memorial Scholarship
    • Education
      York University, Faculty of Environmental Studies – MES in Environmental Planning
  • 2012

    • Rankings & Awards
      Gerald Carrothers Graduate Scholarship, Ontario Professional Planners Institute
  • 2011

    • Community
      Toronto Youth Food Policy Council
  • 2008

    • Education
      Queen's University – BAH, Philosophy


  • Canadian Association for Food Law and Policy
  • Urban Land Institute 

Representative Work

  • Pest Control Products Regulation – Advised international companies on the application of pest control product regulation to laboratory and home product filters, including those using novel nanomaterials and UV light. Assisted with securing clarity and clearance from the Pest Management Regulatory Agency with respect to importation of such products into Canada.
  • COVID-19 Antibacterial Product Use and Regulation – Advised international auto-manufacturer on the approval, importation and use of various disinfectant products to assist with rapid reopening of manufacturing capabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Use of Novel Nano-Materials – Advised American companies on the requirements for Canadian approval and novel use of nano-materials for antibacterial purposes.
  • Pesticide & Fertilizer Registration and Regulation – Advise companies on the Canadian registration status and registration process, as well as compliance issues surrounding manufacturing, importation and use, for pesticides and fertilizers, as required by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.  
  • Chemicals in Feeds – Advised corporation on labelling requirements for chemicals falling under the Feeds Act and Regulations, administered by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.  
  • Chemical Reporting – Advised popular essential oils company on the Canadian chemical reporting process as it relates to the Domestic Substances List, the Non-Domestic Substances List, and New Substance Notification requirements.