David Sunday Partner Certified Specialist - Municipal Law: Land Use Planning & Development


Speaks:  English

Year of Call: 2003 - Ontario


Primary office:  Waterloo Region




David Sunday

David Sunday is a partner in Gowling WLG's Waterloo Region office where his practice focuses on municipal and land development issues. David is a Law Society of Ontario Certified Specialist (Municipal Law: Land Use Planning and Development) and a member of the firm's National Municipal Law Group, as well as the National Expropriation Law Group.

David's experience includes advising clients throughout Ontario in relation to land acquisitions and dispositions, land use controls, municipal approvals, subdivision and condominium issues, title issues, title repair and expropriation matters. In the course of his practice, David regularly appears before the Ontario Land Tribunal and the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.

David is a member of the Ontario Expropriation Association, the International Right of Way Association, and the Urban Land Institute. He is a member of the Regional and Municipal Affairs Committee of the Greater Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Housing Committee of Supportive Housing of Waterloo.

Career & Recognition

Filter timeline:
  • 2022

  • 2021

  • 2003

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
       2003
      Year of Call, Ontario
  • 2002

    • Education
       2002
      University of Toronto, JD
  • 1998

    • Education
       1998
      University of British Columbia, BA (Hons.), English

Memberships

  • Member of the Ontario Expropriation Association
  • Member of the Urban Land Institute
  • Member of the Regional and Municipal Affairs Committee of the Greater KW Chamber of Commerce
  • International Right of Way Association

Representative Work

  • Da Costa v Ottawa (City), 2021 CanLII 51729 (ON LT) – Counsel for the Appellant in successfully securing a consent to severance and related minor variances to permit an in fill residential development in the City of Ottawa.
  • Regional Municipality of Waterloo v. Grerei Investments Limited, 2020 ONSC 5613 (CanLII) – Counsel for the Respondent at the Divisional Court in successfully dismissing an appeal of an OMB decision which found that the amount of development charges payable had been incorrectly determined.
  • Donbar Farms Limited v Blandford-Blenheim (Town), 2018 CanLII 1864 (ON LPAT) – Counsel for the Appellant before the Ontario Municipal Board in successfully opposing a rezoning that would have introduced a new residential use into a prime agricultural area.
  • Lake Huron Shores A2A Developments Inc. v. Huron (County), 2016 CanLII 8476 (ON LPAT) – Counsel for the Applicant developer in successfully responding to an appeal of a draft plan of subdivision and rezoning approval.
  • Puslinch v Monaghan, 2015 ONSC 2748 (CanLII) – Counsel for the landowner in successfully defending a zoning enforcement action that sought to restrain short term rental of a recreational property.