Kathryn Higgins Associate

Speaks:  English

Year of Call: 2014 - Ontario

Primary phone: +1 416-862-4420

Fax: +1 416-862-7661

Email: kathryn.higgins@gowlingwlg.com

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Primary office:  Toronto

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Kathryn Higgins

Kathryn Higgins is an associate in Gowling WLG's Toronto office, practising in the firm's Real Estate and Financial Services departments. Her practice focuses on infrastructure development, public-private partnerships (P3) and commercial real estate.

Kathryn’s practice emphasizes major infrastructure projects as well as alternative financing and procurement models. She has acted for both the public and private sector parties in P3 projects across Canada and in a variety of sectors, including health care and transportation.

In addition to her infrastructure and P3 practice, Kathryn has acted for a range of companies and entities in the real property development and investment sector. She helps her clients build their real property portfolios across Canada and assists with divestitures and leasing matters. Her commercial real estate experience spans different industries, including manufacturing and hospitality.

Kathryn graduated from the Faculty of Law at Queen's University. In the summer after her first year, she worked in the legal department of Canada's leading nuclear science and technology laboratory. Kathryn articled at Gowling WLG's Toronto office after obtaining her law degree. Prior to law school, Kathryn attended McGill University, where she studied economics and geography.

Career & Recognition

Filter timeline:
  • 2014

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      Year of Call, Ontario
  • 2013

    • Education
      Queen's University, JD
  • 2010

    • Education
      Ryerson University, Certificate in Applied Digital Geography and GIS
  • 2009

    • Education
      McGill University, BA


  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association

Insights & Resources

  • Advised a member of the successful consortium for the Stoney CNG Bus Storage and Transit Facility project in Calgary, Alberta
  • Advised a member of the successful consortium the Pointe-Saint-Charles Maintenance Centre project in Montréal, Québec
  • Counsel to Infrastructure Ontario and Casey House which reached financial close on a project to renovate an existing heritage property and construct a new facility for Casey House, Canada's first stand-alone treatment facility for people with HIV/AIDS
  • Counsel to Infrastructure Ontario and the University of Ottawa Heart Institute which reached financial close on a $135 million project to expand and redevelop the University of Ottawa Heart Institute
  • Counsel to Infrastructure Ontario and ErinoakKids Centre for Treatment and Development with respect to a public-private partnership to design, build and finance new facilities for children and youth with disabilities in Brampton, Mississauga and Oakville
  • Counsel to Infrastructure Ontario with respect to St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital’s Emergency, Ambulatory and Mental Health Redevelopment Project
  • Counsel to Johnson Controls, a member of the Applied Arts Team consortium which reached financial close on the Emily Carr University of Art + Design campus redevelopment project, with a capital cost budgeted at up to approximately $122.6 million

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