Canadian Shopping Centre Law Conference

Event Information


March 27-28, 2019


7:30 AM - 2:30 PM


International Council of Shopping Centers


Metro Toronto Convention Centre – South Building
Toronto, Ontario

Delivery Method

Upcoming Events - In Person


Hammering It All Out: Construction Law in the Leasing Context – So You Think You Know Construction Lien Legislation? Meet Alberta, Québec and British Columbia

Fabrice Benoît, Partner
Matthew Huys, Associate

Our experts will walk us through the particular and unique construction lien legislation regimes of QC, AB and BC. You’ll learn about the key statutory provisions regarding construction liens in each of these jurisdictions, as well as some potential pitfalls and traps to avoid.

The Other “F” Word

Yan Besner, Partner and Program Planning Committee Vice-Chair

Andraya Frith, Partner, Franchise & Retail

In today’s ever-shifting and increasingly competitive retail industry, brand owners and retailers are looking at innovative uses of existing retail space and creative ways of capturing market share, including through co- and multi-brand bricks-and-mortar retail shops, virtual malls and store-in-store concepts. Each of these new models raises potential franchise issues for the brand owner. In addition, traditional franchising is no longer reserved for international expansion initiatives, as retailers are increasingly looking to the franchise model for their domestic operations. This workshop will explore some of the legal issues retailers need to consider in order to avoid being an “accidental franchise” and will provide an overview of a franchisor’s obligations under Canadian franchise legislation should the brand owner decide to embrace being a franchisor.

Registration Info

Fax: +1 732 694 1800


Mail: Bank of America, National Association, Canada Branch
International Council of Shopping Centers
C/O Lockbox 918770
P.O. Box 4090 STN A
Toronto, ON M5W 0E9

FOR COURIER DELIVERY ONLY: Bank of America Lockbox Services Lockbox 918770 181 Bay Street 5th Floor Toronto, ON M5J 2V8

For more information, contact Kiran Balladin at or dial 416.486.4511 no later than March 18, 2019.