Churyl Elgart

Churyl Elgart

Partner, Real Estate

Contact Information

tel: 403.260.7052



Bar Admission

  • Alberta, 2004
  • British Columbia, 2003
  • Ontario, 2000


  • University of Alberta, Bachelor of Laws
  • University of Alberta, Bachelor of Arts with Honors in English



Churyl is a partner in Osler’s Real Estate Group. Her practice focuses on land use planning and development, municipal law, and expropriations. She advises public and private sector clients on a wide range of matters including zoning, policy development, subdivision, development permits, offsite levies and infrastructure cost recovery, and property assessments. Churyl assists landowners and tenants with government land acquisitions, including through voluntary processes and expropriations.

Churyl appears before planning tribunals and municipal councils, advises on court remedies, and represents private and public sector clients on applications for judicial review. Churyl is active in professional bodies including as a regular speaker, Vice-Chair of the Alberta CBA Municipal Law (South) Section, and Co-Chair of the Alberta Municipal Legal Advisers conference.

  • H&R REIT

    H&R REIT in its $1.67 billion sale of The Bow Office Tower

    • * Notable matters prior to joining Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
    • * Intermunicipal dispute hearing in which the Municipal Government Board suspended all development in the Area Structure Plan, save for client’s project
    • * Cannabis store permit applications, appeals, and related lease and transfer issues across Alberta
    • * Controversial assisted living development permit appeal; development opened in 2019
    • * Numerous municipal and planning board decisions (subdivision, development permit, intermunicipal dispute)
    • * Resolved multiple expropriations through negotiation and mediation
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  • Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business: Recognized in Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use Alberta

  • CBA Food & Agribusiness Law and Municipal Law (South) Joint Meeting

    Co-Presenter, Cannabis Facilities – Municipal Approvals – Figuring out which ones you need, and how to get them, Calgary, February 2020

  • BILD Alberta – Changing Landscapes Conference

    Co-Presenter, Legal Panel on the Municipal Government Act, Banff, May 2019

  • Alberta Municipal Legal Advisors Conference

    Co-Presenter, Cannabis Panel, Red Deer, May 2019

  • CBA (South) Municipal Law Meeting

    Co-Presenter, Case law and legislative update as well as an update from the CBA National meeting, April 2017

  • Alberta Expropriation Association Conference

    Speaker, Short Snapper No. 3 – Making Your Own Rules (Section 30 Agreements), Banff, October 2015

  • Canadian Bar Association, Municipal Law (South) Section, current Vice-Chair, past Secretary
  • Canadian Bar Association, Real Property Law – Commercial (South) Section, Member
  • Alberta Expropriation Association, current Director, past President, Vice-President, Auditor
  • Alberta Municipal Legal Advisers, past and current Co-Chair

  • Law Society of Alberta
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Alberta Expropriation Association
  • Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Network

  • Co-Author, “AB ruling reminds service firms to first obtain municipal permits,” Environment and Policy Law, May 2015