Danna Donald

Danna Donald

Partner, Project Finance

Key Contact: Infrastructure

Key Contact: Public Private Partnerships (P3)

Key Contact: Project Finance

Contact Information


tel: 416.862.4214



Bar Admission

Ontario, 2004


  • Osgoode Hall Law School, LL.B.
  • Mount Saint Vincent University, B.P.R.



Danna’s practice focuses on project finance, including social and transportation infrastructure, renewable energy, public-private partnerships, syndicated loan facilities and acquisition loan facilities. She advises a broad range of corporate borrowers and lenders including developers, equity sponsors, contractors, domestic and foreign banks, bond underwriters and other investors on the negotiation of credit facilities, indentures and infrastructure documents. Danna has led Osler’s commercial team in providing advisory services on a number of infrastructure and energy transactions, including the debt and equity financing of some of Canada’s largest wind and solar projects. Danna is a Founding Member and the Past Chair (2014-2016) of the Toronto Women’s Infrastructure Network and is currently a member of the Steering Committee.

  • Lanfine Wind

    Pattern Energy Group LP in its 150 MW Lanfine Wind power project

  • Paintearth Wind Project LP

    Potentia Renewables Inc. and Greengate Power Corporation in connection with the financing for the Paintearth Wind Project

  • BluEarth Renewables Inc.

    BluEarth Renewables in its non-recourse debt financing

  • Potentia Renewables Inc.

    Potentia Renewables in five unique, long term, non-recourse project financings

  • Wheatland Wind Project LP

    Wheatland Wind Project in its approval for construction

  • Pattern Energy Group LP

    Pattern in its $1.2 billion refinancing of the 300 MW Henvey Inlet wind generation facility

  • SP Armow Wind Ontario LP

    SP Armow Wind Ontario LP in its $700 million financing

  • HOCHTIEF PPP Solutions North America, LLC

    HOCHTIEF PPP Solutions North America, LLC in its sale of a 25% interest in the Stanton Territorial Hospital Renewal Project

  • Mobilinx Hurontario General Partnership

    Mobilinx Hurontario General Partnership as a successful proponent for the $4.6 billion Hurontario LRT project

  • Concert Infrastructure Ltd

    Concert Infrastructure Purchase of Majority Interest in Iqaluit Airport

  • Henvey Inlet Wind LP

    Henvey Inlet Wind LP in the $1 billion financing and construction of the Henvey Inlet Wind Farm

  • Pattern Energy

    Pattern Energy invests US$60 million in Pattern Development and forms strategic relationship with PSP Investments

  • Hydro One Limited

    Hydro One Limited in its $1.83 billion Initial Public Offering

  • Meikle Wind Energy LP, an affiliate of Pattern Energy

    Development and Financing of the Meikle Wind Energy Project

  • Royal Bank of Canada and RBC Capital Markets, LLC

    Royal Bank of Canada in its $225 million asset-based revolving credit facility to Northern Crane Group

  • Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan

    Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board in connection with financing its acquisition of Imperial Parking Corporation

    • Hydro One Inc. and Hydro One Limited in connection with syndicated loan transactions
    • Hydro One Limited in its $1.66 billion Initial Public Offering
    • Pattern Energy Group and Samsung on the construction and operational financing of the South Kent Wind LP (270 MW) and Grand Renewable Wind LP (150 MW) wind projects financed by 15 global financial institutions
    • Bank of Montreal, Caisse Centrale Desjardins, BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc., Desjardins Securities Inc., The Bank of Nova Scotia, National Bank of Canada and The Toronto-Dominion Bank on the $1 billion 407 East Extension project financing
    • SunEdison Canada, on the construction and term financing with various lenders including Union Bank, N.A., Deutsche Bank AG, Canada Branch, Manulife Financial Corporation, Bayersiche Landesbank, New York Branch, in respect of its 10 MW ground mount solar projects for each of Sandhurst, Rutley, Norfolk Bloomsburg, Odessa, Hwy 2, Alfred, Unity, and Welland
    • Firelight Solar L.P. on the multi-tranche term credit facility with Stonebridge Financial Corporation and Canada Life to finance a portfolio of approximately 65 photovoltaic rooftop solar projects
    • Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners on the long term debt financing with The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company of the 10 MW Stone Mills Solar Park, in Napanee, Ontario
    • Penn Energy on the development, construction and financing of its seven 10 MW ground mount solar generating projects being developed under the Ontario FIT Program
    • A multinational energy company in establishing its $1 billion global financing program
    • Hochtieff PPP Solutions North America and Concert Infrastructure Fund on the bid submission and financing of Alberta Schools III
    • Bondfield Construction Company Ltd. on the design, build and financings of the Pan Am Bundle including the Markham Pan Am Centre, Etobicoke Olympium, Pan Am Field Hockey Centre
    • Laing Investment Management Services and ACS Infrastructure Canada Inc. on the design, build, financing and maintenance of the Sheppard Maintenance and Storage Facility Project (bid stage)
    • A syndicate of lenders including Bank of Montreal, National Bank of Canada, Ontario Pension Board, Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada, Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc., The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company, BCE Master Trust Fund, The Canada Life Assurance Company in a proposal to Infrastructure Ontario for the Women’s College Hospital Project (bid stage)
    • Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada and The Canada Life Assurance Company in a proposal to Infrastructure Ontario for the Ontario Provincial Police Modernization Project (bid stage)
    • Société Générale on the $150 million project financing of the Credit Valley Hospital Phase II Redevelopment Project
    • Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan in the $57 million project financing of Runnymede Healthcare Centre
  • Find More

  • Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business: Recognized in Projects: PPP & Infrastructure; Project Finance
  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory: Recognized in Project Finance
  • The Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada: Recognized in Project Finance
  • Best Lawyers in Canada: Recognized in Project Finance Law
  • Who’s Who Legal: Recognized in Project Finance (International); Project Finance (Canada)
  • IFLR 1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms: Recognized in Project Finance (Highly Regarded)
  • Thomson Reuters: "Stand-out Lawyer"
  • Women's Infrastructure Network: Recognized in WIN Awards Program, Emerging Leader Shortlist
  • Legal 500: Recognized as a Leading Individual in Infrastructure Projects

  • Rescuing Our African Daughters, Board Member

  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Women’s Infrastructure Network, Member of Steering Committee 2017 (Chair 2014-2016)

Schulich MBA Program, Guest Lecturer (2015)

Infrastructure in the City, WIN Discussion on Toronto’s Infrastructure Challenges, September 18, 2014 (host and interviewer)

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