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Aggregate Resource Extraction

David White, Marc Kemerer, Lawrence Hansen and their team at Devry Smith Frank LLP offer legal expertise, strategic advice and assistance to the aggregates industry, one of the most important segments of the Ontario economy.

The extraction of aggregates – i.e., stone, sand and gravel – is one of the most complex, misunderstood and heavily-regulated activities in Ontario, requiring operators to address a large variety of issues, ranging from land use planning, consultation with First Nations, and local resident concerns around issues such as noise, traffic, and environmental protection. Success in this area requires specialized knowledge, expertise and resolve.

Working with leading planning, environmental, and engineering consultants,  we:

  • help clients obtain licences for aggregate extraction as well as any associated official plan and zoning amendments;
  • consult and negotiate with local governments and relevant provincial ministries, including the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry;
  • negotiate development and haul route agreements; and
  • attend before municipal councils and tribunals, including the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal.

We are known to be highly effective advocates in this particular area. Further, as active members of the Ontario Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (OSSGA), Devry Smith Frank LLP actively supports and participates in the work and priorities of the aggregates industry.

For further information, please contact David, Marc or Lawrence as indicated on the right.

We offer three convenient locations in TorontoWhitby and Barrie to serve our clients better. Find the office closest to you by calling us at  416-449-1400.

Call us at 249-888-6626 for available options