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Finding the Right Corporate Structure to Enable Regeneration, Ontario Version

February 25, 2015 
12:30 PM 
– 1:30 PM

Is your current corporate structure able to respond to the demand for new housing development activities? The social housing sector is at a crossroads of sustaining its housing business operations as it enters into a new era of advancing housing development. In Ontario, the 47 Consolidated Municipal Service Managers have varying corporate structures supporting the provision of housing. However, innovative affordable housing development may require having a different corporate structure to enable the implementation of regeneration initiatives.

Presented by John Fox, this webinar will equip you with the information to help you assess the role of your corporate structure in redevelopment. Drawing on examples from Ontario, during this webinar you will learn:

  • Types of corporate structures and their pros and cons
  • Elements to think about in assessing what structure is right for you
  • Implications to consider- legislation, political, governance
  • How risk is assigned in a corporate structure


John Fox

John Fox is a lawyer and partner at Robins Appleby LLP, a Toronto law firm. He has extensive experience in housing gained through his work as General Counsel (Development) and Vice President, Development of Toronto Community Housing. He was responsible for TCH’s development mandate, including Regent Park and Lawrence Heights. John negotiated joint ventures, construction contracts, and funding agreements among other things, and was responsible for advising the Corporation with respect to its obligations under the SHRA at the time. Since returning to private practice, he works with housing providers and service managers seeking to find creative ways to meet their housing objectives against a backdrop of declining funding. He also represents private clients developing real estate assets directly and through joint ventures and has expertise in real estate, brownfields, housing, construction and procurement. In 2007, John was recognized by Lexpert Magazine as one of Canada’s top 40 lawyers under 40.

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