Stephen J. D'Agostino*, Partner

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Phone: 416.868.3126

Fax: 416.868.3134

Admitted to the Law Society of Upper Canada in 1984
 

*Stephen Joseph D'Agostino Law Professional Corporation
 

Practice Highlights

Stephen’s practice is centred on municipal, planning and environmental approvals. His portfolio includes a wide range of matters including Federal and Provincial environmental assessments, approvals related to landfills, telecommunication structures, Municipal and wide area fiber optic and wireless networks (MAN’s and WAN’s) and permissions for electric generating facilities, real estate development, expropriations, conflict of interest, and related litigation. He regularly appears before municipal councils, tribunals (such as the Ontario Municipal Board and the Environmental Review Tribunal) and Courts on behalf of municipalities, public agencies and institutions, land developers and ratepayers’ associations.

Education

  • Juris Doctor, Osgoode Hall Law School

Practice Areas

  • Municipal
  • Planning
  • Environmental
  • Telecommunications

Professional Activities and Affiliations

  • The Canadian Bar Association - Municipal and Environmental Law Sections
  • Public Affairs Association of Canada

 

In addition to his legal training, Stephen also acted as an assistant to Prime Minister Pierre Elliot Trudeau from 1978-80 and as a consultant to Premier David R. Peterson of Ontario.

 


 

Publications and Presentations

Stephen has written articles for and lectured to the Association of Municipal Clerks and Treasurers, The Canadian Bar Association of Ontario and The Canadian Institute on environmental and development matters and has taught Administrative Law at The Law Society of Upper Canada’s Bar Admission Course.
 

Presentations

Stephen D'Agostino, The Evolving Role of Expert Opinion Evidence in Ontario Municipal Board Proceedings, presented at The Commons Institute seminar - Municipal Law: Practice Primers & Contemporary Developments on November 30, 2012.

Stephen D'Agostino, Municipal Conflict of Interest of Acts: Considerations for Trustees, presented at Catholic School Trustee Bootcamp on November 21, 2009.


  

In the Media

Don't like your councillor? Most Torontonians want recall legislation
GlobalNews.ca - October 7, 2014

Frank Meyers' expropriated farm hosts rally third day in a row
GlobalNews.ca - January 14, 2014

File Fact: Expropriation rights in Canada
GlobalNews.ca - January 13, 2014

Demolition to begin on Frank Meyers' farm amid claims of government bullying
GlobalNews.ca - January 13, 2014

Elderly farmer fights for 215-yr-old land lost to feds
GlobalNews.ca - November 28, 2013

Video: Feds expropriate elderly farmer's family land
GlobalNews.ca - November 28, 2013

Video: Is Ford's power loss legal?
TheLoop.ca - November 19, 2013

Mayor Rob Ford's possible legal action against council could be difficult: expert
CTVNews.ca - November 15, 2013

Ford considering treatment
chch.com - November 8, 2013

Video: Ford Scandal
Interview with Stephen D'Agostino at 17:44 minutes in.
Cbc.ca - November 7, 2013

Video: Legal Options for Mayor Rob Ford
GlobalNews.ca - November 7, 2013

Fishing trip raises question of conflict for chief, police board
TheStar.com - November 6, 2013

Will Mayor Rob Ford's crack cocaine admission remove him from office? Probably Not.
GlobalNews.ca - November 5, 2013

Province, city essentially powerless to remove Ford from office
Global News - October 31, 2013

Leaked email reveals superintendent lobbied on behalf of trustee
TheStar.com - July 8, 2013

Toronto Trustee Howard Goodman drops out of local school-boundary discussion after conflict complaint
TheStar.com - February 28, 2013

Court costs stop citizens taking a stand, says man who took on Hazel McCallion
Mississauga.com - January 27, 2013

How Toronto Mayor Rob Ford won his appeal: An argument about 'technical jurisdiction'
TheStar.com - January 25, 2013

Rob Ford decision: What the experts think
TheStar.com - January 25, 2013

Conflicting reactions to law that hangs over Rob Ford
LawyersWeekly.ca - December 14, 2012

Mayor Rob Ford asks judge to keep him in office pending appeal
TheStar.com - December 4, 2012

Province warned of 'draconian' conflict punishment: Retired judge
TorontoSun.com - December 2, 2012

Mayor Vows to Fight Boot From Office
National Post - November 27, 2012

What's Next for Toronto Mayor Rob Ford?
CBC News - November 27, 2012

Questions raised about 'draconian' law that saw Toronto's mayor ousted
CalgaryHerald.com - November 26, 2012

Cell tower decision deferred
InsideHalton.com - March 22, 2012

Ford's risky business cards
NowToronto.com - November 1, 2011

Catholic school board chair removed from office for conflict of interest won’t run again
ParentCentral.ca - August 20, 2010

Mississauga melee nears nadir
National Post - July 17, 2010

Catholic parent not a 'straw man' in conflict case, court hears
ParentCentral.ca - May 14, 2010

Catholic trustees' vote could have affected their children's school jobs, conflict case hears.
ParentCentral.ca - May 13, 2010

Toronto Catholic trustees did not have conflict, lawyer argues
ParentCentral.ca - May 12, 2010

Pre-hearing scheduled for official plan appeals
CottageCountryNow.ca - March 24, 2010

Durham DC rehearing
Novæ Res Urbis - March 17, 2010

Trustee offers basic training for candidates
ParentCentral.ca - November 23, 2009

Port Carling Boundary Expansion Moves Ahead
Weekender - September 11, 2009

Proposed Cell Tower Generates Discussion
The Community Press - September 3, 2009

City Eyes Limits for Cell Towers
TheSpec.com - August 11, 2009

It's better to settle than to expropriate: Experts
Toronto Sun - May 5, 2009

Allegations Against Councillor 
TheSpec.com - February 7, 2008

Markham tackles static over cell towers
yorkregion.com - May 22, 2014

 

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