Aaria is a member of the firm’s Planning, Municipal, Environmental and Expropriations practice groups. Prior to joining Thomson Rogers in 2019, Aaria gained meaningful experience at a highly regarded boutique municipal and commercial litigation firm in Toronto.
Aaria has appeared before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and the former Ontario Municipal Board, as well as various committees of adjustment, specialized administrative and professional tribunals, municipal committees and councils.
Aaria graduated from Cardiff University Faculty of Law. During law school, she placed as a semi-finalist in the Oxford University National Mooting Competition, contributed to regional human rights campaigns as an officer of Amnesty International Wales, and was part of Oxford University’s Lawyers Without Borders Forum.
Prior to law school, Aaria graduated from Trinity College at the University of Toronto where she studied Ethics, Society & Law, Bioethics and Spanish. In recognition of her academic achievements and service to the community, Aaria was awarded the TD Canada Trust Full Undergraduate Scholarship and was named one of Canada’s Top 20 under 20.
Aaria’s passion for municipal law is rooted in the sense of community purpose which has always informed her advocacy. She has supported rural and local community betterment initiatives with social justice organizations including a foundation she co-founded in her British Columbia hometown to empower youth to make positive contributions to their local municipalities. Additionally, Aaria has contributed to global human rights and capacity development programming through Oxfam, Amnesty International, Aga Khan Development Network, United Nations World Food Programme and Journalists for Human Rights. While attending the University of Toronto, Aaria was awarded Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for making significant contributions to her community.
In addition to her law practice, Aaria volunteers her time with children at a pre-primary education program and enjoys sewing and design, playing the saxophone and piano, and staying active by trying out new fitness classes around the city.
Professional Accreditations and Affiliations
- Canadian Bar Association
- Ontario Bar Association – Municipal Law and Environmental Law Sections
- The Advocates’ Society
- Ontario Expropriation Association