Practice Highlights

Denitza graduated from the Litigation, Dispute Resolution, and Administration of Justice stream at Osgoode Hall Law School in 2013. This specialized stream of study enabled Denitza to hone her advocacy skills, winning second place in the Chicago regional competition of the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot.

Denitza has appeared before the Ontario Court of Appeal, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and the Ontario Municipal Board. She has also acted as a Mediator, successfully helping to settle numerous commercial, family, and other Small Claims Court disputes.

Prior to law school, Denitza graduated with High Distinction from the University of Toronto Political Science and English Literature programs. While attending the University of Toronto, Denitza monitored countries’ compliance with international sustainability policies as a Lead Analyst for the G8 Research Group.

Having articled at Thomson, Rogers, Denitza has gained significant exposure to complex planning and expropriation matters. She continues to work in these practice areas as an Associate with Stephen D’Agostino.

Practice Areas:

  • Planning & Municipal
  • Expropriation
  • Environmental
  • Telecommunications

Education

  • Juris Doctor, Osgoode Hall Law School (2013)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons.), University of Toronto, St. George (2010)

Professional Accreditations and Affiliations

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Ontario Expropriation Association

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  • Bayview Homeowners and the Toronto Catholic District School Board, Inquiry

    (unreported Findings of Inquiry Officer David R. Vine, June 9, 2015)

    Acted on behalf of the Bayview homeowners to object against the expropriation of 21 townhouses by the Toronto Catholic District School Board. The Inquiry Officer found in favour of the homeowners, determining that it would not be fair, sound or reasonably necessary to expropriate their homes when an alternative option was available. The outcome of a pending minor variance appeal at the Ontario Municipal Board formed part of the alternative option considered.

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  • Carrier Mausoleums Construction Inc. and Regional Municipality of Niagara

    DC140006, January 7, 2015.
    Acted alongside Stephen D’Agostino on behalf of Carrier Mausoleums Construction to successfully dispute the levy of development charges on the addition of a new wing to an existing mausoleum. Issues included the correct interpretation of a development charges by-law and how to resolve any ambiguity. The Board found that development charges are tantamount to a tax burden that must be imposed through express language. Where there is ambiguity, a development charges by-law is to be interpreted in favour of the individual or entity being charged. The Board stressed that it is incumbent upon municipalities to express themselves in “unmistakably clear terms’” to avoid consequences flowing from ambiguous language.

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  • TTC Zeroes in on location of Scarborough Subway Extension

    Extension to be constructed along the McCowan Corridor

    The City of Toronto and the TTC recently completed an Environmental Project Report (“Report”) for the Scarborough Subway Extension, which will continue the Bloor-Danforth Subway line from Kennedy Station to Scarborough Town Centre. Proposed Route  The proposed extension runs along Eglinton Avenue East to Danforth Road and then north along Danforth / McCowan Road to … Continued
  • Province Announces Complete Overhaul of the Ontario Municipal Board’s Land Use Planning Role

    Posted May 17, 2017

    Sometime in the next few weeks the Province will introduce legislation creating a new “Local Planning Appeal Tribunal” (LPAT) that would replace the Ontario Municipal Board with respect to land use planning appeal matters. Major changes being proposed include: The elimination of de novo hearings; Further restrictions to what may be appealed. LPAT would only … Continued
  • Condo owners fear expropriation by city because of library redevelopment

    GlobalNews.ca | by Mark McAllister, Stephen D'Agostino quoted | April 21, 2016

    The redevelopment of the Dawes Road Library has condo owners who live above the facility angry. They have been given notice from city officials to move in order to accommodate the redevelopment. Thomson, Rogers’ Stephen D’Agostino and Denitza Koev, expropriation lawyers, represent the condo owners. They are not in favor of this. They much prefer … Continued
  • TR Lawyers Feed the Hungry

    Posted September 25, 2014

    Thomson, Rogers lawyers served breakfast this morning as part of the Toronto Lawyers Feed the Hungry program operated through the Law Society.

    If you would like more information about the program or would like to donate, please visit: Lawyers Feed the Hungry Toronto.