Adrianna Pilkington

Partner | 
Toronto

Adrianna Pilkington is a partner in the Municipal, Planning & Environmental Law Group at Cassels. Adrianna’s practice encompasses all aspects of municipal, land use planning and environmental law. She acts for both developers and municipalities as well as other public agencies and institutions such as Infrastructure Ontario and the University of Toronto. Adrianna drafts and negotiates agreements, including municipal infrastructure, subdivision, site plan, project, allocation, and environmental agreements, prepares development applications and obtains development approvals. She has represented clients before the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (formerly Ontario Municipal Board), Assessment Review Board, Committees of Adjustment, Information and Privacy Commissioner, and the courts.

Examples of Adrianna’s work include:

  • Advising on and negotiating municipal development agreements, including subdivision agreements, development approvals, including zoning and official plan amendments, and site permits
  • Advising on the redevelopment of contaminated lands
  • Advising on environmental approvals and instruments, environmental assessment requirements, environmental due diligence, and environmental compliance
  • Providing advice related to dealings with municipalities, including with respect to access to information, building code issues, by-law compliance, development charges, and procurement
  • Providing advice on access to information, procurement, green energy, survey and boundary issues, administrative law, development charges, and constitutional issues
  • Representing public and private sector clients before the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal
  • Acting as defence counsel with respect to provincial offences charges
  • Conducting prosecutions on behalf of municipal clients related to contraventions of the Building Code Act, 1992, the Planning Act, the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997, and municipal by-laws
  • Representing clients on property tax assessment appeals before the Assessment Review Board and the courts

  • Theatre Gargantua, Board of Directors
  • Mentor with First Generation Network, JurisMentor, and Urban Land Institute Toronto (2018-2019)
  • LL.B. (cum laude), University of Ottawa, 2009
  • B.E.S. (Honours), Dean’s Honours List, University of Waterloo, 2006
  • Ontario, 2010
  • Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD)
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Ontario Expropriation Association
  • Urban Land Institute