Adrianna Pilkington


 | Toronto

Adrianna Pilkington (she/her/hers) 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 developers, municipalities, and 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 Ontario Land Tribunal (formerly, the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal, formerly the Ontario Municipal Board), Assessment Review Board, Committees of Adjustment, Information and Privacy Commissioner, and the courts and in mediation and arbitration proceedings.

Examples of Adrianna’s work include:

  • Advising on and negotiating municipal development agreements, including subdivision agreements, building permit and development charge agreements, and development approvals, including zoning and official plan amendments, variances, consents, and site plan approvals 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, heritage matters, and procurement
  • Providing advice on access to information, procurement, cost sharing, green energy, survey and boundary issues, and more generally matters of administrative law, development charges, and constitutional issues
  • Representing public and private sector clients before the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal
  • Representing clients in disputes involving land, including before the courts and in mediation or arbitration proceedings
  • 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