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Patrick Harrington



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Admitted to the Ontario Bar: 2005

Patrick J. Harrington is a partner and a member of A&B’s Municipal and Land Use Planning Group. Patrick started his career at A&B as a summer student in 2003. He then articled with the firm in 2004, became an associate in 2005 and a partner in 2011.

PracticePatrick’s practice is dedicated to written and oral advocacy. He frequently appears before the Ontario Municipal Board seeking or opposing development approvals for a broad range of clients. Patrick has also represented both public and private sector clients on motions, actions, applications and appeals before the Superior Court of Justice, the Divisional Court, the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada. Patrick regularly advises municipalities, private businesses, landowners, property managers and ratepayer groups on a broad range of regulatory matters including zoning and Building Code infractions, by-law interpretation, sign regulation, property standards, development charges and minor variances. Patrick also represents private/public housing landlords and tenants on a variety of matters before the Landlord and Tenant Board.

Special DesignationsPatrick graduated from the University of Western Ontario with distinction, placing on the Dean's Honour List his last two years. He was the recipient of the Bereskin & Parr Award in Industrial and Intellectual Property as well as the Law Society of Upper Canada Prize.

MembershipsThe Advocates' Society
Canadian/Ontario Bar Association (Municipal Law, Administrative Law, and Civil Litigation Sections)
Urban Land Institute

Professional ActivitiesPatrick maintains A&B’s Municipal and Land Use Planning Twitter feed (@ABMunicipal). He is also the editor of A&B’s Municipal and Land Use Planning Newsletter. Patrick is a frequent contributor and speaker at professional, industry and continuing legal education seminars, has authored a number of published articles and contributed to various texts.

EducationLL.B. (with Distinction), University of Western Ontario, 2004
B.A. (Hons.), Theatre, Dalhousie University, 2001