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Sidney H. Troister, LSM

Tel: 416 777 5432 Fax: 1 888 312 0072

A senior partner in our Commercial Real Estate Group, Sidney has a very broad business and commercial law practice.

In addition to his traditional real estate law practice involving the purchase, sale and financing of commercial property, he is consulted regularly by industry, title insurers and lawyers for his expertise and his practical and creative approach to real estate problem solving, trouble shooting, and getting deals done. He also serves as counsel to the Lawyers’ Professional Indemnity Company and title insurers, providing opinions, strategy and litigation support regarding the standard of practice of real estate lawyers in Ontario. He is also an arbitrator and mediator of real estate and commercial leasing disputes.

He is considered one of the leading members of the Ontario real estate bar. From 1990 to 2000, he was the co-head of the Real Estate Law section of the Ontario Bar Admission Course. He continues to chair the Law Society of Ontario's annual Real Estate Law Summit which he founded in 2004. A noted teacher, he is a frequent speaker at continuing legal education programmes for the Law Society, the Ontario Bar Association, and many local Ontario law associations on a wide range of real estate law-related topics.

In 2008, he was awarded the Law Society Medal for his contribution to the practice of law in Ontario.

Sidney is the author of "The Law of Subdivision Control in Ontario", a text on Section 50 of the Planning Act and is generally considered by Ontario lawyers as the leading expert on subdivision control in the province. He co-authored "Real Estate Conveyancing in Ontario: A Nineties Perspective", for the Lawyers’ Professional Indemnity Company, which analyzed the role of lawyers in real estate transactions in Ontario. He is a contributing author to "Agreements of Purchase and Sale" and to the 5th edition of "Falconbridge on the Law of Mortgages".

Sidney has authored special bulletins for the legal profession on mortgage fraud in real estate transactions, published annotations on leading judicial decisions and issued cautions to the profession on the standard of real estate practice. He is a past member of the Executive of the Real Property Section of the Ontario Bar Association and was the co-chair of the 2002 Special Lectures of The Law Society of Ontario. He chairs The Law Society of Ontario’s Annual Real Estate Law Summit. In 2015, he was elected a Bencher (governor) of the Law Society of Ontario. Much in demand as a speaker, Sidney has been a leader and educator in continuing education programmes for lawyers in Ontario.

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Awards & Recognition

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Community Involvement

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Memberships

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Education

  • The Advocates’ Society Mediation Workshop, July 1997
  • Arbitration and Mediation Institute of Ontario Inc; Arbitration Course Part 2, December, 1995
  • LL.B., Osgoode Hall Law School at York University, 1972
  • B.A., York University, 1969
  • Osgoode Hall Law School of York University – The Prize in Income Tax 1972
  • York University Entrance Scholarship 1966

Credentials

  • Certified by the Law Society of Ontario as a Specialist in Real Estate Law 2004
  • Called to the Ontario Bar, 1974
  • Designated Chartered Arbitrator (C. Arb.): ADR Institute of Canada

Publications & Presentations

Presentation

Bill 88: Proposed Amendments to S. 50, 53 and 57 of The Planning Act

Workshop — Ontario Association of Committees of Adjustment & Consent Authorities (OACA)
Jun 3, 2019
Presentation

16th Real Estate Law Summit

Co-chair - Law Society of Ontario's 16th Real Estate Law Summit
Apr 10, 2019
Newsletter

Real Estate Law & Practice Bulletin

Torkin Manes LegalPoint: First-Time Homebuyers Rebate - Lawyers Beware
May 16, 2016

News & Media

Firm News

Torkin Manes lawyers featured in The Best Lawyers in Canada© 2020

The Best Lawyers in Canada We are pleased to announce that 25 of our partners have recently been recognized as leaders in their respective fields in the latest edition of T...
Aug 21, 2019
Firm News

Congratulations to Sidney Troister of our Corporate Real Estate Group for his election as a Bencher of The Law Society of Ontario

The Law Society of Ontario Torkin Manes is pleased to congratulate Sidney Troister on being elected by his peers as a Bencher of The Law Society of Ontario. Sidney continue...
May 1, 2019
Firm News

Congratulations to our lawyers recognized in The 2019 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory

The 2019 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory Torkin Manes is pleased to announce that several firm lawyers have been named as leaders in their fields in The 2019 Canadian Legal Lexpert Direc...
Apr 24, 2019
In the News

Sidney Troister speaks to the Law Times on the issues of fixed fees advertising in real estate ads

The Law Times Real estate lawyers continue to advertise fixed-fee services with exceptions, despite tighter restrictions passed by the Law Society of Ontario l...
Apr 15, 2019

Events

Sidney Troister and Stephanie Eiley to co-chair the LSO's 16th Real Estate Law Summit April 10th - 11th

It's the Law Society of Ontario's signature real estate event. Year in, year out, this summit provides the practical guidance you need to get through ...
Apr 10, 2019 - Apr 11, 2019

Back to Planning Act Basics: 90 Minutes on Section 50

Do you have a question for Sid Troister, renowned as a Planning Act guru? This is your chance! This upcoming program is ideal as a Planning Act refres...
Jan 22, 2019: 12:00 - 13:30