Category Archives: Municipalities

Sidewalk Height Discrepancy of 3/4″ Found Not to be Unreasonable

In Furlong v. Cambridge (City), Mr. Justice M. Dale Parayeski dismissed the plaintiff’s action arising out of having tripped on a sidewalk owned by the defendant municipality. The plaintiff and her husband were walking to their daughter’s home. The plaintiff … Continue reading

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Judge Applies “But For” in Slip and Fall Case

In Cartner v. Burlington (City), a recent slip and fall action, Mr. Justice Michael Quigley found for the plaintiffs. In doing so, he applied the “but for” test of causation that was endorsed by the Supreme COurt of Canada in … Continue reading

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City Not Liable for Slip and Fall Where Snow Removal Efforts Were “Reasonable”

  The decision of Madam Justice Wailan Low in Ondrade v. Toronto (City) provides a useful review of the law relating to the liability of municipal corporations for “slip and fall” accidents that take place during severe winter weather. The … Continue reading

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