Torkin Manes (Toronto/Ontario): Construction Lien Deadlines Not Suspended During COVID-19

Following Ontario’s recent Order suspending limitation and procedural time periods, there has been some uncertainty regarding whether liens in Ontario continue to expire in the ordinary course. The Attorney General has now confirmed that they do.

On March 20, 2020, the Ontario Government issued an Order under Subsection 7.1(2) of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act suspending limitation periods and procedural time periods in Ontario (the “Suspension Order”). It was initially unclear whether the Suspension Order applied to the timelines established under the Construction Act, formerly the Construction Lien Act (the “Act”). MORE.

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