Effective September 1, 2020, the Ontario government proclaimed into force certain long awaited amendments to the Ontario franchise legislation, the Arthur Wishart Act (Franchise Disclosure), 2000 (the AWA) and O. Reg. 581/00 (the Regulation) (collectively the Ontario Act), which clarified several provisions and better aligned the Ontario Act with franchise legislation in the other regulated provinces. Links to the AWA and the Regulation can be found here.
For a summary of some of the main amendments to the Ontario Act, click here.
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About Helen Fotinos
Helen Fotinos is a partner in our Corporate group in Toronto and lead of the Firm's National Franchising and Distribution group in Canada. Her practice focuses on all aspects of franchise/distribution law and related corporate/commercial contracts and disputes.
About Vince Fuda
Vince Fuda is an Associate in our Real Estate group in Dentons’ Toronto office. Vince’s practice focuses primarily on the leasing of commercial properties including office, retail and industrial spaces. He acts on behalf of landlords, tenants, developers and retailers in the negotiation and drafting of commercial leases and related documentation.