I am representing a buyer of a parcel of raw industrial land in Hamilton and I included a condition that we are satisfied that there are no undue risks related to the Endangered Species Act. There are 2 main Acts – The Species at Risk Act (Federal) and the Endangered Species Act (Provincial). For interest check out the list of endangered species in Ontario : https://www.ontario.ca/environment-and-energy/species-risk-ontario-list

I have retained the services of an environmental consultant to provide a risk assessment of the lands.

This is very important for anyone planning to develop or build on raw land in Ontario.

I will update this post when we have completed the process.