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McDonald’s lease dispute highlights need for reasonable notice in revocation of waiver

Tuesday, February 06, 2018 @ 11:14 AM | By Amanda Jerome

The Ontario Court of Appeal has ruled in favour of McDonald’s Restaurants of Canada in a lease disagreement with one of its landlords in Richmond Hill, Ont., in a decision counsel says highlights the need for clarity of arbitration terms when drafting a lease.

In North Elgin Centre Inc. v. McDonald's Restaurants of Canada Limited 2018 ONCA 71, the court heard that in 1997 McDonald’s entered into a 20-year ground lease with the North Elgin Centre, which would end on March 20, 2017.

According to court...