Glenn W. Ackerley - WeirFoulds LLP

Glenn W. Ackerley

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2008

Glenn practises exclusively in the area of construction law. He represents clients from across the construction industry – including public and private owners, developers, contractors, subtrades, suppliers, and consultants – in a variety of construction-related matters.

He is regularly consulted about negotiating and preparing construction and consultant contracts, procurement and tendering issues, and risk avoidance strategies. When disputes arise, Glenn acts for clients from both the ICI and residential sectors in construction lien and trust claims, bond claims, and construction delay and deficiency claims.

Glenn is active in the industry, participating on boards, committees and working groups to support and improve the industry. Glenn sits on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Construction Association, and is a Past Chairman of the Board of the Toronto Construction Association. He has sat on the Executive of the Construction Section of the Ontario Bar Association for many years, and has participated in the Council of Ontario Construction Associations' Lien Act Subcommittee, and the Ministry of Health/Ontario General Contractors Association Task Force on standard documents.

He developed and taught the Construction Law course at the Department of Architectural Science of Ryerson University for many years. The course covered a whole range of issues, including contract and negligence law, tendering, construction liens, damages and dispute resolution. He has written several published articles and given presentations on legal topics to both industry and legal groups including seminars at the Annual Symposium of the Ontario General Contractors Association and the Admission Course of the Ontario Association of Architects.

Appreciating the important role played by alternative dispute resolution, Glenn has trained and gained experience in both mediation and arbitration, acting as counsel, mediator and arbitrator.

University of TorontoBA 1984University of TorontoLL.B 1987
Ontario General Contractors Association/Ministry of Health and Long Term Care Task ForceConstruction Section, ADR Institute of Ontario The Advocates' SocietyToronto Lawyers AssociationLarge of the Executive of the Construction Law Section – Ontario Bar AssociationBuilding Committee, Darling (formerly Rose Cherry's) Home for Kids

Office Location

66 Wellington Street West, Suite 4100
TD Bank Tower
P.O. Box 35
Toronto, ON M5K 1B7

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2016 Lawyer of the Year in Construction Law of the Toronto Metro Area
Glenn W. Ackerley has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!

Practice Areas

Construction Law