Drawing on his experience in both municipal government and private practice, Daniel's in-depth knowledge of development law and urban planning policy assists clients in strategically and efficiently navigating all land development matters.
Daniel Angelucci is an associate in our Real Property & Planning Group in Toronto. He maintains a general practice with a focus on municipal law, land use planning law, and development law.
Daniel has experience in providing strategic and legal advice for obtaining Planning Act approvals for significant development projects, as well as major public sector infrastructure and institutional projects. Daniel also advises and assists clients with navigating complex Building Code Act and Building Code matters, and with respect to matters under the Ontario Heritage Act, the City of Toronto Act, the Municipal Act, and the Development Charges Act.
Daniel has experience with proceedings and appeals of matters before the Ontario Land Tribunal (formerly the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal and Ontario Municipal Board), the Toronto Local Appeal Body, and the Building Code Commission. Daniel is also experienced with alternative dispute resolution methods, including mediation and arbitration.
Daniel’s representative work includes:
- obtaining planning approvals for high-rise, mid-rise, and infill development projects, including mixed-use, residential, commercial, and office projects, as well as large-scale institutional, public, and entertainment facilities;
- advising on and negotiating various development approval matters, including subdivision approval, official plan amendments, zoning by-law amendments, site plan approval, minor variances, and consents;
- providing strategic advice on complex Building Code Act and Building Code matters, including matters related to building permit issuance and enforcement, evaluation and negotiation of performance standard alternative solutions, and building permit dispute resolution;
- providing strategic advice related to interactions with municipalities, including access to information, Building Code matters, by-law and municipal code compliance, development charges, parkland matters, and heritage matters; and,
- negotiating various development-related agreements, including crane swing, tieback, limiting distance, section 37, conditional building permit, development charge, infrastructure, rental replacement, and heritage agreements.
Daniel received his J.D. from the Faculty of Law at Queen’s University, and has a Bachelor of Environmental Studies in Urban Planning with a specialization in Land Development from the School of Planning at the University of Waterloo. Daniel also studied international institutional and international business law while on exchange at the University of Groningen in Groningen, Netherlands. Prior to joining McCarthy Tétrault, Daniel gained experience working in municipal government, a full-service law firm, and a boutique land development and litigation law firm.
Daniel was called to the Ontario Bar in 2021, and is a member of the Law Society of Ontario (LSO), the Canadian Bar Association (CBA), the Ontario Bar Association (OBA), the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD), and the Urban Land Institute (ULI).
In addition to his legal practice, Daniel also volunteers with The 519 Trans ID Clinic, where he supervises and manages a clinic of student volunteers that assist transgender people with navigating provincial and federal application processes to receive gender-affirming legal identification and documentation.