Tim Duncan

Tim Duncan


Tim Duncan
Contact Information

Tim Duncan


T 416.865.6682

F 416.865.6636

E tduncan@grllp.com


Western University Law School, J.D., 2011
Western University, M.A., 2008
Queen's University, B.A. (Hon.), 2007
Bar Admission

Ontario, 2012
About Gardiner Roberts LLP

For over 100 years, Gardiner Roberts has combined the benefits of a full-service law firm with the dexterity of a mid-sized one. Our focused, cross-disciplinary, one-team approach and commitment to understand your business joins our relevant expertise, immediacy and dedication to providing client-centric, hands-on service. 100% Canadian and fully independent, we offer a level of overall efficiency and cost-effectiveness that larger firms can't touch. Resisting "cookie-cutter" law, Gardiner Roberts has built its name - one rewarding client relationship at a time.

Executive Summary

Tim Duncan is a vigorous and adaptable civil litigator with particular expertise in Bankruptcy and Insolvency issues and Land Use Planning matters. 

In various capacities and acting for a wide range of clients, Tim Duncan has appeared before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Divisional Court of Ontario, the Court of Appeal of Ontario, the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal and various municipal committees.  Tim advises clients on both the debtor and creditor sides of proposals to creditors, bankruptcies, receiverships and restructurings.  Tim regularly acts on development applications and approvals and expropriation matters.

In each and every case he touches, Tim conducts his practice with a consistent focus and vision: listen to the client; tailor the approach; execute on the plan.


Representative Work
  • Town of Caledon v. Caledon (Town), 2019 CanLII 57594 (LPAT)
  • Luckevich v. Ivany, 2018 ONCA 254
  • Dufferin Vistas Ltd. v. Vaughan (City), 2018 CanLII 102209 (LPAT)
  • 117 Broadway Holdings Ltd. v. Toronto (City), 2018 CanLII 50662 (LPAT)
  • 3085 Queen Frederica Inc. v. Mississauga (City), 2018 CanLII 12503 (LPAT)
  • Ferguson v. Laurentian Bank of Canada, 2017 ONSC 4257
  • Deergate Holdings Inc. v. Richmond Hill (Town), 2017 CanLII 63290 (LPAT)
  • McColgan v. Nicol, 2016 ONSC 3356
  • Portside Developments Inc. v. Vaughan (City), 2016 CanLII 26553 (LPAT)
  • McColgan v. Nicol, 2014 ONSC 1917
  • TREZ Capital Limited Partnership et al. v. 2140090 Ontario Inc., Court File No. 21010/16
  • Ragtrade Industries, LLC v. Six As Nine Fashion Distribution Inc., Court File No. CV-16-566-286
  • Decker v. Mississauga (City), O.M.B. Case No. PL121437 (Decision Issued May 9, 2013)
Articles and Presentations
  • Lecturer at “Conservation University” a two day seminar for conservation authority staff around the province, June 2018

Commercial List Users Committee Golf Tournament – 2014, 2017, 2018 Champion
Professional Involvement
  • Turnaround Management Association
  • INSOL International
  • Toronto Lawyers Association
  • The Advocates Society
  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association
Community Involvement

Scarborough Golf Club - Member since 2013

Beyond the Office

Tim is a golfer - ever since his first job scrubbing clubs and golf carts, Tim is at home on the links. He loves to compete and he loves to be outdoors. Tim is also a musician, snowboarder and avid reader of literature and criticism.