Ain Whitehead LLP

27 Clapperton Street
Suite 100A
Barrie, Ontario

Phone: 705-725-8171

Fax: 705-725-9373
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Residential Real Estate

At Ain Whitehead LLP, we know your residential real estate transaction is a significant life event that can be both joyous and stressful.  We are here to help you and will work with you to make your closing positive and stress-free.

Whether you are buying or selling a home, condominium or cottage property, or financing or refinancing, we can answer your questions and take care of your legal obligations. We work as a team at Ain Whitehead LLP because closing your transaction may necessitate working with your real estate agent, mortgage broker, land surveyor, home inspector, and insurance agent and different members of our team may be involved because of their specialized expertise.

We complete a thorough and careful investigation, ensuring clear and good title to your home, and will advise you of any important title related information.  If you are a first time home-buyer, we will make sure to walk you through the process step by step and make certain you are credited with all available rebates of Land Transfer Tax.

Contacts for Municipalities & Utilities

City of Barrie

Hydro: 1-877-963-6900 (Power Stream or Alectra)
Gas: 1-877-362-7434 (Enbridge Gas)
Water/Sewer: 705-726-4242
Tax Department: 705-726-4242

Township of Springwater

Hydro: 1-888-664-9376 (Hydro One)
Gas: 1-877-362-7434 (Enbridge Gas)
Water/Sewer: 705-728-4784
Tax Department: 705-728-4784

Township of Innisfil

Hydro: 705-431-4321 (Innisfil Power)
Gas: 1-877-362-7434 (Enbridge Gas)
Water/Sewer: 705-436-3710
Tax Department: 705-436-3710

Township of Essa (Angus, Colwell, Egbert, Ivy, Thornton, Baxter)

Hydro: 1-888-664-9376 (Hyrdo One)
Water/Sewer: 705-424-9770
Gas: 1-877-362-7434 (Enbridge Gas)
Water/Sewer: 705-424-9770
Tax Department: 705-424-9770

Township of Cookstown

Hydro: 1-888-664-9376 (Hyrdo One)
Gas: 1-877-362-7434 (Enbridge Gas)
Water/Sewer: 705-436-3710
Tax Department: 705-436-3710

Township of Oro-Medonte

Hydro: 1-888-664-9376 (Hyrdo One)
Gas: 1-877-362-7434 (Enbridge Gas)
Water/Sewer: 705-487-2171
Tax Department: 705-487-2171

City of Orillia

Hydro: 705-326-7315 (Orillia Power)
Gas: 1-888-774-3111 (Union Gas) or 1-877-362-7434 (Enbridge Gas)
Water/Sewer: 705-329-7239
Tax Department: 705-329-7239

Township of Wasaga Beach

Hydro: 705-429-2517 (Wasaga Beach Power)
Gas: 1-877-362-7434 (Enbridge Gas)
Water/Sewer: 705-429-3844
Tax Department: 705-429-3844

Township of Clearview (Stayner, Creemore, New Lowell)

Hydro: 1-888-664-9376 (Hyrdo One)
Gas: 1-877-362-7434 (Enbridge Gas)
Water/Sewer: 705-428-6230
Tax Department: 705-428-6230

Township of Midland

Hydro: 705-526-9361 (Midland Power)
Gas: 1-877-362-7434 (Enbridge Gas)
Water/Sewer: 705-526-4275
Tax Department: 705-526-4275

Township of New Tecumseth (Alliston, Beeton, Tottenham)

Hydro: 1-888-664-9376 (Hyrdo One)
Gas: 1-877-362-7434 (Enbridge Gas)
Water/Sewer: 705-435-3900
Tax Department: 705-435-3900

Commercial Real Estate/Financing

The purchase, sale and leasing of commercial property is often complex and involves business issues.

Our Commercial Real Estate services include:

  • Purchase and sale of property;
  • Commercial leasing, lease review and negotiations;
  • Real estate finance;
  • Title repair;
  • Cost-sharing agreements; and
  • Joint ventures.

Commercial Leasing

We believe that negotiating a comprehensive commercial lease is essential to your business.  We carefully review, negotiate and draft leases to protect our clients and avoid additional costs in the future. Our commercial leasing department currently involves office, retail, industrial and mixed use projects, ranging from small single tenant buildings to large broad-ranging projects.

Our leasing involvement includes:

  • Assist with lease negotiations;
  • Protect your rights;
  • Identify traps and pitfalls;
  • Draft your agreement;
  • Explain the contents of the lease; and
  • Enforce legal responsibilities.

Mortgage Remedies

At Ain Whitehead LLP, we act for both borrowers and lenders in private mortgage transactions.  We utilize a streamlined process for mortgage enforcement under Power of Sales. This process helps to improve timelines and minimize costs in mortgage enforcement.

Once in default, we can assist to:

  • Forward Demand Letters and Notices to Enforce Security;
  • Issue and serve Statement of Claim for Possession and Payment;
  • Issue the Notice of Sale;
  • Obtain Judgments for Default and Writs of Possession;
  • Obtain appraisals;
  • Complete the title conveyance; and
  • Complete accounting requirements for surplus/deficient funds after closing.

Land Development

Ain Whitehead LLP is a leader in facilitating real estate development projects.  We assist developers, and private land owners with a full range of residential and commercial real estate projects, including residential subdivisions, condominium developments, apartment buildings, mixed-use developments, and commercial projects.

Our team, led by Andrew Ain, will provide advice relating to due diligence, financing, phasing and development strategy, land title documentation and registration.  We assist our clients with:

  • Purchase, sale and leasing of property;
  • Condominium Development and conversions;
  • Subdivision development;
  • Shopping Centre development;
  • Financing and mortgages;
  • Joint venture agreements; and
  • Land titles registrations.


Andrew Ain has set himself apart as a leader in Condominium Law.  He represents a multitude of condominium corporations and condominium developers in Simcoe and Muskoka.  The members of our firm have assisted both developers and owners and provide well-rounded and cost-effective advice on a variety of issues affecting condominiums.

We assist Condominium Developers with:

  • Site acquisitions;
  • Joint Venture;
  • Tarion Registration and Deposit Trust Agreements;
  • Condominium Disclosure;
  • Deposit Administration;
  • Construction Financing;
  • Condominium Registration;
  • Occupancy and Final Closings;
  • Turnover to Board of Directors; and
  • Condominium Act and Warranty Requirements.

We assist Condominium Corporations with:

  • Board & Owner Meetings;
  • Drafting or registering:

by-laws, rules, Section 98 Agreements, common expense liens, amendments to declarations, shared facilities agreements, alteration agreements and other documentation; and

  • Advising on:

Corporate governance, repairs and maintenance; insurance claims, human rights matters, collection of common expenses, registration of liens, power of sale enforcement and general corporate advice.

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