Is there a remedy of specific performance in respect of a contract for the sale of land?

Ontario, Canada


The following excerpt is from Malek-Zadeh v Wekerle, 2017 ONSC 4329 (CanLII):

The leading case regarding the availability of a remedy of specific performance in respect of a contract for the sale of land is Semelhago v. Paramadevan, 1996 CanLII 209 (SCC), [1996] 2 S.C.R. 415. In that decision, at para. 22, Sopinka J. stated that “Specific performance should, …, not be granted as a matter of course absent evidence that the property is unique to the extent that its substitute would not be readily available.”

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