Eran Kaplinsky
SJD (University of Toronto), LLM (University of Toronto), LLB (Tel Aviv University)
Associate Professor (Law)

Professor Eran Kaplinsky teaches in the areas of property law and planning law. He holds a Bachelor of Laws from Tel Aviv University, a Master of Laws from the University of Toronto, and a Doctor of Juridical Science from the University of Toronto.

Professor Kaplinsky was previously a Visiting Scholar & Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto, an instructor at the Ryerson University School of Urban and Regional Planning, and a Visiting Professor at the Université de Sherbrooke. He was also an attorney in Tel Aviv in the areas of municipal law, medical malpractice, and commercial litigation. Professor Kaplinsky is also a research affiliate of the City-Region Studies Centre.

His teaching and research interests include land use planning and regulation, law and economics, municipal law, and property law.


Antonella Ceddia
Lawyer, Legal Services – City of Toronto – Litigation

Antonella Ceddia is a litigation lawyer for the City of Toronto where she defends the City, in human rights challenges against it, including challenges to bylaws. Recently she defended a challenge to Toronto’s zoning by-laws that applied mandatory separation distances to the group home use.

She has a Bachelor of Laws degree, a Master of Arts degree in Political Science, and a Bachelor of Arts degree. Before practising law at the City of Toronto, Antonella practiced law at McCarthy Tetrault LLP in Toronto.

Before law, Antonella’s experience was focussed on two separate areas – politics/policy and human rights. She was an Issues Analyst at the Ontario Cabinet Office briefing the Premier and Secretary of Cabinet on contentious issues for Question Period and media scrums; Policy Advisor to the Mayor of Toronto, Barbara Hall; Ryerson’s first full time Human Rights Investigator; Human Rights Investigator at the Ontario Human Rights Commission; and, Management Side Consultant in her own human rights consulting practice.

Antonella is a member of the Practice Advisory Committee to the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, a member of the Ontario Bar Association Human Rights and Civil Liberties Executive, and a member of the Board of Directors of Woodgreen Community Services.


Renée Vaugeois
Executive Director
John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights