Blair Drummie

Blair Drummie
Cabbagetown Law Chambers
Sole Practitioner
Criminal, Real Estate

Practising both criminal defence and real estate law, J. Blair Drummie has been a sole practitioner in the Toronto area since 1993. He is also co-founder/operator of Cabbagetown Law Chambers.

His real estate practice emphasizes residential transactions in the Greater Toronto Area and cottage conveyances across the province of Ontario.

Mr. Drummie handles cases that cross-over between his dual practice areas including those associated with grow-ops or mortgage fraud.

While he handles matters in all areas of criminal law in both jury and judge-alone cases, Mr. Drummie has a particular focus on bail hearings, being accessible 24-hours a day and able to attend any of the bail courts in the Toronto-area as needed.  

Mr. Drummie also focuses his criminal defence practice on defending clients charged with drug offences and robberies. 

Called to the Ontario Bar in 1993, Mr. Drummie graduated from the University of New Brunswick Law School in 1989 and was admitted to the N.B. Bar in 1990 after obtaining a Bachelor of Business degree in 1985.

He is a member of the Law Society of Ontario and the Criminal Lawyers' Association. 

Cabbagetown Law Chambers is a commercial office space offering a wide range of services to meet the needs of lawyers and law-related professionals in Toronto. It is located at 603 1/2 Parliament St., Toronto, ON M4X 1P9.

Blair Drummie In The News
Bail granted to man accused of swimming naked with sharks

The British Columbia man accused of skinny-dipping in a shark tank at Ripley’s Aquarium has been released on bail and is looking forward to dealing with his legal issues in court, Toronto criminal lawyer Blair Drummie tells CTV News . Read Toronto Sun Toronto Star CTV Read more

What to consider when buying a cottage property

Purchasing a cottage can be an attractive option to get into the market at a lower price with the potential to earn rental income, but Toronto real estate lawyer Blair Drummie says recreational properties have a number of unique issues prospective buyers should watch for. Read more

Affordable office spaces available for solos or small boutique

If you’re looking for a convenient professional space to operate your practice, Toronto’s Cabbagetown Law Chambers offers a range of unique, cost-effective offices, says real estate and criminal lawyer Blair Drummie . Read more

Toronto: match land transfer tax rebate or lose to the suburbs

The City of Toronto should match the province's land transfer tax rebate to first-time homebuyers or it faces losing more of its tax base to the suburbs, says Toronto real estate lawyer  Blair Drummie .        Read more

Tax on foreigners buying homes could heat up market: Drummie

Toronto real estate lawyer  Blair Drummie  says the B.C. government's new 15 per cent tax on foreigners buying homes in a red-hot housing market may not cool it off as it intends. Read more

New home buyers beware interest rate differential penalty: Drummie

Toronto real estate lawyer Blair Drummie has a word of caution for new home buyers involving the Interest Rate Differential (IRD) penalty that banks charge for ending your mortgage early. Read more

Raising CMHC down payments doesn't take second incomes into account

New mortgage rules requiring buyers of $500,000-plus homes to have a 10 per cent down payment is mostly a solution in search of a problem, says Toronto real estate lawyer Blair Drummie .  Read more

Tighter industry rules over mortgage brokers a 'good idea,' says Drummie

TORONTO – Mortgage brokers are advocating for tighter industry rules in the wake of allegations that dozens of brokers working with Home Capital Group Inc. falsified client income information. Read more

The problem with 'insuring over' title claims

Toronto real estate and criminal lawyer Blair Drummie says the trend of title insurers “insuring over” claims rather than correcting the deficiencies will continue to cause problems for property owners. Read more

Legal Aid changes 'unfortunate'

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The stigma of buying a former grow-op may linger

While “deleted instruments” should no longer legally affect the title to a property, the information – which may be unfa... Read more

Learning a home's criminal past may help buyers

A recently launched website that allows individuals to easily access a home’s criminal past is beneficial t... Read more

Renovated Victorian-style home offers unique office space for lawyers

Before purchasing the building in January 2012, Drummie says he wasn't sure about the location – until he learned how much Cabbagetown had evolved over time. Read more

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