|Andrews Jeweller building during shooting of Murdoch Mysteries episode, 2014|
- an object that is only attached to a building by its own weight is not part of the real property unless there is evidence to show it was intended to be part of the building
- an object is considered a chattel unless there is evidence it is affixed with the intention of improving the property or premises as a whole
I guess you could say that when it comes to designating interior features, you don't necessarily have to nail it to nail it. (Sorry.)
|Andrews Jewellery building during shooting of Murdoch Mysteries, 2014|
The lawyer successfully arguing the Town's case was Eileen P.K. Costello, of the Toronto firm of Aird & Berlin. Note: The owners appealed the decision but the Court of Appeal dismissed the appeal on a technicality in June 2016.
Note 3: The designation certainly didn't scare off CBC's Murdoch Mysteries when it came to town a year ago to shoot two episodes of their series, one involving a gang of female jewel thieves. The Andrews building, both inside and out, played... a jewellery store.