Godyne Sibay is McCarthy Tétrault’s Regional Managing Partner for Ontario and is a partner in the firm’s Real Property, Project Development and Infrastructure Group in Toronto. She has extensive experience in project development, public-private partnerships, public procurement and real estate including acquisition, disposition, leasing and construction matters.
She was selected as one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women in 2011 by the Women’s Executive Network (WXN). This award recognizes the highest achieving women in private, public and not-for-profit work. In September 2003, Lexpert magazine and the National Post featured Ms. Sibay as one of 15 up and coming women lawyers in Canada. She is a 2014 and 2015 ULI Women’s Leadership Champion.
Ms. Sibay is a founding member of the Toronto chapter of Women in Infrastructure and presently sits on its Steering Committee. She is a Co-Chair of the Urban Land Institute’s Women’s Leadership Initiative in Toronto and is a member of the Advisory Board. She is the Canadian member of ULI’s Membership and Outreach Committee. She was also the 2013 and 2014 co-chair of the United Way’s Women Gaining Ground Initiative and a member of the Campaign Cabinet.
Ms. Sibay is a member of several professional and industry organizations, including the Canadian Council on Public–Private Partnerships, Canadian Association of University Solicitors, Toronto CREW (Toronto Commercial Real Estate Women) and the Urban Land Institute. She has also served as a panelist and speaker at various industry seminars including the International Council of Shopping Centres, Federated Press and CREW Network conferences. She was a two time recipient of the prestigious NNCREW International Networking Award. She has co-authored a chapter on “Outbound Investments – Canada” in Rechtshandbuch Immobilien-Investitionen.
Ms. Sibay received her BSc in 1980 from the University of Toronto and her LLB in 1983 from the University of Ottawa. She was called to the Ontario Bar in 1985.