is one of the pre-eminent community planning firms in Ontario with special expertise in urban design, planning policy, community design, development approvals, community consultation and project management. Bousfields offers a full range of land use planning and urban design services to the development industry, municipalities and government agencies. In addition, as land use planning and urban design specialists, the firm is frequently a prominent team player within multi-disciplinary consortiums of firms having complementary skills. We quite often act as the prime facilitator or project manager coordinating the overall project design and working with a number of different landowners and municipal staff.


Bousfields has grown over its first four decades so that today there is a complement of approximately 47 planners, designers, and administrative staff, including twelve partners, and six associates. The firm’s name conveys the experience and reputation of its founding partner, John Bousfield, FCIP. John set an exemplary standard for integrity and professionalism which is honoured by the partners and associates of the firm today. All of the partners are Registered Professional Planners and full members of the Canadian Institute of Planners, and two are also members of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada.


Historically, Bousfields has been recognized as one of the foremost community and subdivision design specialists in the Province. This remains one of its core services. In addition, with the increasing emphasis on making more efficient use of land within urban boundaries, the firm has expanded its expertise in the areas of urban redevelopment and infill.

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