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.


Today there is a complement of approximately 47 planners, designers, and administrative staff, including twelve partners, and six associates. 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. 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.


In memory of our Founding Partner

John practiced for more than 50 years as a planning consultant. He was involved in a full range of planning and development projects, including; the preparation and processing to approve official plans and amendments, zoning by-laws and amendments, site plan approvals, urban renewal studies and schemes, municipal boundary changes and development plans for new communities, brownfield sites, new business parks and wind farms covering more than 30,000 acres for both private and public sector clients, all based mainly in Southern Ontario. He had extensive experience as an expert witness before the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal, formerly known as the Ontario Municipal Board and was an inspirational colleague as well as an influential leader, for planning in Ontario.

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