About Us

We shape growing communities through creative urban thinking.

Bousfields is a client focused business that has followed the evolution of communities in Ontario since 1974. As policy, trends and society have changed, so too has the nature of our work. 

  • We earned our reputation as urban planners. Today, we are a thriving interdisciplinary team of planners, urban designers and community engagement specialists. We have evolved through the diversity and complexity of our projects and the capabilities and experiences of the people who work here. We have grown through our in-depth understanding of policy process and industry best practices.
  • We continue to grow. Big or small, our projects range from residential to institutional and commercial. They span the Province of Ontario. The Toronto and Hamilton offices are home to cosmopolitan teams with varied backgrounds, experiences and strengths. 
  • We celebrate our differences and learn from each other. We collaborate with team members of different disciplines, challenged every day by the diversity and impact of the work we do. This ensures that our clients receive the highest quality of service. Applications are approved. Visions are realized. Communities are informed. Projects move steadily forward with maximum efficiency, creativity, and a success rate that makes us all proud.


Interested in joining Bousfields?

We would love to hear from you.

Learning, sharing and leading

Our reputation as a company has grown alongside, and because of, our values. 

Integrity

We value honesty, responsibility and humility. Collectively, we have the courage to provide clients and stakeholders with our independent professional opinion and take responsibility for our actions. 

Respect

We recognize and respect the diverse communities, cultures, peoples and land. We treat others the way we would like to be treated, encouraging and respecting all opinions and perspectives. 

Leadership

We mentor and inspire the next generation of professionals, encouraging curiosity, innovation and independent thinking. We are committed to the advancement of our professions, industry and communities.

Shared Knowledge

Our shared knowledge is deep rooted, insightful and continually evolves. We take pride in harnessing our collective knowledge, creativity and expertise to shape our communities.

Excellence

  • We foster and deliver high standards of critical thinking, analysis and design excellence.
  • We engage with the public and stakeholders with professionalism and inclusiveness.
  • We provide exceptional client service.

DEI Statement

Bousfields is on a journey to foster and nurture an authentic culture of diversity, equity and inclusion in our workplace, in the projects we are a part of and the communities in which we work.

Legacy Partners

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🚴‍♀️Huge congrats to our amazing @mattamyhomes #BikeForBrainHealth team who participated in yesterday’s ride in support of @baycrest! The Bousfields team surpassed our fundraising goal, raising $11,500+ in support of this important cause. Go team go!

If you’d still like to donate, our team page is accepting donations at the link in bio.
🚴‍♀️Huge congrats to our amazing @mattamyhomes #BikeForBrainHealth team who participated in yesterday’s ride in support of @baycrest! The Bousfields team surpassed our fundraising goal, raising $11,500+ in support of this important cause. Go team go!

If you’d still like to donate, our team page is accepting donations at the link in bio.
👋Say hello to our latest group of stellar interns across our planning and urban design teams! A big welcome to Anthony, Kieran, Amanda, Samreen, and Rona!
👋Say hello to our latest group of stellar interns across our planning and urban design teams! A big welcome to Anthony, Kieran, Amanda, Samreen, and Rona!
Bousfielders had a great time participating in last week’s @uli_toronto’s #Hamilton City Tour: Housing in the #Hammer!

Bousfields Partner Emma West spoke about 106 Bay Street North, a Passive House City Housing Hamilton Development, and participants also got to check out another Bousfields project on the tour: 10 Bay Street, the @mcmasteru Graduate Student Residence.

You can learn more about the tour at the link in bio.

Thank you to ULI Toronto for organizing this event!
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#citybuilding #housing #ontario #development #urbanplanning #urbandesign
Bousfielders had a great time participating in last week’s @uli_toronto’s #Hamilton City Tour: Housing in the #Hammer!

Bousfields Partner Emma West spoke about 106 Bay Street North, a Passive House City Housing Hamilton Development, and participants also got to check out another Bousfields project on the tour: 10 Bay Street, the @mcmasteru Graduate Student Residence.

You can learn more about the tour at the link in bio.

Thank you to ULI Toronto for organizing this event!
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#citybuilding #housing #ontario #development #urbanplanning #urbandesign
Our firm is very excited to be part of the project team working on the development proposals for 90-110 Eglinton Ave E & 150-164 Eglinton Ave E in midtown Toronto.

Designed for @madisonhomes by award-winning architecture firm Rafael Viñoly Architects (@rva_ny) alongside @turnerfleischer and @mpfppllc, this new community will bring a mix of residential, retail, office, and public space to the neighbourhood. Click the link in our bio to learn more.

Images by @binyanstudios and @madisonhomes 
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#urbanplanning #urbandesign #toronto #midtowntoronto #architecture
Our firm is very excited to be part of the project team working on the development proposals for 90-110 Eglinton Ave E & 150-164 Eglinton Ave E in midtown Toronto.

Designed for @madisonhomes by award-winning architecture firm Rafael Viñoly Architects (@rva_ny) alongside @turnerfleischer and @mpfppllc, this new community will bring a mix of residential, retail, office, and public space to the neighbourhood. Click the link in our bio to learn more.

Images by @binyanstudios and @madisonhomes
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#urbanplanning #urbandesign #toronto #midtowntoronto #architecture
We’re #hiring for Urban Planner and Urban Designer positions! Visit bousfields.ca/careers for more info and email careers@bousfields.ca to apply.
We’re #hiring for Urban Planner and Urban Designer positions! Visit bousfields.ca/careers for more info and email careers@bousfields.ca to apply.
Bousfielders spotted with fellow friends/colleagues at this year’s ULI Winter Social! Thanks again to @uli_toronto for always putting on a fun event!
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#toronto #urbanplanning #urbandesign #communityengagement #networking #social
Bousfielders spotted with fellow friends/colleagues at this year’s ULI Winter Social! Thanks again to @uli_toronto for always putting on a fun event!
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#toronto #urbanplanning #urbandesign #communityengagement #networking #social
“Landmark Toronto office tower granted new life as residence after special exemption”.

Check out the Toronto Star article featuring Bousfields Associate, Alex Savanyu, where he discusses the recent approval of the 69 Yonge planning application at City Council. Congratulations to the entire project team on this exciting milestone!

Read the full article at the link in bio.
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#toronto #planning #heritage #building #officeconversion
“Landmark Toronto office tower granted new life as residence after special exemption”.

Check out the Toronto Star article featuring Bousfields Associate, Alex Savanyu, where he discusses the recent approval of the 69 Yonge planning application at City Council. Congratulations to the entire project team on this exciting milestone!

Read the full article at the link in bio.
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#toronto #planning #heritage #building #officeconversion
Don’t miss this upcoming @uli_toronto discussion on What Ontario Can Learn from Australia’s Emerging #TransitOrientedCommunities featuring Bousfields Partner Caitlin Allan.

Caitlin will be joined by a number of our esteemed industry colleagues at Hatch, @translink, @brookfieldproperties and QIC.

Looking forward to the presentation and discussion!

Register at the link in bio.
Don’t miss this upcoming @uli_toronto discussion on What Ontario Can Learn from Australia’s Emerging #TransitOrientedCommunities featuring Bousfields Partner Caitlin Allan.

Caitlin will be joined by a number of our esteemed industry colleagues at Hatch, @translink, @brookfieldproperties and QIC.

Looking forward to the presentation and discussion!

Register at the link in bio.
We are pleased to announce some exciting promotions!
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#congratulations #promotions #celebrate #urbanplanning #urbandesign #communityengagement #toronto #hamilton #ontario
We are pleased to announce some exciting promotions!
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#congratulations #promotions #celebrate #urbanplanning #urbandesign #communityengagement #toronto #hamilton #ontario
✨Wishing everyone a festive holiday season and a safe and prosperous 2024! The Bousfields Office will be closed from December 25, 2023 to January 1, 2024 inclusive.

Pictured: some fun photos from this year’s office holiday party, including Tony Volpentesta delivering the annual speech on behalf of the Partners. Thank you to @mercatto.to for hosting us!
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#holidayparty #toronto #urbanplanning #urbandesign #communityengagement
✨Wishing everyone a festive holiday season and a safe and prosperous 2024! The Bousfields Office will be closed from December 25, 2023 to January 1, 2024 inclusive.

Pictured: some fun photos from this year’s office holiday party, including Tony Volpentesta delivering the annual speech on behalf of the Partners. Thank you to @mercatto.to for hosting us!
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#holidayparty #toronto #urbanplanning #urbandesign #communityengagement
Over the course of 2023, Bousfielders were fortunate to travel and experience places near and far. 

Swipe to see a sample of some of the amazing photos shared as part of a recent event our DEI Committee hosted, where we discussed what new perspectives our travels brought us this year.

Bonus points if you can guess where some of these photos were taken!
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#urbanplanning #urbandesign #communityengagement #travel #newperspectives
Over the course of 2023, Bousfielders were fortunate to travel and experience places near and far.

Swipe to see a sample of some of the amazing photos shared as part of a recent event our DEI Committee hosted, where we discussed what new perspectives our travels brought us this year.

Bonus points if you can guess where some of these photos were taken!
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#urbanplanning #urbandesign #communityengagement #travel #newperspectives
🎉it’s here! We invite you to #engage with our brand new website!

🖥️ Check it out at www.bousfields.ca

Special shout-out to Premise for all of their work bringing this new website to fruition!
🎉it’s here! We invite you to #engage with our brand new website!

🖥️ Check it out at www.bousfields.ca

Special shout-out to Premise for all of their work bringing this new website to fruition!

Peter Smith

Partner

Planning
416-947-9744x212
psmith@bousfields.ca

Peter is one of the leading urban planning practitioners in the City of Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area and beyond, having graduated from the University of Waterloo in 1979 with a Bachelor of Environmental Studies (Urban and Regional Planning). 

Over the ensuing four decades (and counting), Peter has developed a particular expertise in leading the planning approvals for some of the most complicated and highest profile developments in the Province and, in particular, in the Downtown Toronto area. As well, he has undertaken planning policy studies for the Province and municipalities throughout Ontario and has spoken at numerous conferences and events regarding the need for properly balanced and integrated policy initiatives.

He has been recognized as an experienced professional witness before the Ontario Land Tribunal and the Courts on numerous occasions and has developed a strong reputation for analytical thinking, professionalism and integrity. Peter is a full member of the Canadian Institute of Planners and is a Registered Professional Planner.

Tony Volpentesta

Partner

Planning
416-947-9744x255
tvolpentesta@bousfields.ca

A partner since 2003, Antonio (Tony) joined Bousfields in 1991 soon after completing a graduate degree in Urban Planning at the University of Toronto. He is full member of the Canadian Institute of Planners. He has provided professional planning services in support of numerous large-scale redevelopment proposals in the Greater Toronto Area. His considerable experience has resulted in his participation as lead consultant and team captain on several high-profile development proposals. His range of experience includes high density residential and commercial proposals for many major clients.