Who is Bousfields?
Bousfields has been growing our body of knowledge for half a century and counting.
As a multidisciplinary land use planning consulting firm, our people and the work we produce collectively are a big reason we continue to be respected in the industry for doing great work. Bousfields provides a collaborative, team-oriented learning environment designed to broaden your knowledge and create a clear career path. Bousfields is full of passionate people working on some of the GTHA’s most exciting projects, in dynamic, cross-functional teams of all sizes and scope.
What’s it like to be a Bousfielder?
Bousfields employees, or Bousfielders as we like to say, can expect a newly renovated open concept office environment, with many collaboration spaces and a fantastic kitchen with snacks and refreshments.
We currently have two offices, open Monday-Friday, where everyone is coming in as per our hybrid work model. All Bousfielders have an individual desk assignment at both our Toronto and Hamilton offices. We utilize a variety of technology to ensure our two offices can connect seamlessly.
Our Toronto office is located in the St. Lawrence Market neighbourhood in Toronto. We love to walk to the market and pick up lunch or something to take home for dinner, often using the market vendors for our social events.
Our Hamilton office is located in the heart of downtown Hamilton, in a beautiful heritage building. Our Hamilton office continues to grow.
Hear what Bousfielders have to say
It’s great working for three or four different partners. They approach problem solving in different ways. We get to model ourselves within a mentorship environment. That’s definitely one of the core values of our organization.– Planner
Every one of our employees has a mentor. We encourage it. You join us at junior level and know that you’re going to be able to observe senior people that have been in the industry for a long time, watch how they interact with clients and politicians, and how they present to the community. You experience it firsthand.– Planner
Despite the fact that I’m working from home, I feel like I’ve had enough opportunities to actually meet my coworkers, become acquainted with them and have great conversations.– Urban Designer
When you’re a student and you’re working with professionals, it’s sometimes a little bit daunting and you want to do the best that you can. Bousfields is really just supportive and kind, very open to questions, and helping you along in that process.– Planner
The vibe that I got from my Bousfields interview was that it felt like they were supportive of work/life balance, and of learning and mentoring opportunities under the more senior members. Once I actually started, that was very much reflected in the work culture here.– Urban Designer
It was great to come to Bousfields, where I knew there were many people doing the same thing as me in different places on different projects but with great collaboration. That does a lot for our clients. They know they’re going to get really good information.– Community Engagement Specialist
What attracted me to Bousfields was the amount of knowledge that the firm had. I found that they were very well grounded. It wasn’t like a new startup firm where you didn’t know what to expect. It was very stable, with a lot of history.– Community Engagement Specialist
One of the ways Bousfields engages employees is through our various committees. Whether you join our Knowledge Committee which drives shared learning and professional development, our Social Committee “GoodWorks” which spearheads monthly events including our year end holiday party and our charitable focus for the year, or our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee that drives important change within the firm, we continue to collaborate, think of new ways to give back and continue to create meaningful change within our firm and industry.
Mentorship @ Bousfields
Bousfields fosters a culture of shared knowledge and leadership. Mentorship within the firm is a key success factor in our individual and firm growth. All Bousfielders are assigned a mentee upon hire. Senior team members are engaged in mentoring their colleagues inside of Bousfields and encouraged to assist with external mentorship to support varying professional designations.
Ready to join our Team?
If you are interested in applying for any of our open positions, please email your cover letter and CV to email@example.com
Position Title: Urban DesignerDepartment: Urban DesignLocation: Toronto Office Bousfields Inc. is a pre-eminent community planning firm in Ontario with special expertise in urban design, planning policy, community design, development approvals, community consultation and project management. With offices located in downtown Toronto and Hamilton, we have an immediate opening for an experienced Urban Designer in our […]