Integrated Expertise

Urban Design

At Bousfields, urban design is about creative solutions.

We analyze and strategize.

We are known for delivering complex projects on multidisciplinary teams.

We are versatile, not just as designers but as storytellers weaving together various perspectives. Our clients rely on us and our long established track record in providing creative advice, analytical thinking on challenging files, delivering excellence consistently, and getting it right. 

“What drew me to Bousfields was the ability to be able to contribute to the growth of the urban design department. I want to bring something else to the table and help contribute to growing it in a new way.”

– Urban Designer

We have a vision of where things are going to go, and share that vision with our clients.

  • Industry insight
    We anticipate who will be involved from a municipal approvals perspective, know the individuals in the industry and have deep knowledge of everything that’s happening within it.
  • Working together
    Collaboration and independent thinking are critical to our success, not just internally, but externally, and understanding the role of other disciplines.
  • Thinking bigger
    We understand how urban design fits within a more encompassing and complex process.

We are passionate about our work.

Over time, we get to see our projects become real buildings which then become the built environment. There is a real satisfaction that comes from seeing our work materialize, watch cities evolve over time, and recognize our contribution. 

Our expertise includes:

  • providing expert advice on projects
  • preparing massing analyses and master plans
  • developing urban design guidelines and briefs
  • giving expert evidence at hearings
  • organizing workshops
  • collaborating with our community designers to develop plans of subdivision
  • working with our graphics team to produce exciting visuals 


Learn more about Bousfields planning services

Projects

1 Front

Planning for growth. Building on history.

6 Dawes

Creating connections for an emerging community.

CG Tower

An iconic landmark designed to change a city.

625 Church

Honouring the past to meet the needs of a modern community.

Connect with us

“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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“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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We’re #hiring for Urban Planner and Urban Designer positions! Visit bousfields.ca/careers for more info and email careers@bousfields.ca to apply.
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We’re #hiring for Urban Planner and Urban Designer positions! Visit bousfields.ca/careers for more info and email careers@bousfields.ca to apply.
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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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✨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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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!
💡Wait until you see what we have been #designing. Coming soon!
💡Wait until you see what we have been #designing. Coming soon!
👀We have something exciting we’ve been #planning. Stay tuned!
👀We have something exciting we’ve been #planning. Stay tuned!
Bousfields Partners were thrilled to be hosted in style yesterday by our colleagues @neufarchitectes. A wonderful conversation hearing about Neuf's recent 50th anniversary experience as Bousfields looks ahead to our own milestone 50 years!
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Bousfields Partners were thrilled to be hosted in style yesterday by our colleagues @neufarchitectes. A wonderful conversation hearing about Neuf`s recent 50th anniversary experience as Bousfields looks ahead to our own milestone 50 years!
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#montreal #toronto #urbanplanning #urbandesign #communityengagement #architecture
This past week marks 20 years that our Senior Operations Coordinator, Kelly Hudson, has been with Bousfields! A huge thank you from everyone here at Bousfields for everything you do!

Join us in congratulating Kelly on this incredible milestone 🎉
This past week marks 20 years that our Senior Operations Coordinator, Kelly Hudson, has been with Bousfields! A huge thank you from everyone here at Bousfields for everything you do!

Join us in congratulating Kelly on this incredible milestone 🎉
In honour of #NationalDayforTruthandReconciliation and #OrangeShirtDay, our Toronto and Hamilton offices continued our learning by hosting an Indigenous Book Club, where we read and discussed ‘Indigenous Toronto: Stories that Carry this Place’. In particular, we discussed “A Story About the Toronto Purchase” by Margaret Sault as well as “The Great Indian Bus Tour of Toronto” by Rebeka Tabobondung and Erica Commanda. Let us know in the comments below if you’ve read this book, and/or if have any recommendations on what we should read next!

#NDTR
In honour of #NationalDayforTruthandReconciliation and #OrangeShirtDay, our Toronto and Hamilton offices continued our learning by hosting an Indigenous Book Club, where we read and discussed ‘Indigenous Toronto: Stories that Carry this Place’. In particular, we discussed “A Story About the Toronto Purchase” by Margaret Sault as well as “The Great Indian Bus Tour of Toronto” by Rebeka Tabobondung and Erica Commanda. Let us know in the comments below if you’ve read this book, and/or if have any recommendations on what we should read next!

#NDTR