Mike Bissett



Mike is a partner with the firm with experience in a broad range of planning matters including the preparation and management comprehensive development applications for public and private clients throughout Ontario.  Mike has significant experience and a strong reputation as an expert witness before the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT), the Toronto Land Appeal Board (TLAB).  

Mike has a wide range of experience throughout the Toronto and the GTA representing clients through presentations to various Committees and Councils.  Mike’s work includes a range of development forms, including mixed-use, residential, commercial and institutional, in both high-density intensification in urban areas and lower-density greenfield areas.   Mike is known to be a collaborative planner who is respected in the industry, with strong relationships with municipal staff throughout the City of Toronto and GTA . 

Mike graduated from Toronto Metropolitan University with a Bachelor of Appied Arts in Urban and Regional Planning in 1998, interning with Sherman Brown Dryer and Carol LLP.  Since graduating, Mike started his career in the public sector as a planner for the County of Delaware in Ohio, before getting his Masters degree in Geoinformatics from ITC in the Netherlands.  Following his Masters degree, Mike  worked as a land use planner for the Toronto-based law firms of Cassels Brock and Blackwell LLP and Wood Bull LLP,  becoming a consulting land use planner with Bousfields in 2010. is a full member of the Canadian Institute of Planners (MCIP), a Registered Professional Planner in Ontario (RPP), and a member of the Lambda Alpha International Land Economics Society.