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Senior Associate

Planning
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lwardmather@bousfields.ca

Associate

Planning
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apaton@bousfields.ca

Associate

Planning
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rdoherty@bousfields.ca

Associate

Planning
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asavanyu@bousfields.ca

Senior Associate

Planning
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cheron@bousfields.ca

Associate

Design
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rvalenzona@bousfields.ca

Associate

Community Engagement
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shodgson@bousfields.ca

Associate

Planning
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khickey@bousfields.ca

Associate

Planning
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cricker@bousfields.ca

Associate

Planning
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awynveen@bousfields.ca

Associate

Planning
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achewter@bousfields.ca

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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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“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!

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#toronto #planning #heritage #building #officeconversion
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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#nowhiring #careers #toronto #ontario #urbanplanning #urbandesign
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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#nowhiring #careers #toronto #ontario #urbanplanning #urbandesign
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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#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!
💡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!

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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

Lisa Ward Mather

Senior Associate

Planning
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lwardmather@bousfields.ca

Lisa has extensive experience working on private and public sector development proposals throughout Toronto and the GTHA. Before joining Bousfields, Lisa was a multi-disciplinary academic, which gave her the opportunity to develop exceptional research, writing and analytical skills. As a practicing planner, Lisa has prepared planning rationales and other deliverables for a wide range of development projects. She has also planned and facilitated public consultation events and helped to develop public policy. Lisa’s facilitation and active listening skills allow her effectively communicate with and direct discussions with development teams, client groups and municipal staff to achieve excellent planning outcomes.

Lisa joined Bousfields in 2022 and holds a Master of Planning in Urban Development from Toronto Metropolitan University as well as a Bachelor of Arts (English), Master of Arts (English) and PhD (English). She has been the recipient of awards at all stages of her academic work and has published on a range of topics related to planning. Lisa is a Registered Professional Planner with the Ontario Professional Planners Institute and Full Member of the Canadian Institute of Planners.

Ashley Paton

Associate

Planning
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apaton@bousfields.ca

Ashley is a Senior Planner with Bousfields, having worked in both the public and private sectors in Ontario and Alberta. She has experience preparing Due Diligence Reports, Highest and Best Use Reports, Planning Rationale Reports, Urban Design Reports, and co-ordinating the submission and approval of various planning applications throughout southern Ontario, including Official Plan Amendments, Zoning By-law Amendments, Minor Variances, Consents and Site Plan Approvals.

She also has extensive experience assisting with Ontario Land Tribunal (formerly the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal) and Toronto Local Appeal Body appeals by conducting research, analyzing applicable planning policy, and preparing arguments for Expert Witness Statements.

Ashley is a full member of the Ontario Professional Planners Institute (OPPI) and is a Registered Professional Planner (RPP). She also serves on a number of development- and community-related committees, including ULI Toronto’s Connect Committee, the Ryerson Planning Alumni Association Executive Committee and the City of Hamilton LGBTQ+ Advisory Committee.

Ryan Doherty

Associate

Planning
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rdoherty@bousfields.ca

Ryan is a recent graduate from the University of Toronto, having graduated this past spring with a Master of Science in Planning. During this time, his research specialized in land use and development related issues, with particular focus on the challenges of developing suburban downtowns in the Greater Golden Horseshoe.

Prior to joining Bousfields, Ryan worked for over four years at a boutique retail market consulting firm based in Toronto. In this role, Ryan worked on several retail market studies and commercial needs assessments for projects of varying sizes across Canada. He was most recently involved in the City of Vaughan’s current Official Plan Review, through work on a background paper pertaining to the City’s commercial land use structure.

Ryan has a strong passion for progressive city building and the re-utilization of existing sites. He is currently a student member of both OPPI and CIP, with the goal of working towards full membership.

Alex Savanyu

Associate

Planning
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asavanyu@bousfields.ca

Alex has a broad range of experience in land use planning, development approvals, project management and feasibility analysis and has appeared in front of several municipal Councils and committees. He joined Bousfields in 2019, having previously worked with a Toronto-based private consulting firm.

At Bousfields, Alex is involved in a variety of land use planning matters and development projects throughout the Greater Toronto Area. He is actively involved in the management of various development applications and regularly prepares planning rationale reports and associated studies for applications for Official Plan Amendments, Zoning By-law Amendments, Site Plan and Minor Variance approvals. He also regularly appears before the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT) and the Toronto Local Appeal Body (TLAB) as an expert planning witness.

Alex is a Full Member of the Ontario Professional Planners Institute (OPPI) and the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP), and is also a Member at Large on the Toronto Metropolitan University Planning Alumni Association.

Courtney Heron-Monk

Senior Associate

Planning
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cheron@bousfields.ca

Courtney is an experienced urban planner, development consultant and project manager with an array of project experience across the GTA.  She specializes in the management of a range of planning applications, including Official Plan Amendments, Zoning By-law Amendments, Plans of Subdivision, Site Plans and Committee of Adjustment applications. She also represents clients before Municipal Councils and Committees and provides expert witness evidence at the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT) and the Toronto Local Appeal Body (TLAB). She joined Bousfields in 2019 and became an Associate with the firm in 2020.

Drawing on her strong communication skills, Courtney is able to effectively collaborate and build relationships within and across teams to reach consensus. She has facilitated approvals for a number of development projects in a variety of forms including low and medium density subdivisions, commercial projects, mid-rise buildings and high-rise towers. 

Courtney holds a Master of Planning (MPL) in Urban Development from Toronto Metropolitan University. She previously earned an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Geography from Brock University. She completed the third year of her undergraduate degree at Swansea University, located in Wales, UK. 

Courtney is a full member of the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) and was selected as a CIP Emerging Leader in 2023. Also, Courtney is a Registered Professional Planner in the Province of Ontario. 

Richard Valenzona

Associate

Design
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rvalenzona@bousfields.ca

Combining his experience in urban design, planning and landscape architecture, Richard offers a creative and practical approach to design and development. His multidisciplinary background allows him to work across varying contexts, scales and levels of detail. Known for his master planning expertise, Richard has contributed and designed numerous comprehensive community plans for prospective development sites – from greenfield lands, to infill sites within urban and built-up environments – throughout the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA).

Richard is involved in a wide range of planning and urban design projects across the GTHA including highest and best use analyses, schematic site plan designs, preparation of urban design related materials for development applications and master plans. He has also worked on numerous community planning, urban design and landscape architectural projects within Canada, the U.S., Middle East and Asia.

Richard earned a Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Guelph, where he was awarded the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Honour Award. He also holds a Bachelor of Environmental Studies in urban planning, with a specialization in urban design, from the University of Waterloo. Richard is currently an Associate Member (Landscape Architectural Intern) of the Ontario Association of Landscape Architects (OALA), working towards full membership. He is also in the process of working towards full membership in the Ontario Professional Planners Institute (OPPI) and Canadian institute of Planners (CIP).

Simone Hodgson

Associate

Community Engagement
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shodgson@bousfields.ca

Simone is an Associate at Bousfields and a key member of Bousfields’ Community Engagement Practice. Simone develops, manages, and implements community and stakeholder engagement strategies for private and public sector clients with projects across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.

Simone is experienced in spearheading and facilitating engagement and communication approaches at a range of scales and using a variety of methods. She is an expert in virtual engagement, including how to use project websites, social media, and other creative means to reach broader and more diverse audiences. Drawing from her experience, Simone aims to generate dynamic approaches to engagement that spark meaningful and constructive dialogue, as well as inspire those who may not traditionally participate to do so.

Simone holds a Master in Urban Planning (MUP) degree from Harvard Graduate School of Design. She has presented at a number of conferences, including the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) North American Conference, Public x Design Conference, and the Ontario Professional Planners Institute (OPPI) Annual Conference. She also holds a Certificate from IAP2 in Foundations in Public Participation.

Katie Hickey

Associate

Planning
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khickey@bousfields.ca

Katie is involved in a wide range of planning projects across Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area. She is actively involved in the management of various types of development applications and is responsible for the preparation of planning rationale reports and other supporting materials related to development applications. She works collaboratively with municipal staff and multi-disciplinary consultant teams to deliver positive solutions to complex land use issues. In her role, she also has deputed before the Committee of Adjustment, has presented at community meetings, and has prepared and provided evidence at the Ontario Land Tribunal.

Katie became an Associate with the firm in 2021 an holds a Master of Urban Planning degree from Toronto Metropolitan University, having previously earned an Honours Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Guelph. In the third year of her Bachelor’s degree program, Katie participated in an international exchange to Copenhagen, Denmark, where she continued to study Landscape Architecture at the Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen. 

Katie is a full member of the Canadian Institute of Planners and is a Registered Professional Planner in the Province of Ontario, and a Candidate Member of the Ontario Association of Landscape Architects (OALA), working towards full membership.

Claire Ricker

Associate

Planning
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cricker@bousfields.ca

Claire first joined Bousfields in 2015 as a Planning Intern during her co-op semester at Ryerson University. Upon graduating from Ryerson University with a Master’s degree in urban and regional planning, she returned to Bousfields in 2016 as a Planner. Prior to pursuing graduate studies, Claire earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Guelph with a concentration in Geography and a minor in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Environmental Analysis.

Claire is involved in a wide range of land use planning and development projects throughout Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area. Claire is involved in the management of various development applications, including the preparation of planning rationale reports, supporting studies and reports and draft Official Plan and Zoning By-law amendments, as well as supporting materials for minor variance and site plan approval applications. She also responsible for assisting with the preparation of evidence and materials for applications before the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT).

Claire is currently a Pre-Candidate Member of the Ontario Professional Planners Institute (OPPI) and the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP), working towards full membership.

Anna Wynveen

Associate

Planning
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awynveen@bousfields.ca

Anna has extensive experience guiding projects and clients through the municipal planning approvals process. Since joining Bousfields, Anna has gained a reputation for her strong work ethic and commitment to excellence. She fosters collaboration and builds relationships with both municipal staff and project teams to steer complex projects towards a common goal.

Anna is involved in a wide range of planning projects in Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area, including the preparation of planning rationale reports and other supporting materials for development applications. She also has deputed before the Committee of Adjustment, has presented at community meetings and statutory public meetings, and has prepared evidence for hearings at the Ontario Land Tribunal.

Anna joined Bousfields in 2015 and became an Associate with the firm in 2020. Anna holds a Master of Science degree in Planning from the University of Toronto. She previously earned an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree with a specialization in history from the University of Western Ontario. Anna is a full member of the Canadian Institute of Planners and is a Registered Professional Planner in the Province of Ontario.

Allison Chewter

Associate

Planning
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achewter@bousfields.ca

Allison is a Senior Planner at Bousfields, having joined the firm in February 2017 with a broad range of experience in land use planning, development approvals, land acquisition and feasibility analysis. Allison graduated from the University of Waterloo in 2014 and holds a Honours Bachelor of Environmental Studies in Planning, with a specialization in land development and urban design. At Bousfields, Allison is involved in a variety of land use planning matters and development projects throughout Toronto, Hamilton and the Greater Toronto Area.

She is actively involved in the management of various development applications and regularly prepares planning rationale reports and associated studies for Official Plan amendment and rezoning applications, as well as supporting materials for minor variance, consent and site plan approval applications. Allison further applies her knowledge of Ontario’s land use planning system in the preparation of highest and best use reports and the preparation of evidence for expropriation hearings.