300 Bloor Street West

Designed to sustain an engaged community for decades to come.

The ask: a transit-oriented mixed-use building that accommodates residential, commercial, retail, and institutional uses.

Team Members

Managing Partner





The Challenge

The project required a multi-disciplinary response to site and area constraints and opportunities including:

  • the presence of on-site heritage buildings (Bloor Street United Church)
  • construction challenges with the Bloor subway line
  • adjacency to Neighbourhoods
  • viewshed protection policies for the Knox College

An ambitious building program with a variety of uses including a place of worship and associated administrative offices, retail, commercial and residential required a creative approach to building design and shared facilities.

Our Solution

With leadership from our Community Engagement team, the project was supported by extensive outreach to the community that included, amongst other things, hosting three pre-application community consultation meetings to introduce and discuss the development proposal with the local community and resident association representatives.

A multi-stakeholder working group process provided a forum to explore alternative design solutions and to communicate and resolve site-specific constraints. 

We provided strategic planning and urban design advice to overcome key policy and design considerations associated with the area height regime, viewshed impacts and consistency with Tall Building Design Guidelines.

The Outcome

We fulfilled our client’s brief by supporting them through a process that led to a City Council approved, and community supported, mixed-use project with residential units, retail and office space, a multi-faith place of worship, conservation of heritage resources and enhancements to the public realm along Bloor Street West.

Additional community benefits in the form of financial contributions toward affordable housing, community space for seniors and a privately-owned, publicly accessible space (POPS) were also secured.

300 Bloor Street West 

Cielo Condominiums

Address: 300 Bloor Street West and 478 Huron Street, Toronto

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Louis Tinker

Managing Partner


Louis draws upon his experiences in the public, not-for-profit and private sectors, to advise his clients and engage with various stakeholders with a thoughtful and balanced approach. He has a diverse mix of Canadian and international planning experience, having worked on urban regeneration initiatives for the City of Manchester (UK), CIDA funded municipal strategic planning projects in Central and Eastern Europe, and various planning assignments in the Greater Toronto Area.

Prior to joining Bousfields in 2011, Louis was a Planner with the City of Toronto where he managed a full range of complex development applications. A Registered Professional Planner and a member of the Canadian Institute of Planners, Louis is a trusted expert witness at the Ontario Land Tribunal.

In his role as Managing Partner, Louis provides strategic support to the Bousfields Partnership and is responsible for managing the day-to-day business activities of the company. He works collaboratively with other leaders at Bousfields to ensure that the company, our team and our clients are set up for success! 

Jocelyn Deeks


Community Engagement

Jocelyn Deeks is a Partner at Bousfields and leads the Community Engagement practice. Jocelyn is a Registered Professional Planner and brings several years of experience working at the intersection of planning, development, and community engagement in the public and private sectors. She has developed and executed stakeholder engagement strategies for some of the GTA’s most complex and challenging development projects. Jocelyn also has experience developing strategic plans for Ontario municipalities.

Jocelyn has a Master in Planning (M.Pl) degree from Queen’s University.  She is a member of the Ontario Professional Planning Institute and the Canadian Institute of Planners. She is a regular presenter at conferences including those hosted by the International Association of Public Participation and the Ontario Professional Planners Institute, speaks on panels, and enjoys sharing ideas with peers on podcasts. 

Peter Smith



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.

Mike Dror



Mike provides planning services in support of private and public sector projects across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, in Eastern Ontario and in Northern Canada. He is currently involved in a wide range of projects throughout the GTA and beyond, helping manage complex development applications, preparing Planning and Urban Design Rationale reports and other associated studies, and preparing evidence for Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT) and Toronto Local Appeal Body (TLAB) hearings. 

Mike also has experience with expropriation, arbitration and land acquisition and sale matters, and regularly prepares highest and best use studies to help Bousfields’ clients understand the value of land.

Mike holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto and a Master of Planning from Queen’s University, and is a Full Member of the Ontario Professional Planners Institute (OPPI) and the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP). Mike is also a passionate volunteer, having previously served on CIP’s Honours & Awards Committee and having mentored up and coming planners through the OPPI, the University of Toronto’s Innis Alumni Mentorship Program, and the Mentorship Initiative for Indigenous and Planners of Colour.