Creating connections for an emerging community.
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.
Kelly Hudson is a Senior Operations Coordinator with Bousfields and our invaluable front line Customer Service Representative. Kelly brings a well rounded skill set and strong work experience to our team which, combined with her exuberant personality, makes her a positive asset to the professional commitment afforded our varied client list.
David has extensive experience in obtaining development approvals (Official Plan Amendment, Zoning By-law Amendment, Site Plan Approval, Plan of Subdivision, Plan of Condominium, Consent and Minor Variance), project coordination and management, undertaking reports and studies (Planning and Urban Design Rationales, Segment Studies, Block Context Plans, Housing Issues Reports) and associated research assignments, as well as providing expert planning witness at the Ontario Land Tribunal and presenting to Council, Committees and the general public.
In line with Bousfields Inc.’s collaborative approach, David works to build strong relationships with clients, consultants, community members and municipal staff to work towards solutions and positive outcomes.
Specializing in land use planning matters, he has been involved in a number of intensification and infill projects, as well as greenfield projects, throughout Toronto and the GTA. These projects include residential, commercial, office, institutional and mixed-use developments.
David joined Bousfields Inc. in 2004 as a full-time planner and became a partner in 2015. David earned an Honours Bachelor of Environmental Studies degree from the School of Planning at the University of Waterloo (2002). David is a full member of the Canadian Institute of Planners and a Registered Professional Planner in Ontario.
Aisha joined Bousfields as a Planner in August 2020. She holds a Masters of Science in Planning, with a specialization in Urban Planning & Development from the University of Toronto. Previously, she earned a Bachelor of Arts Honours in Geography & Urban Studies at York University.
Prior to joining Bousfields, Aisha worked at the Regional Municipality of York as an Associate Planner where she assisted with various tasks to advance the Municipal Comprehensive Review. Prior to that, she interned at the City of Brampton as a Policy Planner where she reviewed development applications and contributed to the development of the Affordable Housing Strategy.
Outside of the office, Aisha is passionate about affordable housing, sustainable city building practices and creative place-making, and is a co-founder of the Mentorship Initiative for Indigenous & Planners of Colour (MIIPOC).
Tom is an urban design partner with a wealth of experience on a wide range of projects throughout the Greater Toronto Area. During his career, he has been focused on urban intensification that promotes excellence in design. Tom’s creative approach and analytical skills have led to a number of successful, award winning projects and establish a proven track record for delivering built developments. He has also lead multi disciplinary teams on complex files including community and neighbourhood plans. Tom regularly appears as an expert witness at the Ontario Land Tribunal.
Tom is a full member of the Canadian Institute of Planners and is a Registered Professional Planner in the Province of Ontario. He is also an Associate member of the Ontario Association of Architects and a LEED Accredited professional. His past experience includes architectural design locally and abroad.
Himanshu is a Senior Planner at Bousfields, having joined the firm in January 2022. He has a broad range of experience in land use planning and development approvals. Prior to joining Bousfields, he worked in the public sector as a Development Planner where he managed development applications including Official Plan Amendments, Zoning By-law Amendments, Site Plan and Minor Variance applications.
Himanshu’s education includes a Master of Planning degree from Queen’s University and a Bachelor of Technology degree from Amity University.
Himanshu is a Registered Professional Planner and Full Member of the Canadian Institute of Planners.
Caroline offers a unique perspective to community building, including residential, commercial and mixed use developments. A licensed Architect with a Master’s Degree in Urban Design and a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture, her experience in development review at the City of Toronto, combined with her management role for Waterfront Toronto on the Quayside plan, means that Caroline has a unique perspective on development in downtown Toronto and its waterfront. Caroline has provided her expertise to a wide range of development projects, master plans, precinct plans, secondary plans and urban design studies and guidelines for a variety of scales and locations. Caroline has provided evidence as an expert witness at OLT and is a member of the Mississauga Urban Design Advisory Panel.
Claudia joined Bousfields in November 2011 as an urban designer. Prior to joining the firm, Claudia worked on numerous architectural projects in Canada and Peru. She has experience in masterplanning, design development and construction review of architectural and urban design projects. Her responsibilities at Bousfields include preparation of the assessment of built form options; built form impact analysis, including shadow, angular plane and view analysis; and zoning by-law schedules. Assisting in the preparation of planning and urban design rationales in addition to avenue segment studies related to proposed developments, urban design guidelines, urban design briefs; and land use planning and urban design evidence for Ontario Land Tribunal hearings.
Claudia is currently a Pre-candidate member of the Ontario Professional Planners Institute (OPPI) and Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP); and a OAA Intern Architect working towards full Membership. She is also a full member of the Architects Association of Peru (CAP).
Stephanie is a Partner with the firm and a registered professional planner who seeks to build strong relationships between project teams, municipal governments and communities. She has a thorough understanding of the municipal planning approvals process and has extensive experience working on large-scale projects from inception to completion. Known for her practical approach to planning and development, Stephanie is a passionate land use planner who is able to resolve land use issues and guide her clients and project teams through complex matters to reach a common goal. Stephanie is involved in a wide range of planning projects in Toronto and across the Greater Toronto Area and has appeared as an expert witness before the Ontario Land Tribunal.
Joie is a Planner with Bousfields, joining the firm in November 2022 after working as a Senior Analyst with the Economics Consulting team at Altus Group, where she specialized in market feasibility studies for residential developments. Joie is responsible for a wide variety of projects at Bousfields including preparing proposals, due diligence research, project management and submission coordination, and preparation of Planning Rationales and Community Services and Facilities analyses in relation to applications for Official Plan Amendment, Zoning By-law Amendment, Minor Variance and Site Plan Approval. Joie graduated from the University of Waterloo in 2015 and holds a Bachelor of Environmental Studies in Urban and Regional Planning.