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Senior Planner

Planning
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cvanderveen@bousfields.ca

Senior AR Accountant

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jvizco@bousfields.ca

Partner

Planning
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tvolpentesta@bousfields.ca

Project Manager

Community Engagement
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lwalker@bousfields.ca

Director of Finance & Operations

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gwang@bousfields.ca

Senior Associate

Planning
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lwardmather@bousfields.ca

Partner

Planning
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ewest@bousfields.ca

Associate

Planning
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awynveen@bousfields.ca

Soniya Xavier

AR Accountant

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sxavier@bousfields.ca

Planner

Planning
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jyi@bousfields.ca

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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.
We’re #hiring for Urban Planner and Urban Designer positions! Visit bousfields.ca/careers for more info and email careers@bousfields.ca to apply.
Bousfielders spotted with fellow friends/colleagues at this year’s ULI Winter Social! Thanks again to @uli_toronto for always putting on a fun event!
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#toronto #urbanplanning #urbandesign #communityengagement #networking #social
Bousfielders spotted with fellow friends/colleagues at this year’s ULI Winter Social! Thanks again to @uli_toronto for always putting on a fun event!
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#toronto #urbanplanning #urbandesign #communityengagement #networking #social
“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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#toronto #planning #heritage #building #officeconversion
“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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#toronto #planning #heritage #building #officeconversion
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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#holidayparty #toronto #urbanplanning #urbandesign #communityengagement
✨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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#montreal #toronto #urbanplanning #urbandesign #communityengagement #architecture
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 🎉

Cale Vanderveen

Senior Planner

Planning
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cvanderveen@bousfields.ca

Cale joined Bousfields in May of 2021. He holds a Bachelor’s of Urban and Regional Planning from Ryerson University, with a specialization in urban development. Prior to joining Bousfields, Cale worked at prominent architectural firm serving as their planning and urban development specialist, and at a planning consulting firm involved with development planning. This experience gives him knowledge and a unique perspective on both planning and building design, making him well suited to navigating the approvals process for complex urban sites.

At Bousfields, Cale is involved in multiple projects in Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area and assists in the preparation of planning rationale reports and associated studies, conducts site-specific policy research and prepares development application submissions. Cale is currently a Candidate Member of OPPI and CIP, working towards full membership. He is also a member of the ULI and has attended various events for educational and self-development purposes.

Jeramine Vizco

Senior AR Accountant

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jvizco@bousfields.ca

Jeramine joined Bousfields’ operations team on March 1, 2021 as a Billing and Accounts Receivable Specialist. She brings with her strong work experiences from different industries such as technology and oil and gas companies and law firms. With accounting acumen and experience in promoting continuous improvement, she provides important assistance to the operations team and supports partners’ and clients’ needs.

Tony Volpentesta

Partner

Planning
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tvolpentesta@bousfields.ca

A partner since 2003, Antonio (Tony) joined Bousfields in 1991 soon after completing a graduate degree in Urban Planning at the University of Toronto. He is full member of the Canadian Institute of Planners. He has provided professional planning services in support of numerous large-scale redevelopment proposals in the Greater Toronto Area. His considerable experience has resulted in his participation as lead consultant and team captain on several high-profile development proposals. His range of experience includes high density residential and commercial proposals for many major clients.

Lewis Walker

Project Manager

Community Engagement
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lwalker@bousfields.ca

Lewis joined Bousfields’ Community Engagement Practice in October 2022 as a Project Manager. Originally from Singapore, he moved to Canada for his undergraduate studies and to explore living abroad. During his studies, Lewis worked in the non-profit sector as an engagement practitioner specializing in youth, newcomers, and lower-income groups, while finishing his BA (Hons.) in Urban Studies and Human Geography at the University of Toronto.

Since joining Bousfields, Lewis has worked on developing and implementing engagement strategies for development projects in the City of Toronto. Key to Lewis’s work is ensuring that engagement strategies both align and build on the context of the community. Through his work, Lewis has experience employing a variety of engagement strategies, ranging from tenant-related communication to public open houses. Lewis’s passion for making planning and city building more accessible has ensured that he finds new and creative ways to create spaces for the public to be involved in city building.

Grace Wang

Director of Finance & Operations

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gwang@bousfields.ca

Grace is a strategic business partner and responsible for the firm’s finance, accounting, operations, and IT functions. Her focus is to align financial and operations practices to support business growth through continuous improvement.

Grace holds a Master’s degree of Business Administration from the Schulich School of Business at York University. She is also a Chartered Professional Accountant.

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.

Emma West

Partner

Planning
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ewest@bousfields.ca

Emma is a Partner at Bousfields, having joined the firm in 2015 with eighteen years of experience in urban and environmental planning for the public and private sector clients. Emma has led a broad range of community-building projects in downtown, suburban and rural locations.  As a Registered Professional Planner, her portfolio of work includes projects at all scales from regional plans to site-specific development approvals across Canada and in the Middle East.  Emma has acted as an expert witness at the Ontario Land Tribunal.  In addition to residential and mixed-use developments, Emma has a particular focus on approvals for colleges, universities and health care projects as well as large-scale affordable housing projects.  Emma focuses on collaborative problem solving in her work. She is an active leader in the Urban Land Institute having held and continuing to hold positions locally, in the Americas and globally. 

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.

Jessica Yi

Planner

Planning
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jyi@bousfields.ca

Jessica joined Bousfields in May 2021 as a Planning Intern while completing her Bachelor of Environmental Studies degree in Honours Planning at the University of Waterloo, specializing in Land Development Planning, as well as a Minor in Geography and Environmental Management. Through Waterloo’s co-op program, Jessica worked in both the public and private sectors. As a Planning Assistant at the City of Mississauga and another consulting firm in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), she worked on a variety of mixed-use, residential and commercial projects.

Jessica joined Bousfields as a Planner in June 2022 and is involved in a wide range of projects in Toronto and the GTA. She assists in the preparation of planning rationale reports and associated reports and studies, draft zoning by-law amendments, site-specific research and due diligence, and development application coordination and submissions.