We love the art of planning. We focus on our skills. 

Our passion is thinking through complex layers and this is what makes us one of pre-eminent urban planning firms in Ontario with special expertise in urban design, planning policy, community design, development approvals, community consultation and project management.

These are the people who make us great.


  • Agnes Gruszecka

    Community Design Manager

  • Aidan Ferriss

    Senior Urban Designer

  • Aisha Jallow

    Planner

  • Alex Savanyu

    Associate

  • Alex Smiciklas

    Project Manager

  • Alexis Beale

    Planner

  • Alexus Ouwendyk

    Urban Designer

  • Allison Chewter

    Associate

  • Andrea Vetere

    Planner

  • Anna Wynveen

    Associate

  • Anne James

    Planner

  • Ashley Paton

    Senior Planner

  • Caitlin Allan

    Senior Associate

  • Cale Vanderveen

    Planner

  • Cameron De Ruyter

    Urban + Community Designer

  • Caroline Kim

    Senior Associate

  • Charlie Smith

    Planner

  • Claire Ricker

    Senior Planner

  • Claudia Kovalev

    Senior Urban Designer

  • Courtney Heron-Monk

    Associate

  • Daniel Rende

    Senior Planner

  • David Charezenko

    Senior Associate

  • David Falletta

    Partner

  • David Huynh

    Partner

  • David Milano

    Planner

  • David Morse

    Senior Associate

  • Emma West

    Partner

  • Evan Sugden

    Senior Planner

  • Frank Marzo

    Senior Planner

  • Gabriela Gonzalez-Milroy

    Senior Graphic Designer

  • Grace Wang

    Director of Finance & Operations

  • Hailey McWilliam

    Planner

  • Ivy Qi

    Senior Planner

  • Jeramine Vizco

    AR Accountant

  • Jessica Nigh

    Human Resource Manager

  • Jocelyn Deeks

    Partner

  • Justin Leung

    Senior Planner

  • Kai Zhou

    Planner

  • Kate Cooper

    Partner

  • Katie Hickey

    Associate

  • Kelly Hudson

    Senior Operations Coordinator

  • Liam Crawford

    Planner

  • Lily Lood

    Administration Support Staff

  • Lindsay Dale-Harris

    Partner

  • Louis Tinker

    Partner

  • Michael Lewis

    Senior Graphic Designer

  • Michael Super

    Urban + Community Designer

  • Mike Bissett

    Partner

  • Mike Dror

    Senior Associate

  • Mojgan Rasouli

    Senior Planner

  • Mona Al-Sharari

    Planner

  • Nada Jamal

    Project Manager

  • Paradise McDaniel

    Planner

  • Peter Smith

    Partner

  • Ramani Sarangapani

    Accountant

  • Reka Sivarajah

    Senior Project Manager

  • Richard Valenzona

    Associate

  • Rosanna LePiane

    Senior Operations Coordinator

  • Roxy Shiell

    Senior Associate

  • Ryan Doherty

    Senior Planner

  • Sana Ahmed

    Planner

  • Sarah Furlong

    Community Designer

  • Shadi Adab

    Senior Associate

  • Sierra Dyer

    Operations Coordinator

  • Simone Hodgson

    Senior Project Manager

  • Simran Bhatti

    Planner

  • Stephanie Kwast

    Senior Associate

  • Stephen Loveday

    Urban Designer

  • Stuart Jones

    Operations Coordinator

  • Suzanne Tillmann

    Senior Project Manager

  • Tina Dadgostar

    Urban Designer

  • Tom Kasprzak

    Partner

  • Tony Volpentesta

    Partner

  • Tyler Grinyer

    Partner

  • Victoria Kotyck

    Graphic Designer

  • Yomna Serag Eldin

    Planner

  • Zunash Ashiq Ali

    Graphic Designer

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Agnes Gruszecka

Community Design Manager

Agnes Gruszecka

Community Design Manager

Agnes is a Senior Planner and CAD Design Coordinator who has managed and coordinated the preparation, design, submission and processing of multiple development projects of all scales through the planning approval process (i.e., Draft Plan of Subdivision and Condominium, Site Plans, Official Plan Amendments and Zoning Bylaw Amendments). With her knowledge of planning policy and regulations, technical design abilities and multi-disciplinary background, Agnes has the ability to manage complex planning processes. As a CAD Design Coordinator, Agnes remains hands-on when it comes to designing projects, while maintaining corporate and project standards for the design group.

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Aidan Ferriss

Senior Urban Designer

Aidan Ferriss

Senior Urban Designer

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Aisha Jallow

Planner

Aisha Jallow

Planner

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).

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Alex Savanyu

Associate

Alex Savanyu

Associate

Alex joined Bousfields in November 2019 as a Senior Planner, having previously worked with a Toronto-based private consulting firm. He 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.

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 application for Official Plan Amendments, Zoning By-law Amendments, Site Plan and Minor Variance approvals.  He is also responsible for preparing materials for senior staff appearing before the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) and the Toronto Local Appeal Body (TLAB). 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 Ryerson University Planning Alumni Association (RPAA).

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Alex Smiciklas

Project Manager

Alex Smiciklas

Project Manager

Alex joined Bousfields in November 2020 as a Project Manager in the Community Engagement Practice. Originally from Vancouver BC, he moved to Toronto in 2018 to shift his career path and learn in a bigger urban playground. Prior to joining Bousfields, Alex worked at Swerhun Inc. as an Engagement Specialist while completing his Master of Planning at Ryerson University.

Since joining Bousfields, he has been involved with creating and managing stakeholder engagement plans and public consultation strategy reports for development applications across the GTA. Experienced in communications and facilitation, Alex diligently works to ensure that the engagement process is specific and meaningful to the needs of every community. Passionate about how communication and planning intersect in everyday life, Alex aims to find innovative and creative ways to ensure that dialogue around urban issues is made more accessible.

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Alexis Beale

Planner

Alexis Beale

Planner

Alexis joined Bousfields in November 2019 as a Planner. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Geography with Honours from Carleton University and a Masters of Planning in Urban Development from Ryerson University. Prior to working at Bousfields and completing her Masters degree, Alexis worked in WSP’s Ottawa office as an Environmental Planner.

Since joining Bousfields, Alexis has been involved in a wide range of projects across the GTHA where she assists in the preparation of planning rationale reports, community services and facilities studies, housing issues reports, planning opinion letters and due diligence packages. She has also assisted with the preparation of planning evidence for senior staff appearing before the TLAB and the LPAT.

Alexis is currently a candidate member of OPPI and CIP, working towards full membership.

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Alexus Ouwendyk

Urban Designer

Alexus Ouwendyk

Urban Designer

Alexus joined Bousfields in April 2018 as an Urban Design Intern while completing a Bachelor of Environmental Studies degree in Planning at the University of Waterloo, specializing in Urban Design. She joined Bousfields as a full-time Urban Designer in June 2019. Prior to joining Bousfields, she worked on numerous master plans, secondary plans and public engagement strategies for municipal, regional and federal government clients while working at another private consulting firm.

Alexus’ responsibilities at Bousfields include preparation of planning and urban design rationales related to proposed developments; conducting planning policy and built form impact analyses; developing urban design guidelines for mixed-use and commercial developments; performing massing analyses, including shadow impact studies; and assisting in the preparation of planning and urban design evidence for LPAT and TLAB hearings. She also brings expertise in graphic communication, in terms of the production of illustrative plans, analytical diagrams and presentation drawings.

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Allison Chewter

Associate

Allison Chewter

Associate

Allison is an Associate 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.

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Andrea Vetere

Planner

Andrea Vetere

Planner

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Anna Wynveen

Associate

Anna Wynveen

Associate

Anna joined Bousfields full-time in 2015 after graduating from University of Toronto with a Master of Science in Planning. Previously, she earned an Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Western Ontario with a specialization in History.

Anna is involved in a wide range of planning projects in Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area, including preparation of site-specific policy research, planning rationales and associated studies, community services and facilities studies, and development applications. She is also responsible for preparing materials for senior staff at Local Planning Appeal Tribunal hearings. Anna is a full member of the Canadian Institute of Planners and is a Registered Professional Planner in the Province of Ontario.

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Anne James

Planner

Anne James

Planner

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Ashley Paton

Senior Planner

Ashley Paton

Senior Planner

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Caitlin Allan

Senior Associate

Caitlin Allan

Senior Associate

Caitlin has an extensive range of experience with development proposals throughout Toronto and the GTHA. Since joining Bousfields in 2012, Caitlin has gained a diverse background in land use planning matters in progressively responsible roles. She works with a range of clients to manage complex multi-disciplinary projects and resolve land use issues. She is responsible for the daily coordination of projects and liaises with clients, consultants and municipal staff to finalize deliverables and obtain planning approvals. Caitlin has given expert evidence at the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal and prepared evidence for hearings, expropriation hearings and arbitration hearings. Caitlin has deputed numerous times before Community Councils and the Committee of Adjustment.

Caitlin holds a Master of Science in Regional and Urban Planning Studies from the London School of Economics and Political Science, graduating with distinction. She previously earned a Bachelor and Arts and Science degree (with honours) from McMaster University, where she combined with Human Geography. She is a Registered Professional Planner with the Ontario Professional Planners Institute and Member of the Canadian Institute of Planners.

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Cale Vanderveen

Planner

Cale Vanderveen

Planner

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.

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Cameron De Ruyter

Urban + Community Designer

Cameron De Ruyter

Urban + Community Designer

Cameron joined Bousfields in October 2011, after completing his Undergraduate Degree in Urban and Regional Planning (BURP) from Ryerson University. Prior to joining the firm, Cameron worked part-time for one year at another planning consulting firm, where he was mainly responsible for subdivision design and the preparation of conceptual site layouts.

His responsibilities at Bousfields involve a combination of both planning and design roles. With regards to planning, his involvement includes zoning and policy research, due diligence, and writing contributions to planning rationales. His design responsibilities include the preparation of subdivision plans, conceptual site layouts, official plan amendment maps, zoning by-law amendment schedules, and various forms of graphics for a wide range of planning documents.

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Caroline Kim

Senior Associate

Caroline Kim

Senior Associate

Caroline brings almost 20 years of public and private sector experience working in architecture and urban design. A licensed Architect with a Master’s Degree in Urban Design and a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture, Caroline offers a unique perspective to community building, including residential, commercial and mixed use developments. 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, including the 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 LPAT.

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Charlie Smith

Planner

Charlie Smith

Planner

Charlie first joined Bousfields as a summer intern in 2017 and was hired as a Planner in 2019. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Geography from the University of Guelph and a Master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Queen’s University. In the final semester of his Master’s degree, Charlie participated in an international exchange to Perth, Australia. He studied at the Australian Urban Design Research Centre (AUDRC) and focused on the conceptualization of a redevelopment master plan in the Perth CBD. Charlie has experience in both the construction management sector and the planning profession. During previous internships, he has worked for EllisDon, notably on Waterfront Toronto’s Port Lands Flood Protection Program.

Charlie is involved in multiple projects in the Toronto area and conducts site-specific policy research, development application submissions, and assists in the writing of planning rationale reports. He relies on his research and interpersonal skills to collaborate with a broad range of stakeholders to address planning concerns. Charlie is currently a student member of OPPI and CIP, working towards full membership. He is passionate about sustainable city building and how planning can provide dynamic solutions.

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Claire Ricker

Senior Planner

Claire Ricker

Senior Planner

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 and the preparation of planning rationale reports, other supporting studies and reports and draft zoning by-law amendments for Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendments, as well as supporting materials for site plan approval applications. She also assists with applications before the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT).

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.

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Claudia Kovalev

Senior Urban Designer

Claudia Kovalev

Senior Urban Designer

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 Municipal Board 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).

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Courtney Heron-Monk

Associate

Courtney Heron-Monk

Associate

Courtney joined Bousfields in March 2019 as a Senior Planner. She holds a Bachelors of Arts (Honours, Human Geography) from Brock University and a Master of Planning (Urban Development) from Ryerson’s School of Urban and Regional Planning. During her time at Brock University, Courtney participated in an academic exchange program, which involved studies in Geography and History at Swansea University in Wales, UK. Prior to joining Bousfields, Courtney worked in the private sector as a land use planner for another consulting firm in Toronto and, prior to that, worked at the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing where she was involved in conducting the Provincial Policy Statement Review (2005) five-year review.

Courtney is actively engaged in a broad range of development projects in Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area. Her responsibilities include the management of various development applications including official plan and zoning by-law amendments, site plan approvals, draft plans of subdivision and condominium and committee of adjustment applications. She is also responsible for providing research and analysis towards the preparation of planning rationale reports, land use options reports and highest and best use studies. Courtney is a member of the Canadian Institute of Planners and is a Registered Professional Planner in the Province of Ontario.

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Daniel Rende

Senior Planner

Daniel Rende

Senior Planner

Daniel joined Bousfields in 2018. He is a Registered Professional Planner and Full Member of the Canadian Institute of Planners. Daniel is involved in several planning projects in the Greater Toronto Area and assists in the preparation of development applications, due diligence reports, and site-specific policy research. Prior to joining Bousfields, Daniel worked in the public sector as a Development Planner and Heritage Planner where he managed development applications and authored reports for Council, Committee of Adjustment, and the Municipal Heritage Committee. Daniel’s education includes a Master of Planning from Ryerson University and a Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies from York University.

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David Charezenko

Senior Associate

David Charezenko

Senior Associate

David is a Senior Associate Urban Planner with over 16 years of experience in Planning and Design. He is a multi-disciplinary project manager and lead urban planner specializing in placemaking and the successful implementation of thoughtful design through the Municipal Planning Approvals process. David has developed an intensive and broad professional planning practice ranging from Due Diligence, Stakeholder Engagement and Municipal Planning Approvals to Expert Land Use Planning Testimony. He is a Registered Professional Planner with the Ontario Professional Planners Institute and Member of the Canadian Institute of Planners. 

His proven experience in delivering complex, bold and innovative developments has transformed the Greater Toronto Area landscape. David is adept working with diverse communities and across all types of development proposals in delivering success throughout the Municipal Planning Approvals process. David has demonstrated creativity, ingenuity and originality in transforming urban places and promotes community building that is sustainable, healthy and economically vital.

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David Falletta

Partner

David Falletta

Partner

David is a well-rounded planner with experience in development planning, policy planning, urban design, and community design. Prior to joining Bousfields Inc. in January 2015, David was a Planner with the City of Hamilton for ten years, where he developed his expertise in planning and community design associated with development approvals, policy initiatives and planning studies. David has been involved in the design and approval of various projects including secondary plans, master plans, large-scale shopping centre redevelopments, draft plan of subdivisions, residential and mixed-use developments, and residential infill.

David is a Registered Professional Planner in Ontario and a full member of the Canadian Institute of Planners and has been qualified as an expert planning witness at the Ontario Municipal Board.

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David Huynh

Partner

David Huynh

Partner

David joined Bousfields Inc. in 2004 as a full-time planner and became a partner in 2015.  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 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, Housing Issues Reports) and associated research assignments, as well as providing expert planning witness at the Ontario Municipal Board and presenting to Council, Committees and the general public.

David is a full member of the Canadian Institute of Planners and a Registered Professional Planner in Ontario.

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David Milano

Planner

David Milano

Planner

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David Morse

Senior Associate

David Morse

Senior Associate

David joined Bousfields in 2012 after graduating from Ryerson University with a Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning, having previously completed a Bachelor of Arts (Honours Geography) from Wilfrid Laurier University.

He is involved in a wide range of projects throughout the Greater Toronto Area and assists in the preparation of development applications including Zoning By-law Amendments, Official Plan Amendments, Site Plan and Minor Variance applications.  He is also responsible for preparing materials for senior staff appearing before the Toronto Local Appeal Body (TLAB) and the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT).

David is a full Member of the Ontario Professional Planners Institute and the Canadian Institute of Planners.

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Emma West

Partner

Emma West

Partner

Emma draws on over eighteen years of experience in land use and environmental planning, with both the private and public sector. She has managed community and city-building projects at all scales from Official Plans to Secondary Plans, Plans of Subdivision, Site Plans, rezonings and minor variances. Emma has successfully led the planning approvals for a number of projects and has acted as an expert witness at the Ontario Municipal Board.

A LEED AP, with a B.Sc., M.Sc. and a Certificate in Urban Design, Emma applies her technical background to the planning process and has prepared a number of sustainable community guidelines and plans. Emma is a Registered Professional Planner and a member of the Canadian Institute of Planners.

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Evan Sugden

Senior Planner

Even Sugden

Senior Planner

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Frank Marzo

Senior Planner

Frank Marzo

Senior Planner

Frank has over 13 years of experience in urban planning throughout the Greater Toronto Area. Skilled in urban planning, community consultation, neighbourhood planning, transit-oriented development and land use planning, Frank has worked on a range of residential and non-residential projects and plans. Frank is a skilled project manager, responsible for coordinating large multi-disciplinary teams. He has also reviewed and commented on numerous Planning Justification Reports for development applications. Frank is a Registered Professional Planner and a full member of the Canadian Institute of Planners.

Frank brings his critical thinking, problem-solving and people skills to the team and is excited to be a part of the Bousfields family.

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Gabriela Gonzalez-Milroy

Senior Graphic Designer

Gabriela Gonzalez-Milroy

Senior Graphic Designer

Gabriela is a Graphic Designer from Vancouver BC, with a focus on Brand and Identity design. Her design education began at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) as a 2013 graduate with an Associate Certificate of Design (Distinction). Inspired to learn more, Gabriela continued her education, with earning a diploma from the Visual College of Art & Design (VCAD) in 2015, where she presented her work in the VCAD Portfolio Show held at the Harbour Centre in Vancouver, BC.

Gabriela looks at each project from every angle, to create fresh ideas and appropriate designs. Her work at Bousfields includes, but is not limited to; production design, preparation of graphics, website design, designing marketing materials, and company branding.

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Grace Wang

Director of Finance & Operations

Grace Wang

Director of Finance & Operations

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Hailey McWilliam

Planner

Hailey McWilliam

Planner

Hailey joined Bousfields in 2021 as a Planner. She is a Registered Professional Planner and holds a Bachelor of Environmental Studies with Honours from the University of Waterloo. Through Waterloo’s co-op program, Hailey worked as Student Planner at the City of St. Catharines and at the Ministry of Transportation as an Assistant Environmental Planner.

Prior to joining Bousfields, Hailey worked as an Environmental Planner at IBI Group. In this role, Hailey worked on Environmental Assessments for large-scale transit and transportation projects including the London Bus Rapid Transit and Durham-Scarborough Bus Rapid Transit projects, and other subway and road improvement projects. She was also involved in the preparation of transportation and land use studies and policies, such as the Port Credit GO Station Area and Connectivity Plan.

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Ivy Qi

Senior Planner

Ivy Qi

Senior Planner

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Jeramine Vizco

AR Accountant

Jeramine Vizco

AR Accountant

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Jessica Nigh

Human Resource Manager

Jessica Nigh

Human Resource Manager

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Jocelyn Deeks

Partner

Jocelyn Deeks

Partner

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, including Windsor, North Bay, and Bracebridge.

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Justin Leung

Senior Planner

Justin Leung

Senior Planner

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Kai Zhou

Planner

Kai Zhou

Planner

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Kate Cooper

Partner

Kate Cooper

Partner

Kate has over fourteen years of experience in land use planning, joining Bousfields Inc. in 2006 as a full-time planner and becoming a partner in 2015.  Specializing in land use planning matters, she has been involved in a number of intensification and infill projects, as well as large-scale subdivision and greenfield projects, throughout the City of Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area. These projects range from small-scale residential and mixed-use developments to large, multi-unit developments with varying degrees of complexity, as well as commercial, office and institutional developments.

Kate has been involved in various community and city-building projects, many at the project management level, and has extensive experience in obtaining development approvals including Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendments, Site Plan Approval, Plans of Subdivision and Condominium and Consent and Minor Variances.  She has also been responsible for undertaking due diligence studies, highest and best use/optimal use studies, providing strategic advice and planning opinion letters, and site selection and development feasibility. She has also appeared as an expert planning witness at the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (formerly the Ontario Municipal Board) and has been involved in appeals to the Local Toronto Appeal Body, as well as presenting to Council, Committees and the general public.

Kate is a full member of the Canadian Institute of Planner and a Registered Professional Planner in Ontario.

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Katie Hickey

Associate

Katie Hickey

Associate

Katie joined Bousfields in September 2015 after graduating from Ryerson University with a Master of Urban Planning, having previously attained a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture Degree from the University of Guelph.

Katie is involved in a variety of land use planning and development projects throughout the Greater Toronto Area. She is actively involved in the management of various development applications and prepares planning rationale reports and associated studies and reports for Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendments, as well as supporting materials for minor variance and site plan approval applications. She is also responsible for assisting in the preparation of evidence and materials for the Toronto Local Appeal Body (TLAB) and the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT).

Katie is a Registered Professional Planner in Ontario and a full member of the Canadian Institute of Planners.

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Kelly Hudson

Senior Operations Coordinator

Kelly Hudson

Senior Operations Coordinator

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.

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Liam Crawford

Planner

Liam Crawford

Planner

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Lily Lood

Administration Support Staff

Lily Lood

Administration Support Staff

Lily came to Bousfields’ with a varied and experienced administrative background in Securities and Real Estate.  Her past and present skillsets will serve her well in assisting wherever needed to support her fellow colleagues and partners of the firm.

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Lindsay Dale-Harris

Partner

Lindsay Dale-Harris

Partner

Lindsay has over thirty years of experience in a broad range of planning research and special purpose studies including the preparation of Official Plans and Zoning By-laws for public agencies, and the preparation of comprehensive development applications for private clients. She also has extensive experience as an expert witness before the Ontario Municipal Board.

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Louis Tinker

Partner

Louis Tinker

Partner

Louis has over eighteen years of land use planning experience with both the public and private sector. He brings a diverse mix of Canadian and international 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 for five years, where he managed a full range of development applications. Louis is a Registered Professional Planner and a member of the Canadian Institute of Planners. He has appeared as an expert witness at the Ontario Municipal Board.

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Michael Lewis

Senior Graphic Designer

Michael Lewis

Senior Graphic Designer

Michael is a Graphic and Communication Designer specializing in identity design and brand management. A graduate of Ontario College of Art + Design University, Michael holds a Bachelor of Design with a major in Industrial Design.

His work at Bousfields focuses on graphic design, branding and strategy: developing integrated brand experiences designed to function across print, digital and environmental applications. Michael’s skillset facilitates complex, multi-stakeholder brand solutions, art direction, concept development, copywriting, environmental design, signage and web design.

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Michael Super

Urban + Community Designer

Michael Super

Urban + Community Designer

Michael joined Bousfields in March 2017 as a community designer.  With over 15 years of professional experience in community design principles, Michael brings an extensive background and diverse skills to the Bousfields team.  As a key member of Community Design, Michael’s responsibilities include producing high quality Draft Plans of Subdivision, Block Plans, Site Plans and other graphic representations of all kinds.  His knowledge and experience has proven to be an asset to the design services offered by the firm.

Originally a graduate of Ryerson’s School of Geography, Michael has experience working in many municipalities throughout the Greater Toronto Area.  He brings knowledge of various software applications and a solid foundation in design principles to the Bousfields team.  When not involved with design work, Michael can be found in the backcountry of Algonquin Park or boarding down the slopes of the nearest mountain.

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Mike Bissett

Partner

Mike Bisset

Partner

Mike joined Bousfields in 2008 and became a partner in 2010. He has 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 appeared as an expert witness before the Ontario Municipal Board.

Prior to joining Bousfields, Mike worked in the private sector as a land use planner with two law firms. Mike initiated his career in the public sector as a planner for the County of Delaware in Ohio, reviewing development applications as well as assisting in the preparation of comprehensive plans for Townships within the County.

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Mike Dror

Senior Associate

Mike Dror

Senior Associate

Mike is a Senior Associate at Bousfields, having joined the firm in 2015. Mike has provided planning services to public and private sector projects across the Greater Toronto 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 associated studies, and preparing evidence for Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) and Toronto Local Appeal Body (TLAB) hearings.

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 member of the CIP’s Honours & Awards Committee, and is a volunteer mentor through the University of Toronto’s Innis Alumni Mentorship Program.

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Mojgan Rasouli

Senior Planner

Mojgan Rasouli

Senior Planner

Mojgan Rasouli joined Bousfields in January 2019 as a planner. Prior to joining the firm, she worked on numerous development projects at private planning and engineering firms, where she gained extensive experience in a variety of planning and development applications, including residential infill developments, low-rise townhouse developments and plans of subdivision particularly within the Region of Durham.

Since joining Bousfields, Mojgan is involved in a wide range of projects throughout Toronto and GTA. She assists in the preparation of due diligence reports, site-specific policy research, planning rationale reports and associated studies, draft zoning by-laws and coordination of development applications, including Official Plan Amendments, Zoning By-Law Amendments, minor variance/consents and draft plans of subdivision.

Mojgan holds a Master of Planning from University of Waterloo (2013). She previously earned a Master of Urban and Regional Planning from Shahid Beheshti University (Tehran, 2010) and a Bachelor of City Planning specialized in Urban Design from Sheikhbahaei University (Isfahan, 2006). Mojgan is currently a Candidate member of the Ontario Professional Planners Institute (OPPI), working towards full membership.

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Mona Al-Sharari

Planner

Mona Al-Sharari

Planner

Mona joined Bousfields in May 2021 as a Planner. Mona holds a Bachelor of Community Design and Planning (Honours Urban Design and Planning) from Dalhousie University and a Master of Science in Infrastructure Planning, Appraisal and Development from the Bartlett School of Planning at University College London (UCL). Mona delivered, and continues to deliver, guest lectures on various topics at UCL, such as promoting participatory practices in planning and delivering infrastructure projects.

Prior to pursuing her Master of Science at UCL, Mona worked in the private sector as a Land Use Planner at another consulting firm in Toronto. In that role, she worked on a variety of mixed-use, residential, commercial and industrial projects. Mona also brings international development experience. Previously, she worked as a Planner at a consulting firm in Amman, Jordan, where she assisted with developing planning strategies for communities in Jordan and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Also, she completed an internship at the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) in Nairobi, Kenya.

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Nada Jamal

Project Manager

Nada Jamal

Project Manager

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Paradise McDaniel

Planner

Paradise McDaniel

Planner

Paradise is a recent graduate from Ryerson University, having graduated in the Spring of 2020 with a Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning. During this time, she interned at the Kehilla Residential Programme affordable housing agency, and worked in student policy consultant roles for the City of Toronto’s Transportation Services Division and The Laneway Project non-profit organization.

Paradise joined Bousfields in April of 2021 and is involved in a wide range of projects in Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area where she assists in the preparation of planning rationale reports, community services and facilities studies, housing issues reports, development applications and site-specific research.

Outside of the office, Paradise is a member of the Black Planning Project, and she is passionate about planning from a perspective of diversity, equity and inclusion.

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Peter Smith

Partner

Peter Smith

Partner

Peter joined Bousfields in 1987, becoming a partner in 1990. Managing complex and demanding projects for both the public and private sector, he possesses a particular talent for integrating sound public policy based planning with both greenfield development and urban intensification. He has over 30 years experience in the land use planning field, having worked previously for a law firm, a market consultant and the City of North York.

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Ramani Sarangapani

Accountant

Ramani Sarangapani

Accountant

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Reka Sivarajah

Senior Project Manager

Reka Sivarajah

Senior Project Manager

Reka is a Senior Project Manager with the Community Engagement practice at Bousfields. She has experience developing strategies and recommendations to achieve clients’ public and stakeholder engagement goals. With a focus on genuine and inclusive community engagement, Reka also brings experience in the development and implementation of engagement processes for various projects. She promotes best practices in community engagement, especially the application of multiple engagement methods to encourage meaningful participation of diverse individuals and groups.

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Richard Valenzona

Associate

Richard Valenzona

Associate

Richard joined Bousfields Inc. in December 2018 as an Urban Designer. Prior to joining Bousfields, he worked on numerous community planning, urban design and landscape architectural projects in Canada, the U.S., Middle East and Asia. Richard has experience in master planning and visioning, design development, site plan design, design brief preparation and schematic/detailed level design of landscape architectural projects. He also provides expertise in illustrative and graphic communication with respect to presentation drawings and documents. At Bousfields, Richard’s responsibilities include preparation of planning and urban design rationales related to proposed developments, conducting built form analyses and assisting in the preparation of planning and urban design evidence for LPAT hearings.

Richard is a graduate of the University of Waterloo in Honours Planning with a specialization in Urban Design. He also has a Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Guelph, where he was awarded the American Association of Landscape Architecture Honour Award recognizing his professional excellence in the study of landscape architecture. 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).

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Rosanna LePiane

Senior Operations Coordinator

Rosanna LePiane

Senior Operations Coordinator

Rosanna joined Bousfields’ Operations team in August, 2019. She brings over 25 years of diverse experience from both the private and public sectors, and humour and respect into everything that she does. As a walking enthusiast, Rosanna enjoys learning about the local communities and projects in Ontario through the lens of planning and community engagement.

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Roxy Shiell

Senior Associate

Roxy Shiell

Senior Associate

Roxy joined Bousfields in June 2013 as an urban designer and became an Associate with the firm in 2017. Prior to joining Bousfields, she worked on numerous commercial, residential and urban design projects at a local architectural firm.

Roxy has experience in site planning, design development, and the preparation and review of construction drawings.  She also brings expertise in graphic communication, in terms of the production of illustrative plans and presentation drawings.  Since joining Bousfields, Roxy has been actively involved in a wide array of projects across the Greater Toronto Area, which include residential infill, low-rise townhouse developments, high-rise condominiums and mixed-use developments.  Roxy has gained a diverse background in urban design and land use planning matters, which includes project management, planning policy and built form impact analysis, urban design guideline preparation, and the preparation of evidence for Ontario Municipal Board hearings.

Roxy holds a Bachelor of Architectural Science, specializing in Design, from Ryerson University and a Master of Environmental Studies, specializing in Urban Planning, from York University. Roxy is currently a Candidate Member of the Ontario Professional Planning Institute (OPPI) and the Canadian Institute of Planning working towards full membership.

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Ryan Doherty

Senior Planner

Ryan Doherty

Senior Planner

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.

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Sana Ahmed

Planner

Sana Ahmed

Planner

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Sarah Furlong

Community Designer

Sarah Furlong

Community Designer

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Shadi Adab

Senior Associate

Shadi Adab

Senior Associate

Shadi brings several years of public and private sector experience working at the intersection of architecture, planning, development and urban design.  As a Registered Professional Planner with Master’s Degrees in Architecture and Urban Planning, Shadi successfully builds collaborative relationships with multi-disciplinary teams to deliver creative solutions for projects of any scale.  Prior to re-joining Bousfields, Shadi worked for 10 years as an Urban Designer for the Town of Oakville where she contributed her expertise to wide range of development projects, master plans, and urban design studies and guidelines.

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Sierra Dyer

Operations Coordinator

Sierra Dyer

Operations Coordinator

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Simone Hodgson

Senior Project Manager

Simone Hodgson

Senior Project Manager

Simone joined Bousfields as a Project Manager – Community Engagement after completing her Masters in Urban Planning at Harvard Graduate School of Design. As a key member of Bousfields’ Community Engagement Practice, Simone develops, manages and implements a number of stakeholder engagement plan for projects across the GTA, many of which are located in downtown Toronto and Etobicoke. One of her focuses is digital engagement and, specifically, how to use project websites and creative visuals to reach broader and more diverse audiences. Simone also has experience developing effective tenant consultation and communications strategies. Drawing from the depth and breadth of her experience, she 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.

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Simran Bhatti

Planner

Simran Bhatti

Planner

Simran joined Bousfields in September 2018 as a Co-op Student while completing his Bachelor of Environmental Studies degree in Planning at the University of Waterloo, specializing in Land Development. He joined Bousfields as a full-time Urban Planner in June 2020 after graduating with honours. Prior to joining Bousfields, he helped solicitors advance complex proposals through the development approvals and appeals process while working for the planning and municipal group of a corporate law firm. He also authored staff reports, facilitated public meetings and presented at Committee of Adjustment hearings while working for the planning department of a growing municipality. Simran’s experience working on proposals from both a municipal and private landowner standpoint make him well suited to navigating the approvals process.

Simran is now involved in a wide range of projects throughout Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area. His responsibilities at Bousfields include the preparation of planning rationale reports as well as associated reports and studies for Official Plan Amendment, Zoning By-law Amendment and Minor Variance applications. He also assists with the preparation of draft zoning by-laws, site-specific due diligence packages, and highest and best use reports. Simran is also responsible for co-ordinating submissions and assisting with the preparation of planning evidence for senior staff appearing before the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal and the Toronto Local Appeal Body.

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Stephanie Kwast

Senior Associate

Stephanie Kwast

Senior Associate

Stephanie joined Bousfields Inc. in 2009, shortly after graduating from University, and became an Associate with the firm in 2017. Since this time, Stephanie has gained a diverse background in land use planning matters, which include project management, policy planning, public engagement and the preparation of evidence for Ontario Municipal Board Hearings.

Stephanie’s focus has been on a wide array of projects across the Greater Toronto Area, which include residential infill, low-rise townhouse developments, high-rise apartments and condominiums, and mixed-use developments. She is actively involved in development work and obtaining planning approvals, which include Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendments, Minor Variances, Consents, Plans of Subdivisions and Site Plan Control approvals.

Stephanie is a Registered Professional Planner in Ontario and a full member of the Canadian Institute of Planners.

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Stephen Loveday

Urban Designer

Stephen Loveday

Urban Designer

Steve joined Bousfields in January 2020 as an Urban Designer, after recently graduating from the University of the West of England with a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture and Planning. The dual accredited degree allowed him to gain design experience across a range of scales and engage in projects from concept through to master planning and technical design.

Steve has a passion for hand sketching and endeavours to use this in his work wherever possible. He is looking forward to developing and extending his design skills further, while working alongside the talented range of professionals at Bousfields.

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Stuart Jones

Operations Coordinator

Stuart Jones

Operations Coordinator

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Suzanne Tillmann

Senior Project Manager

Suzanne Tillmann

Senior Project Manager

Suzanne Tillmann is a Project Manager in the Bousfields Community Engagement Practice. She has been an influential member of the engagement team in defining the Bousfields engagement practice as integrated, innovative and experienced. As a dedicated member of the team, she designs, organizes, implements, facilitates and manages community engagement programs that are tailored to each development project. This involves liaising with community members and stakeholder groups to ensure the process and plan stays flexible to adapt to the interests of interested parties and changes to the proposal. Working closely with clients in the private and public sectors on a range of projects including residential, mixed-use, institutional and office, Suzanne ensures that the best possible engagement practices are applied proactively and throughout the planning process. Suzanne applies her knowledge and experience in communities’ receptiveness to development to determine what is needed to facilitate a meaningful engagement process.

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Tina Dadgostar

Urban Designer

Tina Dadgostar

Urban Designer

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Tom Kasprzak

Partner

Tom Kasprzak

Partner

As an urban designer Tom brings a rich understanding of urban complexities, policy framework and planning tools. His professional experience includes a range of urban design projects consisting of infill sites, mixed-use intensification sites, community and neighbourhood plans as well as regional plans. He has conducted planning analyses, prepared urban design guidelines and studies, and appeared as an expert witness at the Ontario Municipal Board.

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Tony Volpentesta

Partner

Tony Volpentesta

Partner

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.

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Tyler Grinyer

Partner

Tyler Grinyer

Partner

Tyler is a Registered Professional Planner and a Member of the Canadian Institute of Planners, having joined Bousfields Inc. in 2014 and becoming a Partner in 2018. Since joining the firm, Tyler has successfully led the planning approvals for a wide variety of projects including high-rise residential/mixed-use developments, low-rise residential infill projects, and large-scale master planned communities.  Tyler also provides expert evidence at the OMB and TLAB.

In addition to Tyler’s experience at Bousfields Inc., Tyler has assisted in teaching an urban planning studio course at Ryerson University for the past 4 years and brings with him international development experience through his work with Habitat for Humanity in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, providing site planning and project management services for the development of low-income housing.

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Victoria Kotyck

Graphic Designer

Victoria Kotyck

Graphic Designer

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Yomna Serag Eldin

Planner

Yomna Serag Eldin

Planner

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Zunash Ashiq Ali

Graphic Designer

Zunash Ashiq Ali

Graphic Designer

Zunash Ashiq Ali is a design professional and enjoys crafting creative solutions for businesses of all sizes. She developed digital expertise in all things design, strategic advertising and branding. She holds a Masters of Fashion Management and a Post Grad in Advertising and Graphic Design from Humber College along with a Certificate in Digital Media from OCAD. She has worked at some great organizations such as Colliers International and TEDxDonMills. She also has co-published a coffee table book as an Illustrator. She believes in lifelong learning and giving back to society. When she is not working, she can be found watching movies, painting, or hanging out with her friends and family. At TEDxDonMills, she volunteers and supports as a Creative Director, and develops ideas around the themes of TEDx. She designs compelling visual design solutions for print, web and social campaigns.

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