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.