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.