Services & Specialties

We offer a full range of urban planning and development services including:

  • Strategic Advice
  • Expropriation / Highest & Best Use Studies
  • Development Feasibility Studies
  • Official Plan Amendments
  • Land Use Planning and Policy Studies
  • Zoning By-laws and Amendments
  • Plans of Subdivision
  • Site Plan Approvals
  • Minor Variances and Consents

Over the past 25 years we’ve developed several areas of specialization:

Project Managers – We Get Development Approved

We have developed a clear track record in steering residential, adult-lifestyle and retail/commercial development through the complete planning approval process – from conception to construction.

Our expertise includes mixed use condominiums, large-scale residential golf course communities and neighbourhood shopping centres.

Resolving Disputes / Expert Testimony

On behalf of municipalities, corporate interests, individual residents and associations, we have successfully worked to resolve some of the most complex appeals and disputes.

Whenever possible, we have endeavoured to negotiate constructive settlements for our clients.

We have also developed a well deserved reputation within the legal community, for providing strong, thorough, and balanced expert testimony before the Ontario Municipal Board, Environmental Assessment Review Tribunal, License Appeal Tribunal and the Joint Review Board.

Planning For Industry

Some of our biggest clients for the past 25 years have been major industries like Kraft Canada, Lafarge & Essroc.  We have developed a thorough understanding of each industry’s needs and how their surrounding land use environment affects them.  Industry has come to rely on our advice when planning for new facilities and protecting existing ones.

Evaluating Land & Due Diligence

Landowners, appraisers and developers have come to rely on our strategic advice when evaluating land.  We drill down through the most complex regulatory regimes to provide a clear and concise picture of what can and should be done on any given piece of property.

Helping Homeowners and Small Business Navigate City Hall

Whether building an addition to a house or expanding a business, City Hall can be a maze of approvals and permits. We have helped many homeowners and small business owners get the approvals they need.