Modern Villa

  HANSON
  PLANNING + DEVELOPMENT

 

HPD empowers clients by providing planning and development services.


HPD specializes in assisting clients with a variety of land use planning and design-build services for residential, commercial, industrial and institutional projects. From planning a project to creating the design, obtaining necessary permits, and acquiring construction services - HPD manages all aspects of the project, focused on the client's needs and experience. 

What sets HPD apart is our project teams, which retain provincial and municipal experience in regulatory environmental compliance for development projects. Given this, HPD actively brings best-practices and hands-on experience to service project deliverables. As a recognized leader in land use planning, HPD is ready to serve you, as a trusted land-use representative.

ABOUT

We believe in a social purpose that cultivates wellness, for the communities we serve. 
It is here, planning, building, diversity, inclusion, creativity and social responsibility meet.

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We understand equitable access to planning,
is access to make informed development decisions within communities.

Within the profession, we serve to empower people and the communities they live in. 

 

 

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OUR SERVICES

Client-Centered.

Ensuring People Experience Planning and Building Differently. 

 

FROM DESIGN TO CONSTRUCTION

Scope of Work Process:

  • Research Analysis

  • Planning & Design

  • Municipal Approvals + Building Permits

  • Build Project

    We manage the research planning, design, required municipal approvals, and construction services suitable for your project needs. We ensure the construction team selected to build the project meets certain quality and reliability standards.

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DESIGN-BUILD

Design & Construction Services

Design-Build is our project delivery system.


With a client-centered approach, we establish an effective project management team that includes both the design and construction services to deliver on the desired project. 

We practice effective communication between construction professionals - as it is essential to ensure a project is implemented on time and on budget. 

We take pride in providing our clients with quality completed projects, whether scaled small or large.

LAND USE APPROVALS

Efficient. Reliable. Experienced.

  • Pre-Zoning Application Reviews

  • Residential

  • Retail/ Commerical/ Office 

  • Industrial/ Employment

  • Places of Worship

    Building Permit Applications:
    - change of use, business signage
    - interior/exterior alterations 
    - additions/demolitions

    - hoarding signages

    Residential Building Permit Applications:
    - infill development, custom homes
    - registration of second units, finished basements, below-grade entrances
    - interior/ exterior alterations 
    - renovations, additions, demolitions
    - decks, gazebos, sheds, pergolas, sunrooms, pools, outdoor fireplaces
    - detached garages, driveway widening 

     

  • Committee of Adjustment /Minor Variances

  • Consents and Severances

  • Development Applications (ZBA/OPA)

  • Appeals: Local Planning Appeal Tribunals + Superior Court: Witness Statement Reports

  • Site Plan Approval

  • Draft Plan of Subdivision

  • Draft Plan of Condominium 

  • Adaptive Re-Use Projects

  • Public Space Incubators

  • Municipal Cemetery Masterplans

  • Planning Rationale & Feasibility Studies

  • Ratepayers & Residents Groups
     

Whether your project is small or big, we provide a range of services to achieve land use planning solutions for even the most complex projects.

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PRINCIPLES

Integrity & Quality Care
Owner/Resident Focused  

Professionalism

Relationships
Reliability

Wellness

Honesty
Listens 

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SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY 
 

We believe in upholding an ethical obligation to act for the benefit of society at large, through environmental, sustainable, pro-bono and direct philanthropic initiatives.


Currently, we're committed to the following civic duties:
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  • Black Planners & Urbanist Association (BPUA)- OPPI Anti-Black Racism Taskforce

  • Peel Regional Police Equity & Inclusion Committee - Chief's Advisory Council

  • United Way Black Community Advisory Council

  • Camille's Place Non-Profit Housing Inc.

  • Open Streets Toronto 

  • Jane's Walk Mississauga

  • Toronto Public Space Committee

     

MEDIA & EVENTS

  • Monu Magazine, 2019

  • Novae Res Urbis, 2018

  • Spacing Magazine, 2017

  • CTV Your Morning, 2017 

  • Suburban Poverty, 2016     

  • CBC Here & Now, 2016

  • CBC The Current, 2016

  • TVO The Agenda, 2016

  • Metro Morning, 2016

  • Toronto Star, 2016
     

 In 2017, Hanson became the recipient of the Phil Green Award - awarded by the dedicated Mississauga Cycling Advisory Committee and city planners with a unanimous vote by Council. 

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Hanson holds a combined Honours degree in Political Science and Urban Studies, and a Masters in Environmental Studies (Urban & Regional Planning) from York University. Hanson retains a certificate in Architectural Blueprint Reading II from Seneca College and the qualification of Legal Process, Powers and Duties of CBO under the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing. 

Hanson is a Registered Professional Planner (RPP) with the Ontario Professional Planner's Institute (OPPI), and a full member of the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP). 

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

  • OPPI Conference: Beyond25 - 2019
    Growth Management:
    Municipal Cemetery Planning for Ontario

     

  • City of Toronto Staff Lunch & Learn - 2019
    Active Transportation Equity

     

  • Transportation Equity Toronto - 2019
    Racial Equity and Active Transportation

     

  • Architectural Conservancy Ontario &
    Toronto Society of Architects - 2018
    Cemetery Urbanism & Architecture

     

  • Canadian Association of Planning Students – L’Association Canadienne 2014 des Etudiants en Amenagement et Urbanisme (CAPS-ACEAU)

 
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