PLANNING + DEVELOPMENT
We empower our clients by providing planning and development services.
From the planning of a project to creating the design, obtaining necessary permits, and acquiring construction services - we manage all aspects of the project focused on the owner/resident experience.
We specialize in assisting clients with a variety of land use planning applications and design-build services for residential, commercial, industrial and institutional projects.
We take a collaborative multidisciplinary approach to deliver exceptional projects with integrity and quality care to our clients. Our project team includes urban planners, architects, landscape architects, interior designers, structural, mechanical and electrical engineers, general and subcontractors.
What sets us apart is our provincial and municipal experience - administering regulatory environmental compliance, managing development approvals and conducting zoning application reviews by plans examination in building standards. Given this, we actively bring best-practices and hands-on experience to service the project delivery. As a recognized leader in land use planning, we're ready to serve you, as a trusted representative.
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.
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.
Ensuring People Experience Planning and Building Differently.
FROM DESIGN TO CONSTRUCTION
Scope of Work Process:
Design & Planning
Municipal Approvals / Building Permits
We manage the design, planning/zoning approvals, municipal permits and obtain the construction services most suitable for your project needs. We ensure the construction team selected to build the project meets certain quality and reliability standards.
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
Retail/ Commerical/ Office
Places of Worship- hoarding signages
Building Permit Applications:
- change of use, business signage
- interior/exterior alterations
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 Variance
Consents and Severances
Site Plan Approval
Plan of Subdivision
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.
We understand the development process and requirements to secure timely development approvals under the Planning Act.
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:
Mirvish Village/The People's Residence (756 Bathurst Street) Real Estate Committee -Project Team
Camille's Place Non-Profit Housing Inc. -Board
Peel Regional Police Equity & Inclusion Committee - Chief's Advisory Council
United Way Black Community Advisory Council -Board
Open Streets Toronto -Programming
Jane's Walk Mississauga -Programming
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, Principal Nicole N. 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.
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 obtains 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).
OPPI Conference: Beyond25 - 2019
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
The Canadian Association of Planning Students – L’Association Canadienne 2014 des Etudiants en Amenagement et Urbanisme (CAPS-ACEAU)