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HPD Inc., empowers clients by providing planning and development services.

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

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High Density Residential 

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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. 



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Ensuring People Experience Planning and Building Differently. 

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Scope of Work Process:

  • Research Analysis

  • Planning & Design

  • Municipal Approvals + Building Permits

  • Build Project

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

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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.

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Efficient. Reliable. Experienced.

  • Residential

  • Commercial/Retail

  • Industrial/ Employment/ Office

  • Places of Worship/Conversions

    Building Permit Applications:
    -permit expeditor; small, medium, high-density development projects
    - 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/Severances

  • Development Applications (ZBA/OPA)

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

  • Site Plan Approval

  • Draft Plan of Subdivision/Condominium 

  • Adaptive Re-Use Projects

  • Public Space Art Installations

  • Municipal Cemetery Masterplans

  • Planning Rationale & Feasibility Studies

  • Land Use Policy; drafting/implementation

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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Public Interest & Standards of Practice
Integrity & Quality Care





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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:

  • Black Planners & Urbanist Association (BPUA) - Board Member

  • Ontario Professional Planners Institute (OPPI) -Planning Knowlege Exchange Committee

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

  • Camille's Place Non-Profit Housing Inc. - Member

  • Open Streets Toronto - Hub Lead

  • Jane Walks - Walk Facilitator 


  • CTV News, 2023

  • 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). 


  • 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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