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Land Use Planning

2nd Generation November 1 - 2, 2022 Cambridge, Ontario
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Overview

The Steering Committee welcomes 48 select Ontario municipal and private practice planners and lawyers, as well as a few architects and other experts in the industry, to meet, share challenges, and exchange ideas. This 2nd Generation Forum is part of the Cambridge Forums ‘Land Use Planning’ series. It is geared towards practitioners that have between 20-30 years of experience in this field.

Using candid, seminar-style discussion, the group identifies trends and developments in Ontario land use planning for meaningful dialogue on the most interesting and provocative issues of the day.

2022 Steering Committee

The Steering Committee, comprised of experts in the field, personally nominates all invitees and develops the Agenda, ​which forms the basis of our discussions.

Committee Chair

  • Kelly Matsumoto Practice Lead, Planning & Administrative Tribunal Law City of Toronto Toronto

    Kelly Matsumoto is the Practice Lead in the Planning and Administrative Tribunal Law Section of the Legal Services Division of the City of Toronto. She has an honours degree in History from McGill University and a Bachelor of Laws from Queen’s University. Practicing mainly in the area of planning and land use law, Kelly represents the City of Toronto before various administrative tribunals. She advises City staff and members of City Council on a wide range of matters pertaining to planning and municipal law.

Committee Members

  • Daniel Artenosi Founding Partner Overland LLP Toronto

    Daniel Artenosi is a founding partner of Overland LLP. Daniel maintains a general municipal, land use planning and development law practice. Daniel has broad experience providing legal and strategic advice to developers, homeowners and public bodies in the City of Toronto, GTA and surrounding areas in matters pertaining to land use and development approvals under the Planning Act, City of Toronto Act/Municipal Act, and the Ontario Heritage Act. Daniel has also advised on matters under the Residential Tenancies Act, as well as the development and implementation of community improvements plans and property tax increment financing.

     

    Daniel has extensive experience on regulatory compliance under the City of Toronto Lobbyist Registry, and has provided regular advice to clients and legal counsel in respect of such matters. Daniel has given presentations and seminars on both the Lobbyist Registry and the Toronto Green Roof By-law.

     

    Daniel was called to the Ontario Bar in 2007. Daniel is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada and the Ontario Bar Association. Daniel obtained his LL.B in 2006 from Osgoode Hall Law School. Prior to studying law, Daniel obtained a Bachelor of Arts, First Class Honours from McGill University in 2001, as well as a Masters in Political Theory from McGill University in 2003 with one year spent on exchange at Sciences Po in Paris, France. During his studies, Daniel also completed exchanges in Perugia, Italy, and Hong Kong. Prior to founding Overland LLP with Christopher Tanzola, Daniel was an associate from 2007 to 2013 in the Real Property and Planning Group at one of the larger national law firms.

  • Jason Bevan Director, City Planning Strategies City of Mississauga Mississauga

    Jason is a Registered Professional Planner with the City of Mississauga. He joined the organization in 2018 and is responsible for directing policy planning initiatives throughout the City. This includes the City’s Official Plan and a vast array of housing and employment data. Prior to joining Mississauga, Jason worked at Hemson Consulting for over ten years.

  • Nadia Chandra Assistant Town Solicitor Town of Oakville Oakville

    Nadia Chandra was called to the bar in 2002 after articling at the Ministry of Municipal Affairs & Housing. Nadia has been an Assistant Solicitor for the Town of Oakville for the past 16 years. She provides legal advice to Town Council and staff on all aspects of planning and municipal law, and represents the Town before various tribunals and courts.

  • Shelley Kaufman Lawyer Turkstra Mazza Associates Hamilton & London
  • Drew Sinclair Principal SvN Architects + Planners Toronto
  • Konstantine J. Stavrakos Lawyer O'Connor MacLeod Hanna LLP Oakville
  • Eldon Theodore Partner MHBC Planning Ltd. Woodbridge

    Eldon Theodore is a Partner with MHBC, specializing in land use planning, urban design and sustainability. Eldon joined the firm in 2002, holds an Honours Bachelor Degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Waterloo and a Masters Degree in Urban Design Studies from the University of Toronto.

     

    Eldon’s land use planning experience includes over 20 years of obtaining development approvals (Subdivisions, Condominiums, Site Plans, Official Plan and Zoning By – law Amendments, Consents, and Minor Variances), project coordination and management, undertaking special studies and associated research, expert witness at the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal and presentations to Committees, Council and the general public.

     

    Eldon also specializes in providing design and sustainable development services to public and private sector clients across Ontario. His experience includes the application of urban design and sustainable initiatives through policy preparation, site design analysis, community visioning, design briefs and community design guidelines. Mr. Theodore is also trained in conducting intensive design charrettes to help establish places of distinction and create value in a community.

     

    Eldon is a full member of the Canadian Institute of Planners and a registered professional planner.  Eldon also serves as a Director on the Design Industry Advisory Committee of Toronto.

  • Scott Weir Principal ERA Architects Inc. Toronto

Forum Director

  • Emily Scott Forum Director Cambridge Forums Toronto, ON [email protected] M: +1 437 223 2813

    Emily holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from Queen’s University. Before joining Cambridge Forums, Emily spent ten years working as an event manager; from leading full-scope event production of gala fundraisers in Toronto, to travelling the world as a destination wedding planner, managing each event from concept to onsite execution. Armed with deep expertise in relationship management and event logistics, Emily looks to deliver standout participant experiences as a Forum Director. Outside of the office, Emily can be found scouring Spotify for new music, hosting dinner parties for her friends and family, and perfecting her golf swing.

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