Dates: November 1 - 2, 2022
Location: Cambridge, Ontario
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.
The Steering Committee, comprised of experts in the field, personally nominates all invitees and develops the Agenda, which forms the basis of our discussions.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Built on genuine interactions and spontaneous connections, the Forum is a unique opportunity for practical discussions among preeminent leaders in the land use planning field.
"The Forum provides a unique opportunity for professionals from varied professional backgrounds & perspectives to exchange ideas & insights into current issues in a comfortable setting. It is equally a valuable networking & bridging opportunity."Lia Simone Magi Legal Counsel City of Mississauga Ontario, Canada
"The format allows us to leave our various labels at the door and get down to the critical issues we face in land use planning to drive our industry into the future."Mary T. Nordstrom Manager of Land Use Planning Town of Caledon Ontario, Canada
"The Forum provides an excellent opportunity to learn from your peers and get different perspectives."Nadia Chandra Assistant Town Solicitor Town of Oakville Ontario, Canada
"An engaging and diverse set of topics that were current and participants could relate to their own perspectives."Sylvia Kirkwood Manager of Policy & Sustainability Town of Caledon Ontario, Canada