Dates: November 28 - 29, 2019
Location: Cambridge, Ontario
The Steering Committee welcomes 48 municipal and private practice planners, lawyers, and a select few architects, land economists and industry experts who are considered emerging leaders in the field from Ontario.
Using candid, seminar-style discussion at this annual meeting, the group shares experiences from every perspective. Participants are able to engage in meaningful dialogue about the most pressing issues facing their clients and build valuable networks of like-minded peers.
This elite group, comprised of experts in the field, personally nominates all invitees and develops the Agenda, which forms the basis of our discussions.
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.
Francesco is an Assistant City Solicitor with the City of Markham, with his primary practice focusing on Land Use Planning matters. Prior to his position with Markham, Francesco worked with the City of Toronto and Regional Municipality of York also as a Land Use Planning Lawyer.
Kate has a background in social services where she treated youth with complex mental health and addictions issues. Her role involved developing detailed, treatment-focused program plans and seeing them through to completion. Kate brings many years of experience in the service industry to her role at Cambridge Forums. In her spare time, Kate enjoys good food and wine, all things true-crime related, and dance parties with her kids.
Built on genuine interactions and spontaneous connections, the Forum is an unparalleled opportunity for the leaders in planning and development in Ontario.
"It’s an informal but well-structured format that emphasizes candid participation rather than passive absorption of information. The variety of the professional backgrounds of the participants creates a helpful multi-faceted context for the discussion. Great place to meet your peers from areas where you may not practice day to day."Gabe Szobel Solicitor City of Toronto Toronto
"A great free-flowing discussion on the current planning and planning law related issues; new contracts will help tackle current issues on existing projects; The Forum is distinguished by its high level of discussion. Everyone plays a role in making the Forum what it is."Steven Gammon Manager, Planning - Toronto WSP Toronto
"Learning and hearing other perspectives from a group of exceptional emerging leaders allows me to be a more informed professional in my practice."Eldon Theodore Partner MHBC Planning Ltd. Woodbridge