The City of Toronto has a new Chief Planner.
On Wednesday, the City announced that Gregg Lintern has been appointed as its new Chief Planner.
According to the City, Lintern has had a long-term history of working in municipal planning, with his career spanning more than three decades. He started in the City of Etobicoke in 1984, before rising through the ranks to become a Director of Community Planning for the Etobicoke York district in 2005 and the Toronto and East York district in 2011.
He was also Acting Chief Planner and the Executive Director of the City Planning division in 2012 and since September 2017.
“Gregg has the experience and depth of knowledge of this city to guide the planning of Toronto’s future,” said Mayor John Tory in a statement. “I’m confident City Planning under Gregg’s leadership will help Council build Toronto’s transit network, add more affordable housing and manage growth across the city.”
Lintern has led many significant projects at the City alreadr, including: leading teams delivering TOcore, Yonge Eglinton Secondary Plan Review, Port Lands Planning Framework and other growth management frameworks, and City building and policy reviews including Yonge-Dundas Revitalization, Woodbine Live!, Humber Bay Shores, Billy Bishop Airport and Regent Park.
The new Chief Planner’s initial priority areas will include transit network expansion, affordable housing, improvements to the development review process and implementing Ontario Municipal Board reform. He starts his new role on April 9.
Toronto had been without a Chief planner since the departure of Jennifer Keesmaat in September. Prior to that, Keesmaat was with the City for five years.
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