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New Waterfront Design Review Panel Members

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Waterfront Toronto’s Design Review Panel is now seeking seven new members:

  • An Architect
  • A Landscape Architect
  • An Urban Designer
  • A Planner
  • Two Engineers
  • An Innovation Strategist

Eligibility and Qualifications

All applicants must satisfy the following general requirements:

  • A minimum of 10 years relevant professional experience
  • Membership in a related professional association in Ontario or equivalent
  • Excellence in design and city-building demonstrated in proposed and built projects
  • Ability to provide constructive comments and communicate complex issues to a variety of audiences including Waterfront Toronto and City staff, design professionals, and developers
  • Ability to provide objective advice to Waterfront Toronto and City staff with integrity
  • Comfort contributing to a critical dialogue in a public forum
  • Ability to consistently attend Panel meetings
  • Familiarity with municipal planning and development economics
  • Willingness to acknowledge potential conflicts-of-interest as per Panel policies
  • Little to no history of participating as an OMB witness in litigation against the Waterfront Toronto and/or the City of Toronto

Time Commitment and Remuneration

The Panel meets monthly at the Waterfront Toronto offices during regular business hours, approximately 12 times per year. Each meeting is approximately 5-6 hours long with an average of 3-4 projects reviewed. In seeking appointment to the Panel, applicants acknowledge that they will be able to regularly attend full Panel meetings except in rare instances. Panel members serve on a voluntary basis, but are reimbursed for travel expenses if residing outside of the GTA. Panel member terms are for two years, and may be renewed at the discretion of Waterfront Toronto.

How and When to Apply

By Wednesday, March 31, 2017 at 4 pm, candidates should submit the following:

  1. A cover letter explaining why they are interested in participating and are particularly well-suited to serve on the Waterfront Toronto Design Review Panel
  2. A CV summarizing their qualifications and experience
  3. A brief portfolio of no more than five double-sided pages of relevant work samples (optional)

Submissions should be sent to Tristan Simpson, Planning and Design Coordinator, at

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