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City : Toronto

Category : Policy, Planning & Research

Industry : Government

Employer : City of Toronto


  • Job ID: 16367
  • Job Category: Policy, Planning & Research
  • Division & Section: City Planning, CP Urban Design
  • Work Location: Etobicoke Civic Centre, 2 Civic Centre Court
  • Job Type & Duration: Full-time, Permananent Vacancy
  • Hourly Rate: $46.38 - $50.82
  • Shift Information: Monday to Friday, 35 hours per week
  • Affiliation: L79 Full-time
  • Number of Positions Open: 1
  • Posting Period: 08-Apr-2021 to 22-Apr-2021


Major Responsibilities:


Reporting to the Urban Design Program Manager, this employee has primary responsibility for spearheading and implementing complex urban design projects and studies including master planning and contributing to transit related projects, design strategies, policies and guidelines

  • Coordinates urban design projects, identifies and analyzes problems / opportunities in the public environment and develops and implements design proposals and solutions.
  • Negotiates development applications, of various scales and complexity including OPA, Rezoning and Site Plans with developers and their consultants.
  • Participates in area based studies. Precinct Plans, Context Plans and Master Plans for complex large sites and other areas of growth;
  • Participates in the creation of Master Site Plans, Urban Design guidelines and other planning tools as part of the implementation of complex Development Applications, Transit related projects and area studies;
  • Consults with interested stakeholders and City staff on proposed projects.
  • Represents the Division at meetings and committees.
  • Develops, recommends and implements innovative urban design approaches to guide the physical environment and implement the Urban Design Policies of the Official Plan; Maintains an awareness of developments and advancements in the architecture and urban design fields to retain technical competency;
  • Participates in urban design policy studies and recommends policy changes regarding urban design matters for Council and City Departments;
  • Participates in the preparation of terms of reference and administers consultant studies;
  • Develops conceptual site designs and layouts, public realm and open space plans and streetscape sections in consultation and collaboration with other City divisions.
  • Acts as an expert witness before the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT).


Key Qualifications:

Your application must describe your qualifications as they relate to:


  1. Post-secondary education in architecture, landscape architecture, urban design or a related discipline, or the approved equivalent combination of education and experience.
  2. Experience developing and implementing complex urban design built form and landscape architecture studies, master plans, transit related studies, public realm/open space plans, policies, guidelines and secondary plans.
  3. Experience in public realm design including hard and soft streetscape design, development of street sections related to transit projects.
  4. Experience in urban design and leading complex urban design studies from conception to completion.
  5. Experience using design industry standard software applications such as; Micro station, AutoCAD, Adobe (Illustrator and Photoshop), Indesign, Sketch up for the production of built form analyses and streetscape drawings.


You must also have:


  • Ability to work well and lead in a team environment.
  • Effective interpersonal, consulting, and customer service skills to interact, maintain professional relationships with the community, City Divisions, the public and external stakeholders.
  • Effective negotiation and conflict resolution skills to balance and prioritize political, community and other stakeholder interests in the development and design of projects.
  • Critical judgment, innovation and analytical thinking to work on assignments/projects.
  • Highly developed technical, analytical, design, graphic, and interpretation skills relating to urban design matters.
  • Knowledge of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) and other regulations/legislation that apply to the job duties.


City of Toronto employees must apply to full-time or part-time employment opportunities posted on the City's Internal Job Posting Portal.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

The City is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to creating a workplace culture of inclusiveness that reflects the diverse residents that we serve. Learn more about the City’s commitment to employment equity.


The City of Toronto is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive organization. We are committed to providing barrier-free and accessible employment practices in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Should you require Code-protected accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process, please make them known when contacted and we will work with you to meet your needs. Disability-related accommodation during the application process is available upon request. Learn more about the City’s Hiring Policies and Accommodation Process.

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