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Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning

City of Toronto

The role of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning is to be an inspirational leader who will lead and shape the future of a dynamic and growing City. Your proven experience in delivering complex and transformative projects successfully will be applied to addressing both City-wide and local initiatives. In your career, you have demonstrated creativity, ingenuity, and originality in transforming urban landscapes. 

You are passionate about design, architecture, sustainability and public space.  You are seeking an opportunity to work in a complex, diverse, challenging and rewarding environment.  You are up to the challenge of balancing competing interests while guiding the City's ongoing evolution into a global hub.

You will bring your extensive experience in city building and coordination of public infrastructure and city programs to support the Official Plan's vision, urban structure and policies. As Chief Planner, you will be responsible for leading, managing, and directing all functions related to the City Planning Division. This includes engaging City Council, individual residents, businesses and other stakeholders on the development of policies and strategies which support the use of planning tools to build our communities and promote a sustainable, healthy and economically vital city. You will collaborate across the City to evaluate current processes and practices and apply innovative tools and thinking to advance how the division operates and delivers services. Your relationship and consensus building leadership gets things done.

In addition to having relevant subject matter expertise, you bring a proven track record of managing in environments with extensive scope, complexity, diversity of operations and competing interests. With a demonstrated understanding of the intricacy of the political environment and the role of public service, you have exceptional human relations skills to negotiate and communicate at al l levels and proactively lead organizational change processes. Demonstrated excellence in human resource and program /project management would round out your qualifications.

The City of Toronto is committed to fostering a positive and progressive workforce reflecting the citizens we serve. We provide equitable treatment and accommodation to ensure barrier-free employment in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the City of Toronto's Accommodation Policy. You can request for accommodation related to the protected grounds at any stage of the City's hiring process, i.e., application, assessment and placement.
In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, upon request, accommodation will be provided by Odgers Berndtson throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.

For further information please contact Margaret Vanwyck or Tanya Todorovic at or apply in complete confidence at

Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning Toronto Ontario

Expiry Date: 2017-12-07
Date Posted: 2017-11-07
Province: Ontario
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