Gladki Planning Associates (GPA) provides a full range of planning services for private and public sector clients. Our mission is to lay the foundations for vibrant built environments and successful communities. We do this by developing practical solutions for sustainable land use planning, urban regeneration, employment land policy, affordable housing, community improvement, and development approvals.
Our award winning practice is shaped by a commitment to our core principles: quality, innovation, value and collaboration.
Quality – We believe that successful planning begins with vision and clarity of purpose. But in order to achieve bold plans, details matter. We pay careful attention to detail, always with an eye to effective implementation, to ensure that plans and policies have their full impact.
Innovation – We understand the regulatory context for planning and are committed to identifying opportunities for innovation within it. Status quo approaches should not limit the potential of our communities. We view it as our job to identify new and better ways of doing things.
Value – We know that clients require the best possible product within the budgetary limits of a project. Our commitment is to work within those limits to provide high quality results in a timely and effective manner.
Collaboration – We design creative, collaborative and inclusive approaches to engage participants from diverse communities in decision-making processes. This includes residents, policymakers and other stakeholders.
Guided by these principles, we have developed strong expertise managing multidisciplinary teams on complex projects with multiple stakeholders. Our principals and staff have extensive experience applying this approach to projects in Ontario, other parts of Canada and abroad.
Area and Regional Planning – Develop plans and policies to guide growth and change in specific communities at a variety of scales: site, neighbourhood, municipality and region.
Development Approvals – Support development applications through the preparation of planning rationales and studies, as well as our understanding of the approvals process.
Expert Testimony and Representation – Provide expert testimony at the Ontario Municipal Board and represent clients at the Committee of Adjustment.
Facilitation and Consultation – Engage with diverse communities and stakeholders to enrich the understanding of local issues and establish a basis for ongoing collaboration.
Metrics and Evaluation – Develop indicators and assessment frameworks for evaluating programs, projects, policies and communities.
Planning Policy and Implementation – Make recommendations on how planning policies and tools can be crafted and employed to best achieve objectives.
Sustainability and Healthy Communities – Develop approaches to fostering sustainable and healthy communities through a better understanding of the social, ecological and economic impacts of the built environment.
- Anthony Usher Planning Consultant
- AREA Architects
- Architects Alliance
- Canadian Urban Institute
- Clarion Associates
- Crazy Dames
- David Millar Associates
- Diamond and Schmitt Architects
- Dillon Consultants
- du Toit Allsopp Hillier
- E.R.A. Architects
- Focus Consulting
- Golder Associates
- Greenberg Consultants Inc.
- Halsall Associates
- Hemson Consulting
- IBI Group
- Jaywall Studios
- Jim Ward Associates
- Kotter Kim and Associates
- Lapointe Consultants
- LGA Architectural Partners
- Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates
- MMM Group
- Moving Right Along
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- N. Barry Lyon Consultants
- Perkins Eastman Black
- Peter Tomlinson Consulting
- Phillips Farevaag Smallenberg
- Planning Partnership
- Poulos and Chung
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- RAW Design
- R.E. Millward & Associates
- Sweeny Sterling Finlayson & CO Architects Inc
- SUMO Project
- Todhunter Associates
- University of Toronto, Joint Program in Transportation
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