Schnarr, MCIP, RPP
Glen Schnarr is the company President with over 35 years of professional planning experience in a wide variety of urban planning and development projects in Southern Ontario. Glen has built a reputation as a well respected professional planner with the ability to effectively design, process and communicate planning and land development issues and present these before regional and municipal Councils and the Ontario Municipal Board. Glen oversees all aspects of the company and offers a wide and unique range of experience to any project.
Glen Broll, MCIP, RPP
Glen Broll is a Partner who has a wide range of experience in his over 20 years as a public and private sector planner. Glen has experience successfully creating and implementing urban and rural land development proposals, including community plans, recreational destinations, site plans, and development plans across Southwestern Ontario. His projects have involved numerous public participation forums. Glen’s wide spectrum of experience has included all planning and development approval processes, including preparation of comprehensive zoning by-laws, Official Plan policies, and giving evidence at the Ontario Municipal Board.
Colin Chung is a Partner with over 20 years of planning experience in the public and private sector. Colin specializes in project management, special studies, processing development applications and dealing with conflict resolution and negotiations. Colin’s experience includes land use feasibility and financial impact analysis, upscale executive housing analysis and policy reports, large landowner group management and representation. Colin is also experienced in providing planning evidence before the Ontario Municipal Board.
Brawley, MCIP, RPP
Carl Brawley is an Associate who has over 25 years of public and private sector professional planning experience. Carl’s experience includes research, analysis of development and policy related planning issues, completing development approval processes including Official Plan and Secondary Plan exercises, zoning by-law amendments, subdivisions, site planning, consents, and minor variances. Carl has extensive experience working with municipal and resident interests and providing evidence before the Ontario Municipal Board.
Jim Levac, MCIP, RPP
Jim Levac is an Associate with more than 25 years of planning experience in both the public and private sector. Jim has experience in co-ordinating a wide range of municipal development approvals within Halton Region, Peel Region, York Region and the City of Toronto. In more recent years, Jim has specialized in small and large urban infill and redevelopment projects with developers and pension fund clients, multiple automobile dealership approvals for most of the major manufacturers, urban boundary expansions, major high rise proposals and mediation in the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre (VMC) as well as a wide range of minor variance and site plan approvals. Jim has extensive experience appearing before municipal Councils, standing committees and providing expert testimony before the Ontario Municipal Board for both private and public sector clients.
Liz Hurst, Chief Operating Officer
Liz Hurst is our Chief Operating Officer and has over 25 years of experience. Liz oversees and manages all aspects of the corporation including administrative, financial and Human Resources. With her several years of experience and expertise in all facets of Office Operations, Liz is able to efficiently manage our company which enables our planners to focus on providing our clients with the high level of professional service which they deserve and have come to expect.
Karen Bennett, MCIP, RPP
Karen Bennett is an Associate and has over 13 years of experience as a Planner. Her experience includes research, assistance in preparation and processing of planning applications, Official Plan and zoning by-law amendments, minor variances, and consents. Karen also has experience in the preparation of planning justification and rationale reports, including several golf course developments in the Greater Toronto Area. Her project experience spans over several municipalities. Karen has been accepted as an expert planning witness and has provided planning evidence at the Ontario Municipal Board.
Jason Afonso, MCIP, RPP
Jason Afonso is an Associate with over five years of public and private sector planning experience. Jason conducts research and analysis of municipal and provincial development policies and processes development applications including Official Plan and Zoning By-Law Amendments, Draft Plans of Subdivision, Site Plans, Condominiums, Minor Variances and Consent applications. Jason also provides planning justification and rationale for development proposals.
Maurice Luchich, MCIP, RPP
Maurice is a Senior Planner/Project Manager with over 20 years of experience in the planning profession in both the public and private sector. Maurice’s experience includes processing various development applications with extensive public consultation all across Ontario. He also has held various roles as a project manager facilitating strategic or development projects of various complexities. He has been accepted as an expert planning witness and has provided planning evidence at the Ontario Municipal Board.
Franz Kloibhofer, MCIP, RPP
Franz is an Intermediate Planner with over five years of private sector planning experience. Franz is experienced in the coordination and process of various planning applications including Official Plan and Zoning By-Law Amendments, Draft Plans of Subdivision and Condominiums, Site Plans, Minor Variance and Consent Applications. Franz has appeared before Committee of Adjustment and Municipal Council on presenting and justifying the land use merits of development applications. Franz also has particular experience in the processing and approval of Condominium Conversion Applications in municipalities throughout southern Ontario. Franz is a graduate of the University of Waterloo.
Tamara Kwast, BURPl
Tamara Kwast is a planner with over three years of private and public sector experience, and a graduate from the Ryerson University Urban and Regional Planning Program. Tamara is experienced with project coordination, preparing planning rational reports, analyzing municipal and provincial development policies, site specific research, preparing development applications including Official Plan Amendments, Zoning By-law Amendments, Draft Plans of Subdivision/ Condominiums, Minor Variance and Consent Applications. Tamara has appeared before various Committee of Adjustments and Municipal Councils. Tamara is currently a Candidate Member of the Ontario Professional Planning Institute (OPPI) and the Canadian Institute of Planning working towards full membership.
Ernest Ng, BSc, BURPl
Ernest is a Junior Planner who has worked for the Region of Peel and the Town of Oakville prior to joining GSAI. As a Junior Planner, Ernest is responsible for project coordination, preparing planning justification and rationale reports, conducting research and analysis on municipal and provincial land use policies, providing Zoning By-law research, review and opinion to senior GSAI staff and clients, preparing development applications including Official Plan Amendments, Zoning By-law Amendments, Draft Plans of Subdivision/Condominiums, Minor Variance and Consent Applications. Ernest is a graduate of Ryerson University’s School of Urban and Regional Planning and is currently a Candidate Member of the Ontario Professional Planning Institute (OPPI)
and the Canadian Institute of Planning (CIP).
Mike Perrin, CPT, Senior CAD Designer
Mike Perrin is a Senior CAD Designer and graduate from Mohawk College with a diploma in Urban and Regional Planning. Mike has over 10 years of experience in the planning, design and preparation of draft plans of subdivision, condominiums, site plans, marketing drawings and various other technical and presentational materials. Mike is the design coordinator and will be responsible for the preparation of required plans.
Nick Coric, BA
Nick Coric is a Planning Technician and recent graduate from McMaster University with a B.A. in Geography and from Mohawk College with a diploma in Urban Planning & GIS. Nick has received two Planning Graphic Awards and was named to the Dean’s Honour List at Mohawk College. Nick is involved in the AutoCad implementation of development projects as well as the preparation of Draft Plans of Subdivision, Development Concept Plans, Site Plans, and various graphic presentation materials.
Laura Abucay, Executive Assistant
Laura is our Executive Assistant and provides not only a friendly face and voice that greets our clients every day but is also responsible for administrative support. In addition to providing the President and Partners with administrative executive assistance, Laura also provides support to the Chief Operating Officer to ensure our fast-paced, professional office continues to provide a high level of quality service to our valued clients.
In Memory of Craig Carroll