Our People

People are at the core of our values and success at GSAI.

Helping to build healthy and sustainable sites, neighbourhoods, and communities.

Helping to build healthy and sustainable sites, neighbourhoods, and communities.

We are a team of talented people who truly care about our clients and the communities that we plan.

At GSAI, we have expertise in various aspects of land use planning including residential, commercial, industrial, institutional and environmental/aggregate projects.

We are a team of talented people who truly care about our clients and the communities that we plan.

At GSAI, we have expertise in various aspects of land use planning including residential, commercial, industrial, institutional and environmental/aggregate projects.

Working at GSAI

GSAI is a long-established planning consultancy firm sustained by a team of professional land use planning consultants and planning technicians. Our expertise focuses on planning residential, commercial, industrial, institutional and recreational development projects.

We are deeply committed to delivering technically sound and feasible land use planning solutions. Since our establishment, we’ve adapted and evolved to be one of the leading planning firms in the industry.

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The Partners

Glen Schnarr

FOUNDING PARTNER AND PRESIDENT

• Over 40 years of professional planning experience in a wide variety of urban planning and development projects across southern Ontario

• Glen has built a reputation as one of the most well respected professional planners in the industry and continues to oversee all aspects of the company while also offering a wide and unique range of planning and corporate experience

Glen Schnarr

FOUNDING PARTNER AND PRESIDENT

• Over 40 years of professional planning experience in a wide variety of urban planning and development projects across southern Ontario

• Glen has built a reputation as one of the most well respected professional planners in the industry and continues to oversee all aspects of the company while also offering a wide and unique range of planning and corporate experience

Glen Broll

PARTNER

• Over 30 years as a public and private sector planner

• Experience successfully creating and implementing urban and rural land development proposals, including community plans, recreational destinations, site plans, and development plans across Southwestern Ontario

• Planning and development approval processes, including preparation of comprehensive zoning by-laws, Official Plan policies, and giving evidence at the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT).

Glen Broll

PARTNER

• Over 30 years as a public and private sector planner

• Experience successfully creating and implementing urban and rural land development proposals, including community plans, recreational destinations, site plans, and development plans across Southwestern Ontario

• Planning and development approval processes, including preparation of comprehensive zoning by-laws, Official Plan policies, and giving evidence at the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT).

Colin Chung

PARTNER

• Over 30 years of planning experience in public and private sectors

• Specializes in large landowner group and project management/representation, urban land expansion, the municipal comprehensive official plan review processes, built boundary redevelopment, special studies, processing development applications and dealing with conflict resolution and negotiations

• Experience includes land use feasibility and financial impact analysis, housing mix and density analysis and land use policy reports

• Provides planning evidence before the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT)

Colin Chung

PARTNER

• Over 30 years of planning experience in public and private sectors

• Specializes in large landowner group and project management/representation, urban land expansion, the municipal comprehensive official plan review processes, built boundary redevelopment, special studies, processing development applications and dealing with conflict resolution and negotiations

• Experience includes land use feasibility and financial impact analysis, housing mix and density analysis and land use policy reports

• Provides planning evidence before the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT)

Jim Levac

PARTNER

• Over 28 years of planning experience in both the public and private sector

• Municipal development approvals within Halton Region, Peel Region, York Region, Brant County, Simcoe County and the City of Toronto

• 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 extensive Ontario Municipal Board mediation in Mississauga, Toronto and Vaughan as well as a wide range of minor variance, consent and site plan approvals

• Extensive experience appearing before municipal Councils, standing committees, Committees of Adjustment and providing expert testimony before the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) and the Toronto Local Appeal Body for predominantly private sector clients

Jim Levac

PARTNER

• Over 28 years of planning experience in both the public and private sector

• Municipal development approvals within Halton Region, Peel Region, York Region, Brant County, Simcoe County and the City of Toronto

• 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 extensive Ontario Municipal Board mediation in Mississauga, Toronto and Vaughan as well as a wide range of minor variance, consent and site plan approvals

• Extensive experience appearing before municipal Councils, standing committees, Committees of Adjustment and providing expert testimony before the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) and the Toronto Local Appeal Body for predominantly private sector clients

Our Team

We invest in people

People are at the core of our success at GSAI. By embracing new ways of working and thinking, the collaborative mindset amongst our team creates a sense of ownership and belonging at our firm.

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