Benjamin takes a strategic approach to master planning, policy development and planning approvals for a diverse range of clients, leading projects from high-level visioning through to implementation. Shaping the future of Toronto and the GTA, Benjamin has successfully guided complex planning projects including East Harbour/Unilever, Honest Ed’s redevelopment, City of Vaughan Official Plan, Toronto’s PATH Master Plan and numerous high-profile development approvals for clients such as Dream, Oxford, Allied. Benjamin is a leading campus planner, having developed master plans for such institutions as Cornell, Simon Fraser, Waterloo, Guelph, UofT Scarborough, Brock and others. Benjamin assists numerous institutions in strategic planning and leveraging real estate assets, counting Ryerson University, York University and many others as long-term clients.
York University Development Corporation Planning Services2012 - Present
Toronto Lands Corporation Site Planning & Land Disposition2011 - Present
St. Catharines, Ontario
Brock University2001 - 2003, 2008, 2015 - 2016
University of Waterloo Campus Master Plan
1992, 2002, 2009
Urban Strategies has been providing master planning services to the University of Waterloo since 1990, beginning with the completion of a campus master plan in 1992.