James is an Urban Planner with a strong understanding of physical planning, planning policy, and planning processes. James has experience managing planning projects for both public and private sector clients, related to master planning, development approvals, regional transit studies, and neighbourhood plans. James worked as a Planner and Project Manager for the Central Peninsula Neighbourhood Plan in Saint John, New Brunswick. Through urban design and public realm guidelines and place-making concepts for surplus public lands, the neighbourhood plan demonstrates how targeted municipal improvements can contribute to a greater sense of place and encourage private reinvestment in the core of a historic city. In Toronto, he is coordinating the development approvals process for a variety of complex projects of city-wide significance, including 30 Bay Street, Dufferin Mall, and the Golden Mile Shopping Centre.
Metrolinx Regional Express Rail (RER) and Initial Business Cases (IBCs)2016
Dufferin Mall Master Plan + Approvals2018 - Present
Rail Deck Park | Rail Corridor Planning Study2017
Saint John, New Brunswick