Environmental Planning and Land Development

Block 59 Landowners’ Group (2007, 2012 - 2013); completed a Natural-Heritage Evaluation as part of a Master Environmental-Servicing Plan in the City of Vaughan; included surveys and evaluation of terrestrial and aquatic features and functions, ELC mapping, an environmental planning review, evaluation of site constraints and opportunities, and the preparation of a project report

DAS Development Corporation (2012 - 2013), completed a Scoped Natural-Heritage Review for a 15-ha property located in the Town of Wasaga Beach; included inspections for species-at-risk; confirmation of presence/absence of ram's head orchid and butternut, ELC mapping, and the preparation of a report

King City Corporate Center Limited (2012 - 2013); completed a Scoped Natural-Heritage Evaluation (NHE) for a 45-ha property at Jane Street and King Road in the Township of King; included ELC mapping, breeding bird and breeding-amphibian surveys; delineation of constraints and proposed setbacks, issues related to species-at-risk, and preparation of an NHE report

Condeland Engineering Limited (2012 - 2013); completed a Natural-Heritage Evaluation for a development property at Humberwest Parkway and Goreway Drive in Brampton, Ontario; included the preparation of a planting plan to meet TRCA guidelines and objectives as part of a proposed stream re-alignment

Parkbridge Lifestyle Communities Inc (2012); completed Natural-Heritage Review for a proposed development property in Strathroy, Ontario; included vegetation assessment, ELC mapping, evaluation of potential species-at-risk issues, and the preparation of a report

 
 
 
 
 
 
     
   
 

Storm Outlet, Richmond Hill, Ontario

 
   
 

Graham Creek Study Area, Clarington, Ontario

 
Springhill Square EIS Study Area Bradford STP Study Site
 

Mr. Donald Faiers (2012); undertook an Environmental-Impact Study at a proposed development site in Oro-Medonte; this assignment included vegetation surveys, ELC mapping, delineation of the boundary of a Provincially-Significant Wetland, potential species-at-risk issues, and preparation of an EIS report”

Infrastructure Ontario (2012); completed a Natural-Heritage Evaluation at Camp Turnaround, a 45-ha property in Oro-Medonte; included vegetation surveys, ELC mapping, fish surveys, breeding bird and breeding-amphibian surveys, delineation of a PSW boundary and other constraints and associated setbacks, issues related to species at risk, and preparation of a natural-heritage report

Town of Bradford (2012); completed the pier review of report prepared by the proponent's consultant regarding a proposed development property in the Town; this assignment included issues related to a permanent watercourse, species at risk, a valley corridor, wetlands, a significant woodlot, slope stability, and proposed development setbacks

Ontario Power Generation (2009); in association with ENVision - The Hough Group, prepared a Demonstration Forest and Park Management Plan for the former Hydro Colony site located at Rolphton, Ontario

Mr. Gordon Woolley (2003); conducted an Environmental-Impact Study for the proposed development of a residential dwelling within the Blue Mountain Slopes Area of Natural and Scientific Interest (ANSI)

Pickering Harbour Company Limited (2002); presented evidence at the Ontario Municipal Board on behalf of the Pickering Harbour Company Limited regarding various planning issues and development proposals at Frenchman's Bay

Glenbrook Homes (2001); completed an Environmental Impact Study regarding Hydro Marsh, a provincially significant wetland, located adjacent to a proposed residential/commercial development in the Town of Pickering

Pickering Harbour Company Limited (2001); completed two Environmental Impact Studies regarding proposed developments situated adjacent to the provincially significant wetlands - Hydro Marsh and the Frenchman's Bay Wetland

 
     
     
   

EIS Study Area at Frenchman's Bay

Humber Bay, Lake Ontario  
   

Town of Newmarket (1999); assisted in the development of a stormwater-management plan for proposed development lands in the Town of Newmarket; included erosion, fish-habitat, and natural-features issues

Dr B Walkiewicz (1999); completed an Environmental Impact Study associated with a provincially significant wetland located on and adjacent to land proposed for estate-residential development

Blairhampton Properties Inc (1998, 2001); completed biological studies associated with a proposed boat basin at a residential development on Georgian Bay near Christian Island; included surveys of fish communities and aquatic habitat and the development of a fish-habitat compensation plan which was subsequently approved by DFO

Henry Kortekaas and Associates (1996); completed an evaluation of fisheries and aquatic habitat at a proposed residential-development site on a tributary of Lynde Creek in the Town of Pickering; included development of recommendations intended to protect aquatic resources and associated riparian habitat

Metropolitan Toronto Parks and Culture (1996); participated in a multi-disciplinary team of consultants which undertook the Rouge Park Trail Development and Management Plan; included identification of natural-heritage opportunities and constraints and the preparation of a proposed implementation program

Markborough Properties Limited (1996); completed a fluvial-geomorphology evaluation of Levi Creek in the vicinity of the proposed Financial Drive Crossing; included assessments of hydrology, riparian vegetation, and fisheries

Henry Kortekaas and Associates (1996); completed the biological evaluations associated with a proposed residential development on Lynde Creek in the Town of Pickering; included assessment of watercourses, fisheries, riparian vegetation, and buffer-zone issues

Henry Kortekaas and Associates (1996); completed the initial biological studies associated with a proposed golf-course development on Graham Creek in the municipality of Clarington; included evaluation of fisheries and aquatic habitat and the development of preliminary mitigation strategies

 
     
    Graham Creek Study Area, Clarington, Ontario

Stormwater Management Pond, Richmon Hill, Ontario

 
   

Durham Board of Education (1995); led a multi-disciplinary team of specialists in the assessment of natural-heritage significance of a property under consideration for the development of an educational complex; this assignment incorporated the natural-systems planning principles of features, functions, and linkages

Pickering Harbour Company Limited (1995); completed an Environmental Impact Study for a proposed residential development located adjacent to the Provincially Significant wetland at Frenchman's Bay on the shores of Lake Ontario at Pickering

Metropolitan Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (1995); as part of a multi-disciplinary team of consultants, Tarandus contributed to the development of a Natural-Heritage Strategy in support of the Integrated Shoreline Management Plan for 35 km of Lake Ontario Shoreline between Tommy Thompson Park and Frenchman's Bay

Charlottetown Area Development Corporation (1993 - 1994); participated in a team which won a National Design Competition for a proposed waterfront park in Charlottetown, PEI, to commemorate the Confederation Birthplace

City of Brampton (1992); contributed to the Coordinated Master Open Space Landscaping and Pedestrian System Plan for the Vales of Castlemore, Eastgate, and Gateway West

Bramalea Limited (1991, 1992, 1994); completed assessments of water-quality, fish habitat, and environmental issues for a proposed residential development at the Port of Newcastle on Lake Ontario

City of Etobicoke (1991); prepared a Stormwater Management Plan for the Motel Strip study area; this plan was presented to the Ontario Municipal Board

City of Etobicoke (1990); prepared and presented evidence to the Ontario Municipal Board regarding the Etobicoke Motel Strip Secondary Plan; included the preparation of a Stormwater Management Plan for the Motel Strip study area

City of Etobicoke (1989, 1990); prepared an Environmental Management Master Plan for the proposed re-development of the Motel Strip in Etobicoke; included participation in a multi-disciplinary team of project consultants - prepared/presented evidence to the Ontario Municipal Board regarding the Etobicoke Motel Strip Secondary Plan; included preparation of a Stormwater Management Plan for the Motel Strip study area

Metropolitan Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (1989); participated in the environmental planning and assessment of a proposed waterfront park at East Point on the shore of Lake Ontario; included field studies and participation in the public-consultation program

Ontario Ministry of the Environment (1986); completed a scoping study regarding bathing beaches in the City of Peterborough, Ontario; included identification of potential sources of bacterial contamination, the preparation of proposed Terms of Reference for studies leading to a Pollution Control Plan, and the estimation of costs of proposed studies and remedial capital works