Brampton, Mississauga and Oakville


2014 to 2015


As part of on of the short-listed teams for an Alternative Financing and Procurement bid process, SvN provided planning consulting services to advise on the required development approvals, site plan preparation, permits and agreements that would be required to develop three ErinoakKids Centres for Treatment and Development.  ErinoakKids provides a broad range of services for children with a wide range of physical and/or developmental disabilities.  With the development of the three new sites in Brampton, Mississauga and Oakville, planned to occur at the same time, SvN’s role in the requirements and timing of approvals was important to the overall project risk and construction schedule.

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We provide comprehensive support for approvals under the Planning Act that includes: the creation of clear, high quality documentation for amendments to official plans, zoning bylaws and building codes; producing planning applications and planning rationale reports; and representing our clients at Ontario Municipal Board hearings.
We undertake site analysis studies, from site scale up to secondary plan scales.  We work with developers and public agencies such as Build Toronto and Ontario Infrastructure and Lands Corporation to complete due diligence and Highest and Best Use Studies for their lands. 
We provide feasibility planning, development advisory and approvals risk management for public and private clients. As an interdisciplinary team that contributes to the design and architecture of a project, we are able to identify risks in early design development and conceptual site layout stages. We help to shape and form the thinking on site layout and building design in a way that reduces and minimizes the amount of approvals required. We give our clients a comprehensive view of planning approval milestones within the project's life cycle, so they can anticipate the timing and resources required to support various approvals within the overall construction schedule.