City of Toronto News Release
March 28, 2018
The City of Toronto announced today that Gregg Lintern has been appointed as its new Chief Planner.
Lintern has had a long-term history of working in municipal planning. His career of more than three decades started in the City of Etobicoke in 1984 and has taken him across the city to other communities. He rose through the ranks to become a Director of Community Planning for the Etobicoke York district in 2005 and the Toronto and East York district in 2011. Lintern was also Acting Chief Planner and the Executive Director of the City Planning division in 2012 and since September 2017.
Lintern has a proven track record in delivering transformative projects of both city-wide and local significance. He has led many significant projects at the City, including:
• Leading teams delivering TOcore, Yonge Eglinton Secondary Plan Review, Port Lands Planning Framework and other growth management frameworks
• Major transformative development projects including Mirvish Gehry, the Honest Ed's site, the Lower Yonge Precinct Plan, and
• City building and policy reviews including Yonge-Dundas Revitalization, Woodbine Live!, Humber Bay Shores, Billy Bishop Airport and Regent Park.
"Gregg has the experience and depth of knowledge of this city to guide the planning of Toronto's future," said Mayor John Tory. "I'm confident City Planning under Gregg's leadership will help Council build Toronto's transit network, add more affordable housing and manage growth across the city."
Lintern's initial priority areas will include transit network expansion, affordable housing, improvements to the development review process and implementing Ontario Municipal Board reform. He will begin his new role on April 9.
Toronto is Canada's largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. It is a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture and is consistently ranked one of the world's most livable cities.
Media contact: Bruce Hawkins, Strategic Communications, 416-392-3496, Bruce.Hawkins@toronto.ca
The St. Lawrence Neighbourhood Association is speaking out on the recent decision made by Mayor Tory and endorsed by our Councillor, Lucy Troisi to permit overnight construction in downtown neighbourhoods south of Dundas St.
This decision was made without consultation with the 30,000 residents of the St. Lawrence Neighbourhood nor any of the other 240,000 residents who call Toronto's downtown core home. We hope this was an oversight that can and will be corrected.
Below is the letter that was issued to Councillor Troisi today. We encourage all residents to contact Councillor Troisi (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Mayor Tory (email@example.com) today.
Over 120 residents came to the Jason George on March 12 to celebrate the SLNA's first Meet and Greet event and to acknowledge a special milestone - the SLNA's 35th Anniversary! Association president, Suzanne Kavanagh gave a wonderful overview of the history and role of the SLNA and the achievements realized over the years that have served to benefit residents and this city. The St. Lawrence Neighbourhood is where the city of Toronto began and where thousands of people are continually drawn to for the history, the lifestyle, the food (!) and the community that makes this such a special part of Toronto.
See pictures and video below: