court-yard-perspectiveProfile – Allan Ramsay


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Allan is the Principal and founder of Allan Ramsay Planning Associates Inc.

Well known and highly respected in the Greater Toronto planning community, Allan brings nearly 30 years of experience in land use planning, policy development, development planning, and public consultation.

Prior to founding his own private practice, Allan held senior positions with the Town of Oakville and City of Burlington Planning Departments.

Allan provides professional planning services to a variety of public and private sector projects. He has been project manager for the preparation of comprehensive Official Plans and area specific secondary plans.  He has undertaken planning research and completed land use studies dealing with a wide range of issues including commercial policies, employment land needs, housing and intensification and growth management.  He has provided professional planning advice and analysis on development applications, policy proposals, land evaluations, expropriations and other planning issues.  His experience also includes undertaking community consultation and public meeting facilitation and providing mediation and negotiation services.

Providing expert testimony at the Ontario Municipal Board complements his consulting experience. He has provided evidence on a variety of issues ranging from major development applications, employment land conversions, commercial developments, secondary plans, residential intensification, land expropriations and consent and minor variance appeals. Allan’s experience, critical and strategic thinking skills, project management skills and enthusiasm for the planning profession, allow him to approach projects in an integrated fashion while providing innovative solutions and superior plans to the client.


Masters of Applied Science (Engineering – Management Sciences), University of Waterloo Bachelors of Environmental Studies (Urban and Regional Planning), University of Waterloo

Professional Memberships 

Member Canadian Institute of Planners Member

Ontario Professional Planners Institute