Ground Breaking Attendance

On August 7th, The Biglieri Group attended the ground breaking for the 58,336 square foot expansion of the existing industrial building at 895 Sandy Beach Road.

The Biglieri Group is incredibly proud to have assisted with the approvals for this project, and is excited to assist Emix Ltd. in the development of 905 Sandy Beach Road to the north

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We're Hiring!

The Biglieri Group Ltd. is growing and seeking a full-time, permanent position for a Junior Planner!

The Biglieri Group Ltd. is a dedicated planning and consulting firm that believes initiative and passion are the building blocks of a great career. We offer a fast-paced, exciting team-based environment involving all aspects of planning, development, urban design and project management. We support and mentor our team members to develop new skills, and expand their horizons.

ABOUT THE BIGLIERI GROUP LTD.

Since 1994, our firm has been working to create communities across the Greater Toronto Area, Ontario and beyond for private and public clients. We believe that every region, municipality, neighbourhood and site is unique. That is why we work closely with our clients from the beginning to define problems, conduct innovative research from technical and community-based perspectives, coordinate expert teams, and collaborate with all stakeholders. The results are high-quality plans, policies and solutions that are context specific and cost effective.  We look holistically at planning issues, providing value and expertise to our clients. We are problem solvers who exceed expectations.

We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated individuals to join our team committed to high-quality client service. Come join our dynamic team!

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Junior Planner will report to and be mentored by Senior/Intermediate Planners within the company, supporting them through research, and analysis, as well as preparation of reports, presentations and public engagement sessions. The following profile makes candidates uniquely qualified for the role of Junior Planner at The Biglieri Group Ltd.:

  •  An accredited Undergraduate and/or Master’s degree in Planning is required;

  • Eligibility or Full membership in Canadian Institute of Planners or Ontario Professional Planners Institute is required;

  • Ability to work effectively both independently and in a team with professionals from diverse disciplines

  • Excellent interpersonal, facilitation and customer service skills, including communicating planning knowledge to clients, government officials and members of the public;

  • Demonstrated time management and problem-solving skills required to manage several projects at once;

  • Familiarity with and knowledge of the Ontario Planning Act, relevant provincial and municipal planning policies as well as all aspects of the planning process;

  • Excellent research, analysis, report-writing, and public engagement skills;

  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills;

  • A commitment to continued professional development and growth; and

  • A valid ‘G’ Driver’s License.

A knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, AutoCAD, GIS and fluency in other languages are considered assets, but are not required.

The Biglieri Group Ltd. is an equal opportunity employer, providing competitive salaries and full health and dental benefits.

To apply, please forward a covering letter and resume to the address below. Please note that we thank all those that apply, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The deadline for this job posting is Monday August 19th at 4:00 pm. Remuneration will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

 The Biglieri Group Ltd.

20 Leslie Street, Suite 121

Toronto, Ontario

M4M 3L4

Attention: Alexis Woods, Office Manager

OR email: awoods[at]thebiglierigroup[dot]com with “Junior Planner” in subject line.

 

 

Out for a Roll

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Feet flat.

Stand-up straight.

Don’t grip the handle bars too tight .

Lean forward to move forward, lean back to reverse.

The basics of Segway have been taught and the Biglieri Group is now ready to attend the greatest Segway relay rally race we’ve attended.

Meeting on the very centralized (and brick clad) Trinity Street, the Biglieri Group was introduced to the basics of Segway safety, each given a personal hands-on tutorial on how to move and the course laid out before us. Nerves were at full gear and legs were shaky after dismounting - but familiarity is the key to success.

Team 1 and 2 were randomly picked, and then released out into the wilds of pylon dodging, bean-bag carrying, and the toughest challenge of all: bean-bag + pylon carrying / pylon dodging.

The race was close but Team 1 was the decided victor.

However, no contest can go without reward and the entire TBG family was taken out to Mill Street for post Segway dinner - with nerves relaxed and conversation flowing.

Seniors - Let’s talk! Civic EngAGEment Series

On May 7th, The Biglieri Group was honoured to volunteer as facilitators for Toronto Council on Aging’s “Seniors - Let’s talk! Civic EngAGEment Series” focusing on municipal policy related to Toronto Seniors.

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Following a brief round of presentations by Dr. Samir Sinha, Sue Lance, and Councillor James Pasternak the participants broke out into separate tables. Using a world cafe format a brain storm session ensued and comments swashed onto the paper sheets regarding how the City could implement the goals put forth within the Toronto Senior’s Strategy 2.0.

Along with experts from the Toronto Public Library, Toronto Police, Toronto Fire Services, and the Vulnerable Persons Office the Biglieri Group was able to pose topics ranging from Digital Literacy, TCC access, to Fire and Police assistance.

The Biglieri Group was thrilled to participate in such a lively dialogue, encouraging community discussion and assisting the development of community relationships.

For continuing information regarding community outreach, please visit the Toronto Council on Aging

Summaries are currently being prepared and will be presently submitted to the Accountability Table for review and analysis.

 

TBG Opens New Hamilton Office!

"Open" By: Justin Sharp   Taken at Supercrawl 2015, James Street North, Hamilton

"Open" By: Justin Sharp

Taken at Supercrawl 2015, James Street North, Hamilton

The Biglieri Group is excited to announce our first satellite office - in the great city of Hamilton! 

As the planning and development world continues to expand and evolve, we are constantly growing and adapting our practice to meet new challenges.  In our continued efforts to better serve our clients in the west GTHA, southwestern Ontario and Waterloo Region, we have seized the opportunity to be a part of Hamilton - the city recently named the envy of urban planners by Curbed.com.

We are thrilled to have a new home in a city that prioritizes livability and community engagement, as shown through their collaborative city-building projects in recent years. This office will be headed up by two of our best - Mike Pettigrew and Melinda Holland - who with their combined experience and teamwork will continue the tradition of serving public and private sector clients with creative solutions that exceed expectations.