Planner heritage

City of Toronto’s City Planning division is inviting applications from suitable candidates for the position of Planner heritage. City of Toronto’s City Planning division manages urban planning and development initiatives within the city. It oversees zoning regulations, land use policies, and development applications to shape Toronto’s growth and livability. Through community engagement and strategic planning, it promotes sustainable development and vibrant neighborhoods. The candidates selected for the vacancy will be required to start the work as soon as possible.

Job Description:

Employer Name: City of Toronto
Division: City Planning
Section: CP Urban Design
Position: Planner heritage
No of Vacancies: 3
Salary: $53.91 – $59.08 hourly
Employment Type: Permanent/Temporary/Full time
Affiliation: L79 Full-time
Job Category: Policy, Planning and Research
Location: Toronto, ON, Canada
Shift: Monday to Friday, 35 hours per week
Job ID: 36083


Languages: Candidates must have knowledge of the English Language
Education: Candidates should have Post-secondary education in planning, architecture, history, or in a professional discipline pertinent to the job function or equivalent combination of education and experience
Experience: Candidates should have experience working in the field of heritage conservation including, creating heritage plans, developing policy and conducting historic research

Other Requirements:

  • The candidates should have experience in leading and conducting heritage planning studies and preparing Heritage Conservation District plans and Cultural Heritage Resource Assessments
  • The candidates should demonstrate experience in leading and coordinating heritage conservation projects from inception to implementation in a multi-stakeholder and high-pressure, high-volume environment
  • The candidates should possess applied knowledge of the Ontario Heritage Act, Planning Act, the Official Plan, and the Development Review Process, including the current regulations and evolving planning policy trends in the City
  • The candidates should have knowledge of historical preservation theory, legislation, principles, and practice and should demonstrate the ability to interpret architectural and site plan drawings
  • The candidates should possess sound knowledge of heritage planning and urban design, historical theory, legislation, and technological principles that pertain to heritage preservation
  • The candidates should have the ability to produce concise and effective reports, presentations, and recommendations under time constraints
  • The candidates should be able to apply critical judgment and analytical thinking and be capable of working independently on confidential and sensitive matters with minimum supervision in a highly demanding work environment with many competing priorities and deadlines
  • The candidates should demonstrate the ability to establish effective working relationships with all stakeholders, senior-level staff, outside agencies, politicians, and other orders of government
  • The candidates should possess highly developed interpersonal, conflict resolution, mediation, and problem-solving skills in an effort to interact and communicate effectively with all levels of the organization
  • The candidates should have proficient computer skills to utilize software packages relevant to supporting the division’s core requirements (MS Office)
  • The candidates should have knowledge of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA), the Human Rights Code, and other regulations/legislation that apply to the job duties


  • The candidates should be able to review, evaluate, and provide comments on development proposals including Zoning By-law and Official Plan amendments, Committee of Adjustment applications, building plans, and conservation/restoration plans as they relate to listed, designated, and potential heritage resources
  • The candidates should be able to issue approval or make recommendations of approval/refusal to City Council regarding heritage-related matters and able to review and contribute to the Official Plan policy planning process for all planning studies and the development of incentives and policy development related to heritage preservation
  • The candidates should be able to provide information and advice to requests from elected officials, other levels of government, other City divisions, developers, consultants, agencies, boards, and the public, and prepare reports and correspondence
  • The candidates should be able to liaise and represent the City in meetings and make presentations to and answer inquiries from the public regarding Heritage Planning and able to develop and conduct public participation programs related to heritage preservation
  • The candidates should be able to prepare and present reports, make recommendations to the Toronto Preservation Board, Committees, and Council on proposals involving heritage resources, including heritage conservation incentives, alterations to listed and designated buildings, demolition of heritage properties, and heritage policy
  • The candidates should be able to consult with internal and external parties on development proposals and proposals to alter designated and listed resources in the application of City heritage policies and accepted principles of architectural, urban design planning, and heritage preservation, and propose and negotiate alternate development strategies that meet heritage best practice
  • The candidates should be able to advise on the use of incentives to leverage high-quality conservation of heritage properties and review and comment on technical reports and drawings related to heritage preservation
  • The candidates should be able to negotiate Heritage Easement Agreements, prepare documentation and legal schedules, and monitor implementation and able to inspect heritage properties in accordance with relevant legislation and serve as an expert resource to other city departments when heritage properties have been subject to fire or other structural failures
  • The candidates should be able to serve as an expert witness at hearings of judicial boards and tribunals and present evidence and provide professional opinions and able to analyze and evaluate properties considered for inclusion in the City’s Heritage Register and designation under the Ontario Heritage Act and conduct archival analysis applying prescribed provincial criteria
  • The candidates should be able to coordinate and conduct studies, propose policies, and work with consultants in the preparation and adoption of Heritage Conservation District studies and Cultural Heritage Resources Assessments
  • The candidates should be able to provide project coordination throughout the implementation process of a Heritage Conservation District and Cultural Heritage Resource Assessment, facilitate the internal and external consultation process, public outreach, and community education
  • The candidates should be able to establish and maintain linkages to communities and other divisions to ensure effective partnerships in heritage preservation efforts and able to conduct heritage conservation planning studies and initiatives, review development proposals, develop recommendations, and draft reports for Committees and Council
  • The candidates should be able to administer the City’s Heritage Tax Rebate Program, including the development of policy, heritage property inspections related to these incentives, and coordination with other City divisions and provincial agencies
  • The candidates should be able to analyze data and prepare reports on heritage issues affecting the city, evaluate preservation planning implications, and prepare recommendations, including policy changes

How to apply:

If the position is fit for you and the basic requirements are fulfilled then you can now apply directly to the employer (along with your resume) through the below-mentioned details.

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We thank all the applicants for showing their interest and trust in us, however, only the most eligible candidates will be selected and conducted for further procedure directly from employers, in between no charges/fees or original documents will be asked from any applicant. All the best!

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