ABOUT HERITAGE DOWNTOWNS
City planning solutions for Ontario communities.
A registered professional planner, Mark Gladysz RPP, OPPI,CAHP has over 35 years of experience in city planning in a variety of municipalities across Ontario. Mark has extensive experience in the areas of land development, policy writing, intensification, urban design, infrastructure planning, historic building preservation, financial incentives and project management of special studies and construction projects. Currently, Mark is the principal consultant of Heritagedowntowns.com , which is a planning consultancy specializing downtown revitalization, providing strategies for the rejuvenation and intensification of older commercial and mixed-use residential areas. Currently Mark is working on intensification projects in Toronto, Kingston and Brantford.
(This article was originally published in Plan Canada, Summer 2011.) Summary: Brantford, Ontario experienced an economic crisis which damaged its downtown.
Our team specializes in urban revitalization
Robin Etherington has worked for many national and community level cultural organizations over the past 30 years. Her area of consultant specialty at Etherington Consulting Services is management of not-for profit and cultural organizations and has improved the bottom line at many sites through tighter operations, expansive partnerships and maximizing networking opportunities. She has developed tremendous skills in grant writing, social media, youth outreach, marketing, policy writing and implementation, and community facilitation. Skills include developing and implementing fund development (fundraising and revenue generation) strategies; Cultural Resources Management (CRM), and cultural strategic planning.
Alex is a Management Valuation Consultant for commercial real estate with 12 years experience in the industry, both in Canada and internationally. His experience includes serving as a business analyst and consultant to Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), where he analyzed and originated investment opportunities and led financial negotiations for new acquisitions. Alex is an invaluable resource to building owners and prospective clients, by analyzing business assets, developing business strategies, initiating strategic organizational planning and creating smart exit solutions. Alex’s area of expertise is to show commercial and apartment real estate owners how to increase the value of their property and make it more profitable, while always looking to improve the quality of housing services for tenants and enhancing a sense of community at each project.
Real Estate Management Valuation Consultant
Planner, MCIP, RPP
Cynthia Baycetich MCIP RPP has over 15 years of planning experience in both the private and public sectors. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies and a Master’s degree in Planning from the University of Waterloo. She has worked with GSP Group, as a municipal planner with the County of Brant and was Development Manager for Vicano Construction Limited. Cynthia knew early on the private sector is where her passion is. Cynthia has now offering boutique planning services, confidently project managing and facilitating land use planning applications and development projects with a focus on commercial and industrial developments for a wide variety of clients. Cynthia quickly responds to clients needs, charts the course to approval and offers valuable insight and practical experience to help resolve issues and advance their development plans, keeping clients well informed along the way. She is always mindful of the representation of private interests, takes great pride in keeping clients happy, and getting shovel in the ground in the most efficient manner.
Greg is the Managing Principal of the studioCANOO Architecture office. He ensures that the studio encourages creativity, learning, innovation and responsiveness. In addition, he oversees the work in key sectors: multi-unit residential, education, post-secondary institutions and public buildings.
Greg’s life-long fascination with architecture and sustainability has matured through 30 years of professional experience. In this time, he has led a broad range of complex design projects that demonstrate thoughtful design, responsiveness to the environment, and enduring value. Greg was a member of the award winning LGA teams providing key contributions on projects over the years resulting in the OAA Award of Excellence and the Governor General Award of Excellence.
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