Intermediate Planner

Brook McIlroy is a progressive practice of planners, urban designers, landscape architects, architects and artists with offices in Toronto, Winnipeg and Thunder Bay. Our multi-disciplinary approach addressesthe complex requirements of contemporary community building with projects that span from large-scale urban visions to the detailed design of buildings, landscapes, civic infrastructure, and public art. A specific focus of our practice is led by Indigenous architects, artists, and planners through the Indigenous Design Studio. Our clients span a fascinating array of diverse sectors including education, arts and culture, residential, infrastructure, mobility, and healthy communities.

Our practice is growing and we are seeking an Intermediate Planner to join our dynamic interdisciplinary team in Toronto.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assist in the production of urban design projects including preparation of Campus Master Plans, Downtown Plans, Corridor Plans, Mobility Hubs, Community Plans, Urban Design Guidelines, Master Plans, Peer Reviews, etc.
  • Assist in the preparation of urban design and planning visions and documents, including Urban Design Rationale Reports, Official Plan & Zoning By-law Amendments, Draft Plans of Subdivisions and Minor Variances
  • Prepare materials for public workshops, client meetings, internal workshops, and Council meetings;
  • Support a multidisciplinary team of planners, urban designers, architects, and landscape architects on planning and urban design projects
  • Assist in the preparation of proposals in response to RFQs and RFPs
  • Support other project work within the studios as needed 

Qualifications and skills required:

  • A master’s degree in urban planning and a minimum of 2 years of experience, or an equivalent combination of experience and education
  • Strong writing and presentation skills
  • Attention to detail, analytical and organizational skills
  • Motivated, flexible and enthusiastic team player able to work in an open studio format*
  • Experience in the preparation of urban design and planning projects
  • Skills in software applications including MS Office, InDesign, and Illustrator. Skills in Photoshop, AutoCAD, ArcMap, and SketchUp will be viewed as an asset.
  • OPPI membership is preferred.
  • Willingness to travel within North America once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted. 

*Please note that the position will be carried out remotely at this time due to COVID-19.

Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and brief writing sample to resumes@brookmcilroy.com. Only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.


Landscape Architect

Brook McIlroy is an award-winning landscape architecture, architecture, urban design, and planning firm with offices in Toronto, Thunder Bay and Winnipeg. Our practice is founded on the ambition to create a truly multi-disciplinary office to address the complex and interrelated challenges of contemporary city building and design. Our projects span from large-scale urban visions and implementation strategies to the detailed design of landscapes, buildings and civic infrastructure. A unique practice specialty is the Indigenous Design Studio, which is led by Indigenous designers who work with communities, institutions, and municipalities on projects addressing Truth and Reconciliation and the celebration of Indigenous culture.

Our practice is growing and we are seeking a Landscape Architect to join our dynamic interdisciplinary team in Toronto, Thunder Bay or Winnipeg.

We are looking for a team member who:

  • Can design and detail with confidence
  • Work with our in-house team of landscape architects, architects, and urban designers to create integrated design solutions
  • Coordinate and collaborate with consultant teams
  • Manage, coordinate, and prepare contract documentation in AutoCAD
  • Can manage multiple projects with competing deadlines
  • Understands the proposal process (or is eager to learn)
  • Is a great communicator – writing will be a part of the job

Qualifications and skills required:

  • Minimum 4 years’ professional working experience
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD, Adobe CS, SketchUp and Office
  • Membership with the Ontario Association of Landscape Architects (or actively working towards membership)
  • Experience in drawing production, cost estimation, planting design, construction detailing, and contract administration
  • Experience in BIM (Revit) software, GIS software, SketchUp, Rhino, and Grasshopper considered an asset

Please submit a PDF copy of your resume, cover letter, and samples of your work to resumes@brookmcilroy.com with “Landscape Architect” in the subject line. Deadline for all submissions will be on November 6th, 2020 with a starting date of November 9th, 2020. We thank all applicants for their interest, however; only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.