Ray Lister is a Planner at Brook McIlroy. His background in planning, urban design, and cultural heritage reinforces his desire to create places and policies that are inclusive, evolving, and contextually sensitive. His work in this field has led to experience assessing the built environment, and providing policy and design solutions that contribute to vibrant and complete communities.
Ray has experience in policy research and analysis, cultural heritage value analysis, and the creation of rezoning and SPA documents for sensitive development projects across the Greater Toronto Area. At Brook McIlroy, Ray’s key projects include the Vaughan Official Plan Review, Columbus Part II Plan Urban Design Guidelines, and Loyalist College Campus Master Plan. He also produces urban design briefs, planning rationale reports, urban design guidelines, and LPAT witness statements for residential and mixed-use developments within the Greater Toronto Area.
He earned his Masters of Planning in Urban Development from Toronto Metropolitan University and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in History from the University of Victoria. At Toronto Metropolitan University, Ray’s studies centred on the historic and evolving form of mid-rise buildings in Toronto, as well as affordable housing policy and development.