Planning and Development Coordinator (OKG-273)

Planning and Development Coordinator (OKG-273)

23 May
GALA Developments
North York

23 May

GALA Developments

North York

The Company

We are a fast-paced, collaborative, and fun team working to transform the way we live. Whether it’s an Instagram post or a display in one of our Sales Presentation Centres, we strive to deliver genuine moments of connection with our audience while driving leads. From our office, we operate like a Startup with the resources of a much larger company, creating leading customer experiences that bridge the gap between the physical and the digital space. We are up for the challenge and we are only just getting started. Our environment promotes challenges that engage our professionals to think and act beyond their limits. We offer a venue for our future leaders to innovate, create and put concepts into action.

Position Overview:

Reporting to the Manager of Planning and Development, the prospective candidate is looking to start a career working with large scale, multi-dimensional real estate development projects. The candidate is familiar with handling planning applications, liaising with City staff, researching planning policies and conducting planning due diligence through internships, academic work, or prior work experience. The candidate must be able to prioritize and handle multiple development projects and a diversified workload, including the processing of invoices and other administrative responsibilities, under short timeframes within a high-pressure environment.

Key Responsibilities:


• Conduct planning and policy due diligence, determining compliance with official plans and Municipal By-Laws.

• Maintain project related policy reports and conduct research into local policy changes across Ontario that might affect Gala Developments properties and properties for acquisition or reposition.

• Assist the Manager of Planning and Development in assembling the necessary application materials for submissions such as minor variances, zoning by-law amendments, and site plan approvals.

• Identifying and reviewing applicable municipal, regional, and provincial policies relevant to each project, and preparing a summary for managerial and executive review.

Consultant Coordination

• Assist with the assembly and management of the project consultant team

• Assist in identifying the consultant requirements for each project; as well as preparing and submitting requests for fee proposals

• Review and evaluate consultant proposals and create fee proposal comparisons for managerial and executive review.

• Coordinate with consultant team to ensure submission materials and deliverables are prepared on time, and that the project schedule is maintained.


• Attendance at municipal and regional public meetings, open houses, committee meetings, and council meetings in support of development applications, including preparation of meeting summaries for internal circulation

• Creating reports and presentations for managerial and executive review on project status updates.

• Reviewing of project status and creating monthly monitoring updates and presentation materials

Required Skills and Experience:

• Masters Degree in Urban Planning, City Studies, Geography, Public Policy, or equivalent work experience is preferred.

• Minimum 1-3 years relevant experience

• Proficient in Excel, Word, Access, CAD/PDF, PowerPoint and Outlook

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills

• Well organized, have the ability to effectively multi-task and have good attention to detail

• Working understanding in AutoCAD and GIS is considered an asset

• Experience in Development Planning Processes is considered an asset

AODA Statement

Gala Developments encourages applications from all qualified individuals. Applicants with disabilities may notify us of any accommodations needed to support your participation in the recruitment process.

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying. Please be aware that only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted for this position.

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