Planning, Urban Design and Landscape Architecture

GSP Group is a team of professionals who work with communities and clients to plan and design great communities that are liveable and sustainable.

We believe in professional integrity, innovation and creativity, collaboration and delivering service excellence. We work hard to understand project needs and community context.

We are shaping great communities.

Client Testimonials

Guelph Correctional Centre

It has been my experience that GSP Group is always very thorough and logical, attentive to detail, knowledgeable, responsive and very professional. In addition, I would note GSP Group has been our planning consultant for almost three years and that experience has been only positive.

Waterloo Region District School Board building.

As a school board, we have little experience in developing lands on this scale (18 acres) and have depended upon the professional advice and planning services of GSP to guide and support us in this complicated project.

Downtown Thorold Streetscape Master Plan

The consultants listened to the community and recorded their input accurately and in detail. The consultants incorporated in detail the views of the community in their (Downtown Thorold Streetscape Master Plan) report. The concept drawings which were displayed are excellent.

John Picard, owner of Picard's Peanuts.

We were running into problems with our planning applications, so we contacted GSP Group. With their experience and guidance, they were able to put together the right team to address issues and successfully attain the necessary approvals. GSP Group won me over with their knowledge and resolution of issues in the complexities of approvals so that I could get on with my passion for making beer and kettle chips from farm products grown locally.



GSP Group Senior Designer Steve Loughran receives a Canadian Association of Certified Professional Planners Award for his work on the Hunt Club Estates Neighbourhood in Cambridge.

Community Design Award for Hunt Club Estates

The Canadian Association of Certified Planning Technicians presented GSP Group Senior Designer Steve Loughran, CPT, with a Community Design Award for his work on the Hunt Club Estates Neighbourhood mixed-use community in Cambridge. Based on input from stakeholders and the public, Steve prepared a draft plan of subdivision, zoning schedules, severance sketches, trail plans, detailed concept plans, and 3D models. His 3D visualizations helped resolve issues and reach consensus toward changing land use policy and zoning. Details are available here.... Read More

Members of the Barton-Tiffany Design team led by GSP Group during the Hamilton Urban Design Awards.

Barton-Tiffany Earns Urban Design Award for Excellence

GSP Group and its design team received a Hamilton Urban Design Award for Excellence in Community Planning for a study of the Barton-Tiffany downtown neighbourhood. The study involved consultation looking at opportunities for ways to regenerate the West Harbour area. The jury noted the innovative approach knits the former industrial area into the fabric of the surrounding community through streets and public spaces. “The jury praises the balanced approach of promoting a modest scale of development that will not siphon up density within one area. The study envisions a low-rise and mid-rise form of mixed use, transit oriented development planned around a network of... Read More

GSP Group prepared a streetscape master plan and urban design guidelines for Downtown Thorold. The project received an honourable mention at the 2014 Niagara Community Design Awards.

Distinction for Downtown Thorold Design

The Downtown Thorold Streetscape Master Plan led by GSP Group received an honourable mention during the 2014 Niagara Community Design Awards. The plan recommends improvements to accessibility, pedestrian infrastructure and consideration of a new linear open space through the downtown. The Review Committee described this project as an inspiration for other communities. The plan builds on recent private developments and considers how public space can support further investment, re-investment and intensification within the core.... Read More

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Senior Planner - Hamilton

GSP Group is an award-winning consulting firm that provides community planning, urban design and landscape architecture services throughout Southwestern Ontario from our offices in downtown Kitchener and Hamilton. We are a creative and innovative team of professionals who plan and design great communities that are livable and sustainable. We are looking for a Senior Planner to join our team in the Hamilton office and contribute to our passion for shaping great communities.

GSP Group serves the private and public sectors on a wide range of projects. As a Senior Planner, you will:

  • Undertake research, planning policy analysis, report writing, preparation of complete submissions and consultation for a full range of planning applications including Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendments, Draft Plans of Subdivision and Condominiums, Site Plans, Severances and Minor Variances;
  • Have a degree in Urban Planning or related discipline, and membership in OPPI/CIP, with a minimum of eight years of relevant work experience in planning including project management and community consultation experience;
  • Make presentations to councils, committees and community groups;
  • Demonstrate proficiency in Microsoft Office including Word PowerPoint and Excel;
  • Have excellent analytical, communication and organizational skills with attention to detail; and,
  • Possess a valid driver’s licence and the ability to supply your own personal vehicle.

GSP Group is a great place to work. We have a dynamic team of professionals committed to creating great places, and doing so in a collegial, professional environment. We are an employee-owned firm and offer competitive salaries and benefits.

Qualified applicants are invited to send a cover letter and resume in confidence to, or to GSP Group Inc., 162 Locke Street South, Suite 200, Hamilton ON L8P 4A9. We would like to hear from you by Wednesday, February 28, 2018.

We thank all those who submit applications, however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.