Good planning CAN BE challenging.

It needs to balance the varied interests of diverse groups of stakeholders, all of which have their own needs and concerns. Whether the project is big or small, it involves compromise and incremental progress. Sometimes the end result isn’t exactly what you thought you want, but ends up coming close to what everyone needs.

This is where Galbraith & Associates can help.

We speak the language of planning. Sean Galbraith and the team have over 20 years experience as urban planners. Sean's career has primarily been focused in the private sector, where he has worked on a wide variety of development applications, including residential, industrial, commercial, and telecommunication projects.

Galbraith & Associates was formed in 2011 as a client-focused boutique firm specializing in smaller urban planning projects. Sean and his team have helped property owners successfully guide their projects through the development application process and avoid potential pitfalls along the way. Too often people think that because their project is small, they don’t need a planner on board to help. “Its only one variance, it will be fine” they think. Unfortunately, even small projects can go off the rails quickly if you don’t have expert advice and assistance in your corner. Big firms sometimes don’t have time for the small projects, but this is our specialty. It doesn’t matter if you’re a homeowner, a builder, a developer, or an architect, we can work with you to determine what level of assistance your project needs and customize our services accordingly.

Sean can also sometimes be heard on CBC, on podcasts, and in print media talking about local development issues.

How can we help you?

Do you have a project that might need some expert guidance? Contact us for a free consultation to discuss your project. We work on projects from the very small, up to about a mid-rise condo building in scale. If we aren’t a good fit for your project, we are happy to refer you to other firms that might be a better fit. We are especially interested in projects that are small scale, multi-unit residential projects. Especially if they are affordable units.

However, we don’t work on everything. For example, while we would be happy to help you with a rooming house project, but we will not work on a project to remove a rooming house. If you want help on a project that will see the removal of rental housing, the replacement project should at least have the same number of units. We are advocates for more rental housing in Toronto, and we orient our practice with this goal in mind.