On October 19th, 2017, the Geography & Planning Department of the University of Toronto hosted an event to honour John Bousfield. The event featured a keynote address by Jennifer Keesmaat (former Chief Planner for the City of Toronto) and was followed by a panel discussion with panelists: Jordan Kemp, Shonda Wang (SvN), Moderator Lindsay Dale-Harris, Professor Rick DiFrancesco (Associate Chair and Director, Planning Program), Jennifer Keesmaat, Domanique Grant, and Cyndi Rottenburg-Walker (Urban Strategies).
Please see the following link to view a recording of this event: Bousfield Memorial Event
In July, Bousfields Partner Robert Glover was named by the University of Toronto as a recipient of the 2017 Arbor Award. Since 1989, the Arbor Award has been given by the University to recognize outstanding commitment and service to the University by individuals. Robert’s citation commends him for having “been a powerful advocate for the Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design during its fundraising campaign for One Spadina. He was a key liaison with prospective donors, and helped secure funds for the Global Architecture program”. Since the establishment of the Master of Urban Design program within the Faculty, Robert has also regularly mentored, taught and lectured. Although he has focused mostly on the design issues of Toronto urbanism, he also established a series of design studios based on the issues of South American urbanism in the mid- 2000’s and of Havana’s urbanism in 2017.
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our Founding Partner, inspirational colleague and exceptional friend, John Bousfield, on the morning of Tuesday November 22, 2016. Dedicated to his clients and his profession, John came into the office every day until very recently. When at home he continued to be interested in every aspect of his work: he loved being a planner. His presence will be sorely missed, as will his professional acumen, his sense of humour and his humility. John, we wish you happy planning in your next greenfield.
In June 2016, Bousfields staff joined in on the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) Detroit Exchange Trip, along with about 50 other professionals from the Toronto design, planning and development industries. Attendees took part in several tours of that city, as well as discussions on its remarkable ongoing recovery from bankruptcy and economic collapse. Pictured here in the lobby of the historic Guardian Building are (left to right) urban design Associate René Biberstein, planners Mike Dror, Tyler Hughes and Shwaan Hutton, as well as Dave Morse (second from right) and Katie Hickey (far right).
Posted June 28, 2016
Bousfields was pleased to participate in the 2016 Kitchener Urban Design Awards, which recognize excellence in recently completed buildings and public spaces in that city. Associate René Biberstein sat on the awards jury, tasked with reviewing shortlisted entries and selecting winners in several categories. Winning projects will be publicly announced at an event on November 2
Posted June 27, 2016
An innovative and exciting event which took place on October 25, 2014 at the Bloor Gladstone Library. Bousfielders mingled and danced the night away while sipping fine wine and devouring tasty oysters, all in support of the world’s busiest library. Funds raised go towards the Toronto Public Library Foundation to help Toronto’s Library grow a city of readers, develop a city of learners and connect a city of creators.
Hush Hush was a huge success and raised over $80,000! Bousfields is proud to sponsor this event and looks forward to the 2015 party in the stacks!
posted June 10, 2014
A recent CBC news segment featured an interview with Peter Smith, a partner at Bousfields, regarding the ongoing transformation of Dupont Street (City of Toronto).
posted June 10, 2014
On June 1, 2014 Bousfields participated in the Becel Ride for Heart supporting the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Our team had a total of 15 riders, and raised $17,015! We would like to thank our family, friends, colleagues and community for supporting our team and a great cause. Watch for our team in the 2015 Ride!
posted May 6, 2014
We’re proud to announce that Bousfields Inc will participate in the Becel Heart & Stroke Ride for Heart Corporate Challenge on Sunday June 1st, 2014.
This incredible event for riders of all abilities offers us a chance to join the movement to help create more survivors of heart disease and stroke. 15 staff will be riding for the Bousfields team and our office goal is to raise $15,000 for the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
If you would like to sponsor our team, please go to:
Your support will help the Heart and Stroke Foundation to achieve its 2020 goal of reducing Canadians’ rate of death from heart disease and stroke by 25%. Your donation will directly improve the lives of Canadians through preventing disease, saving lives and promoting recovery.