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Mediation Services Team


Wendy Nott (Mediation Lead) was a Senior Principal at WND Urban Planning and Design, recently retiring after almost 45 years of consulting practice with the firm. Her work has included development of policy, zoning and guideline documents; small and large-scale greenfield community planning projects; urban redevelopment projects combining residential, commercial, institutional, recreational and industrial uses; and extensive experience as an expert witness. In 2004, she was appointed as a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Planners and is a Registered Professional Planner.

Lindsay Dale-Harris has over 35 years of experience in a broad range of planning research and special-purpose studies, including the preparation of Official Plans and Zoning By-laws for public agencies and the preparation of comprehensive development applications for private clients. She also has extensive experience appearing as an expert witness at the Ontario Municipal Board and the Ontario Land Tribunal, and has appeared before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.

Robert Dragicevic has more than 40 years of experience in planning. He served as a Senior Principal and former President at Walker Nott Dragicevic Associates Limited, Urban Planning and Design. Bob Dragicevic has extensive expertise in various land use planning matters and has appeared as an expert witness at the Ontario Municipal Board and the Ontario Land Tribunal. Currently, he is the President of RDLandPlan Consultants Inc., Urban Planners. He is a full member of the Ontario Professional Planners Institute and a retired member in good standing of the Canadian Institute of Planners.

Jeannette Gillezeau is an economist specializing in economic and demographic issues related to development, land use planning and municipal finance. With more than 35 years of experience with Clayton Research and the Altus Group, she undertook a wide variety of consulting assignments for private and public sector clients including: work related to development charges, parkland levies and other financial and capital contributions related to development and building; growth management, including land budgets; housing needs; and economic and municipal finance impacts of development. She regularly appeared as an expert witness on these matters at hearings and mediation sessions.

Paul Henry was licensed to practice law in 1974, and for the next 45 years was a partner with the Toronto law firm Chappell Partners. Mr. Henry graduated from Trinity College, University of Toronto with a BA and the University of Toronto Law School. He practiced in the area of civil litigation. Over the years, Mr. Henry has handled many complex cases with multi-day trials and hearings and has worked as a mediator particularly with respect to expropriations. Prior to his retirement, he was a member of the Ontario Expropriation Association, the Advocates Society and the Law Society of Ontario.

Catherine Lyons (“Kate”) practices municipal law, with over 30 years’ experience at a national law firm. She has represented developers, institutions, municipalities and the provincial government in a wide range of redevelopment projects. She has expertise in heritage and environmental matters including brownfield issues, the natural environment and water resources. Her practice includes negotiating and drafting agreements related to cost sharing, infrastructure finance and municipal requirements for land development. She has regularly appeared before municipal councils and committees, committees of adjustment and the Ontario Land Tribunal.

Laurie McPherson has over 30 years of experience as a professional planner in both the public and private sectors. She began her career with the City of Etobicoke Planning Department in 1982 and was the Director of Policy and Research from 1990-98. In 1999, Laurie joined Bousfields Inc., a community planning firm based in Toronto, and became a partner in 2004. From December 2016 to December 2018, Ms. McPherson was an inaugural member of the Toronto Local Appeal Body (TLAB), a quasi-judicial tribunal. Ms. McPherson is a Registered Professional Planner with the Ontario Professional Planners Institute.

The Ontario Land Tribunal has additional specialized expertise and resources available to further assist with mediation.