Since 1983, Hemson Consulting has provided expert advice in the areas of planning policy, municipal finance, demographic and economic forecasting, land needs assessment, real estate advisory and transportation impact analysis. Located in Toronto, the firm’s consulting team includes land economists, finance and management professionals, urban and regional planners and real estate specialists. Hemson has successfully completed high-profile and complex projects for large urban and rural municipalities throughout British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, and the Maritimes as well as numerous projects for the Province of Ontario. The firm’s reputation is founded on its commitment to providing balanced, objective and thoroughly researched advice.
Hemson develops strategies for the future. The firm has undertaken numerous assignments addressing issues of urban structure, growth management, planning policy implementation and the effects of economic and social trends. The diverse blend of consulting resources in our firm enables us to take a comprehensive approach to a full range of planning and long-range strategy issues.
Hemson’s municipal practice is extensive and is anchored by professionals who have considerable experience in both the municipal environment and the private sector. Our approach to each assignment is tailored to meet the specific needs of our clients in areas such as full cost recovery fees and charges, rate setting, development charges, fiscal impact analysis, and community and long-range financial planning.
Hemson prepared the following reports for the Province which form the basis for Schedule 3 of the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe.