Christopher Balette

Christopher is a Professional Land Economist (PLE) with nearly a decade of experience in municipal finance and economics. He has undertaken complex projects in long-range financial planning, asset management planning, water and wastewater rates and development charges for many municipalities in Ontario and across Canada. His expertise focuses on the development of complex financial forecasting models. Christopher is highly committed to staying at the forefront of emerging technologies, artificial intelligence and web development by exploring practical applications to municipal finance.

Christopher rejoined Hemson in 2024 after working as a Senior Economist for the Regional Municipality of York where he undertook various analytical projects including the financial analysis for the Region’s Corporate Asset Management Plan.

Christopher has called Toronto home for over three decades. He now spends his spare time with his son, tinkering with AI models and preparing him for a life in the martial arts. They are also planning to re-build a classic car together.

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