Marie Poirier Planning and Associates Inc. offers clients a high level of professionalism. Services are delivered with the utmost attention to decorum in attending before Councils, Committees and tribunals including the Ontario Municipal Board.
From office environs to deliverables to presentation in person and in materials, Marie Poirier Planning and Associates Inc. will represent you and your interest with clearly, concisely and with well-appointed detail.
The firm associates itself with a like-minded set of professionals, namely surveyors, engineers and biologists, to compliment and support planning services when they are required. Together we represent our clients with a professional face backed by an experienced, knowledgeable, and practical approach to achieving the success they expect.
Our firm's approach to land use planning and development follows the "conservation planning" principle. This principle is based on balance and recognizes the need to maintain the integrity of the natural environment with sustaining economic growth which in some part, relies on physical development.
We recognize the distinct needs of local permanent residents and our neighbours that call Muskoka their second home as well as the businesses and services that rely on both. Climate, terrain, the economy and social needs all influence land use planning decisions and in Muskoka these are complex and diverse. An understanding of the complexity and diversity is what this firm brings to the needs of each of its clients.
Marie holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Brock University and is a member of the Ontario Professional Planners Institute and the Canadian Institute of Planners. Prior to establishing a consulting practice almost 20 years ago, she spent over 15 years as a Planner with the provincial and municipal governments in policy and current planning.
Simon joined our firm in March 2018, and is looking forward to meeting the many clients and stakeholders we represent across the wider Muskoka / Parry Sound regional areas.
Simon’s early interest in global issues, and his passion for environmentalism, drove him to complete a BSc. Joint Honor’s Degree in Geography and Planning from the University of Birmingham. During this time, Simon developed a holistic understanding re: the importance of planning: and how, through effective and meaningful community engagement and good quality design, we can alleviate a broad range of social, economic, environmental (and other) concerns.
Aside from his ongoing planning work, Simon has gained additional experience in the areas of Business/ Contingency Planning, Customer Relationship Management, Employment Counselling, and Economic Development. He is an avid volunteer, and has helped many other newcomers fulfil their own potential here in Ontario.