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Our Values

We engage with a diverse range of clients in communities across the GTHA. We are committed to evidence-based research and high-quality work. Our success is rooted in four core principles:

Integrity

We approach each project with the highest degree of professionalism and confidence. The success of our projects is rooted in our belief that every client, organization and community we work with deserves respect, openness and trust.

Collaboration

Collaboration and inclusiveness are central to our projects. We produce high-quality, evidence-based work by collecting a diverse range of ideas, perspectives and opinions.

Creativity

We understand that complex problems require creative and innovative solutions. We understand that the regulatory framework for planning is constantly changing and we work hard to create new and unique solutions for every problem, issue and project.

City Building

We understand that cities are for people and our work reflects this fundamental fact. Our clients are committed to building healthy communities across the GTHA and we work hard to help them achieve this goal.

History of the Firm

As the president of R.E. Millward + Associates Ltd., Bob Millward has acted as the Lead Planning Consultant and Project Manager for a variety of master planning processes, large scale consultations and land use development projects. Bob founded R.E. Millward + Associates in 1997 after a distinguished career working as a municipal planning official for the City of Toronto, and before that with the New York City Planning Department.

Bob’s varied professional background working in both the public and private sectors provides a unique capacity to offer strategic advice to clients. While at the City of Toronto, Bob served as the Commissioner of Planning and Development from 1987 to 1996, where he was actively involved in all aspects of policy formulation, project management and economic development. Prior to this, Bob served as the Planning Director for the Central Core and Waterfront Division, and as the Director of Planning for the City of Toronto Housing Department (now Toronto Community Housing). Previously, Bob spent seven years with the New York City Department of City Planning, where his last position was as Director of the Staten Island Planning Office and before that as Deputy Director of the Brooklyn Planning Office.

Bob has been Chair of the Toronto Board of Trade’s Planning Committee, coordinating various Board positions such as quality urban design, development approvals reform and Planning Act reform. He was also a member of the Waterfront Task Force, and the Board’s Infrastructure Committee. His professional memberships include the Urban Land Institute, BILD, the Ontario Professional Planners Institute and the Canadian Institute of Planners. Bob is a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Planners and is the 2018 recipient of the President’s Award of Recognition from the Simcoe Chapter of Lambda Alpha International.

Bob’s first position in Toronto was Director of Planning for newly created City of Toronto Housing Department (now TCHA). This photo shows Bob inspecting a major project in the St. Lawrence Neighbourhood.

Our Team

Highlighted Public Sector Clients

Canada Lands Company Limited

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)

Canadian National Railway

City of Brampton

City of Calgary

City of Markham

City of Ottawa

City of Toronto Divisions & Agencies:

– CreateTO

– Cultural Services

– City Planning

– Shelter, Support & Housing Administration

– Toronto Parking Authority

– Transportation Services

Durham Region

George Brown College

Greater Amman Municipality

Infrastructure Ontario

Ryerson University

Town of Milton

Town of Newmarket

Town of Oakville

Victoria University, University of Toronto

York Region Transit

Highlighted Private Sector Clients

Agincourt Hyundai

Alliance Francaise

Bell Canada

Berkshire Axis Development

Building Design Partnership (BDP)

Church of St. Aidan

Colonia Truehand Limited Group

Craft Developments/ P.I.T.S Developments

Daniels Corporation

Davies Smith Developments

Falconwin Holdings Limited

Filmport/Pinewood Film Studios

Long & McQuade Musical Instruments

Next Property Group

Nova Ridge Development Corporation

Pro Winko Limited

Redpath Sugar

Retirement Life Communities

Rose Corporation

Strada Aggregates

Studio City Toronto Inc

Treasure Hill Homes (Greenpark)

Triumph Developments

Unilever

A Selection of Firms We Have Worked With

Acton Ostry Architects Inc.

Altus Group

ARUP

BNKC Architecture + Urban Design

BrookMcllroy

Sweeny &Co Architects Inc.

DTAH

ERA Architects Inc.

fabian papa & partners inc.

Freedman Urban Solutions Limited

Giannone Petricone Associates

HDR

LEA Consulting Limited

Lord Cultural Resources Inc.

Lura Consulting

Malone Given Parsons

Moriyama & Teshima Architects

Quadrangle Architects Limited

N. Barry Lyons Consultants Limited

RAW Design

Sajecki Planning Inc.

Stantec

Studio tla (formerly Terraplan Landscape Architects)

Swerhun Facilitation Inc.

Taylor Hazel Architects

WSP