Senior Planner


Michael has extensive planning experience in the development field, with particular focus on municipal approvals. Michael has spent much of his career in the Planning and Building Departments at the City of Toronto and the City of Markham where he learned the inner workings of the municipal approvals processes.

After six years of volunteering at Habitat for Humanity Toronto, Michael was appointed their Vice President of Planning Land Acquisition, where he reconfigured the not-for-profit homebuilder’s land acquisition and development processes to match that of the land development industry. Michael continues to volunteer with Habitat for Humanity locally.

March 2014 - Present - D.G. Biddle & Associates Limited, Oshawa

SENIOR PLANNER- Michael is responsible for reviewing municipal policy and by-laws and laying out a course of action for best opportunity of approvals based on the clients’ needs, timelines and resources, and acting on the client’s behalf to facilitate the municipal approvals and land use planning processes. Michael’s areas of expertise are:

  • Official Plan Amendments
  • Zoning By-law Amendments
  • Site Plan Control
  • Draft Plans of Subdivision
  • Consents and Minor Variances
  • Planning Justification Reports


City of Markham, Planning and Urban Design, Planner II

Habitat for Humanity Toronto, VP Planning and Land Acquisition

City of Toronto, Building Department, Planning Consultant

City of Toronto, Committee of Adjustment, Assistant Planner

City of Toronto, Building Department, Zoning Examiner