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Assistant Planner

City of Toronto

Job Overview

  • Salary/Rate $37.80 - $41.41
  • Experience Level Associate

Job ID: 29080

Job Category: Policy, Planning & Research

Division & Section: City Planning, CP Community Planning Etob. York Dist.

Work Location: Various Locations, Please see below

Job Type & Duration: Full-time, 2 Permanent and 2 Temporary (up to 18 months) Vacancies

Hourly Rate and Wage Grade: $37.80 – $41.41, Wage Grade 11

Shift Information: Monday to Friday, 35 per week

Affiliation: L79 Full-time

Number of Positions Open: 4

Posting Period: 29-July-2022 to 9-Sept-2022


  1. City Hall, 100 Queen St. West
  2. Etobicoke Civic Centre, 2 Civic Centre Court
  3. Scarborough Civic Centre, 150 Borough Drive
  4. North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge Street

Major Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Manager, Community Planning, the Assistant Planner will undertake a wide array of responsibilities in the Community Planning Section, as follows:

  • Evaluates Minor Variance, Consent, Part Lot Control, Zoning By-law Amendment, Site Plan Control, Rental Housing Demolition and Draft Plan of Condominium applications.
  • Evaluates the impact of a range of planning applications and initiatives.
  • Collects, compiles, and analyzes data and information on demographic, economic, legal, social, cultural and physical information relating to urban land use and area studies.
  • Organizes, and participates in, meetings to exchange information on development proposals, policies under review, and other planning issues.
  • Responds to requests for information from developers, consultants, staff from other agencies and governments, elected officials, and the public.
  • Prepares planning reports.
  • Maintains divisional reports and records.
  • Prepares and presents expert evidence and opinion before the Toronto Local Appeal Body and the Ontario Land Tribunal.

Key Qualifications:

Your application must describe your qualifications as they relate to:

  1. Accredited university degree in urban planning or an approved equivalent combination of education in a related subject and planning experience.
  2. Experience with planning projects/assignments.
  3. Eligibility for membership in the Ontario Professional Planners Institute (OPPI) and/or Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP).

You must also have:

  • Demonstrated ability to interpret architectural and site plan drawings.
  • Ability to apply critical judgement and analytical thinking.
  • Ability to respond to public inquiries and concerns related to municipal approval of development applications.
  • Effective interpersonal and conflict resolution skills, with ability to establish effective working relationships with all stakeholders, senior-level staff, outside agencies, politicians and other orders of government.
  • Ability to work independently on confidential and sensitive matters with minimum supervision in a highly demanding work environment with many competing priorities and deadlines.
  • Ability to communicate both verbally and in writing, to all levels of the organization, and with elected officials, the media and the public.
  • Ability to present effectively to a variety of audiences.
  • Knowledge of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), the Occupational Health and Safety Act and other regulations/legislation that apply to the job duties.

NOTE: All City of Toronto employees are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of hire in accordance with the City’s Mandatory Vaccination Policy >. Candidates will be required to show proof of vaccination during the recruitment process.

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How to Apply:

For more information on these and other opportunities with the City of Toronto, visit us online at To apply online, submit your resume, quoting Job ID 29080, by Friday, September 9, 2022.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

The City is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to creating a workplace culture of inclusiveness that reflects the diverse residents that we serve. Learn more about the City’s commitment to employment equity >.


The City of Toronto is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive organization. We are committed to providing barrier-free and accessible employment practices in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

Should you require Code-protected accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process, please make them known when contacted and we will work with you to meet your needs. Disability-related accommodation during the application process is available upon request. Learn more about the City’s Hiring Policies and Accommodation Process >.

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