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Gregg Lintern appointed new chief planner for Toronto

Gregg Lintern has been appointed chief planner for the City of Toronto.
Gregg Lintern has been appointed chief planner for the City of Toronto. City of Toronto

Gregg Lintern, a long-time member of Toronto’s municipal planning staff and the city’s current acting chief planner, has been appointed to the chief planner position on a permanent basis.

According to a media release, Lintern started working as a city planner for the City of Etobicoke in 1984 and became its director in 2005. He also held a similar position for the Toronto and East York district in 2011.

He was given the acting chief planner job for the City of Toronto last September after Jennifer Keesmaat stepped down.

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“Gregg has the experience and depth of knowledge of this city to guide the planning of Toronto’s future,” Mayor John Tory said in a media release.

“I’m confident City Planning under Gregg’s leadership will help Council build Toronto’s transit network, add more affordable housing and manage growth across the city.”

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Lintern’s priorities will include transit network expansion, affordable housing, improvements to the development review process and implementing Ontario Municipal Board reform.

He will begin his new role on April 9.