David graduated from Ryerson University with a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Urban and Regional Planning. David also received a Certificate in Marketing Management from Ryerson University and completed Wilfred Laurier University’s Managing in the Millennium Leadership Development Program. David is a Registered Professional Planner with the Ontario Professional Planners Institute and a full member of the Canadian Institute of Planners and the Association of Ontario Land Economists.
David joined Weston Consulting in February 2022 after spending over 30 years in the public sector with the City of Brampton and more recently with the Town of Aurora, as the Director of Planning and Development Services. David has extensive experience in long-range planning and development planning overseeing and managing a variety of complex projects from Official Plan Reviews to official plan amendments, zoning amendments, plans of subdivision and site plan applications. David has also managed project teams and worked with Landowner Groups as part of secondary planning, block planning and urban boundary expansions.
David has been qualified as an expert planning witness by the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (formerly the Ontario Municipal Board) and has appeared numerous times to provide expert witness testimony on a variety of land use planning matters.