Ryan graduated from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Environmental Studies (Honours, Planning). Ryan is a Registered Professional Planner with the Ontario Professional Planners Institute and a Full member with the Canadian Institute of Planners.
Ryan joined Weston Consulting in 2004 and currently acts as Executive Vice President. Ryan’s experience has developed significantly over the years in the areas of feasibility studies, development proformas, urban design, community master plans, subdivision design, zoning by-laws, and the preparation of optimal use studies and options analyses. Ryan routinely represents clients before Municipal Councils’ and Committees and often appears before the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal and Toronto Local Appeal Body as an expert witness.
In his role as Executive Vice President, Ryan manages a wide range of complex projects in various municipalities throughout Ontario, which often involve the preparation and processing of planning applications including Secondary Plans, Official Plan Amendments, Zoning By-law Amendments, Draft Plans of Subdivision and Condominium, Site Plans, Consent Applications, and Minor Variance Applications. Ryan assists in personnel and recruitment matters to shape the strategic growth of the firm.