Planning for Municipalities

MMM Group Limited (MMM) is passionate about providing innovative and implementable planning solutions and exceptional urban design that improve the quality of people’s lives by fostering the creation of complete and sustainable communities.

As an award-winning leader in the planning and design of communities in both urban and rural environments, MMM offers a full spectrum of municipal land use planning services. Our team comprises expertise in:

  • Municipal policy and land use planning studies
  • Zoning by-laws
  • Growth management strategies
  • Infrastructure master plans
  • Sustainability plans
  • Special Policy Area and flood management studies
  • Downtown revitalization and intensification strategies
  • Community Improvement Plans
  • Urban design guidelines
  • Economic development and employment lands strategies
  • Public consultation and facilitation
  • Strategic planning and advice
  • Preparation and delivery of expert evidence
  • Peer review services
  • Project / process management

Our strength lies in our ability to provide innovative and practical solutions to the increasingly complex challenges of today’s planning environment. Our national reach allows us to stay abreast of evolving trends in planning policy, resulting in a planning practice that reflects contemporary thinking and best practices. Through our industry expertise, resources, and insights, we transform municipal planning challenges into opportunities for innovation and creativity. Our skilled and experienced team confidently negotiates the complex issues facing urban and rural municipalities, including downtown and waterfront revitalization, economic development, sustainable community development, natural heritage protection and growth management. And with our extensive expertise in the preparation of zoning by-laws, we provide innovative and contemporary approaches to address these issues by focusing on enhancing existing community assets while encouraging sustainable development.

By concentrating on public and stakeholder consultation, and by building mutually productive and beneficial relationships based on honesty, dependability, and responsiveness, we work with municipalities to achieve their planning objectives. And with sophisticated technologies such as enhanced GIS and web-based mapping, we provide powerful planning and analytical tools for developing online and interactive official plans and zoning by-laws to increase public involvement and accessibility. We think it’s important to leave lasting, healthy legacies, and we care about working with communities to develop solutions that are sensitive to local conditions and sustainable in the long term.


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    Northdale Land Use and Community Improvement Plan Study

    MMM, as part of a multidisciplinary project team, undertook an integrated community planning, urban design, and community revitalization study for the Northdale neighbourhood, located near the City of Waterloo’s universities. MMM developed a comprehensive vision and planning framework to revitalize the predominately student neighbourhood, into a re-urbanized, sustainable, and mixed use community through a community…

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    Brockville Official Plan and Growth Management Strategy

    MMM, as part of a multidisciplinary project team, prepared a new Official Plan with supporting studies including a public engagement strategy, an economic development strategy, growth assessment, servicing assessment, transportation planning assessment, a community sustainability strategy, and a downtown and waterfront master plan and urban design strategy The concurrent preparation of the Integrated Community Sustainability…

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    Township of Chapleau Comprehensive Zoning By-law

    Prepared a new official plan and concurrent zoning by-law to replace planning documents which have been in effect for over 20 years Adopted a strategic planning approach by identifying key items to address, including population and demographic change, economic development opportunities, natural resource protection, servicing capacity, direction of sustainability, and urban design considerations Developed a…

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    Pocket Suite Housing

    S.A.M Management, a non-profit corporation that specializes in managing non-profit housing, retained MMM Group to undertake a feasibility study for an affordable alternative to rooming housing for single room occupancy (SRO). MMM Group, in association with Cohlmeyer Architects, developed the concept of ‘pocket suites’ a unique alternative to substandard rooming houses. The design of these…

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    Gregory R. Bender

    Gregory R. Bender, MCIP, RPP Project Manager, Planning and Environmental Design Associate Key Highlights: Environmental Policy and Sustainability More than 10 years of professional experience in writing environmental and community sustainability policy in the context of urban and community planning Prepared sustainability plans and other planning documents with a strong focus on conserving the environment…

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    Steven Gammon

    Steven Gammon, MSc Pl, MCIP, RPP Senior Project Manager Associate Key Highlights: Planning for Municipalities Broad range of municipal planning experience Assists in the preparation of comprehensive plans, official plans, secondary plans, zoning by-laws, and community improvement plans Experienced in transforming municipal planning challenges into opportunities for innovation and creativity Land Development and Community Masterplans More…

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