D.C. Slade Consultants Inc. have extensive experience
in all facets of the planning and development industry.
David Slade MCIP, brings to the firm the experience
from both the private and public sector.
graduating from Ryerson University with a B.A.A in Urban
Planning, Mr. Slade began a long association with the County
of Grey, culminating in his appoointment as the Director of
Planning for the County of Grey.
During that term, he
implemented and administered a planning program for the County
of Grey and the twenty-six member Municipalities. This
involved liaising with Provincial Agencies, the County
Council, private agencies and the general public.
In 1989 Mr. Slade left his position as Director of Grey
County and became Vice-President for The Heritage Group, a
land development company which was actively involved in many
resort development projects in the Township of Collingwood and
numerous commercial developments throughout Southern Ontario.
In his capacity as Vice-President, Mr. Slade was intricately
involved in all aspects of the land development process, from
reviewing and making recommendations for prospective
development proposals, acquiring planning, municipal, and
government approvals, to the planning design layouts for
In March of 1991, Mr. Slade combined his experience from
both the private and public sector, and formed his own
planning and development company; D.C. Slade Consultants
Since it's incorporation, D.C. Slade Consultants Inc. have
delved into many diverse projects, which include both urban
and rural subdivisions, resort developments, condominium and
site plan approvals, an Official Plan Study for the Township
of Glenelg, consent applications, official plan and zoning
by-law amendments, representation at Ontario Municipal Board
Hearings, and general planning and development services.
The future of any proposed land development depends on the
approval process of the provincial and local agencies. Having
been involved with actual production and implementation of
official plans and zoning by-laws, Mr. Slade has gained the
expertise to interpret the goals and objectives of a diverse
client group. This has enabled him to present development
proposals to the respective agencies with the knowledge that
will provide the client with an expedient and successful
His specialization and thorough knowledge of official plans
and zoning by-laws has enabled him to be successful when
representing clients that have been referred to the Ontario
Many projects require an interdisciplinary approach with
expertise from many professions. Often the firm is part of a
larger team network. At other times a project management role
is assumed providing direction to the sub-consultants. In
these situations the firm has extensive experience as both
team managers and team participants.
D.C. Slade Consultants Inc. provides a dedicated approach
to the task at hand, and achieve the desired results in a
proficient and cost effective manner. D.C. Slade Consultants
Inc. are dedicated to provide planning and development
services that will benefit the client and positively influence