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Bernie Hermsen

P. 519.576.3650 ext. 720


Bernie Hermsen

Partner/Urban Designer

Bernie has provided city, town and country planning services since joining MHBC in 1975 and became a Partner with the firm in 1980. He has experience in the preparation of Official Plans, Secondary/Community Plans, Comprehensive Zoning By-laws and special studies for a range of municipalities in the Province of Ontario. He has advised municipalities with respect to restructuring, the assessment of long term land needs, as well as economic, land use, and transit/transportation strategies. He also provides regular planning services to smaller municipalities.

Bernie has extensive experience with neighbourhood design, as well as site plan/design approvals for commercial, residential, recreational, industrial and mixed-use developments. He has completed a broad range of community planning and design projects in suburban and inner city contexts. Bernie takes a creative and community context approach to providing urban design solutions. Bernie has provided expert evidence before the Ontario Municipal Board on numerous occasions. He is also experienced in alternative dispute resolution and mediation.

Bernie received his Honours Bachelor of Environmental Studies (Urban and Regional Planning) from the University of Waterloo in 1975 and more recently received his Master of Urban Design Studies from the University of Toronto in 2006. Bernie is a full member of the Canadian Institute of Planners and a Registered Professional Planner.

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