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MHBC was founded in 1973 by Ian MacNaughton who had a vision to create a planning firm built on innovation, integrity, strategic thinking, problem solving and excellent service.  Over 40 years later, the company continues to build on these core principles and has grown from a vision to a staff of over 70 with 6 offices located in Barrie, Kingston, Kitchener, London, Woodbridge, and Burlington. 

MHBC is fortunate to have dedicated and talented employees with a wide range of skills including Urban Planners, Rural Planners, Urban Designers, Landscape Architects, Cultural Heritage Experts, Planning Technicians and Administrative Staff.  I am very proud of our team’s knowledge, creative thinking, dedication and hard work that provides our Clients with practical solutions resulting in innovative projects that communities are proud of.

Our experience working for the public and private sector in projects ranging from policy development, residential, commercial, industrial, energy, agricultural, cultural heritage, transportation and aggregates has resulted in a diverse team at MHBC.  Our experience and depth allows us to share our knowledge and ensure that we provide our Clients with the best advice possible.

At MHBC, we are well positioned to continue providing excellent service to our Clients for years to come.  Through the leadership of Ian MacNaughton (Founder), Brent Clarkson (Past President) and all Partners at MHBC, our company has focussed on succession planning.  We are very grateful to have a group of new Partners that will provide renewed energy while still having the founding Partners to provide their experience, leadership, mentoring and guidance as the company continues to evolve.  I could not be more proud to be part of this group of Partners and staff at MHBC and I am lucky to have worked with many of them for over 16 years. 

To our existing Clients, please accept my sincerest thank you.  Without you, none of this would be possible.  You have our commitment that MHBC will continue to provide you with the highest level of service and we always welcome your feedback. To those that we have not had the opportunity to work with, if you are in need of Planners, Urban Designers, Landscape Architects or Cultural Heritage Experts, we would be pleased to meet with you to discuss your project, share our experience and assist you wherever possible.

My door is always open.  If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to  contact me at (705) 728-0045 (Ext. 226) or (705) 627-9004.

Thank you and I wish you success in all your future endeavours. 


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