Planning Studies & Initiatives

Meet the Panelists

The members of the Planning Review Panel are residents of the city aged 18 years or older who received one of 12,000 invitation letters and volunteered to participate. From over 500 volunteers, the 28 members were selected randomly; seven members from each of the four Planning Districts.

The 28 members of the Panel are regular Torontonians, not professional city planners. They are factory workers, microbiologists, taxi drivers, public servants, engineers, teachers, students, and retirees. They live steps from the CN Tower and on the borders of Pickering, Markham, Vaughan, Brampton, and Mississauga. They include refugees, immigrants, descendants of immigrants, and Aboriginal Torontonians. They are new arrivals to the city and 80-year Toronto veterans. They are new fathers, proud great-grandmothers, and young adults supporting parents or getting ready to set off on their own.

The names and photos of the Panelists are below. Their biographies can be found in Section 2 of the Guiding Document, which can be downloaded here.

Panel Composition Quick Facts

Age ranges of the members of the Toronto Planning Review Panel.

Gender Balance of the Toronto Planning Review Panel

Housing Tenure of the members of the Toronto Planning Review Panel.

Racial Composition of the Toronto Planning Review Panel.

Meet the Panelists

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Mohamed Abdo

Toronto-East York District

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Jihan Abrahim

Etobicoke-York District

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BJ Bejaimal

Etobicoke-York District

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Sunita Botha

Scarborough District

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Joyce Chan

North York District

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Susan Delavigne

Scarborough District

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Albert Dowell

Etobicoke-York District

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Peta-Gaye Ebanks

Toronto & East York District

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Al Eslami

North York District

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Dordana Hakimzadah

Scarborough District

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Simone Hodgson

Toronto-East York District

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Emily Johnston

North York District

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Sharon Kemp

Scarborough District

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Rahim Lalani

Toronto-East York District

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Steven Michaildis

Toronto-East York District

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Solomon Mohamed

Toronto-East York District

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Ivorine Phillips

Etobicoke-York District

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Irv Raymon

North York District

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Mark Richardson

Toronto-East York District

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Shajeentha Sabaratnam

Scarborough District

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Neer Singh

North York District

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Jeannette Thornton

Scarborough District

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Stan Tomas

Etobicoke-York

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Judy Tran

Etobicoke-York District

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Delaney Waddell

North York District

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Jason Wong

Scarborough District

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Adnan Zabian

Etobicoke-York District

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Adam Zhang

North York District