Value Our Opinion

The gsi team

Professional staff at gsi have combined expertise in appraisal, planning and consulting services.

Catherine A. Spears

Registered Professional Planner (MCIP, RPP)
 View Resumé PDF
Catherine Spears - Professional Planner

Ms. Spears has almost 40 years of experience in the private sector and provides a broad range of land use planning, land development, expropriation and project management experience to gsi. Ms. Spears has operated as an executive in real estate development for two of Canada’s largest real estate development companies and has an impressive list of development projects for which she has obtained municipal approvals. Overall, Ms. Spears brings a broad range of planning and development experience to gsi.

In addition, Ms. Spears has appeared before the Ontario Land Tribunal, Toronto Local Appeal Body (“TLAB”), Superior Court of Justice (Ontario) and Arbitration Hearings. Ms. Spears has completed a number of innovative assignments ranging from highest and best uses analyses, planning justification reports, expropriation reply reports, official plan and zoning amendments, Committee of Adjustment (minor variance and consents), plans of subdivision and condominium, forensic planning investigations (land), site selection and development pro formas and feasibility analysis and all facets of land development approvals including site plans and building permit processing.

Certifications & Professional Affiliations

Registered Professional Planner – Full Member 1986

Canadian Institute of Planners – Full Member 1986

Ontario Professional Planners Institute – Full Member 1986

Appraisal Institute of Canada – Candidate Member 1991 – 1997


M.Sc. (PL)
Master of Science in Planning – 1989
University of Toronto
Ontario Graduate Scholarship

B.E.S. (Hons.)
Bachelor of Environmental Studies – 1981
University of Waterloo, School of Urban & Regional Planning