Carolyn joined the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) following 25 years of private practice with Hough Stansbury Woodland, later HWNDL, where she was a managing partner. In her current TRCA position as Senior Director, Planning & Development she has overseen the environmental planning, development review, policy and environmental assessment functions within 18 municipalities in the Toronto region. She has worked with Waterfront Toronto, the National Capital Commission, the former Crombie Commission on Toronto’s waterfront, and the City of Toronto on many landmark planning and design assignments.
Carolyn’s significant work has helped to protect Ontario's future by defining plans to manage growth, protect and enhance greenspace, protect watersheds, and focus on climate change. Her 40-year career is founded on a passionate advocacy for integrating design and science for a vibrant public realm - embedded in her award recognized consulting, academic teaching (U of T) and public service.