Jane Welsh, BLA University of Guelph 1984 and MSC in Planning University of Toronto 2000 has been Project Manager of the Environmental Planning unit of Toronto City Planning since 2005. Her education and experience as a Landscape Architect has been the foundation for her work in developing new innovative solutions to address environment/sustainability/ resilience issues and change the way we build and develop in Canada's largest city.
This work has included the award winning Toronto Green Standard and Green Roof Bylaw; the Bird Friendly Guidelines; the Biodiversity booklet series and the Enduring Wilderness: Toronto Natural Parklands book. She has also been responsible for developing the first Ravine Protection Bylaw for the amalgamated city, and the first Ravine Strategy and the first Biodiversity Strategy.
She previously developed Waterfront Plans for Metro Toronto, City of Mississauga and Halton Region Conservation Authority and worked as a landscape architect in the private sector, and has always made time to mentor staff and students.
Jane has volunteered with the OALA for many years: as founding member of the Honours Awards and Protocol Committee (since 1988): as Co-Chair of the CSLA conference in 1991; and on OALA Council since 2014 - currently serving as Vice President. She is also a member of the CSLA Committee on Climate Adaptation.