Justine Giancola

Justine Giancola

E: jgiancola@dillon.ca


Justine is a Partner, senior planner and project manager with Dillon’s community planning group. She has over a decade of experience managing a wide range of planning projects. Justine is a passionate land use planner who guides her upper and single-tier municipal clients through many of their toughest growth management and policy decisions. Her experience spans land use policy, municipal planning approvals, environmental planning and corporate sustainability. She is motivated by the opportunity to improve the health and sustainability of our communities; this shines through in her work and in her day-to-day life. Justine is a Registered Professional Planner, full member of the Canadian Institute of Planning and a LEED Accredited Professional. She is very active in the profession, having taken on many leadership roles, has served on Council for several years, and is currently the President of the Ontario Professional Planners Institute (OPPI).


Official Plan Review and Update - Barrie, ON

Dillon was retained by the City of Barrie to complete a municipal comprehensive review (MCR) and create a ground-breaking new Official Plan and Zoning By-law for the City.Read More

Interim Control By-Law Land Use Study - Burlington, ON

In March 2019, Burlington City Council passed an Interim Control By-law (ICBL) to temporarily restrict the development of lands in the Downtown Burlington Urban Growth Centre and the lands in proximity to Burlington GO Station. The ICBL in Burlington was triggered in response to emerging concerns over development applications with intensities significantly higher than those anticipated in the current Official Plan. Dillon led the completion of this Interim Control By-Law Land Use Study which was completed within a one year period.Read More