The Design Review Panel (DRP) is comprised of private sector design professionals – architects, landscape architects, urban designers and engineers – who provide independent, objective advice to city staff aimed at improving matters of design that affect the public realm. This includes matters such as preserving the uniqueness of place, maintaining vitality, ensuring comfort and safety, and making new development compatible with its surroundings.

The Panel provides advice for both private development and public projects, including advice on new urban design policy. Advice is based on professional judgment, understanding of good design principles, conformance with the Official Plan and other related documents (design guidelines, secondary plans etc.), and the design quality of the subject project.

Meeting Schedule

Agendas and minutes.

Panel Members

Learn about the multi-disciplinary members.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Private Development

The DRP reviews large-scale private development proposals primarily within the City's growth areas.

Public Projects

The DRP is a resource for all City Divisions and Agencies undertaking projects containing significant public realm impacts.

Proponent Portal

Is your project scheduled for Design Review? Find out what's required and how to prepare.