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Our Team

Timothy Arnott
Principal

Tim joined BA Group in 1990, and has since applied his urban planning and engineering background to hundreds of transportation planning and engineering projects. He focuses on two main aspects of our business: traffic and parking studies, and detailed data collection and analysis. He is currently heading up an innovative new system for collecting, analyzing, and managing transportation data.

Tim was an integral part of the development of the new Vaughan Mills Regional Retail Centre northwest of Toronto, and has recently completed work on Minto Midtown, a new high-density residential and mixed-use development at Yonge and Eglinton.

Community and professional volunteer work is an important focus for Tim. He is a director of a local ratepayers association, sat on the planning committee for the 2007 CITE Annual Conference, and is chairman and director of the Kleinburg and Area Binder Twine Festival, an annual fall fair.

Ralph Bond
Executive Chairman

Since 1974, Ralph’s thorough and candid approach has won the respect and loyalty of many clients. He is an expert regarding mixed-use developments and shopping centres in intensification areas, having worked on over 300 such projects across Canada and internationally.

Ralph leads our parking planning practice, where he enjoys producing strategic action plans for downtown or main street areas, as well as financial feasibility, operational planning, and functional design studies for parking systems and facilities. He is also the leader for our transportation demand management practice and has recently completed several projects that include the integration of parking, transportation demand management and transit strategies.

Ralph has been actively involved with the Canadian Parking Association (CPA) for many years, serving as a board member, treasurer, and president. He is also a board member for the Canadian Parking Foundation which stages a biannual international symposium regarding the relationship between parking transportation and land use. He is the recipient of both the Ted Seeberg and Ed Keate Awards from the Canadian Parking Foundation recognizing his outstanding contributions to the Canadian parking industry and the advancement of knowledge in the parking industry respectively. He is also an active board member of ACT Canada (the Association for Commuter Transportation), our national network for sustainable mobility professionals. Ralph has made numerous presentations regarding the subject of parking planning and design as well as transportation demand management at various conferences, workshops and seminars across the country.

Warren Chow P. ENG
Principal

Warren is a registered professional engineer in Ontario, Canada since 2006. He is currently a Principal with BA Consulting Group Limited, a Toronto based firm specializing in transportation planning and engineering. Warren’s enthusiasm and professionalism have ensured his success as an integral part of BA Group’s transportation planning / design department. His services to clients comprise of traffic impact analysis study, functional and detailed road design, parking assessment and design, and traffic management during construction planning.

Warren has over 18 years of experience in transportation planning and engineering in the City of Toronto and GTA area. His work involves providing strategic transportation planning and design ideas focused on standalone residential and residential mixed-use developments. His experience ranges from small scale developments to grand scale revitalization projects. His knowledgeable approach to sustainable transportation strategies has allowed successful transportation approvals in support of numerous developments in the City of Toronto and GTA area.

Warren also provide services related to traffic management during construction planning for various scales of construction work. From small scale road improvement works to grand scale area revitalization proposals, Warren has provided solutions to address traffic operations during complex construction stages for numerous construction projects in City of Toronto and the GTA area. His explicit implementation of traffic operation mitigation measures are well received and recognized by his peers and clients.

Warren is a member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario and ITE.

Scott Gibbons P. ENG
Principal

Scott has been with BA Group since 1997 and contributes over 20 years of diverse experience working with both private and public sector clients in all aspects of transportation planning, design and construction of roads, highways, bike ways and parking facilities.

By employing a combination of technical know-how and inventive thinking, Scott facilitates the transformation of BA Group’s creative transportation solutions from paper to pavement. He leads the company’s design vision to deliver context sensitive designs that provide safe and effective travel, considerate of all users: auto, transit, pedestrian and cyclist.

Scott has most recently worked on the Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport on behalf of the City of Toronto, where he is involved in preparing functional designs for alternative landside transportation infrastructure improvements as part of the assessment of the impacts of adding jet activity to the airport.

Scott is also actively working on the former Unilever Site located at the northeast corner of Lakeshore Boulevard and Don Roadway. A comprehensive multi-modal transportation solution is being examined for the site which is includes roadway connections to the Lakeshore, DVP and Gardiner as well as a incorporating transit, cycling and pathway systems.

Douglas Hall CET
Principal

Since joining BA Group in 1986, Doug has become a nationally recognized authority on parking, loading, and access for site planning and development. His high professional ethic and attention to detail ensure top service in complex urban design projects.

Doug’s expertise in functional design is clearly demonstrated by his work on the National Trade Centre development, which involves all facets of transportation design – parking, access, and circulation – into an easily navigated site.

As a member of the Institute of Transportation Engineers and the Canadian Parking Association, Doug has participated in many discussion panels and has been a featured speaker at many conventions and conferences.

Mark Jamieson MBA/P. ENG
Principal

Since joining BA Group in 2005, Mark has established himself as an invaluable member of BA Group’s consulting staff and has completed a variety of transportation studies for several large residential, institutional, and commercial developments in and around the GTA. His skills include transportation planning, traffic engineering, and functional design. Mark is a member of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) and is a past-president of the ITE Toronto Section executive committee. Mark is a registered member of Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO), the Canadian Parking Association (CPA), and the Association for Commuter Transportation of Canada (ACT Canada).

Mark has a passion for sustainable transportation and actively promotes its benefits through sustainable planning and Transportation Demand Management (TDM). Mark has drafted guidelines for both ACT Canada and the Smart Commute Association that are utilized by municipal staff and TDM practitioners across the country. Mark has been working with the Region of York to develop a new approach for implementing TDM on a Region-wide scale. Mark has also recently been involved with several high profile retail development applications including a dynamic new film-studio/commercial development located near Leslieville called StudioCentre and an expansion to the extremely popular Toronto Premium Outlets Shopping Centre in Halton Hills. Mark is also actively working on several high profile expansions for institutional uses including expansions to West Park Healthcare Centre, Seneca College’s King Campus, Seneca College’s Newnham Campus, and Ryerson University.

Most recently, Mark has been working through the municipal approvals and detailed design of a 40+ storey office tower at 81 Bay Street across the street from the Air Canada Centre. The project is a joint venture between Ivanhoe Cambridge, Hines and Metrolinx as the project will feature a new 2 level GO bus station in the base of the building that will replace the current Union GO Bus Terminal across the street from Union Station.

Steven Krossey P. ENG
Principal

Steve joined BA Group in 2000, immediately after graduating from the University of Waterloo. His extensive experience with a wide variety of projects throughout the region plus his detailed knowledge of transportation planning, modelling, design and policy allow him to be an integral part of dozens of noteworthy projects.

Steve is undertaking the establishment of training and education programs to enrich the experience and qualifications of all staff members at BA Group. He has developed BA Group’s transportation modelling practice which provides cutting-edge traffic and pedestrian modelling services for our clients. He has successfully represented his clients at the Ontario Municipal Board.

Steve acted as the transportation advisor for the Canadian Green Building Council’s working group, which developed Canadian standards for LEED® for Neighbourhood Developments (LEED ND). The working group outlined guidelines on: developing nationwide standards for the design of neighbourhoods; implementation of Transportation Demand Management Programs; and identifying sustainable locations for development. Steve was then involved in the redevelopment of a former military housing site at Surrey Park in Oakville, Ontario, which was one of the first accredited LEED ND developments in Canada.

Steve has been involved in dozens of urban development projects in the City of Toronto including hotels, office complexes, institutional uses, and mixed-use developments. These projects require creative and collaborative approaches to complex urban transportation issues, sensitivity to local issues, and a deep understanding of current policies and trends.

Steve is managing BA Group’s involvement in the development of the new community of Seaton in Pickering Ontario. Our work for the landowners group involves comprehensive transportation modelling and design services for this new community of 70,000 people and 35,000 jobs.

Alun Lloyd P. ENG
Principal

A member of the BA team since 1995, Alun has over 29 years of experience in transportation planning and engineering here in Canada and in the UK, where he began his career.

Alun has gained the respect of his peers and clients with his thorough and professional approach. His résumé includes hundreds of traffic, transportation, and parking studies, and the planning and design of site vehicular and parking systems in some of the most challenging of circumstances. He has a reputation for preparing excellent community and neighbourhood master and public realm plans. Alun also provides services relating to the planning of roadway schemes and traffic management during construction projects, and he has successfully represented clients at public meetings and at the Ontario Municipal Board.

Having worked extensively within urban areas, Alun is intimately familiar with the transportation challenges surrounding the successful integration of new development into complex urban environments.

From 2004 to 2006, Alun was a member of the City of Toronto Roundtable On A Beautiful City, which reported to the Mayor and City Council and focused on developing a clean, vibrant, and beautiful City of Toronto.

Anthony Yates P. ENG
CEO

Tony’s creative and collaborative approach to urban transportation planning and engineering has contributed to the success of land development projects around the world. He applies a unique holistic approach to integrating multi-modal urban transportation systems with other project objectives. His comprehensive knowledge of all facets of urban transportation planning, design, operations, and financing, as well as his ease of collaborating with clients and multi-disciplinary project teams, resulting in physical designs that strike exactly the right balance.

Tony draws on over 35 years of experience in public transit, parking, loading, pedestrian, cycling, and street-system planning and design, as well as on his association with many of the world’s leading architects and urban planners. His eclectic experience encompasses strategic sustainable transportation planning for three cities in northern China; establishing right-of-way needs for the Calgary Ring Road; station area design and traffic management during construction for the Sheppard Subway in Toronto; parking and traffic studies in support of shopping centres, office, and industrial buildings, and new residential communities in Ontario and Quebec; transportation planning for the Halifax Seaport waterfront redevelopment and cruise ship terminal; site selection studies for the Canadian National Soccer Centre; site planning for urban land development projects in North America, South America, Mexico, Europe, Russia and Asia; and resort, entertainment, health care, university and college campus planning across Canada.

Tony actively supports technical advancement within the firm and solutions for creating high-quality urban places. He is currently assisting Smart Commute to prepare guidelines for Transportation Management Associations in Ontario towards the implementation of transportation demand management measures relating to employer-provided shuttle bus service.

Stuart Anderson P. ENG
Senior Associate

Stuart has over 25 years of experience in transportation planning, parking studies, traffic engineering, and road safety reviews. Stuart has extensive experience in analyzing and planning for the transportation impacts of new developments from initial concept planning and site selection through to detailed capacity analysis and has given expert evidence on traffic and parking at the Ontario Municipal Board/Local Planning Appeal Tribunal on numerous occasions. Stuart has on several occasions been a co-presenter for Ontario Traffic Council (OTC) workshops on the preparation of Transportation Impact Studies, most recently preparing and co-presenting OTC’s Advanced Transportation Impact Study Workshop in October 2014 and again in November 2015.

Stuart is a Professional Engineer (P.Eng) registered with Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) and is a member of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE). Stuart was a member of the Ontario Traffic Council’s Parking Committee from 2009 to 2013 and was a member of the Traffic Engineering Committee from 2013 to 2017. Stuart was also a member of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Project Committee that developed the “Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety in Parking Facilities” Informational Report in 2014-2017.

Stuart has also managed strategic parking projects for municipalities and institutions across Ontario and Canada, including reviews of supply and demand, and financial analysis of alternatives for construction and operation of parking facilities. Concerning municipal parking, Stuart was recently project manager for downtown strategic parking studies in Kitchener and London. Before those studies, Stuart managed the Parking Strategy for the B-Line Rapid Transit Corridor in Hamilton and project managed for strategic parking studies for the City of Greater Sudbury, the Town of Picton, and the Municipality of Port Hope. Stuart has carried out financial analysis of parking rates for the Cambridge Core Areas Parking Study, parking master plans for the Ottawa Hospital and the University of Ottawa, and financial analysis for a prospective concessionaire for the privatization of the 33,000-space on-street metered parking program in Chicago.

Stuart managed a Parking Master Plan for Western University in London and a Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Plan for Dalhousie University in Halifax, in the education sector. Both studies were carried out to plan for future increases in enrollment and the proposed future building program at each University and included a review of TDM alternatives to reduce parking demands, including carpooling, ridesharing, transit use, and active transportation.

Stephen Bahadoor P. ENG
Senior Associate

Stephen has been an integral part of BA Group for over ten years, providing strategic transportation advice on a number of high profile developments across Ontario. His key projects include the West Don Lands precinct plan, the 2015 Pan Am / Parapan Am Games Athletes Village, Kipling Mobility Hub, 1 Bloor West, and 10 York.

Stephen applies his comprehensive knowledge of urban transportation systems to support the design and planning of vital transportation infrastructure required for his various projects. More recently Stephen has been working within the emerging Vaughan Metropolitan Centre, an area subject to large scale redevelopment. His work has involved overseeing traffic impact analysis, functional road plans and providing input on Site Plan transportation elements.

Stephen has earned the trust and respect of his clients and peers through his strong work ethic and professionalism. He is a firm believer in improving the quality of everyday life through sustainable transportation planning and enhancing the public realm.

Stephen is a member of the Institute of Transportation Engineers, and Professional Engineers Ontario. He is also a part of BA Group’s co-op recruitment committee and enjoys developing new employee skills in traffic analysis and planning.

Vincent Cudia CET
Senior Associate

Since 1982, Vince has been a valuable addition to the parking and design teams at BA Group. He has worked on dozens of major commercial, residential, and institutional projects, preparing parking facilities design, site planning and design, public transit facilities design, shipping and receiving facilities design and signage, pavement marking layout design.

Vince has worked extensively on major redevelopments of Scarborough Town Centre and Yorkdale Shopping Centre, both of which won design awards from the International Council of Shopping Centres (ICSC). For over ten years, he has assisted in the development of Vaughan Mills Mall through its various design and approval phases. He designed the new transit terminal at this new major shopping centre.

For the past several years, Vince has lent his professional expertise to the West Hill Community Association, a ratepayers’ association for the West Hill neighbourhood in northwest Toronto, providing transportation advisory services in a voluntary capacity.

Stephanie Hardes P. ENG
Senior Associate

Stephanie joined BA Group in 2010 following the completion of her Bachelor of Applied Science degree at the University of Toronto. She has since become a valued member of the team and is sought by our consulting staff for her creativity, diligence and mature understanding of the nature of our work.

Since joining the firm, she has played a strong role in providing transportation design services related to the design of parking garages / lots, loading facilities and the functional design of roads related to a number of mixed-use and residential developments within in the Toronto Area.

Since 2010, Stephanie has been involved with the master plan design for the Stanley Greene Neighbourhood within the Downsview Park Area, within the City of Toronto.

Stephanie has also been engaged in the master plan and site plan design process for the Ordnance Street development located in Liberty Village, within the City of Toronto.

Stephanie is a member of Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE).

Amy Jiang P. ENG
Senior Associate

Amy is a licensed professional engineer with 15 years of experience in the transportation industry. She has experience managing a diverse range of large and small-scale transportation projects for the public and private sectors. At BA Group, Amy is focused on providing planning and engineering advisory services related to site planning, traffic analysis, and transportation modelling. Amy joined BA Group in 2011 following a five-year tenure in transportation engineering consulting working in Canada, Ireland, and Australia. Her previous experience focused on the design and implementation of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) for the freeway, arterial, and transit systems in Canada and worldwide.

Amy has served as an expert witness before the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal and a federal joint review panel convened by the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA) and Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA), and has participated in LPAT mediations, Committee of Adjustment hearings, and a variety of public meetings. From 2014-2016, Amy developed and taught a course on Advanced Transportation Impact Studies offered by the Ontario Traffic Council. She is currently serving as the Past President of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Toronto Section and serves on the Board of Directors for the Canadian Institute of Transportation Engineers (CITE). Under her presidency in 2019, the ITE Toronto Section was awarded the CITE Section Momentum Award.

Steven Kwan P. ENG
Senior Associate

Steven has over 10 years of transportation planning and traffic engineering experience in a broad range of studies for both the public and private sectors across Ontario. These studies include traffic impact, traffic operations, parking, peer review, master plans, and environmental assessments. He has also supplemented his professional experience with formal software training. His skills and experience allow him to distill the results of complicated technical analyses to their fundamental principles in order to create the best solutions to meet his clients’ needs.

Steven believes there is great value in contributing to the community and fostering an understanding of engineering, and more specifically, on the importance of infrastructure. Consequently, he volunteers his time as a Resident Engineer for PEO’s Engineer-in-Residence Education Outreach Program (EIR) and as a Mentor for the University of Toronto Engineering Alumni Mentorship Program.

Ryan Sankar P. ENG
Senior Associate

Ryan joined BA Group in 2011 following two years of experience in Ontario’s public sector, as well as a combined two years of co-op experience in both private and public sectors. Since joining the firm, he has completed transportation studies for several residential, institutional, and commercial developments in and around the GTA ranging in scale from small to large.

His skills include the combined elements of transportation planning, traffic engineering, and functional design. Ryan brings substantial technical experience to the firm, including a proficiency in several traffic analysis software suites (Trafficware and PTV) and AutoCAD.

Ryan has been involved in several urban development projects including residential condominiums and subdivisions, hospitals, academic campuses, hotels, office complexes, and mixed-use developments, for which he has provided a wide range of services relating to all aspects of transportation planning, engineering and design.

These projects include the One Yonge Street mixed-use commercial and residential proposal within the Lower Yonge Precinct, the StudioCentre commercial development in Leslieville, and The Well Transportation Master Plan in downtown Toronto.

Through these experiences, he has gained a sound understanding of current policies and development approval trends, a strong background in the technical engineering aspects of development projects, and an ability to recognize and address local community concerns.

Ryan is a licensed Professional Engineer with Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO) and a member of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Toronto Section.

Thomas Woodhall M.SC (ENG)/P. ENG
Senior Associate

Tom joined BA Group in 2008 after completing his Masters of Science in Engineering at Queen’s University. Tom is keenly interested in sustainable transportation planning and manages BA Group’s Active Transportation group. A licensed Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) in the Province of Ontario and certified Road Safety Professional, Tom also plays a lead role in the firm’s accessible design practice.

With a focus on addressing the unique and complex needs of clients with specialized facilities, Tom takes a client-first approach to ensuring that plans are thoughtfully developed and executed.

Since joining the firm, Tom has completed several transportation planning assignments at the site, master plan, and secondary plan level. He has extensive experience in functional site design and right of way design with clients such as SmartCentres, Mackenzie Health, York University Development Corporation, and Metrolinx. His experience extends to the non-profit industry, working on the Toronto Pan Am Sport Centre, Vaughan YMCA, and at the University of Toronto.

Specializing in integrating active transportation facilities into development and master planning, Tom focuses on the balance between safety, accessibility, adaptability, and project success. His extensive experience on dedicated cycling and pedestrian facilities is evident in the master plan and network development work he has completed in Toronto and elsewhere in Canada, stretching from British Columbia to Newfoundland and Labrador.

Dominic Bergeron B. ENG
Associate

A native of Montreal, Dominic joined BA Group in 2014, following the completion of his undergraduate studies at McGill University and a four-month internship at BA Group. While at McGill, Dominic worked as a research assistant with Professor Luis Miranda-Moreno, where he contributed to a study on the impact of median-separated cycle tracks on the safety of cyclists. He also worked on a Canada-U.S. collaborative effort to evaluate the effectiveness of different innovative pedestrian and bicycle data collection methods.

Dominic’s past work ranges from using CCG-based software to perform traffic analysis for residential and mixed commercial-residential developments in downtown Toronto, to devising traffic projections for a future resource access road in Northern Ontario. He is currently working on the master plan for the potential expansion of a large hospital in Mississauga, on the traffic impact study for a residential development located by the Toronto waterfront, as well as on the planning of the future Seaton community, which will, when completed, be home to 70,000 new Pickering residents.

Jane Borkovic P. ENG
Associate

Jane is a Professional Engineer in Ontario whose technical responsibilities include multi-modal travel demand forecasting and analysis, site plan design, and planning consultation as part of various municipal development approvals. She also advises on technical matters such as intersection operations analysis, including preparation for community consultations and OMB/LPAT hearings. Notably, Jane led the transportation component for a multi-session mediation process involving three landowners and City of Toronto staff, where a coordinated approach to transportation infrastructure design and delivery were the central issue for resolution.

Over the past six years, Jane’s role has grown from Lead Analyst to Associate, responsible for managing several prominent projects, client coordination, and the reviewing of agency communication. In these roles, she has developed strong leadership, technical writing, and organizational skills, in a fast-paced work environment. Jane has managed transportation advisory services for some of the most exciting, complex, innovative multi-modal development projects throughout the GTA, including 2150 Lakeshore Blvd West, Yonge-Alvin, Lansing Square, Yonge-Bernard Key Development Area, 6040 Bathurst Street, and Bloor-Dundas.

Margaret Briegmann P. ENG
Associate

Margaret has over 20 years of experience in transportation planning and engineering with a project base consisting of a number of successful institutional, commercial and residential developments in the urban context. She is an active member of the Institute of Transportation Engineers and the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals.

Her work in long range planning and operations has included traffic impact studies, parking studies, transportation demand management plans, avenue studies and master plans. Based on her work on feasibility studies and peer reviews, Margaret has developed strong working relationships with a dedicated client base in both the public and private sectors.

Margaret has managed the development of the transportation system for many residential and mixed-use projects in downtown Toronto, including in-depth studies of vehicular, bus, truck, cyclist and pedestrian operations as well as integration with the existing and future road and transit network, and the underground PATH pedestrian walkway.

For several years, Margaret has volunteered her time and professional expertise working with architects, artists and urban planners on projects in parks and public spaces, including Massey Harris Park, June Callwood Park, Historic Fort York and the Toronto Sculpture Garden.

Carol Chan-Cabrera MCIP, RPP
Associate

After spending her final co-operative term at BA Group, Carol joined the BA Group in 2008 upon completion of her Bachelor of Environmental Studies (Urban Design Specialization) degree from Waterloo. Carol is especially interested in helping to advance BA Group's practice in sustainable urban transportation planning.

She is a Registered Professional Planner (RPP) and a Professional Member (MCIP) of both the Ontario Professional Planners Institute and the Canadian Institute of Planners.

Carol provides exceptional planning and analysis skills to our clients' projects. In her time with BA Group, she has contributed to numerous master planning projects and major development projects of various scales, involving multi-modal analysis and integration of alternative transportation modes (i.e., walking, cycling, transit). Carol also assists project teams with preparation for community consultations, presentations and OLT (formerly OMB/LPAT) hearings. Within BA Group, her focus area relates to reviews of planning and municipal policies, site circulation, curbside and parking management, and placemaking. She also plays a significant leadership role in advancing internal BA directives through her involvement with the Graphic Design Department, mentorship of candidate members (RPP), and management of the co-op student recruitment program and full-time staff mentorship program.

Carol's Master Planning or Policy projects include the East Harbour Master Plan, Sunnybrook Hospital Master Plan, Crescent School Master Plan, Sustainable Transportation Land Development Guidelines (for ACT Canada), the Region of Waterloo's Trip and Parking Reduction Strategy, Prince Arthur's Landing (Thunder Bay waterfront revitalization), Bloor-Dufferin Mixed-Use Development, Danforth Garage Master Plan and the Spring Garden Streetscape & Functional Design project (Halifax, Nova Scotia). She has also worked on several residential, office, and mixed-use developments across the GTA, including 1 Bloor Street West, 300 Bloor Street West, 30 Bay Street, 545 Lake Shore Blvd West, Riocan Hall, and 481 University Avenue.

Ian Clark B.A./M.SC.PL., MCIP, RPP
Associate

Ian joined BA Group in 2013, and has advanced through several roles: Transportation Planner, Lead Transportation Analyst and Associate. He is a Registered Professional Planner, keenly interested in the advancement and application of sustainable and efficient transportation solutions to city building and design. His focus is on advancing the objectives and needs of clients while simultaneously improving transportation conditions more broadly.

Ian has varied expertise in transportation analysis, policy, and planning that assist in advancing development and planning approvals for diverse assignments ranging from site plan applications to secondary plans. His detailed and comprehensive approach to transportation planning has assisted in developing progressive transportation programs in support of strategic and thoughtful master plans.

Ian has worked with a number of private and public sector clients to advance various development applications through the planning process throughout the Greater Toronto Area. He has worked on a diverse portfolio of projects from small site access designs, to transit station expansions, to mixed-use master plan developments, in both suburban and constrained urban environments. Ian has also prepared transportation analysis, travel demand forecasts, and Transportation Demand Management (TDM) plans, and advised on site plan designs, master plan designs, and transportation policy and planning.

His experience includes preparing transportation studies, parking analysis and reports, technical memorandums, loading / servicing studies, monitoring reports, transportation demand management plans, planning and policy reports, and traffic management during construction plans. Ian has supported various reports through technical analysis, person trip and traffic analysis, data acquisition and review, policy review, and engagement and consultation with reviewing agencies and other stakeholders.

Emily Ecker P. ENG
Associate

Following a successful co-op term at BA Group, Emily joined the firm full time in 2009 after graduating from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Honours Civil Engineering).

Since joining the firm, she has provided traffic analysis and planning services in support of several projects, including the new River City mixed-use development in the West Don Lands district. As the first phase of Toronto’s new revitalized waterfront, River City is a collection of five mixed-use buildings proposed to be built over the next five to seven years. The building complex will be surrounded by one of the largest plan public parks in Toronto, an 18-acre oasis to be called Don River Park. Emily has contributed to the site planning and transportation planning elements in support of this sustainable and transit-first development.

Since 2009, Emily has been working closely with Urban Strategies and Toronto Community Housing (TCHC) on the redevelopment of the Alexandra Park Neighbourhood, a unique revitalization that will provide the existing residents with new community centre facilities, public park land, and newly built housing. This project will be phased to maintain “Zero Displacement” of residents during construction. Emily’s involvement in this project includes providing traffic advisory services, development of a functional road plan, and a phased parking strategy for TCHC residents.

Emily is a member of ITE and APBP and, at BA Group, she is an active participant in technical workshops and other continuing education efforts.

Adrian Lorion M.A.SC./EIT
Associate

Adrian joined BA Group in the summer of 2014 after the completion of his Masters of Applied Science in Civil Engineering at Ryerson University. He previously completed a Bachelor of Civil Engineering at Ryerson University as well. Adrian is currently an EIT member of PEO and is working towards a Professional Engineering license. He is also a member of the Canadian Institute of Transportation Engineers (CITE).

Adrian has developed BA Group’s transportation modelling practice and advanced BA Group’s data analysis expertise as a leader of the modelling, simulation, and data analytics group. As a modelling and simulation technical expert, he applies operations research techniques to develop, calibrate and optimize multi-modal transportation network models to assess the projected impacts of proposed large-scale planning schemes and associated infrastructure improvements. This includes projects in the Toronto Port Lands, Humber Bay Shores area, and development areas in Durham Region.

He also oversees the training and development of about ten university co-op students each year, providing mentorship, guidance and taking them through basic and advanced modelling and simulation concepts allowing them to be both productive and valued technical contributors to project teams.

Deanna Green P. ENG
Senior Transportation Engineer

Deanna joined BA Group in 2020 following a twenty-four year career as a transportation and traffic engineer in municipal government. Deanna completed both a Civil Engineering degree and a Master of Science degree in Engineering (Transportation) at the University of New Brunswick.

Deanna’s interests in the transportation field include road safety, traffic operations, intelligent transportation systems and transportation planning.

While working in municipal government, Deanna managed traffic operations and transportation planning, including the management of the traffic signal system, the review of development applications and traffic impact studies, pedestrian facility planning, neighbourhood traffic calming, road safety, transportation master plans, and strategic transportation plans. Deanna also served on the technical committee for the development of the 2016 Ontario Traffic Manual (Book 15) Pedestrian Crossing Treatments. She particularly enjoyed teaching transportation for four years as part of the Civil Engineering Technology program at St.Lawrence College in Kingston.

Deanna is a member of Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) and has served on the Traffic Engineering Committee of the Ontario Traffic Council (OTC) since 2007. In 2018, Deanna was awarded an honourary membership to the Ontario Traffic Council in recognition and appreciation of her outstanding contribution.

Luke Richardson P. ENG
Senior Transportation Engineer

Luke joined BA Group in 2017 with six years of transportation engineering experience from Melbourne, Australia. He completed his undergraduate studies in Civil Engineering at Monash University in Australia in 2010, before commencing his career at a consulting engineering firm in Melbourne in 2011.

Luke brings with him a thorough understanding of the transportation landscape. He is passionate about playing a role in it’s future and has a keen interest in the advancement and promotion of sustainable transportation options as a viable alternative to the private vehicle.

Having worked as a consultant in both Melbourne and Toronto, Luke’s experience and knowledge in the transport field is diverse.

During his tenure in Melbourne, Luke was involved in a number of high profile projects and his experience encompassed all transportation engineering aspects of a project, including report preparation, design and traffic analysis.

Since commencing at BA Group, Luke has been involved with traffic analysis and the preparation of reports for numerous projects within the Greater Toronto Area across a variety of land uses.

Claudia Sanchez P. ENG
Senior Transportation Engineer

Claudia has nine years of experience in project management and technical support for environmental assessments, detailed design, and transportation planning assignments. Since joining BA Group in 2016, she has provided transportation design services for commercial, residential, and mixed-use developments in the GTA. Claudia is involved in several exciting projects, including the redevelopments of a significant portion of the Birchcliff Quarry Lands at Victoria Park / Gerrard, Mirvish Village at Bathurst / Bloor, and the Celestica Lands at Don Mills / Eglinton. Claudia is committed to delivering successful projects that promote active transportation and dynamic communities within each site’s unique context.
Claudia has helped in researching and implementing more accessible and interactive tools for public engagement, such as web-based surveys in English and French. Claudia has also been responsible for developing public notices, display boards, and supporting materials for numerous public consultation sessions.
Claudia continues to gain experience in the management of both small and large-scale assignments. She is comfortable working with and coordinating large teams that include several different disciplines and sub-consultants.

Paul Sarjeant M.A.SC./P. ENG
Senior Transportation Engineer

Building on an academic background in transportation planning and his years of engineering experience with the company, Paul specializes in the application of computer solutions to transportation related problems.

Paul has been involved in a wide range of projects associated with special events and specialized transportation infrastructure, including the development of analytical tools to estimate travel demand and transportation infrastructure requirements for both the Toronto 2008 Olympic Bid and the 2015 Toronto World’s Fair Feasibility Study. Paul has also been involved in BA Group’s numerous development charge review projects, and has the ability to rapidly assess and work with large and unique data sets related to transportation forecast modelling and infrastructure program assessment.

Paul has been involved in the successful development and implementation of a number of computer software applications in the areas of traffic engineering analysis and transportation related data management. 

Meredith Wilkinson P. ENG
Senior Transportation Engineer

Meredith joined BA Group in 2005 with several years of transportation experience. Within the private sector, Meredith has worked on a wide variety of projects including Site Plan Approvals, Transportation Demand Management studies, traffic management during construction, signage and wayfinding, parking access and revenue control systems planning & design, parking management service and parking control equipment RFP preparation and proposal analysis.

Meredith is an avid cyclist and supporter of alternative transportation programs, and has presented best practises for providing bicycle parking for commercial facilities at the International Parking Institute (2016) and Canadian Parking Association (2014) conferences. At BA Group she has encouraged cycling to work by campaigning for the provision of secure bicycle parking for her colleagues, and through an annual Bike-to-Work Month challenge.

Meredith is a licensed Professional Engineer with Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO). She is a member of the Institue of Transportation Engineers (ITE), and of the Canadian Parking Association (CPA).

Mohebullah Afzali MSc., EIT
Transportation Designer

Mohebullah joined BA Group in 2021 following a combined four years of international experience as a Roadway Designer in Afghanistan and as a Graduate Research Assistant at the University of Missouri in the United States. Mohebullah completed his master’s degree in Civil Engineering, specializing in Transportation Engineering at the University of Missouri in 2019.

Mohebullah’s interests in the transportation field include innovative/alternative designs, road safety (especially pedestrian safety), operational performance analysis, and safety modelling.

Within the private sector, Mohebullah has worked as a roadway designer conducting geometric design of roads and highways, preparing specifications, drawings, design reports, and cost estimates. During his master’s studies as a Graduate Research Assistant, his research was focused on pedestrian safety and innovative/alternative designs. Mohebullah studied the impact of crash severity in the City of St. Louis, a hotspot in the State of Missouri, using machine learning, statistical methods, and extensive GIS modelling. During his master’s studies, he also researched innovative/alternative design, such as Diverging Diamond Interchanges (DDIs).

Since joining BA Group, Mohebullah has been involved in several transportation-related assignments providing design advisory services for residential, commercial, and mixed-use developments within the Greater Toronto Area and North Bay. Mohebullah has worked on-site plan reviews, functional and geometric designs, pavement marking and signage plan, and vehicle manoeuvring diagrams at the site plan and master plan level.

Mohebullah is a member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO) and is currently working towards achieving his Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) designation.

Rawan Amin
Transportation Analyst

Rawan joined BA Group in 2020 following a combined two years of co-op experience in both private and public sectors.

Rawan completed her undergraduate studies in Planning at the University of Waterloo, with a specialization in Urban Design and a minor in Geography and Environmental Management. A distinguished student, she was won the Jack Rosen Memorial Award for Environmental Innovation at the University of Waterloo in 2014 and later graduated with a Deans Honours List Distinction in 2019.

Rawan has worked on various projects within the private sector, including Site Plan Approvals, Secondary Plan Developments, Transportation Master Plans, Environmental Assessment Reports, and Justification Studies. With an interest in public engagement, active transportation planning, and public policy, Rawan was involved in preparing consultation materials for several public information consultations.

Rawan is a member of the Ontario Professional Planners Institute and is currently working towards achieving her Registered Professional Planner (RPP) designation.

Chris Asmanis B. ENG
Transportation Analyst

Chris joined BA Group in 2019 following four years of transportation engineering experience in both the private and public sectors in Melbourne. Chris completed his studies in Civil Engineering at Swinburne University of Technology in 2017.

Chris is passionate about evolving cities in a sustainable manner, allowing people to move efficiently between the places they need and want to be. Coming from Melbourne, he is able to draw from his prior experience and present unique ideas and thinking to projects and transportation challenges in Toronto.

Whilst in Melbourne, Chris consulted on projects including private developments and public realm improvements for both developers and various municipalities. He also spent some time in local government, where he assisted in the delivery of key road safety and amenity improvement projects. In Melbourne, Chris was also accredited as a Road Safety Auditor, inspecting new and existing road designs to determine any safety flaws requiring attention.

Chris provided both analysis and design services to a wide range projects from residential and commercial, to sports stadiums and traffic management schemes.

Within the private sector, Chris has detailed involvement in a wide range of projects including transportation impact studies, transportation master plans, functional road and car parking design and assistance with planning appeals.

Mohammad Bari P. ENG
Transportation Engineer

Mohammad joined BA Group in the summer of 2015 after completing his Masters of Engineering in Transportation from Ryerson University in 2014. He has also completed his Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering from Ryerson University.

Mohammad is currently a P.Eng member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario and also a member of the Institute of Transportation Engineers attending local seminars. Further to this, Mohammad is a committee member in the Design Committee at BA Group, developing standards and practices to further the work of BA Group staff. He also mentors and trains new staff to ensure their success in the company.

Since joining the firm, Mohammad has completed a number of transportation related assignments at the site plan, master plan and secondary plan level and has worked comprehensively on functional site and right of way design with projects such as East Harbour, Commerce Court and Seaton Community.

Ashley Borne P. ENG
Transportation Engineer

Ashley completed her undergraduate studies in Civil Engineering at the University of Waterloo in 2014. From there she graduated with two years of combined industry work experience in transportation, municipal and structural engineering. Following graduation, Ashley worked as a municipal subdivision designer for two years, where her role included elements of both detailed design and project coordination.

Prior to joining BA Group full-time in 2016, Ashley completed 8 months of co-op work experience with BA Group in 2012 and 2013. Her experience working as a student designer includes (but is not limited to): parking garage and loading space site plan reviews, development of detailed traffic control plans, functional road design and transportation advisory services.

Since joining the company full-time, Ashley has been primarily engaged in the design and implementation of Traffic Management During Construction (TMDC) plans for a wide array of development projects. In the later half of 2016, Toronto’s mayor John Tory tightened application requirements for right-of-way occupancy. This resulted in greater sensitivity to lane occupancies, and an increase in the complexity and scope of the transportation consultant's role in the application process. Her experience ranging from the development of single phase TMDC plans, to complex multi-phase plans, including large heritage façade retention systems, has assisted many Client’s through the application process. Ashley’s TMDC experience has included the preparation of Construction Mitigation Reports, Construction Management Plans for Zoning/Site Plan Application and TMDC Plans for Right-of-Way Occupancy.

Ashley has also collaborated on the transportation design of development applications, including site plan reviews for parking garages and loading space studies.

Her past role as a subdivision designer included the practice of detailed grading, ranging from road grading to more complex interfaces between berm and retaining wall systems.

Andrea Camina-Medina BES
Transportation Analyst

Andrea joined BA Group in the winter of 2020 following a combined two years co-op experience in the public sector. Andrea completed her undergraduate studies in Planning at the University of Waterloo with a specialization in Urban Design in 2020 and as a member of the Dean’s Honours List.

Andrea’s interests in the transportation field include sustainable transportation, urban mobility issues, active transportation planning, and urban land use planning.

Since joining BA Group, Andrea has been involved in a range of commercial, residential and institutional projects across the Greater Toronto Area. The various projects she has worked on include Site Plan Approvals, Secondary Plan Developments, Transportation Master Plans and Transportation Impact Studies with a primary focus on parking management/feasibility studies and sustainable urban transportation planning.

Andrea is a member of the Ontario Professional Planners Institute and is currently working towards achieving her Registered Professional Planner (RPP) designation.

Cristina Campos-Herrera
Transportation Designer

After completing one co-op term at BA Group, Cristina joined the firm full-time in 2017 following the completion of her Civil Engineer Technologist diploma from Seneca College. Prior to her diploma, she completed a Bachelor of Environmental Studies with a focus on urban and regional environments from York University.

Cristina is currently working toward her professional designation as a Certified Engineering Technologist.

Since joining BA Group, Cristina has been involved with projects of all types in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), including residential and mixed-use condominium projects. Her areas of focus include transportation design work for site plan reviews, functional designs, and vehicle maneuvering diagrams. In addition, Cristina assists in report writing for Master Plans, Site Plans and Zoning By-law Amendment applications, among others.

Madeleine Catz M.Eng., E.I.T.
Transportation Designer

Madeleine joined BA Group in 2020 following two years of transportation engineering work experience in the private sector as a transportation analyst. Madeleine completed her undergraduate studies in Civil Engineering at Ryerson University in 2017. She was one of the recipients of the Concrete Forming Association of Ontario Award in 2016 for demonstrating interest, experience, or background in the construction industry. Madeleine continued her studies at the University of Toronto, graduating in 2020 with a Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering with an emphasis in Transportation Engineering and Planning.

Madeleine is a member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario and is currently working towards achieving her Professional Engineer designation.

Within the private sector, Madeleine has worked on a wide variety of projects including Site Plan Approvals, Zoning By-law and Official Plan Amendment Applications, Parking Justification Studies, and Transportation Management Plans, within the GTHA region. Since joining BA Group, Madeleine has been tasked with providing site plan reviews, preliminary to detailed design considerations through the progression of a proposed development programme, and support to team members to ensure meeting of deadlines.

Amy Chen BES
Transportation Analyst

Amy joined BA Group in 2021 following a combined two years co-op experience in both the private and public sector. She completed her undergraduate studies in Planning at the University of Waterloo in 2021 with a specialization in Land Development Planning and Urban Design.

Amy’s interests in the transportation field include sustainable transportation, urban mobility issues, and urban land use planning.

Within the private sector, Amy has worked on a wide variety of transportation related projects including Site Plan Reviews, Functional Designs, Vehicle Manoeuvring Diagrams, Transportation Impact Studies, and Considerations Reports.

Amy is a candidate member of the Ontario Professional Planners Institute and the Canadian Institute of Planners. She is currently working towards achieving her Registered Professional Planner (RPP) designation.

Theressa Chung-Hun
Transportation Designer

Theressa joined BA Group in the summer of 2021 following one year of design experience in residential developments. She graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Science from the University of Toronto in 2020 and gained valuable experience in the public sector after a 12-month co-op term. Theressa is a registered Engineer-in-Training (E.I.T.) with the Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO) and is currently in the process of obtaining her Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) designation with PEO.

Since joining BA Group, Theressa has been involved in site plan reviews for residential and mixed-use developments in the Greater Toronto Area.

Abigail Cook B.A./P. ENG
Transportation Engineer

Abigail joined BA Group in 2010 following her completion of a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering at Ryerson University. She had previously completed a Bachelor of Arts from McGill University, specializing in Economics. Abigail is a Professional Engineer and is a member of ITE.

Abigail’s transportation design services have included successfully implemented Transportation Management During Construction and signage plans for various urban developments, including Mississauga Celebration Square, Pure and Clean Condominiums at the Distillery District, 1 Bloor East, X2 Condominiums and the Krembil Discovery Centre at Toronto’s University Health Network. Abigail embraces the creative challenges she has encountered developing successful transportation plans for these complex downtown sites.
More recently, she has been involved in site plan reviews and functional design plans for dozens of Toronto area residential, office, commercial, and institutional sites. She enjoys learning about the unique servicing and transportation related needs of all these varying types of projects.

Abigail is currently assisting with projects such as The Britt Residences, Bayview Village, Amica Senior Lifestyles (Markham), 210 Simcoe Street and St. Monica’s Church providing conceptual design services.

Brandon Curtas B. Eng & Society
Lead Transportation Designer

Brandon completed his undergraduate studies in Civil Engineering & Society with a minor in Environmental Studies at McMaster University in 2012. Throughout university, he completed several successful work terms in both public and private sector in the engineering field.

Prior to joining BA Group in 2017, Brandon enjoyed a successful 4+ years of full time engineering consulting work with a focus on transit infrastructure, working predominantly on Metrolinx capital delivery projects. These projects ranged from bus infrastructure improvements to new station construction and rail corridor platform rehabilitations.

Since joining BA Group, Brandon has been primarily engaged in the design and implementation of Traffic Management During Construction (TMDC) plans for a range of site development projects. Recognizing the sensitivity of construction within a burgeoning metropolis such as Toronto, as well as many other municipalities and regions within the GTHA, Brandon strives to ensure that all parties and stakeholders are considered during the design process. This includes the maintenance of public uses, incorporating the requirements for pedestrian, cycling and automobile operations as well as transit, waste management, and emergency services during the construction of these sites at the design stage. He has successfully completed plans for projects ranging in size, scale and duration and has addressed transportation issues during construction involving a wide array of site constraints, including façade retention systems and the maintenance of public operations. Additionally, he has helped engage clients and contractors to provide optimal solutions for their construction operations, providing guidance through the approvals process, including site plan application as well as permit application both at the political and bureaucratic levels.

Yahya Deen BASc
Transportation Systems Modelling and Simulation Analyst

Yahya joined BA Group in 2021 following a combined two years of co-op experience, of which eight months were spent as a part of the Modelling, Simulations, and Data Analytics (MSDA) team at BA Group. Yahya completed his undergraduate studies in Civil Engineering at the University of Waterloo in 2021 with a specialization in Transportation Engineering.

As a part of the MSDA team, Yahya works on projects involving multi-resolution and multi-modal modelling exercises. He is also involved in the research and development of various transportation data analysis tools.

Yahya’s interests in the transportation field include sustainable transportation, transit-oriented communities, active transportation, and autonomous transportation.

Yahya has worked on numerous transportation-related projects, assessing the impacts of proposed developments through the development, calibration, and optimization of multi-modal transportation network models using PTV Vissim and Visum. Yahya also researched and developed transportation data analysis tools using Python.

Kristie Ellis MCIP/RPP
Transportation Planner

Kristie worked at BA Group from 2012 to 2017, following the completion of her Master of Urban and Regional Planning at Queen's University. In 2021, Kristie returned to BA Group after gaining three years of public sector experience with Canada's Federal Government.

Kristie is a member of both the Ontario Professional Planning Institute and the Canadian Institute of Planners, and a Registered Professional Planner (RPP).

Since joining BA Group, Kristie has been involved in a wide range of commercial, residential, and institutional projects (including public and private sector clients), focusing on parking management/feasibility studies, long-term strategic parking studies, and sustainable urban transportation planning. Her representative experience includes municipal parking strategies (Kingston, London, Saskatoon, Newmarket, and York Region) and long-term parking feasibility assessments for health care and educational facilities across Ontario. She has also been involved in a wide range of commercial and residential projects across the Greater Toronto Area, ranging from in-fill sites to multi-phased, mixed-use developments.

Kristie has previously presented at the ACT Canada Conference on Transportation Demand Management Best Practices and at the Canadian Parking Association on Rethinking Bicycle Parking.

Nigel Fung P. ENG
Transportation Engineer

Nigel joined BA Group in 2015 following the completion of his Bachelor of Applied Science in Civil Engineering at the University of Toronto. Since joining the firm, he has delivered innovative and functional solutions for urban projects seeking creative site planning. He also strives to promote sustainable and active travel modes through the design of the urban environment and streetscape in new master plan communities. Nigel rides his bike year round and is passionate about promoting cycling at the workplace.

Nigel has been involved in a number of functional site design and transportation planning projects within the Greater Toronto Area with clients such as First Capital Realty, DiamondCorp, and the University of Toronto. When planning and designing new communities, Nigel considers a wide variety of transportation modes including walking, cycling, and public transit, when designing new and improving existing infrastructure. Nigel is working on the design and planning of the bicycle network and facilities related to the development of the Mr. Christie’s Master Plan in Humber Bay Shores, the Port Credit Brightwater development, the Alexandra Park Revitalization project, and the CAMH Queen West Campus. He sees the importance of providing for dedicated cycling infrastructure in new and existing projects as part of sustainable growth and urban planning.

His interest and knowledge in cycling has empowered him to be a key resource in the office for bicycle facility design and end-of-trip amenities planning.

Nigel has also led the design and planning of the transportation facilities for the Canadian Canoe Musuem in Peterborough, Ontario. This important cultural centre celebrates the importance of the canoe in Canadian History and its indigenous peoples. The planning and design of the museum considered the many uses of the building, including being a multipurpose event space and children’s education centre for day camps and school trips.

Michael Giallonardo M.PL.
Lead Transportation Analyst

Michael joined BA Group in 2017 following the completion of his master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Queen’s University. Previously, he has spent four years working professionally in transportation demand management, primarily on the Smart Commute program in the Greater Toronto & Hamilton Area. In addition, Michael completed a co-op term with the City of Hamilton working in Policy Planning and Zoning By-law Reform. While at Queen’s University, Michael was awarded with the 2016 Stanley Lash Award and the 2017 Ida Mmari Memorial Award. He graduated with distinction from the University of Toronto Mississauga in 2012.

Since joining BA Group, Michael has been involved with a range of residential and mixed-use projects with a focus on parking management/feasibility studies and sustainable urban transportation planning.

Michael has previously presented at the ACT Canada Conference on Individualized Marketing in Transportation Demand Management on behalf of the City of Mississauga.

Michael has considerable experience working with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and the Transportation Tomorrow Survey (TTS).

Augie Habesch B.A.SC
Transportation Analyst

Augie joined BA Group in 2020 following a year of experience in the private sector. Augie completed his undergraduate studies in Civil Engineering at the University of Toronto in 2018, where he took a particular interest in transportation and emission modelling. Augie is a strong advocate for active transportation and believes that many social, health and environmental benefits emerge when communities are designed to support an active lifestyle.

Upon graduation, Augie looked for a new challenge and decided to enter the start-up industry. He was involved in reviewing and analyzing many transportation impact studies and architectural plans for further development projects to assess the potential for ride-sharing pickup and drop-off arrangements. Here Augie used his modelling experience to microsimulate different scenarios for each development using PTV Vissim.

Augie is currently working towards his Professional Engineer designation.

Greg Hoy M.A.Sc
Transportation Analyst

Greg joined BA Group in 2021, bringing with him over four years of experience as a transportation planner in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. He completed both his M.A.Sc. in Civil Engineering (Transportation) and his B.A.Sc. in Engineering Science (Infrastructure) at the University of Toronto.

At BA Group, Greg draws on his background in public transit planning and data analysis to support a variety of projects. He particularly enjoys developing creative solutions to transportation problems and finding ways to optimize designs and services. Greg’s areas of interest include all forms of public transit (buses, trains, and everything in between), transit facility design, new mobility options, and transportation master planning.

With a passion for public transit and emerging technologies, Greg has served key roles in the creation of bus infrastructure plans, light rail transit station designs, and a strategic plan for modelling self-driving cars, among other projects. Through his work and his studies, he developed a diverse range of skills in transit service planning, transit infrastructure planning, transportation master planning, business case development, and pedestrian modelling.

Greg is currently in the process of obtaining his Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) license with Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO). He is a member of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) and Young Professionals in Transportation (YPT).

Christie Jeong B.A.SC
Transportation Designer

Christie joined BA Group in the summer of 2019 following two years of consulting experience in highway and roadway engineering design. She graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Civil Engineering at the University of Waterloo in 2017. Prior to graduation, Christie has gained a wide range experience in both the public and private sectors after completing six 4-month co-op terms.

Christie has worked on a wide variety of projects including preliminary and detailed design projects for roadways and highways, in addition to preparation of Roadside Safety Reports, and quantity take-offs.

Christie is a registered Engineer in Training (E.I.T.) with the Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO) and is currently in the process of obtaining her Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) designation with PEO.

Kyle Jong B.A.SC
Transportation Designer

Kyle joined BA Group in the summer of 2018 after completing his undergraduate studies in Civil Engineering at the University of Waterloo in 2018. Prior to graduation, he had worked in both private and public sectors through seven 4-month co-op terms.

Since joining BA Group, Kyle has been involved in various projects located in the Greater Toronto Area with responsibilities such as site plan and loading reviews, functional designs, and signage plans.

Kyle is currently working towards his Professional Engineer designation.

Mohamed Khalil MSc.
Transportation Designer

Mohamed joined BA Group in 2021 after completing a Master of Applied Science in Transportation Safety from McMaster University. Mohamed completed his undergraduate studies in civil engineering at the Ain Shams University (Cairo, Egypt) in 2014 and worked at DAR Group following graduation.

Mohamed’s interests in the transportation field include road functional design, transportation safety, optimization, reliability analysis, and reliability-based design.

Mohamed’s previous work experience includes a wide variety of transportation-related projects in the Middle East and Africa. Those projects include designing rural roads, urban networks, paved and unpaved roads. Mohamed was involved in parking design projects, site plan reviews, and swept path analysis.

Mohamed applied to be a member of the Professional Engineers Ontario and is currently working towards achieving his Professional Engineer designation.

Suanu Kiin-Kabari MSc., EIT
Transportation Analyst

Suanu joined BA Group in 2021 following a combined three (3) years international experience as a Project Analyst planning and designing multi-modal transportation systems in Nigeria. Suanu’s experience began after completing a Masters of Science degree in Transportation Engineering and Planning from the University of Salford, Manchester in 2016.

Suanu’s interests in the transportation field include sustainable transportation, urban mobility issues, active transportation planning, and urban land use planning.

Within the private sector, Suanu has worked on a wide variety of transportation related projects including transportation impact studies, multi-modal terminal development and several rail studies. Suanu was part of a small team of transportation planners that planned, analysed and designed the transport component of the biggest bus terminal interchange in Lagos, Nigeria. When fully operational, over 100,000 persons would use this terminal daily.

Suanu is a registered Engineer-in-Training (EIT) with the Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO) and is currently working towards achieving his Professional Engineer designation.

Justin Kwok M. ENG
Lead Transportation Analyst

Justin joined BA Group in 2012 shortly after completing his Bachelor of Applied Science (Civil Engineering) at the University of Toronto with Honours. His previous internship experience with the Data Management Group to help conduct the 2011 Transportation Tomorrow Survey (TTS) made him fluent in the TTS data structure and queries.

Since joining the firm, Justin has been primarily involved with traffic impact studies for various developments across the GTA as well as traffic signal modifications corresponding to each construction phase of the Queens Quay Revitalization Project.

Justin is a member of ITE and is currently working towards achieving his Professional Engineering designation. Also, as an avid board gamer, he organizes monthly private and company-wide board game nights during his free time.

Ryan McClelland BEng
Transportation Designer

Ryan joined BA Group in 2021 following a combined two years of co-op and full-time experience in both private and public sectors.

Ryan completed his undergraduate studies in Civil Engineering at McGill University, with a specialization in Urban Transportation. While studying at McGill University and as a member of the varsity track and field team, Ryan was awarded the Uldis Auders Memorial Award which recognizes the student-athlete, across all sports, who best combines academic excellence with athletic achievement.

Prior to joining BA Group, Ryan worked with a non-profit organization that promotes and facilitates the implementation of active transportation solutions in cities across Canada. Additionally, he has experience working in the private sector and contributing to Transportation Impact Studies, parking studies, and conducting and leading in-depth traffic surveys.

Since joining BA Group, Ryan has contributed to a number of projects involving Traffic Management During Construction plans, site plan reviews, and functional design work for residential, commercial, and mixed-use developments across the Greater Toronto Area. He is passionate about promoting active communities though transportation design and preserving active transportation facilities during construction.

Ryan is a member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario and is currently working towards achieving his Professional Engineer License.

Ian Milne B. ENG
Transportation Designer

Ian joined BA Group in 2016 following his graduation from Dalhousie University, completing his undergraduate studies in Civil Engineering. His course load focused heavily on transportation systems and structural design, working on applicable projects specific to the Halifax Regional Municipality.

Ian’s Capstone Project involved performing a parking study for Dalhousie University and designing a four storey parking structure. Through this project, he practiced applicable techniques including Transportation Demand Management in order to do site analysis and selection.

Through his Transportation Systems course, he designed a road system to replace the Cogswell interchange located in downtown Halifax.

During his time with BA Group, Ian has been assisting with transportation design. His responsibilities include performing site plan reviews, functional design, vehicle manoeuvring diagrams, and traffic management during construction.

Monica Miranda BES
Transportation Analyst

Monica joined BA Group in the summer of 2019 following a combined two years co-op experience in the private sector. Monica completed her undergraduate studies in Planning at the University of Waterloo as a member of the Dean’s Honours List in 2019, with specializations in urban design and land development.

Monica’s interests in the transportation field include sustainable transportation, master planning, and urban design.

Within the private sector, Monica has worked on a wide variety of projects including Site Plan Approvals, Planning Justification Studies, and Transportation Master Plans. In other work experiences, she facilitated public consultations and engaged in policy development for municipal Active Transportation Plans.

Monica is a member of the Ontario Professional Planners Institute and is currently working towards achieving her Professional Planner (RPP) designation.

Hilary Monfared B. ENG
Lead Transportation Analyst

Hilary completed her undergraduate studies in Civil Engineering at Concordia University in 2014. She graduated with the highest overall standing in the department and was awarded the Matthew Douglas Medal at Concordia. In addition to her undergraduate studies, Hilary completed an intensive studio based program in urban design at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.

Hilary joined BA Group in 2016 following a year of working at a research institute where she was involved in research centred on accessibility and safety of the built environment and human mobility. She is working towards her Professional Engineering designation in Ontario.

Since joining BA Group, Hilary has been involved in traffic analysis and transportation planning for developments in the Greater Toronto Area.

Hilary has also served on the Professional Engineers Ontario West Toronto Board, where she held the positions of Vice Chair of Women in Engineering and Secretary.

Catalina Moyano B. ENG
Lead Transportation Designer

Catalina joined BA Group in 2018 following the completion of her undergraduate studies in Civil Engineering at Ryerson University in 2017. Prior to joining BA, Catalina gained work experience in the private sector upon completing a co-op placement in the building science sector. Her main scope of work encompassed structure rehabilitation design, physical condition assessments, and pre-design reports.

Since joining BA Group, Catalina has been involved in a number of transportation related assignments providing design advisory services for a number of residential, commercial, industrial, and mixed-use developments within the Greater Toronto Area. Catalina has worked comprehensively on site plan reviews, functional and geometric designs at the site plan and master plan level.

Catalina is a registered Engineer in Training (E.I.T.) with the Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO). She is currently in the process of obtaining her Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) designation with PEO.

Stephanie Pham M. ENG
Lead Transportation Designer

Stephanie joined BA Group in 2017 shortly after completing her M.Eng. specializing in Transportation Planning & Engineering at the University of Toronto. Prior to her graduate degree, she gained experience in the industry working both in public and private sectors with focus on light rail transit, transportation planning, and municipal infrastructure and design. She completed her B.A.Sc. in Civil Engineering at the University of Waterloo.

Stephanie is a registered Engineer in Training (E.I.T.) with the Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO). She is currently in the process of obtaining her Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) designation with PEO.

Stephanie is also actively involved in the GTA community through her role as a Special Events Committee Member at the Kidney Foundation of Canada. She dedicates her time in volunteering for the foundation to raise awareness about kidney disease, organize charitable events to assist patients with dialysis, and provide support for families of those affected by kidney disease.

George Poulos P.Eng
Transportation Engineer

George joined BA Group in 2015 following a combined three years co-op experience in both private and public sectors. George completed his undergraduate studies in Civil Engineering at the University of Waterloo in 2011 and continued his studies at the University of British Columbia, graduating in 2014 with a Masters of Applied Science in Urban Planning.

A distinguished student, he was won the Sanford Fleming Award at the University of Waterloo in 2010, and later graduated with a Deans Honor List Distinction in 2011. He was also awarded the College for Interdisciplinary Studies Graduate Student Award at the University of British Columbia in 2011.

Within the private sector, he has worked on a wide variety of projects including Site Plan Approvals, Secondary Plan Developments, Needs and Justification Studies, and Transportation Master Plans. He also has work experience in the Strategic Transportation Planning, and Sustainability Departments at the City of Vancouver.

George’s interests in the transportation field include sustainable transportation, transportation economics, urban mobility issues, active transportation planning, and urban land use planning. While following these interests at the University of British Columbia, George was involved in researching methods to quantify the expanded costs of transportation impacts with regards to society, the economy, the environment, and to individuals. He has written about this topic and the results of his work in NRU Vancouver, Curb Magazine, The Vancouver Public Space Network (VPSN), and Spacing Vancouver.

More recently, George was invited by an independent journalism firm to feature his work on expanded transportation costs as part of an exposé on the 2015 Metro Vancouver Transit Referendum. This work was featured in a number of media outlets including The Globe and Mail, The National Post, The Vancouver Sun, The Montreal Gazette, The Ottawa Citizen, CTV News, Spacing Magazine, as well as Atlantic Magazines Citylab.

Élise Power P. ENG
Transportation Engineer

Élise completed her Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering with high distinction from the University of Ottawa in 2010. During her studies, she interned with an international consulting firm in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Élise joined BA Group in Fall 2016 with 5 years consulting experience in transportation planning, traffic operations analysis, active transportation and roadway design for the public sector in Ottawa. She also possesses one year of valuable field experience coordinating and supervising traffic management for the construction of Light Rail Transit projects in both Ottawa and Toronto.

During her time with BA Group as a Transportation Engineer, Élise has been working on Functional Designs, Site Plan Reviews, and Traffic Management During Construction plans.

Daniel Pukas
Transportation Designer

Daniel joined BA Group in 2017 following a co-op term, bringing to the firm support in transportation and design. During his internship, he was introduced to much of the work he currently does as a Transportation Designer, including site plan reviews, functional designs, and signage plans.

Daniel completed his studies in the Civil Engineering and Technology program at George Brown College in 2017 specializing in design, Auto CAD and project management.

Since joining BA Group, Daniel has undertaken transportation design work with a focus on site plan reviews, functional designs and vehicle maneuvering diagrams.

Daniel brings enthusiasm, passion for design and strong client service to the team. His happy demeanor and positive attitude makes each dealing with our clients warm and welcoming.

Daniel is currently working towards getting his professional designation as a Certified Engineer Technologist.

Amanda Reale EIT, B. Eng.
Transportation Designer

Amanda joined BA Group in January of 2020. Amanda completed her undergraduate studies in Civil Engineering and Society, with a minor in Sustainability, at McMaster University in 2018.

Amanda is a registered Engineer in Training (E.I.T.) with the Professional Engineers of Ontario and is currently in the process of obtaining her Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) designation with PEO.

Prior to BA Group, Amanda gained a combined two years experience with the private and public sector. Amanda has experience in the private sector with Asset Management. Within the public sector, Amanda has experience within the Capital Projects group at Metrolinx.

Since joining BA Group, Amanda has been involved in site plan review and functional road design for a wide variety of projects.

Kyrylo Rewa M.A.SC./MCIP/RPP
Transportation Planner

Kyrylo completed his undergraduate studies in Urban Planning in 2004 and continued his education at the University of Waterloo, graduating with a Masters of Applied Sciences in Transportation Engineering in 2012. He has actively worked with the Regional Municipalities of Waterloo and Peel as a Researcher at the University of Waterloo on several joint GPS cycling projects.

His interests in the transportation field include sustainable transportation, urban and land-use planning, transportation demand forecasting, and land development. Kyrylo has presented his work at events such as the 2012 Velo-City international cycling conference in Vancouver and the Transportation Research Board in Washington, D.C. He is a member of the Canadian Institute of Transportation Engineers and a full member of the Ontario Professional Planners Institute.

While at the University of Waterloo, Kyrylo was awarded the Canadian Transportation Research Forum’s Canadian Pacific Railway Scholarship, 2011 for his outstanding research.

Kyrylo has also participated in Canadian and international transportation projects, including work at Transport for London – Strategy and Policy in London, England, and Infrastructure Management Consultants GmbH in Zurich, Switzerland.

Tony Shih B.A.SC./P. ENG
Transportation Engineer

After completing two co-op terms at BA Group, Tony joined the firm full-time in 2017 following the completion of his Bachelor of Applied Science in Civil Engineering at the University of Waterloo. Prior to graduation, he has gained experience in both the public and private sectors after completing six 4-month co-op terms.

Prior to BA Group, Tony has worked in the public sector at the municipal level as well as in the private sector for contractors and consultants. He has been involved in both road and railroad construction as well as municipal designs in stormwater management and land development of private subdivision and condominium projects.

Since joining BA Group, Tony has been involved in various projects located in the Greater Toronto Area. His responsibilities include performing traffic analysis, traffic assessments, site plan reviews, and vehicle manoeuvring diagrams.

Ethan Sun B.A.SC./EIT
Transportation Analyst

Ethan joined BA Group in 2018 following a combined two years co-op experience in both private and public sectors. Ethan completed his undergraduate studies in Civil Engineering with Management Sciences Option at the University of Waterloo. He graduated with a Deans Honor List Distinction in 2018.

Since joining BA Group, Ethan has been involved in various projects located in the Greater Toronto Area with responsibilities such as microscopic simulation modelling and preparing Traffic Impact Studies.

Ethan is currently working towards achieving his Professional Engineer designation.

Natalie Tsui P.Eng
Transportation Engineer

Natalie joined BA Group in 2021 following six years of transportation planning work experience in the private sector. She graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Waterloo in 2013, and have worked for other consultants and municipalities during her co-op career. Natalie was a 3rd place winner in the 2013 CITE Canadian Capacity Guide Student Competition.

Natalie has six years of experience, and has been involved in preparing transportation and parking studies for residential, mixed-use and commercial developments in the Greater Toronto Area as well as other Ontario municipalities. In addition to her transportation and parking experiences, Natalie also has experience in collecting and analyzing transportation data, conducting research on guidelines and best practices, preparing for Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) cases, and project co-ordination.

Vuk Uskokovic M. ENG
Lead Transportation Designer

Vuk is a highly sought after Lead Transportation Designer within the firm providing an advanced understanding of functional design drawings in support of various land development projects. He joined BA Group in the summer of 2015 following completion of his Master of Engineering Degree from the University of Toronto with a specialization in Transportation Engineering and Planning as well as obtaining the Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Innovation and Technology in Engineering certificate. Prior to his Master’s Degree, he completed a Bachelor of Applied Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Toronto with a minor in Engineering Business.

Since joining the firm, Vuk has specialized in design related services related to parking and loading facilities, site access, and functional road design. He has been involved with the master plan and the site design process for Vaughan Metropolitan Centre, Woodbine Entertainment redevelopment, and Friday Harbour.

He has also been involved with site planning for various projects located primarily within downtown Toronto and North York including, 1 Yonge street, RioCan Leaside Centre and Bayside Redevelopment.

Vuk is currently working towards his Professional Engineer designation.

Wilson Wang M.A.SC./EIT
Transportation Analyst

Wilson joined BA Group in 2019 following a combined two year co-op experience in both private and public sectors. Wilson has completed his undergraduate studies in Civil Engineering at the University of Waterloo in 2016, and his graduate studies in Civil Engineering at the University of Waterloo in 2018. While in his graduate studies, Wilson researched methods to quantify the atmospheric impacts of multipollutant emissions for freight transportation at a regional scale.

Prior to joining BA Group, Wilson has worked in the public sector at the municipal, regional and provincial levels, as well as in the private sector for consultants. He has worked on many traffic impact studies, signal coordination studies, intersection analyses, parking and loading studies.

Since joining BA Group, Wilson has been involved with development projects within the Greater Toronto Area. His responsibilities include performing traffic impact studies, which involve traffic analysis, traffic assignment, and site trip generation.

Ryan Williams MASc.
Transportation Analyst

Ryan joined BA in November 2020, having had a year of co-op experience with the firm while completing his undergraduate degree in Engineering Science at the University of Toronto. Ryan went on to complete his master’s degree at the University of Toronto Transportation Research Institute (UTTRI), with a focus on public transit.

Ryan’s interests in the transportation field include transit-supportive development, active transportation, and sustainable cities.

Within the private sector, Ryan has worked on a variety of projects around the GTA, including Transportation Impact Studies and Considerations Reports.

In completing research for his master’s degree, Ryan developed a machine learning-based framework for predicting travel times for surface transit vehicles operating in different service conditions using real-time data sources.

Nathan Yau B.A.SC
Transportation Analyst

Nathan joined BA Group in 2018 following six 4-month co-op terms in the private sector, including a work term at BA Group in 2017. Nathan completed his undergraduate studies in Civil Engineering at the University of Waterloo in 2018 with honours.

Prior to BA Group, Nathan has worked in the private sector for geotechnical and structural engineering firms in Hong Kong and transportation engineering and asset management firms in Canada.

Since joining BA Group, Nathan has mainly worked on Traffic Impact Studies and Transportation Master Plans. He has gained experience with a variety of project tasks including design work, analysis, and simulation modelling.

Nathan is currently working towards achieving his Professional Engineer designation.

Monique Yu B.ES
Transportation Analyst

Monique joined BA Group at the beginning of 2018, soon after completing her Bachelor of Environmental Studies in Urban Planning at the University of Waterloo. Prior to joining BA, Monique had five co-op terms in the public sector giving her experience working at multiple levels of government, as well as working with various pieces of planning policy and legislation. Monique is a candidate member of OPPI and is working towards her full professional designation.

Since joining BA, Monique has been involved with traffic and data analysis on multiple sites and projects throughout the GTA.

Setayesh Setayesh Babaei
Uttara Uttara Ghodke
John de Schulthess
Senior CADD Technician

John has been with BA Group since 1987. As an expert in several graphic design software packages, John has enhanced the quality, cohesiveness and creativity of the company’s consulting reports, traffic control sign location plans, pavement marking plans and presentation boards for OMB hearings.

In his thirty years with BA Group, John has worked on literally thousands of different projects. John’s expertise is widely sought after by the engineering consultants of the firm.

John also plays an active role in obtaining aerial photography, base mapping and road plans from various municipalities and regions throughout Ontario.

John is also an active member on BA Group’s CANstruction® team.

Sheila Muir
Proposal Specialist

Sheila has been with BA Group since 2013 following her certification in Business Management at Ryerson University. Her role consists of human resources management, proposal writing, and design. She enjoys participating on the graphic design team, planning events for BA Group’s Social Committee and is a certified Joint Health and Safety Committee member. She is also a commuter cycling advocate and actively promotes plastic-free green initiatives for BA Events.

Sheila recently completed her certificate in Human Resources Management in 2018 from Ryerson University.

Andrew Pasco
Data Collection Analyst

Andrew has been with BA Group since 2010 as a data collection field agent before becoming a fulltime analyst in 2013. From his experiences in the field, Andrew provides a thorough understanding of the challenges that are encountered in the field. He has organized and summarized various types of transportation studies leading to BA Group’s successful analysis of transportation planning and design issues.

Marie Wong
Data Collection Analyst

Marie has been an integral part of BA Group’s Data Collection Department since 2001. She has assisted in the organization of hundreds of various types of transportation counts (vehicular, pedestrian, loading), leading to BA Group’s successful analysis of transportation planning and design issues.

Setayesh Babaei
Graphic Designer
Uttara Ghodke
Graphic Designer
Alyssa Haggstrom
Graphic Designer

Alyssa joined BA Group in the fall of 2021 as a Graphic Designer, after completing her Bachelors of Environmental Design from OCADU in 2020.  Prior to joining BA Group, Alyssa completed a variety of freelance projects with private clients, allowing her to hone her skills in graphic design and other media (e.g. drawings, paintings and murals). 

Alyssa has a keen interest in combining landscape architecture with its role in transportation planning and placemaking within the urban environment.  She is interested in the continuity and evolution of active transportation pathways and sustainable methods of transportation. 

Since joining BA Group, Alyssa provides graphic design support to BA project teams and is significantly involved in the delivery of graphics and figures to support technical reports and presentations. 

Shima Mirkarimi
Graphic Designer

Shima joined BA Group in the fall of 2021 following ten years working as a freelance graphic designer. In that time, she provided full graphic design support to small to mid-sized planning and architecture firms, helping them create aesthetically pleasing documents for reports, presentations and RFP submissions, site plan, section, and elevation renderings, 3D modeling, and infographic figures.

Since joining BA Group, Shima has continued to provide graphic support to members of the BA team and has worked on figure productions for a number of planning development applications