The WND Team

Teamwork divides tasks and multiplies successes.

Walker, Nott, Dragicevic Associates Limited provides a “hands-on” approach to serving clients, organizing and tailoring each project team to the client's specific requirements and the nature of the project. The WND Team is comprised of many hard-working and experienced professionals and support staff.

Each project team is headed by a senior member of the firm who maintains a high degree of involvement in all stages of the project and in all decision making to ensure the highest level of service and maximize the effectiveness of our solutions. Our professional team includes highly qualified and accredited planners, planning technicians, urban designers, and a staff librarian who are supported by administrative and research personnel.

As many planning projects require contributions from various disciplines, the WND team can coordinate and manage multi-disciplinary teams and, if required, recommend qualified professionals in a broad range of discipline.

A brief description of our senior staff's experience is provided below:

Robert A. Dragicevic, BES, MES, MCIP, RPP
Senior Principal

A Principal since 1984, Bob Dragicevic joined Walker, Nott, Dragicevic Associates Limited in 1979, after achieving degrees in planning from the Universities of Waterloo and York. Bob is a Registered Professional Planner, and belongs to a number of other professional organizations such as the Ontario Expropriation Association and Lambda Alpha.

Bob is considered by many to be a leading planning consultant in a wide variety of land use planning matters. Bob has applied his experience and energetic project management skills to development applications diverse in both type and scale, in numerous municipalities throughout Ontario, ranging from: large-scale mixed use and residential community plans in the Greater Toronto Area to small-scale residential projects; planning for major retail shopping centres and large-format retail stores to a wide range of small-scale commercial providers (including petroleum-related sales); and, redevelopment and infill projects of varying land uses.

Bob's work for the public sector includes providing full municipal planning services, including an Official Plan Review, for the (former) Town of Port Hope for seven years, as well as specialized studies for other municipalities. School Boards from across Ontario seek Bob's advice on matters related to site acquisition for elementary and secondary schools, surplus property disposition, Education Development Charges studies and representing the School Board's interests in municipal policy reviews and development applications. Other institutional clients include the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (new Toronto campus facility) and the Mount Pleasant Group of Cemeteries (facility planning, design and approval). Bob also developed a facility approvals and municipal consultation process for one of the first major, second-generation wireless telecommunications networks in Ontario, introducing photographic simulation as an integral part of the consultation process.

As a result of his extensive involvement in such a wide variety of planning policy and development matters, Bob has provided expert planning evidence before the Ontario Municipal Board and the Provincial Courts on numerous occasions.

Wendy Nott, BES, FCIP, RPP
Senior Principal

Wendy Nott joined Walker, Nott, Dragicevic Associates Limited in 1977, becoming a Principal in 1984. As a Registered Professional Planner with extensive experience and knowledge in many areas of land use planning, Wendy has contributed her time and expertise to many professional committees, including as a Member of the Ontario Professional Planners Institute Public Policy Committee, the Ontario Municipal Board Liaison Committee and the Advisory Committee of the Ryerson University School of Urban and Regional Planning.

Wendy is well known to municipalities across Southern Ontario for her ability to construct innovative policy, zoning and guideline documents such as Official Plans, Secondary Plans, municipal housing statements, comprehensive zoning by-laws and urban design guidelines. Her accomplishments extend into the land development realm and are exemplified in her comprehensively planned communities and neighbourhoods across Southern Ontario, consisting of both small and large-scale communities and redevelopment projects combining a mix of residential, commercial, institutional, recreational and industrial uses. Throughout her career, Wendy has applied her substantial land use planning experience and knowledge representing clients in expropriation and Ontario Municipal Board proceedings.

Recognized for her experience in organizing and coordinating national and international planning conferences, Wendy accepted the position of Co-Chair of the joint 2004 conference in Toronto for the Canadian Institute of Planners and the Ontario Professional Planners Institute. By all accounts, the joint-conference was a tremendous success. In 2004, Wendy was elected as a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Planners in recognition of her significant contributions to the profession of land use planning.

Andrew Ferancik, BA, MCIP, RPP
Principal

Andrew joined Walker, Nott, Dragicevic Associates Limited in 2006, prior to which he gained experience working for another GTA planning firm.

Andrew has over thirteen years of planning experience both in the public and private sector. In 2015, Walker, Nott Dragicevic Associates Limited recognized Andrew as a Principal.

Andrew has been, and continues to be, involved in a broad range of projects in the City of Toronto and throughout the Greater Toronto Area, which range from small scale infill housing proposals to high density urban redevelopment projects.

Andrew has appeared before Councils, Development Committees and Committees of Adjustment, in support of numerous projects. Additionally, Andrew has participated in numerous Ontario Municipal Board proceedings and has been called to provide expert testimony on numerous occasions. He is a passionate, highly dedicated individual with the analytical, communicative and managerial skills necessary to effectively undertake and manage planning projects from start to finish.

Andrew is particularly passionate about the role of cities in improving quality of life and helping to create a more sustainable society. More than simply his profession, Andrew is personally committed to the urban experience. As a Toronto resident, pedestrian, an avid cyclist, and a regular user of transit, Andrew understands the challenges and issues relative to urban environment and he applies this first-hand perspective, together with his credentials, to each and every assignment.

Andrew holds a Bacholor of Arts, majoring in Applied Geography from York University, and is a Member of the Canadian Institute of Planners (MCIP), and is also a full member of both the Ontario Professional Planners Institute (OPPI) and the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP).

Tyler Peck, MCIP, RPP
Senior Planner

Tyler originally joined WND Associates as a co-op student in 2007 and then as a Planner in 2008, following his undergraduate studies. He relocated to the UK in 2009 to complete postgraduate studies specializing in urban environmental policy, and practiced in London for many years before returning to Toronto in 2016.

While in London, Tyler progressed from a Sustainability and Planning Consultant to an Associate at Metropolis Green, a renewable energy, sustainability and environmental planning consultancy. Tyler advised a wide range of clients on issues of sustainable design and construction at the planning stage, and managed the firm’s Environmental Impact Assessment consulting services for complex and high-profile developments.

Tyler received a Bachelor of Environmental Studies in Planning from the University of Waterloo and also holds a Master of Science in Sustainable Cities from King’s College London. Tyler is a Full Member of the Canadian Institute of Planners and the Ontario Professional Planners Institute.

Shannon Sigouin, MCIP, RPP
Senior Urban Designer

Shannon Sigouin joined Walker, Nott, Dragicevic Associates Limited in 2002 and was promoted to Senior Urban Designer in 2008. Shannon has over ten years’ experience in the field of Urban Design and has worked on a wide range of projects including designing master plans, producing and assisting in implementing plans of subdivision, and developing site plans and conceptual designs. She also has extensive experience in the preparation of urban design and architectural design guidelines for numerous projects.

Shannon has also peer reviewed many urban design guidelines on behalf of municipalities within the GTA and has developed a good understanding of various practical and insightful solutions they offer.

Shannon holds a Bachelor of Applied Arts degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Ryerson University, and is a full member of the Ontario Professional Planners Institute and Canadian Institute of Planners.

Peter R. Walker, BA, MCIP, RPP
Special Consultant

Peter Walker is one of the pre-eminent land use planners in the country, with a distinguished career spanning over 46 years. Throughout his career, Peter has contributed his time and expertise to a number of important affiliations including, as the former Director of the Central Ontario Chapter of Ontario Professional Planners Institute (OPPI), the Chairman of the OPPI Chapter Membership Committee, the former Director of the Ontario Association of Planners, the Director of the Ontario Expropriation Association and a Member of the President's Joint Council on Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Toronto. The list goes on and on. Peter was elected a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Planners in 1999 in recognition of his significant contributions to the profession of land use planning.

Peter's professional experience has covered a vast range of assignments, including as a Consultant to regional, municipal, county, provincial and federal governments; the preparation of planning policy for many urban and rural areas; planning, designing and managing many prominent mixed-use, commercial, industrial and institutional projects and residential communities across Canada; redevelopment, revitalization and rehabilitation projects; and providing experienced opinions and consulting services relating to environmental, lease arbitration, and expropriation matters.

In the course of becoming one of Canada's top land use planners, Peter has appeared before numerous agencies, committees, Councils, provincial panels, tribunals and courts, and brings to each project the depth of this extraordinary experience.