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AJ Bimm

AJ Bimm




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Brief Biography

I am an action-oriented city builder with a passion for tackling complex urban problems. After completing my undergraduate studies in sociology and urban studies at the University of Toronto, I am currently enrolled in McGill University’s Master of Urban Planning program. Prior to beginning my planning education, I spent two years working with CP Planning on developing community-based projects in Toronto and advancing a human rights-based approach to urban planning. As a planning student with previous internships at Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, Spacing Magazine, and currently at Agency Landscape + Planning, I draw on a broad skill set informed by experience in community engagement, housing policy, and urban design.

I strive to be a community leader with a purpose of promoting equity and creating opportunities for successful social outcomes. Proudly raised in Brampton Ontario, I have particular interest in the redesign of suburban landscapes in Canada, including the densification, transit-oriented development, and community-based design. I am also an avid sports fan and dedicate my time to issues involving access to urban play, sports advocacy, and youth mentorship. I am currently a middle-distance runner at McGill and was a previous team Captain for the University of Toronto Varsity Blues Track and Field team, having represented both schools in national and provincial championships. In my spare time, I enjoy spending my days outside and discovering new places through biking, running, and walking.