Meet the Consultants:
Haldimand County is very excited to be working with the consulting team of Monteith Brown Planning Consultants, MJMA Architecture & Design and The JF Group.
London, ON-based Monteith Brown is one of Canada’s leading parks and recreation planning and design teams, with a strong understanding of recreation trends, facility development and operating strategies. The firm has completed hundreds of recreation studies across Canada, and its work spans smaller rural communities to the largest urban centres. Monteith Brown is already quite familiar with Haldimand County, having previously developed two key recreation documents that have guided County efforts in the past ten to fifteen years: the 2006 Master Plan for Leisure Services and the 2009 Trails Master Plan.
MJMA Architecture & Design’s 30+ years of experience are almost exclusively focused on multi-user facilities that include a diverse range of programming such as aquatics centres, high performance sport, community recreation, libraries, wellness programs, community gathering and meeting spaces, sports fields and courts and much more. The firm’s facility design ethos is based on supporting maximum social and programming interaction across a wide demographic user group and linking interior spaces with exterior landscaped parks and sports areas.
Established in 1981, The JF Group’s expertise is in the area of recreation and sport facility development including business planning, feasibility analysis, organizational effectiveness, alternative service provision and cost recovery strategies. Most recently, The JF Group has completed an innovative project for the Canadian Parks & Recreation Association called ReImagine RREC (Renew, Retool, Engage and Contribute). ReImagine RREC is a multi-phase COVID-19 recovery initiative for recreation, parks and community sport leaders, intended to improve planning, operations and delivery of programs and services in a pandemic and post-pandemic environment, as well as contribute to community recovery more broadly.