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Antonio Gómez-Palacio Partner, Urban Planner MES | Arq | RPP | MCIP | FRAIC Toronto

Antonio’s professional experience and research focus on the intersection of architecture, planning, and urban design. He is internationally recognized for creating transformational and vibrant urban spaces that support their social, economic, and environmental contexts. Antonio’s portfolio encompasses a wide range of projects that address urban densification, master planning, mixed-use, transit, heritage, economic development, and sustainability. His recent work includes light-rail transit projects for Mississauga, Brampton, and Edmonton; downtown plans for Halifax and Regina; and campus plans for Seneca College and Laurentian University.   

In addition to impacting communities through his professional practice, Antonio has acted as chair of the Toronto Society of Architects and the City of Vaughan’s Design Review Panel. He is involved with several industry initiatives and organizations, including the Canadian Institute of Planners, the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, and the Canadian Urban Transit Association. Antonio is a Planning Research Advisory Committee member with the Canadian Urban Environmental Health Research Consortium (CANUE) and both the Rethinking Rental Roundtable and Planning Research Advisory Committee with Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC-SCHL). He is on the Advisory Board and Operating Committee for the Commonwealth Games 2030, and member of the Advisory Committee and Research Team for HealthyDesign.city. He is also the chair of DIALOG’s Community Wellbeing Framework Roundtable, which launched in January 2021.    

As one of DIALOG’s founding partners, Antonio facilitates his project work through participatory processes. In 2015, he was listed as one of the “Top 10 Most Successful Mexicans in Canada” by Latinos Magazine. He became a fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada College in 2018, recognized for his outstanding contributions to the design community. Antonio is also a frequently sought-after speaker for expert panels, keynote presentations, workshops, and guest commentaries. Learn more about Antonio’s past and present engagements. 

We get one lifetime to change the world. To make it a better place. I have chosen to do so through the craft that I love - city building - by engaging people in a meaningful conversation, knowing that good design makes a difference.

Masters in Environmental Studies, Urban Planning
York University

Architecture and Urbanism
Universidad Iberoamericana

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