Moiz Behar has more than 35 years of experience in planning, urban design and architecture in both the private and public sectors.
Between 1987 and 1998 he served in senior capacities in the municipal sector (cities of Etobicoke and North York) as an urban designer, architect and planner. Before establishing his own planning and urban design consulting firm (MBPD Inc.) in late 1998, he was the Director of Urban Design in the City of North York and Etobicoke. As the senior official in charge of urban design in Etobicoke and North York, Mr. Behar supervised the approvals process for many developments and directed several major design studies for large urban areas and development sites in both cities.
Currently, through his firm Mr. Behar provides consulting services to municipalities and other public sector clients, as well as development companies. He is currently working on an urban design and zoning study for the Town of Innisfil and is advising the Town on development proposals. Mr. Behar conducts architecture and urban design peer review for development applications in the Town of Caledon. Mr. Behar has recently completed the Kerr Village Revitalization Study for the Town of Oakville, heading a multi-disciplinary team of professionals. He is also working in several municipalities in Southern Ontario representing development applicants. Mr. Behar has provided expert evidence at the Ontario Municipal Board as a planner as well as an architect and urban designer.
Mr. Behar is a member of the Mississauga Urban Design Panel and is a founding member of the Urban Design Working Group (UDWG) of the Ontario Professional Planners Institute (OPPI).